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KiDiMu & Coates: New Interactive Solar Installation in the Works

There’s a new exhibit in the works at KiDiMu, and it is going to be the result of a collaboration between Coates Design Architects and community kids, supported by a kickoff grant from the D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust. The installation will be an interactive solar-powered water table for the outdoor play space. The…

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Johnpaul Jones

World-Renowned BI Architect Johnpaul Jones to Give Tours of BARN Site

The renown of Bainbridge architect Johnpaul Jones of Jones & Jones far exceeds the geographical limits of the Island. He is the designer of the National Museum of the American Indian, part of the Smithsonian in D.C., as well as a host of zoos and educational and cultural centers across the world, including one right here at home:…

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Rolling Bay

Proposed Rolling Bay Development Aims to ‘Do It Right’

For Lisa Martin, the owner of Rolling Bay Land Company, the development proposed for the north side of the Rolling Bay “town square” is her first commercial development venture. But she is trying to “do everything right.” For one thing, she said she wants to hear what people want to see in the space. She’s already…

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Bakery Building

Fort Ward Community Hall Project Gets $10,000 Boost

The Fort Ward Youth Advisory Committee, which is spearheading the effort to restore the old Fort Ward Bakery and convert it into a community center, got some good news this week. Bainbridge Island project management firm OTWB Inc. announced it will donate in-kind services valued at $10,000 to the Fort Ward Community Hall project. Teens Eric…

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new T&C sign frame with maker Rory Thorrott

New T&C Reader Board Frame Pops a Wheelie

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Town and Country’s new reader board just got framed this morning, courtesy of local metal worker Rory Thurrott. Thurrott, pictured on the left, created the new steel frame in his Bainbridge Island shop, Rory’s Custom Fabrication, on Eagle Harbor Drive. He put wheels on the frame so he could literally…

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Grow Community

Grow Village Wins Two Big Green Awards

The National Association of Home Builders just bestowed upon the Bainbridge Island Grow Community the 2014 Platinum Award in the Best in American Living Green Community Category. Grow also won the Best in Green Development Award. Both awards were presented at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas this week. The eight-acre Grow Community is the…

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A Kitchen That Works

Local Design Company Wins Excellence in Remodeling Award for Best Kitchen over $60K

A Kitchen That Works LLC is a Bainbridge-based design-build firm founded by Molly Erin McCabe. McCabe, her partner Clive Pardy, and AKTW just won the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County’s Excellence in Remodeling (REX) Award for Best Kitchen over $60,000. This is not the first time for AKTW, which won the award in 2012,…

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Chris Whited Hobbit House

Preview of This Weekend’s Hobbit Open House + Photo Gallery

It took Chris Whited a little more time than he expected to complete his labor of love, the charming architectural wonder dubbed by some The Hobbit House. Many of us have observed Whited’s unusual project take shape on High School Road in surprising ways since he began work on the house in May of 2011….

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Four Proposals Come in for City-Owned Suzuki Property

Monday night, October 2, nearly 100 Islanders showed up for the City-hosted workshop on possible uses for the City-owned 13.83-acre Suzuki property at the southeast corner of Sportsman and New Brooklyn. The workshop was intended to elicit community input about whether the property should be sold and how it should be used. Four organizations submitted…

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wooden boat festival 2014

Port Townsend 2014 Wooden Boat Festival Photo Gallery

Some 300 wooden boats of wide-ranging size, design, and vintage were on display over the weekend, September 5-7, at the 38th Annual Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. Festival-goers toured boats, attended workshops, and enjoyed live music and vendors selling food, art, boats, boat paraphernalia, and much more. Inspired by a wooden boat revival…

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Johnpaul Jones

Bainbridge Architect Johnpaul Jones Awarded National Humanities Medal

On Tuesday, July 22, President Obama announced the ten 2013 winners of the National Humanities Medals. These medals recognize outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation—specifically, work that has “deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens’ engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access…

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Wilkes School entrance.

Wilkes School Wins Prestigious American Institute of Architects Civic Design Award

Constructed in 2012 and more or less completed by early 2013, Bainbridge Island’s new Wilkes Elementary School building has been honored with an American Institute of Architects Washington (AIA/WA) Civic Design Merit Award. The award recognizes the facility’s design quality, functional utility, integration of materials in a cost-effective manner, and community relationship. Winning projects represent…

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Museum tour

American Alliance of Museums Conference Attendees Crowd at BIMA

On Wednesday, May 21, more than 70 participants in the American Alliance of Museums Conference held in Seattle took the ferry over to Bainbridge to get a tour of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art led by BIMA architect Matthew Coates and Museum Director Greg Robinson. The AAM annual meeting is the largest gathering of museum…

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Mackenzie Architect

Mackenzie Architects Present Options for BIPD and FD Stations

Wednesday night, May 14, two representatives of Mackenzie, a Seattle-based architecture/design firm specializing in public buildings, came to Fire Station 21 to share with the public the options they have identified for new housing for the Bainbridge Island Police Department and the Bainbridge Island Fire Department. About 40 people gathered in one of the station…

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Seabrook Idea Home

Bainbridge Architects Chosen to Design Featured Homes in Sunset Mag’s Hippest Town

Bainbridge architects Peter Brachvogel and Stella Carosso just returned from Seabrook, Washington, where they were celebrating the completion of the two Idea Homes that Sunset Magazine had commissioned their firm, BC&J Architecture, to design for the town. Seabrook, you ask? Where the heck is that? The town, located south of Moclips and Pacific Beach, is new,…

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It’s Just Ducky at the Hobbit House

The “Hobbit House” on High School Road has come a long way since we first wrote about it back in January, 2012, when it was just beginning to take shape. It all started with a child’s playhouse, which, though it never sold, inspired the builder, Chris Whited, to build a second one. That too never sold,…

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BIMA

A Sneak Peek at the Bainbridge Island Art Museum in Progress

Friday night, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, still under construction, glowed orange from its choice spot at the intersection of Winslow Way and 305, like a happy, grinning jack-o-lantern. Inside about a hundred people milled around over the course of the evening, privy to a nonpublic sneak peek at what is to come. Architect…

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Island Treasure Award 2013 recipients

Arts & Humanities Council Announces Island Treasure Awardees

It’s that time of year again, when two Bainbridge Islanders are named “Island Treasures.” The Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council has selected retired Bainbridge Island head librarian Cynthia Harrison and nationally renowned architect Johnpaul Jones as this year’s recipients of the Island Treasure Awards. About the selections, Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council Executive…

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The Waypoint Well on Its Way to Completion

Located at the busiest corner in Kitsap County, at Highway 305 and Winslow Way, and the entry point for Bainbridge Island and the Olympic corridor, The Waypoint is hard to miss. Construction at the former Unocal site is currently transforming it from a fenced off pile of rubble into a welcoming green space and walking…

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Country Club

The Five Most Expensive Homes Sold on Bainbridge in 2012

8:32 p.m. They didn’t come anywhere near the $12.8 million priciest home ever sold on Bainbridge, but these five luxury homes sold on Bainbridge in 2012 are nothing to sneeze at (or in.) 10445 Secretariat Lane NE | $3,400,000 You’d think a $3,400,000 home would have a lot of bathrooms sitting around waiting for people,…

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