Monday, April 26, 2010

Real Estate Stalking - Lakeside Cottage on an Island in Washington

I Love to look at houses.  Even if I'm not in the market to buy or sell a
 home, I still subscribe to newslsetters checking out houses on the market. 
Saw this wonderful house that's on the market.  The house is in Port
Madison, Bainsbridge Island in Washington state.  It really is the
quintissential lakeside home.

Home Profile:

- 3794+/- sq ft main house
– 3 bedrooms, 3 baths
– Walk out lower level
– 820 sq. ft. Guest House (1BR/ 1.75 BA)
– 2 car garage w/workshop
– .78 level acres w/view
– Direct beach access for boats
– Newer private well, 4 BR septic

The owners are avid boaters who built their dream home in 2008.
The nautical design was inspired by a home in Coastal Living
Magazine and combines some progressive materials, green
concepts and a northwest contemporary layout all while
maximizing natural light - essential for the Pacific Northwest!

Isn't the setting gorgeous?

Now that's a gorgeous looking backside of a house.

Inside, it's open and airy.

The view and sunlight are just fantastic.

You couldn't ask for a better lakeview from the deck off of the kitchen.

A spacious island kitchen with top notch appliances and finishes.

While induction heated stove tops definitely have their pros, I love gas
 burning stoves for cooking.  Something about the open flame and heat
that's hard to replace when it comes to cooking.

Gorgeous red toned flooring.

The dining and kitchen open up to a nice family room with a fireplace.

I get dibs on this bedroom for sure!!

It's hard to go wrong with a black, white and grey color palette.

At the top of the house seems to be a separate living unit.
Could perfect to be rented or for the in-laws.

A laundry room that opens onto a deck.

I love this boat bed!  What boy would turn down a bed like this?

Love the marble countertop and you can see a little bit
of the unique flooring.  Definitely a traditional yet very
classy bathroom.

You really can't have lakeside living without decks around the house.

If you're interested in the house, definitely check out Leah Applewhite's
site.  It has tons of information and even more photos. 

I hope you enjoyed this real estate "stalking" tour ^_^  Here's a
question for you...Would you rather live by a lake or by the ocean?


M.Kate said...

I LOVE that kitchen and wooden flooring. Wooden flooring is super expensive here and most houses are tiled..I think wooden floor is a must for all, I wish I have them too. Happy week ahead Karen :)

Good said...

This kitchen is amazing.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Shelley said...

I have to tell you I love lake fron living, but not some dinky lake, a huge lake, like lake erie...I have always felt you can do more stuff in a lake, water skiing and the like.

I like you love to real estate stalk, so don't worry you aren't odd by any means...real estate stalking is how I found my dream house, it's how I convinced my husband to go look at my dream house and ultimately buy said dream house!

InspiringUs said...

It's so wonderful!!!

Renata said...

Wow Karen,

What a house! What a place to live to spend the holidays and summer vacation... with family and friends! Thanks for sharing and making me dream... A lake or the beach? That's a hard to answer... But i think i would rather to have a house at the beach!

Ahava Jora said...

What a beautiful house! And it's right in my backyard. Now, if I just had a bit more money...

I just wanted to point out that this house is not lakeside, it's sound-side. Bainbridge Island is in the Puget Sound. There are some beaches, though it's usually too cold to swim. And, if I'm not mistaken, you can even whale watch from that area. Talk about a view!

Ink and Belle said...

Beautiful windows and patio doors that overlook a fantastic view, what an amazing place to have breakfast?! :) xxx

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Jan said...

Just the top of the house would suit me fine.

A Casa da Vá said...

are you kidding me, what a view and the house is also beautiful...

ps: i also receive newsletter even thou i am far from being able to afford to purchase anything!


unique unique design said...

This is such a beautiful house. I love all the windows with the amazing views!!


I love the house as it is, on Bainbridge Island. I would move there in a heartbeat, don't mind the overcast skies at all. Love Seattle and have some good friends there. Great post. thanks

Anonymous said...

Definitely the ocean!

Lila said... had me at the first kitchen. I love it!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Anne said...

I love the view from the rooms and easy access to outdoor activities. It is such a wonderful house.

Red River Interiors: said...

Great house... love the deck off the laundry room... Fay

Design Darling said...

it's a beautiful home with lovely lake views. to answer your question, though, i'm an ocean girl for sure! have a great weekend :)

D said...

What a beautiful post!

And my plan is to have both. Currently we are planning a build of a lake house in Australia and once complete, an apartment on the sea!

I have been following your blog for quite a while now and love your posts (especially this one)

Patricia said...

I would never want to leave :)

VICTORIA said...

I love everything here,this house is beautiful..and of course the views, the place!!! Just that If I own this..I won't leave!

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