Perched on a rocky promontory on California’s wild and scenic North Coast, the Edge House has a front row seat to jaw-dropping vistas of the Pacific and the surrounding headlands. This compound, sitting on 2.4 acres, is comprised of a main house, an artist's studio with a loft, a cabin and a stand-alone sauna with an outdoor hot tub.
Built with extensive use of recycled timbers and paneling, the Edge House has a substantial and solid feel that wraps its occupants in a coastal lodge aesthetic. This ruggedly tactile property boasts radiant-heated random stone flooring; copper accents reflected in kitchen countertops and door insets; hewn cabinetry; and ample glass framing the gobsmacking views. Wrapped in Redwood decking, providing multiple outdoor spaces to take in the surroundings. The property is rimmed with landscape lighting, and a trail at the end of the peninsula leads to a large handcrafted bench that looks out to the ocean.
Home comes furnished, excluding art.
Albion lies directly on Route 1, just 8 miles south of Mendocino. Little River Airport, which can accommodate private jet landing, is 10 minutes away.
The Main Home is 1600+- square feet and consists of:
The Daylight Artist Studio is 1500+- square feet and consists of:
The Sauna is 70+- square feet and consists of:
The Cabin is 240+- square feet and consists of:
Designed and Built by Richard Fienburgh
Richard Fienburgh and Company have been building unique houses, studios and storefronts on the Mendocino Coast for more than 20 years. Also specializing in historic preservation and renovation. The company was given the Mendocino Historic Preservation Award for a meticulous reconstruction of a 120 year old water tower complex in the town of Mendocino in 2011 Having grown up in a 350 year old house Richard has a love for aged patinas and old woods and stone. The company was the first on the coast to extensively use recycled timbers and paneling as a specific design element. Greg’s house is a paramount example of that building style using a lot of deeply waxed recycled douglas fir as an interior finish. Also large parts of the studio were constructed from an old barn the company took down in Windsor, Ca. Working closely with clients as a design and build company, they are able to create houses that embody and reflect the vision of the particular client, set off against the landscape of each individual property. This home was featured in 'California Interiors' published by Taschen Books in 1999.
Rugged Northern California coastal village, the picturesque hub of Mendocino County, is a chance to aerate body and soul. Mendocino is a stage set of pioneer California, a cluster of low white frame Victorian buildings and old water towers nestled in the curve of a cove high above the crashing waves of the cold Pacific. Somewhere between a New England fishing village and an Old West frontier town, little Mendocino (population 1,200) looks much as it did in the 19th century, when it was a thriving logging town, shipping redwoods down to an expanding San Francisco. Located 150 miles North of San Francisco, today's visitors typically arrive after a drive through Sonoma and Napa Counties, with their vineyards, cheese- and snack-laden tasting rooms and many wines that cannot be found elsewhere. The last part of the drive to Mendocino is an exhilarating hairpin-turn coastal road through what remains of the ancient redwood forest, where huge evergreen trees obliterate the sky before opening suddenly onto a five-mile stretch of ocean road that leads directly into the village. The temperature hovers between 50 and 60 degrees year-round; sunny days are glorious; stormy days, memorably dramatic.
The ‘town’ of Albion consists of a fishing harbor, a small grocery store, a hardware store, and a post office. The lack of light pollution virtually guarantees the most amazing display of stars on clear nights with the Milky Way frequently visible overhead. The sounds and setting of Albion are peaceful, quiet, and natural.