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Al Boeke dies at 88; 'father' of Northern California's Sea Ranch
Al Boeke dies at 88; 'father' of Northern California's Sea Ranch

Al Boeke, the developer-architect whose vision spawned Sea Ranch, the sprawling Northern California coastal enclave known for elegantly rustic homes built to harmonize with a breathtaking natural landscape, died Nov. 8 at his home there. He was 88 and had liver cancer, said his wife, Pamela. Stretching for 10 miles along the Sonoma County coast, Sea Ranch is widely considered one of the most important planned communities in the West from an architectural standpoint. To design the development and its structures, Boeke (pronounced bo-kay) engaged some of the most innovative architects of the latter 20th century, including Charles Moore, Joseph Esherick, Donlyn Lyndon, William Turnbull,...

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