Designed by famed post-modern architect Charles Moore to provide an intimate and private connection to the Pacific Ocean, the Owings-Perdue House at 37711 Breaker Reach is a triumph of understated design. It is a model of The Sea Ranch maxim of living lightly on the land, for it all but snuggles into its own promontory, the only Charles Moore house on a flag lot. The common trail along the expanse of The Sea Ranch goes behind the house. Whatever room you are in, or in the hot tub, or on the patio, it is just you and the Pacific, the rest of the world at your rear. Comfortable without being flashy, well thought-through without being fussy, the house/home whispers for itself, and for the skill of the architect; Moore's talents won him the prestigious Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects in 1991. He also co-founded The Sea Ranchs original architectural quartet, MLTW, which was comprised of Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, William Turnbull, and Richard Whitaker. At the Owings-Perdue House, originally the Shinefield House, Charles Moore managed such feats as making sunset over the ocean visible every day of the year. The only rooms that do not overlook the ocean are the bathrooms. He loved quirks and angles, and they all work here: the guest bathroom being part library, the Winston Churchill bathtub in the master suite having its own private deck, the firelace surmounted by a mirror reflecting the ocean, the view from the top of the loft stairs perfectly framing rocks and white water. Since 2001, when they purchased the house, the current owners have treated it respectfully and caringly as a work of art. Their focus largely has been on fastidious maintenance. Replacing what needed to be replaced, restoring what needed to be restored, repainting what needed to be repainted. They did engage an experienced craftsman to make two interior modifications. One is the addition of a sliding barn-type door, replicating others in the house's original design, in the entranceway leading to the dining room. This keeps the dining room and kitchen area warmer and cozier in cold weather. The other modification is the addition of a glass door in the hallway leading to the guest wing. This gives guests more privacy, while enclosing the tv-movie room. The owners have kept virtually everything else intact... the natural wood walls, the tile floors, the old-style countertops. And look under the long cushion in the living room; they also have kept the 1970s checker/chess board.