Bainbridge Island, Wash. | $1.125 Million
A 1907 waterside bungalow with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms on a 0.63-acre lot
This house is in the Eagledale neighborhood, with filtered views of Eagle Harbor and its marina. The ferry terminal (along with restaurants, a winery, a museum and a waterfront park) is a 10-minute car ride around the harbor, and the ferry ride to Seattle is 35 minutes. The property has 180 feet of frontage on a tidal inlet called Whiskey Creek, so named because it was rumored to have been used for stashing and transporting liquor from Canada during Prohibition.
Size: 1,810 square feet
Price per square foot: $622
Indoors: The combined efforts of the current and previous owners have yielded a new concrete foundation and basement; a new septic system, drain field and plumbing; a refinished front door and solid white-oak floors; a redone kitchen and master bathroom; fresh paint; and new landscaping.
The front door, which has been stripped of paint and retains its original skeleton key, opens to a living and dining room with original leaded-glass windows and window seats and an updated tile fireplace with a Jotul wood-stove insert. A partial wall separates the dining area from the kitchen. There, you’ll find new cabinets with polished-concrete countertops, subway tile and bead-board wall surfaces, a farmhouse sink, a Viking stove and a Big Chill retro-style refrigerator.
The main-floor master bedroom is part of an addition built several decades ago. It has a skylight and French doors that connect it to a sitting room. Louvered doors open to two walk-in closets. The new en suite master bathroom has a walk-in subway-tiled shower and double sinks with brass hardware. There is also a separate bathtub with bead-board siding, and a heated towel rack.
Upstairs, an open family room or office is connected to a second bedroom. Both rooms have wood accents, carpeted floors and vaulted ceilings with skylights. The second-floor bathroom includes a skylight, a pedestal sink and a walk-in shower.
The house also has a renovated first-floor mudroom with built-in storage and a washer and dryer.
Outdoor space: A gate with a pergola trailing vines introduces the front yard, which is planted with rhododendrons, hydrangeas, maples and azaleas. The fenced backyard has raised garden beds, a lawn, a pergola, the statuesque remains of a brick chimney, planted borders and flowering trees. A one-car garage contains space for a workbench. Wooden steps lead downhill to a waterfront dock, where Whiskey Creek meets Eagle Harbor.
Taxes: $4,360 (2019, based on a tax assessment of $452,220)
Contact: Leah Applewhite, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, 206-387-0439; sothebysrealty.com
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