Built: 1966-67

Client: Oceanic Properties

Architect: Joseph Esherick

The prototype for the Mini-Mod I was created in 1967 as a model house. Commissioned by Oceanic Properties, they were designed by Joseph Esherick as part of a series of homes that could be reproduced anywhere at The Sea Ranch. William Turnbull's Binker Barns were also part of this commission. Esherick chose the name Mini-Mods because it sounded "jazzier." (Riess, Suzanne B., "Joseph Esherick: An Architectural Practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1938-1996," an oral history conducted in 1994-1996 by Suzanne B. Riess, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1996, p. 583)

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