Escape to this Stunning Glass Home Along Sonoma’s Pacific Ocean Coast

by Jamey MortonMay 18, 2017

People Who Live in Glass Houses…

In 1960, acclaimed photographer Ansel Adams captured a series of black and white photos of Timber Cove. An environmentalist first, and a photographer second, Adams was inspired by the idyllic beauty of Sonoma’s coastal scenery. While you’ll be hard pressed to find an original print of Adam’s “Rocks and Surf” or other Cemetery Point images, you can now buy a home on the very site where Adams created those photographs.

In the hamlet of Timber Cove, you’ll find the infamous Glass House. You won’t spy the home at first glance as trees ensconce the home into its promontory site, but if you peer closely, you’ll find a home built of California redwoods and native sandstone, tucked away into the scenery. In this way, the materials honor the site, as the home leaves the landscape uninterrupted and utilizes the existing rocky terrain.

A Natural Landscape Turned Into a Supervillain Lair – What’s Not to Love?

Built in 1964 by San Francisco architect Richard Clements Jr., the Glass Home was initially conceived as a private vacation home. Today, the home is listed for use as a secluded retreat, an artist studio, a full-time residence, or even a supervillain’s escape. If you’re ready to strengthen your sea legs and immerse yourself in the coastal Pacific seascape, read on to learn more about this one of a kind oceanfront home.

If you have a strong fear of heights, the home’s driveway will be your first test. To reach the Glass House, muster your courage to cross the winding, ocean cliff walkway. As waves crash against the rocks below, keep your eye on the prize – this Timber Cove retreat.

Once you reach the home, pause to admire the home’s posture as it stands high above the churning Pacific Ocean below, offering stunning, miles-wide views of the Sonoma Coast. If you’ve taken to supervillain antics, your hideout will be well-hidden from those eager to turn you over to any superhero vigilantes.

Stay Safe From the Public the Public Eye in This Oceanfront Property

Leave the fog and ocean mist behind as you venture inside the home. With one bedroom, one bathroom, and a mere 1,200 square feet of living space, this home is best designed for a pensive artist or a couple willing to sacrifice interior space for one of a kind exterior views.

What the home lacks in square footage, it makes up for in every other category. Floor-to-ceiling windows made from Starphire glass offer stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean below. An open floor plan allows for views from each room, whether you’re cooking up dinner on the kitchen’s marble counters and modern appliances, or you’re plotting your next secret mission over a glass of wine near the living room fireplace.

While views of the stunning landscape are visible from all angles throughout the Glass Home, take your journey into nature a step further (literally) by stepping out onto the home’s deck. While this foray is not for the faint of heart, no fear compares to the bliss you’ll experience as you sink into the outdoor hot tub and let the ocean mist graze your skin as you listen to the waves gently lapping below.

Take to the Sea and Purchase This Stunning Glass Home

Are you enthralled with the natural beauty surrounding the Glass Home? For $3.9 million, this Sonoma home could be all yours. Just imagine, you’ll welcome each morning with the tune of crashing waves, and you’ll enter each night with gentle coastal winds lulling you to sleep. And in terms of supervillain privacy, this place truly can’t be beat. If this sounds like an offer you can’t pass up, check out the full property listing details at

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About The Author
Jamey Morton
Jamey has been a writer since he discovered science fiction and fantasy in the fourth grade. His early love for all things strange and mysterious has translated into a passion for writing about haunted mansions and other intriguing topics related to real estate and homeownership. Jamey loves nothing more than finding a medieval castle in the middle of New Jersey or a chalet on the coast of Florida. When not researching otherworldly real estate, Jamey can be found writing his series of outer space horror novels in his home in Seattle.

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