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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

The Chymiys’ forever home on Bainbridge Island is many miles—and many years—from…

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

In 2010 when Heather Paradis (formerly Moore) was housesitting at the beautiful dairy…

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

“I wonder what’s over there?” Even though Joan Pearson had grown up in the Queen Anne…

True North // From Boathouse to House Beautiful

The rule is that the grandkids can’t come down to the boathouse until at least 7 a.m.…

Sweet Spot Island Couple Keeps an Eye on Simple Design

An ad for a pair of jeans interestingly described as “Americana workwear” recently…

Building Relationships // Texas Couple Embraces Bainbridge as Home

Not long ago on Rockaway Beach two unlikely paths crossed. On one path, a man who over…

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

Darden of Eden  Emily, Joel and son Calvin have carved out their own five acres of…

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

Meet island-native-returned-home architect Michael Loverich, or as he’s known by his…

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

Heron hall quite purposefully invites the question, how far can we go in making sure…

So Inclined // A Happy Accident of Not Turning Back

If they had asked my opinion, I would have strongly urged them to reconsider.” But…

Mother of Invention // Simple Necessity Frames Home Design

When Karen Dacek first called architect Mark Olsen, she told him she wanted to build a…

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

On a Brisk September Morning Above Fletcher Bay, Laura Holding sits on the deck of her…

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

Falling head over heels with Bainbridge happened to George and Nancy Lobisser the same…

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

When it comes to holding up your house, a post is a post. Except when it’s wrapped in…

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

When it comes to holding up your house, a post is a post. Except when it’s wrapped in…

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

Drawing rooms. Parlors. Double height foyers with garish chandeliers. Useless,…

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

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. —W. H. Auden It’s amazing…

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

When Birds search for the perfect nesting spot, they flit about from tree to tree…

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

Terry Mundord and Marina Hessel decided to move to Bainbridge Island about five years…

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

In the summer of 2012, the Liebling family—Jon and Mara, along with their three…

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

“If you take care of your heart, it will take care of you.” That quote is prominently…

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

If things had gone as planned, Mike and Kathy Yates would be decades into living in a…

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

It all started with a notebook. A Pendleton notebook, in fact, covered in red plaid…

Living Lightly // An Island Couple Practices a Sustainable Lifestyle

On weekday mornings Cyndy Holtz and Paul Nishman rise before the birds, gather their…

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

Finn O’Neill’s passport is chock-full of countries that would make a…

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

If it’s 2013, this must be Bainbridge Island. For the Perry family, the date is…

Island Getaway // A Bellevue Family Finds Weekend Wonders

What’s a Weekend?” says Maggie Smith, whom many of you know as the pithy Dowager…

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

The Rock. That’s how many Bainbridge residents fondly refer to the island. Bainbridge…

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

Bainbridge island is abuzz with prius-driving, bike commuting, composting locavores.…

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

For many islanders, working from home involves a reliable Internet provider, a smart…

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

If you’ve ever forgotten your reusable grocery bags or dragged your overflowing…

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