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A look inside some of Bainbridge Island’s most remarkable homes, the people who live there, and the architects, designers and builders who bring the projects to life.

Meant to Be // Finding Their Place in Rolling Bay

By Alli Schuchman The Chymiys’ forever home on Bainbridge Island is many miles—and…

Back to Black // A Designer’s Singular Point of View in Eagledale

By Alli Schuchman Perched on a north-facing hillside—across Eagle Harbor from the…

More Than Paradise // Prefab Modern Meets Old World Craftsmanship

By Alli Schuchman In 2010 when Heather Paradis (formerly Moore) was housesitting at…

The Ferry Idea // Creating a Home for Aging in Place

By Alli Schuchman “I wonder what’s over there?” Even though Joan Pearson had grown up…

True North // From Boathouse to House Beautiful

By Alli Schuchman The rule is that the grandkids can’t come down to the boathouse…

Sweet Spot Island Couple Keeps an Eye on Simple Design

By Alli Schuchwam An ad for a pair of jeans interestingly described as “Americana…

Building Relationships // Texas Couple Embraces Bainbridge as Home

By Alli Schuchman Not long ago on Rockaway Beach two unlikely paths crossed. On one…

Creature Comforts // 2 Atara Brings a Simple Sleek Residence to Life

By Alli Schuchman Darden of Eden  Emily, Joel and son Calvin have carved out their own…

Island Son // Home Project Draws Artist and Architect Back to Bainbridge

By Alli Schuchman Meet island-native-returned-home architect Michael Loverich, or as…

Innovation Takes Flight // Off the Grid Meets off the Hook

By Allan Schuchman Heron hall quite purposefully invites the question, how far can we…

So Inclined // A Happy Accident of Not Turning Back

By Alli Schuchman If they had asked my opinion, I would have strongly urged them to…

Mother of Invention // Simple Necessity Frames Home Design

By Alli Schuchman When Karen Dacek first called architect Mark Olsen, she told him she…

Life by Design // An Apparel Designer’s Path of Purpose

By Alli Schuchman On a Brisk September Morning Above Fletcher Bay, Laura Holding sits…

Land Ho! // A Classic Seaside Residence at Historic Port Madison

By Alli Schuchman Falling head over heels with Bainbridge happened to George and Nancy…

Design in the Details // A Local Architect Customizes an Eagle Harbor Condo

By Vicki Wilson When it comes to holding up your house, a post is a post. Except when…

Design in the Details // A Local Architect Customizes an Eagle Harbor Condo

By Vicki Wilson When it comes to holding up your house, a post is a post. Except when…

Food & Shelter // An Architect and a Caterer Built a Home That Works

By Vicki Wilson Drawing rooms. Parlors. Double height foyers with garish chandeliers.…

Water, Water Everywhere // Enjoying the View With Jani and Bill Pauli

By Vicki Wilson Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. —W. H. Auden…

Room for Two // An Island Couple Shares Their Beach Retreat

By Erin Jennings When Birds search for the perfect nesting spot, they flit about from…

Cottage Style // A Peek at Living Small Here on Bainbridge

By Susan Brandzel Terry Mundord and Marina Hessel decided to move to Bainbridge Island…

The Best Coast // A Special Place Brought the Lieblings Home to Bainbridge

By Vicki Wilson In the summer of 2012, the Liebling family—Jon and Mara, along with…

The Well-Fed Home // Susan Levy and Mac Kennedy Feed Body and Soul in Winslow

By Vicki Wilson “If you take care of your heart, it will take care of you.” That quote…

Cabin Fever // Mike and Kathy Yates Love Log Cabin Living

By Vicki Wilson If things had gone as planned, Mike and Kathy Yates would be decades…

Into the Woods // How the Cohen Family Followed the Signs to Find Their Home

By Vicki Wilson It all started with a notebook. A Pendleton notebook, in fact, covered…

Living Lightly // An Island Couple Practices a Sustainable Lifestyle

By Leigh Calvez On weekday mornings Cyndy Holtz and Paul Nishman rise before the…

My Place or Yours? // A Bainbridge Family House-Swaps Their Way Around the Globe

By Erin Jennings Finn O’Neill’s passport is chock-full of countries that…

Finding Their Way Home // The Perry Family Puts Down Island Roots

By Vicki Wilson If it’s 2013, this must be Bainbridge Island. For the Perry family,…

Island Getaway // A Bellevue Family Finds Weekend Wonders

By Vicki Wilson What’s a Weekend?” says Maggie Smith, whom many of you know as the…

The Place We Call Home // Many Paths Lead to Bainbridge

By Susan Brandzel The Rock. That’s how many Bainbridge residents fondly refer to the…

Growing Community // A New Island Community Where Sustainability Is Built In

By Nancy Goll Bainbridge island is abuzz with prius-driving, bike commuting,…

Cottage Industry // At Sweetlife Farm, Life Is—Well, Pretty Sweet

By Vicki Wilson For many islanders, working from home involves a reliable Internet…

Easy Being Green // An Island Couple Shares Their Leed Platinum Home

By Vicki Wilson If you’ve ever forgotten your reusable grocery bags or dragged your…

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