Blakely Harbor Video
Located on a narrow strip of waterfront land formerly the site of Bainbridge Island’s Port Blakely Ferry Dock, this home and studio is painstakingly tailored to and integrated with its low bank waterfront site. Views looking out onto the picturesque harbor are framed by a silhouette of salvaged Douglas firs on the home’s 200 ft shoreline, mimicking a sculptural stand of pier pilings just outside the low tide marker. The pilings act as a vigilant reminder of much busier days in Port Blakely Harbor, once housing the world’s largest lumber mill in the early 1900’s.
A carefully arranged open three bedroom floor plan combined with the simple palette of materials and favorable proportions of the rooms create a home that feels bigger that it’s 3000 square feet of interior living space. The objective for the house being to avoid the inconvenience of empty nester downsizing, as the layout and scale accommodates both for a busy family of 4 to live and entertain, but also relates comfortably to the needs of a couple as well.