There's already something idyllic about the notion of living on Bainbridge Island. Sure, it's not all antique shops and artisan chocolate, but the thin strip of land just off Seattle offers up a romantic ideal that many home-shoppers dream about. Their tiny slice of picturesque paradise.
The three-bedroom, 1,175 square-foot cottage home at 9600 Summer Hill Lane NE fits the bill for that daydreams. Now you can turn those daydreams into dayrealities as the place is available for $980K.
This one-level country-style home is set on 2.5 acres at the end of a private driveway and just minutes away from Bainbridge's "downtown" as well as the ferry to Seattle. The walk up to the residence takes you past white picket fences and verdant greenery along a stone path.
A Dutch door welcomes you inside where tall ceilings, painted beams, and tons of windows give the place a modern barn-like feeling (in a good way). The Saltillo tiles floors come with radiant heat and lead you through the living area, dining roo, and gourmet kitchen.
The master suite is a massive space with lots of natural light and direct access to the patio. The subway-tiled bathroom is particularly cool and well-styled.
Outside, the residence is connected to a garage with guest suite above. Between the two, lots of patio and garden space. All-in-all, a rather simple style. And yet, this tranquil spot on it's little patch of Bainbridge offers so much opportunity.
· 9600 Summer Hill Lane NE [Windermere]