Imagine your own private view of Mendocino Bay and the Pacific Ocean, sitting on the balcony or in the living room, watching the sun set....or rise. You can hear the waves hitting the cliffs below the house.
You are surrounded by the artwork of Bill and Jennie Zacha, founders of the Mendocino Art Center. Tthis was their home, which Bill designed and built in 1964, and is currently occupied by their daughter , Lucia
Artists Dorr Bothwell, Toshi Yoshida, Hilda Pertha, Fran Moyer, and Charles Stevenson, and many others gathered here on many evenings to talk and share ideas, to celebrate and to plan. They sipped red wine, ate Spaghetti Carbonara and reaped inspiration for their next work of art.
There is no better view or location in the village than Casa Zacha. You are in town, at the West end of Main Street, yet in a very quiet area across from the Headlands State Park. You are steps to the best that Mendocino culture has to offer—great restaurants, galleries, the Mendocino Art Center, the Mendocino Theatre Company, Music Festival, & Film Festival.
Casa Zacha is most suited to sophisticated couples wanting a classic Mendocino experience. There are three private bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed, magnificent view and is attached to two baths. A second bedroom has a twin and double bed, view from a private deck, and an attached bath (connected to one previously mentioned). A third bedroom has a full bed, small sink, and enormous library. The baths are as unique as the rest of the house. The shower room has two showers.
The kitchen is stocked with everything needed to create a gourmet meal and entertain friends.
One-of-a-kind antiques and original artworks throughout the house will delight the eye and excite the imagination.
Keywords: Casa Zacha is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design, offering a peaceful and private retreat,
without any neighbors to bother you.
Raised in Mendocino, and in this house since I was eight, I am ready to share it with others. I spend half my time out of the area and am happy to give others the chance to enjoy this magnificent place.
This is the family home where I grew up. I lived here with my parents, Bill and Jennie Zacha, the artists who drew their friends to this town and helped create the artists’ community it has become. My parents first saw Mendocino in 1957. As described by Look Magazine in a 1962 article, “it was virtually a ghost town. Its population, completely dependent on a dying lumber industry, was dwindling. The town had lost interest in itself; there was absolutely nothing doing. How Bill Zacha revived it is indeed a miracle.” In Bill’s words, “Towns have souls and needs like other living things. People forget this. When I first saw Mendocino, I became excited. It had an unusual, almost unearthly quality about it - pure, quiet, unsullied - but it was dying. I knew I could help it, help it get back on its feet and make it a place where people would get a simple but profound satisfaction out of living.'
After starting the Mendocino Art Center, my parents (and I) spent many years visiting and living in Italy and Japan. The influence of these countries is quite evident in the artwork throughout the house. My parents loved to entertain. While my life has taken me to Oregon now, where I spend most of my time, I want to share this home with those who appreciate its unique architecture, 60’s sophistication, and magnificent views.
The best benefit is that once you park the car everything is within a 5 block radius!
And once inside the house you are in a private, peaceful sanctuary....with a view!