A quick cruise through the listings found five of the most affordable homes on Bainbridge Island, just a ferry ride away from downtown. Watch for the whales.
Set back from Fletcher Bay is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,266-square-foot northwest contemporary built in 1989. The house sits on just under half an acre of classic Pacific Northwest forests, but the bonus is part interest in more than an acre and a half at the head of the bay. That’s one way to get waterfront for $519,000. Inside find bamboo floors, skylights, and new appliances. A second bonus is a basement/crawlspace waiting for some creative use.
Only on the market for a few months, the price for this three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,016-square-foot house is listed for $539,500. The 1978 northwest style house sits on a third of an acre of more Northwest-style forest. Peek through the trees to get an east view, which is handy if you can catch a view of the ferry.
1.8 acres and a 400-square-foot barn certainly sound rural, but the land is forest instead of pasture. There is a lot of lawn under those trees. Be prepared to mow a lot of moss. At least it’s green. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,100-square-foot house carries more of that 1978 style, the transition from midcentury to northwest contemporary. The price is $549,500, down from $579,000 last November.
Acreage again, or at least a large half-acre lot. Part of it is fenced and includes a dog run. Someone’s pet will be happy having room to roam. The humans might spend more time on the covered front porch instead. The house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,112 square feet. It is relatively modern, built in 2000, and now priced at $590,000. Walk to the beach, or at least to the neighbors with access to it.
The biggest lot of the five is a home set for gardeners in a couple of ways. More than two acres are a very nice start for anyone want to dig, plant, and weed. Being less than a mile from the world famous gardens at Bloedel Reserve is a sweet addition. The 1979, four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,930-square-foot house was nicely remodeled in 2006. A few period pieces like fluorescent lights and wood paneling remain. The price: $599,000.