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The Art of Bainbridge Island

The Art of Bainbridge Island In a spot as beautiful as Bainbridge Island, WA, it would be amazing if there weren’t tons of artists and artisans. Luckily, our artistic community is thriving with art shows, events, and shops all over the island. Your inner artist will love the opportunity to hone your craft on the island. Winslow Art Center Let’s start with a place to embrace your inner artist. Winslow Art Center Studio & Gallery, created in 2011 by Martha Jordan as a way to incorporate her own love of art and artistic expression, offers instruction for artists of all …

Happy Halloween on Bootiful Bainbridge Island!

Happy Halloween on Bootiful Bainbridge Island! Halloween is time for gourd-geous fun! The residents of Bainbridge Island love Halloween. Check out some of the fun things to do! Oh, by the way, that witch was outside of our office two years ago. I guess we’re lucky a huge pumpkin arrived at just the right time! The BIG PUMPKIN will arrive again this year! Be sure to drive by often to watch for her landing! Halloween at Islandwood Pick your favorite pumpkin from the Sweet Pickins Pumpkin Patch before you grab a shovel and dig in to Dr. McDiggins Boneyard. Or …

Wineries of Bainbridge Island

Award Winning Wines Residents of Bainbridge Island, WA are treated to lovely local restaurants, work by local artisans, and wines from the island’s seven award-winning wineries. These wineries use locally-grown grapes, right on the island, and exceptional grapes from eastern Washington. Each winery is dedicated to making truly distinct and unique wines. The Wineries of Bainbridge Island Amelia Wynn Winery produces national award-winning Bordeaux, Rhone, and Northern Italian varietal wines. Tastings are by appointment-only at the winery, but the tasting room on Winslow Way is open daily. For those interested in art, the tasting room is also an art gallery, …

City Working & Island Living

City Working & Island Living Seattle, WA is home to tons of businesses, including two of the largest employers in the country! While many people love city living, some want to go home to a more relaxed pace. Work in Seattle Seattle is home to Amazon, which had nearly 570,000 employees as of six months ago and they are constantly hiring. Of course, Starbucks’ home is also in Seattle with over 250,000 employees. In addition to these huge companies, Costco Wholesale, Boeing, and Microsoft all employee well over 120,000 people each. Of course, there are a myriad of other businesses …

Buying Waterfront Property

10 Tips for Buying a Waterfront Home on Bainbridge Island, WA There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing waterfront property. These are some of the top items: Consider both the home AND the location. This is about more than the house. It’s the entire property. There are 16+ waterfront neighborhoods and each one has a different “personality.” What kind of neighborhood or waterfront are you looking for? Decide if you want mooring. Will a buoy do or do you want a dock? Whether it’s a mooring buoy, a dock, marina, or boathouse there are a lot of options. It’s …

Looking for a Home Office in Your New Home?

Looking for a Home Office In Your New Home? While I try to put into practice what I preach I don’t always follow my own advice. I LOVE the “idea” of working from home but I must say if the environment isn’t right the actual solitude can quickly turn into isolation and excuses to do anything but work. I may stop to put in a load of laundry, take the doggies for another walk, make lunch, a cup of tea or call a friend. The best way for me to work from home is to make sure I don’t start …

Suite Dreams Valentine! Main Floor Master Bedroom

Suite Dreams-Valentine! Why does it make so much sense to have a home with a Main Floor Master Bedroom? I’ll tell you…. the home will live better. Most bedrooms serve as a sanctuary, a place to get away and a respite from a long day. The closer the Master Bedroom is to the rooms you use in your home the better. You will spend more time organizing and enjoying the Master Bedroom if it’s closer to you. The proximity to the rest of the living spaces also makes it more efficient. That’s not to say it should be a pass …

Adding “POP” to your home-Black Windows and Doors

Adding “POP” to your home-Black Windows and Doors I love the way a Black Door punctuates the entrance of a home. For me a Black Door is such a statement. It gives a sense of stately appeal and offers a finished look to a home especially if painted in a heavy gloss paint. Black Windows are also wonderful there’s a sense of polish to a home with Black Windows which defines the exterior. The combination of a lovely Black Door and crisp Black Windows adds curb appeal with and understated sophistication.

Real World Real Estate

What Matters Most in Real World Real Estate:  Your Health, Your Family A Home that makes you happy–An experience that nurtures your soul! Lately, I’ve been scrutinizing my profession more closely. You may know me already; I sell Real Estate and have been doing so for a long time. I’ve worked in Michigan for a large Coldwell Banker franchise and in the Pacific Northwest with Coldwell Banker-Bain as their Corporate Relocation Manager. I’ve helped to bring New Construction Projects to the market in Poulsbo Washington, sold Luxury Real Estate on Bainbridge Island, Equestrian Properties, Golf Course properties, farmland, waterfront, manufactured …

Spring is the Best Season of All!

Summer, winter, and fall may have their fans, but spring is clearly the best season. Even science agrees! TEMPERATURES ARE MODERATE… Spring marks the end of blistering winter and the transitional period to scorching summer. The Earth’s axis is angled between its closest and furthest position from the Sun, when temperatures are the most extreme. You can finally ditch the winter layers. THERE ARE MORE HOURS IN THE DAY… Following the spring equinox, when the Earth’s horizon is perfectly aligned with the Sun, the days begin lasting longer and the nights get shorter. That means you have more time in the day …