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Former Fort Ward navy facility turned mansion asks $9.75 million

The Bainbridge Island estate keeps a highly formal air

The home’s 10-acre grounds include the imposing original facility, surrounded by lawns and gardens.

While many of the area’s turn-of-the-century military facilities are preserved in parks, wide swaths of the former Fort Ward on Bainbridge Island have become private property, leading to some creative homes that keep pieces of the past—for example, a modern home cantilevered over a former bunker.

This opulent adaptive reuse listing, first featured by the Puget Sound Business Journal, is pretty straightforward, though: a poured-concrete former radio facility from the fort’s World War II-era naval days, converted into a mansion. We don’t use “mansion” lightly; the place clocks in at more than 12,000 square feet.

That kind of space allows for an abundance of formal spaces, including a lounge with a bar and an extremely stately dining room. At more than 1,000 square feet, the master suite—one of four bedrooms on site—is practically its own home, with more than a large fireside gathering space and a private terrace. There’s also plenty of room for an indoor pool in a one-story wing around the home’s side.

While the home itself is exceptionally large, it has plenty of wiggle room on a whopping ten acres, which include patios, gardens, a posh circular driveway, and a five-car garage.

10000 NE Kitsap Street is listed for $9.75 million through Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty.

With the home’s giant footprint, the gathering spaces on the ground floor seem infinite.
This cocktail lounge is one of the home’s many entertaining spaces.
A stately formal dining room is bordered by an ornate ceiling.
In the large, marble-accented kitchen, even the informal eating spaces look upscale.
The master suite includes a terrace that stretches across the entire footprint of the pool wing.
The pool wing has its own patio for gathering outside—with a vibe that’s more Southern California than Pacific Northwest.