Bainbridge Island: Sleek, Sexy and Sophisticated

Sleek, sexy and sophisticated wouldn’t be the words I’d use to describe Park Avenue on Bainbridge Island. This isn’t New York, so don’t get the wrong idea…


This little rambler just went up for sale on Park Avenue here.
This section of Park Avenue here backs up on the upscale street, Alder. Past Alder you’re into Wing Point Golf Club territory.

I imagine our Park Avenue will become desirable, due to the close-in location and elbow room between neighbors. (Houses for sale at the moment in the surrounding streets are listed between $849 and over 1.3 million).

This 1,272 square foot rambler is a redo gone right in my opinion. Set on a large flat lot, the new kitchen sparkles with fresh white beadboard-style cabinets, black counter tiles and small emerald green inlaid tiles. Hard wood floors, crown molding, and solid wooden interior doors add to the ambiance. The three bedrooms are small, sixties rambler style rooms so don’t expect soaring vaulted mega rooms here.

It’s close to the ferry and the ferry feeder bus reportedly stops right by the house.

Most of what I’ve looked at around this price needs cosmetic work, and even though this one’s in the high range per square foot compared to some, to my mind it’s got the sophistication of the best of the new condos in Winslow, without the homeowner’s dues and with a big dose of precious privacy.

I would venture to call the interior of this Park Avenue address sleek, sexy and sophisticated–in the New York sense.

Beds: 3
Baths: 1.75
Sq. Ft.*: 1,272
Year Built: 1963
MLS: 27045620
07/01/2002 $254,900 10.1%/yr

  • mdozeman

    i have a rambler this size just past Garibaldi Loop so I keep an eye out to see how our comparables are doing. Another updated rambler w/this square footage right on the corner of Klickitat & Ferncliff sold v. quickly for $530ish last summer. On a very sloped lot. This house is priced quite nicely and I would be so surprised if it didn’t sell quickly as well (although I realize the market has slowed so much since last summer). I wish we were in the position to buy it! I agree, the updates were done nicely.

  • Anonymous

    we have a rambler this size in the area so i’ve kept an eye on comparables to see how they do in the market. another comparable on the corner of Klickitat & Ferncliff (on a very sloped lot) sold v. quickly last summer in the $530ish range. Granted, the market this year is v. different from last year but this house is priced VERY nicely. I wish we were in the position to buy it! I agree, the updates are very nice and it is priced to sell quicly. I would be so surprised if it didn’t sell quickly.

  • anna

    It’s a choice remodel, for sure. Did you try the realtor’s crab dip, btw?