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Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
This incredible midcentury modern home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, is on the market for the first time. Designed in 1965 for Jack Christiansen, the pioneering engineer behind Seattle’s Kingdome roof and many other iconic buildings throughout the state, the post-and-beam waterfront residence appears to be virtually untouched and beautifully maintained over the years.
Although details about the property are sparse, it comprises a two-story main house and a separate master suite connected by a glazed hallway and an expansive deck propped on a concrete dais. (This structure appears throughout the property.) Midcentury era details abound, starting with its glass and wood construction, network of Japanese-inspired beams running through the interiors and framing the facade, wood screens, open floorplan, indoor-outdoor connections, and glazed expanses that frame stunning water and mountain views.
Upstairs, the main living room features a brick fireplace and an expanse of glass looking out toward Olympic National Park. A dining room follows then flows into a period kitchen with what appears to be original wood cabinetry and tiling. Downstairs, there’s a smaller family room that also has a brick fireplace and even includes a sink.
As for bedrooms, there are four, with the aforementioned private master suite occupying its own space. Here, wood panels the walls, while built-in shelving, a dressing room, wood-burning stove, and a bathroom complete it. And, of course, glass doors open directly onto the deck. An additional full and partial bath round out the listing.
Located at 7799 Hansen Road on three acres with two lots and 175 feet of private beach access, it’s offered at $1.375 million. Have a look.