10000 Ne Kitsap Street
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- 4 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
Property descriptionUnparalleled Luxury in a Historic Bainbridge Island Estate
This distinctive estate on Washington's Bainbridge Island defies tradition. Where most homes are easily characterized, this true one-of-a-kind residence is in a class of its own. It's a home that has many of the best elements of European architectural design while also reflecting a laid-back island lifestyle. It is an entertainer's paradise while being a comfortable family home. It provides privacy on 10 sunny acres while being just a 35-minute ferry ride to Seattle, and it has a rich history while offering a contemporary layout and modern amenities. It is quite simply extraordinary.
Located on one of the south end's highest points, on Bainbridge Island, this 12,000 sq. ft home is tucked away on a wonderfully secluded 10-acre lot. Mature trees surround the lush lawns and fields of wildflowers that are the backdrop for the home's patios, terraces and courtyards. It's a haven for anyone looking for peace and quiet, for those who wish to enjoy private walking and biking trails in a nature preserve-like setting or those who wish to entertain in one of the island's most unique locations.
Built in secrecy in 1941 by the U.S. Navy, originally called Building 39" was the operational center of the North Pacific Fleet Communication System during World War II. This was where military communique' was intercepted and secrets were kept - even admirals were denied entrance without property security clearance from Naval Intelligence. Today, Building 39 has been transformed into a warm and inviting three-story home that offers luxurious living on every level.
The light-filled residence has a lovely interior architectural style that combines the classical symmetry and columns of European Palladian design with curved walls, fluted details and glass block features of the Art Deco movements. And while these styles may be decades apart, the crisp white trim and cabinetry, natural slate and French oak floors, and chic lighting throughout bring everything together in a wonderfully modern way.
Stately front doors open to reveal a home that is at once glamorous and relaxed. The over 11 foot beamed ceilings, rows of windows and open floor plan create an airy feel to the first floor's living spaces that include a full wet bar, multiple seating areas with a double- sided fireplace, a dining room with a wine closet that was the building's original vault, the gourmet kitchen with marble counters, a large island, top-of-the-line appliances, an informal dining area, and family room. A guest bedroom with en suite bath, a powder room, laundry room, and mudroom are also located on the main level.
A tall window and skylights flood the sweeping stairway with light as it winds up to the second floor where privacy and relaxation reign. At one end of the long hall is a lovely guest bedroom with an en suite bath and views of the backyard and side courtyard below. Down the hall is a sophisticated home office, a flexible space perfect for a nursery, playroom or library, and the 1,000+ sq. ft master suite. French doors open to this luxurious owner's retreat that includes a large lounge area with a fireplace, sleeping quarters, a niche ideal for yoga or reading, and a walk-in closet. No expense was spared in the lavish master bath that boasts marble-covered floors and walls, marble-topped double vanity and separate dressing table, a glass-enclosed shower with three showerheads, and a luxurious freestanding tub. The tub sits below an oversized window that overlooks the private, wooded backyard, while a unique chandelier made of shells adds a touch of island life to the space. A door at the far end of the suite opens to an expansive rooftop terrace that provides sweeping views of the estate's property.
The basement, which spans the entire length of the home, is the perfect place for casual entertaining - or perhaps for an in-law suite. This level features a large versatile space with cork floors that is perfect for fitness equipment or game tables, a bedroom that opens to a shady courtyard, a kitchenette, full bath, and spacious home theater room with an entrance to the indoor pool.
Over the years, the original building was expanded, and additions were made on both sides of the home. On the north end, a three-car garage now connects to the home, and a separate two-car garage was built to accommodate car collections, boats or shop space. The south side's addition includes a stunning indoor pool with a slate deck, tall windows that flood the space with light, and an adjoining full bath with shower. Four sets of French doors open to sunny patios and a lovely courtyard that features a fragrant lavender garden.
This truly extraordinary estate masterfully blends European architectural design and coastal Pacific Northwest style. You'll feel as comfortable hosting lavish soirees here as you are blazing trails with the kids through the field grass and wildflowers. With its unique history, stunning location and distinctive residence, this estate transcends any other property on Bainbridge Island - and perhaps the whole of the Pacific Northwest.
10000 NE Kitsap St, Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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