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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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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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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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Meeting About Proposed Shopping Center at High School & 305

Tonight, June 18, at 6:30 is the time to discuss the plan to build seven commercial buildings on the property on the northeast corner of 305 and High School. At this public participation meeting in the City Council Chambers you can find out more about the Visconsi Companies’ proposed commercial development, ask questions, and voice…

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Priciest House Ever on Bainbridge Just Listed at $12.8M

Even in a so-so economy, Windermere is confidently listing this Bainbridge Island house for almost $13 million. That’s because it’s not the kind of home you run across every day or maybe even ever. The design alone, by award-winning Miller Hull Architects, required more than 10,000 hours, and the construction, completed in 2002, spanned four…

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Scott Allen: Bainbridge Artist and Architect’s Work in SAM and Seattle Tour of Architects

March is a big month for Bainbridge Island architect and artist Scott Allen. His paintings will appear in the Seattle Art Museum Gallery’s Annual Introductions Show starting March 8 (and running through April 7). And On March 17 and 25, two of his homes will be featured on the Seattle Tour of Architects. Architecture One…

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The Wizard Behind the “Hobbit House”

Many of us have been wondering for quite a while about the curious house under construction on High School Road. Today I finally caught builder and creator Chris Whited on the scene to get the story about this charmingly unusual architectural project. It all started on a smaller scale several years ago with the little…

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Wham BAM! The Bainbridge Art Museum Takes Shape

At the corner of 305 and Winslow Way, right next to KiDiMu, there is a large, brand new building and a large recently flattened area of dirt, subject of much Island speculation. Part of the building now houses Pretty Stick, the flagship store of a new nontoxic makeup company, and Avalara, a provider of web-hosted…

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