Big and blue on a Bainbridge beach. Yes, that’s a lot of Bs, but they’re hard ignore in this three story 1912 house that’s been a vacation rental for the last three years. Instead of asking a few hundred dollars for a short trip, the property is now for sale at $925,000.
A major remodel in 2006 brought the historic home up to the modern era. Dig down to find how it all started. Now, it is a three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,606 square foot house. Then? Well, fireplaces are hard to modify so that ocean rock chimney was likely original, though the wood-burning insert is probably newer.
The beach cottage feel is embraced with many of the main floor rooms opening onto the full length deck. The dining room sits under exposed beams and on hardwood floors. A pair of wide doors let in the breeze without requiring guests to eat under the gaze of eager seagulls.
A simple upgrade to notice in the kitchen is a pasta faucet over the cooktop.
Beach houses benefit from other simple features like kayak storage, an outdoor shower, and the easily-overlooked but vitally-important bulkhead. The lot may be 7,840 square feet, and the low tide line may expose extra acres, but the tide returns and big waves happen. One sign of stability is the house’s longevity. It has survived a century of storms, which is an impressive feat.
The property is a place to relax either in the hot tub or beside the fire pit, burn ban status pending. Just make sure to latch the doors during the storms.