Bainbridge Island Modern Homes
Looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life? Just a quick trip across Elliot Bay from downtown you’ll find the charming bedroom community of Bainbridge Island in Kitsap County. This conveniently located island town may be close in proximity to the booming metropolis of Seattle, but it is a world apart in the pace of life that it offers its residents. Just a 35-minute ferry ride from Pier 52 in the heart of Seattle, this affluent suburb to the west is a serene country-like setting. Near the Ferry terminal at Eagle’s Landing you’ll find Winslow, a flourishing commercial environment where in addition to several delightful restaurants, shops, cafes, and galleries, you’ll also find modern condos, and other newer developments. Bainbridge Island is known for its thriving local arts scene, and the newly constructed Bainbridge Island Museum of Art features collections from artists around the Puget Sound region. Kayaking, biking, and hiking are just some of the many outdoor activities to partake in on the island that highlight the healthy lifestyles of its community. Bloedel Reserve, Battle Point Park and Fay Bainbridge Park a few of the noteworthy recreational areas worth exploring in this scenic environment.
For home owners, the Island offers panoramic views from various points across the island including stunning views of Mt. Rainer, the Seattle Skyline, the Olympic Mountains, and the Puget Sound. There is no shortage of modern and mid-century homes lining the rocky shores of the island, and further inland. Many of the Northwest masters of architecture including Gene Zema, and Ira Cummings have built homes for Bainbridge Island residents over the years. From charming beach cottages, to stately abodes perched high atop bluffs, modern homes in various price points can be found around the Island. To the North you’ll find neighborhoods like Arrow Point, Manzanita Bay, and Port Madison that offer some of the most superb instances of modern architecture on the Island, and to the South neighborhoods like Bill Point and Rockaway Beach are home to some extraordinary examples of mid-century modern architecture as well. If you are looking for an alternative to city life, Bainbridge Island is a great option. It has a friendly community vibe that is both sophisticated and laid back, in a setting that is picturesque and full of old-world charm.