$12,800,000 Bainbridge Island excellence!
Extraordinary architecture in its purest art form when no expense is spared. 10,499 sq.ft. Miller Hull designed home + 500 sq.ft. art studio. Feng Shui compliant. 4,000 bottle wine cellar with stone imported from China. FSC certified woods + one-of-a-kind materials that cannot be replaced anywhere -1000 yr.old flawless recycled cedar, 19″x38′ beams from a shipwreck. Fabulous 13 acre waterfront compound with western exposure and breathtaking Olympic Mountain views.
The residence is a work of art, fusing the creative instinct of an architectural team at the top of their game with owners wanting to honor the waterfront estate with a home of equal merit. The unparalleled sculptural design of the home reflects the owners’ sensitivity to light, space, and extraordinary materials, as well as a particular desire to enhance a seamless flow of movement from the interior spaces to the spectacular natural setting beyond.
10,000 architecture hours, over $1 million in architecture fees alone. FSC-certified woods and one-of-a-kind materials that cannot be replaced anywhere – 1000 year old flawless recycled cedar, 19 inch x 28 feet large beams from a shipwreck. Six
year project, and four year construction.
Eight bathrooms, one outdoor shower. Four tofive bedrooms, depending on configuration. Kids playrooms, recreational room. Walnut library. Cherry walls and ceilings throughout, machiche flooring. Feng Shui compliant. Three car garage, with parking for eight cars. Nanny/staff/guest quarters separate from main
house, over garage. Complete office setup, advanced phone system with 5 lines, fax, polycom, video conference. Outdoor hot tub suspended in forest off master bathroom.
Well landscaped throughout property, including multiple paths through the surrounding forest, as well as decorative structures such as water features (fountains and streams), blending natural plant growth with subtly added greenery to create complete, serene pathways. Opportunities for viewing amazing sunsets
and animal life, including bald eagles perching in waterfront trees.
Set on almost 13 acres, including 374 feet of natural waterfront and beach access. 10,500 gross sq feet, with a 500 square foot art studio, 5000 gallon water tower and storage building. Designed by Miller Hull, winner of National AIA Awards.
The property is highly secure and gated. Almost $1 million of home automation, completely automated security systems, ten motion sensing cameras, fingerprint access, glass break sensors, Infrared, automated fire/heat/smoke systems. Safe Room. Hidden rooms. Fiber-optic wiring, cat 5, and cable to every room. Ultra high-speed internet. Audio and video servers, with high-end audio built in in every room, as well as subwoofers in walls.
Fifteen separate temperature zones. Oversized, no-sound forced air heat, with redundant in-floor heating. Twenty tons air conditioning capacity. Built for 9.0 earthquake, 130mph winds. 1200 yards concrete and over 300 tons of custom stonework. Completely sound and vibration proof, even in 40mph wind. 65KW generator and 2000 gallon underground propane system can sustain two weeks continuous operation of all systems. Battery backups for main computers.
Chef’s kitchen designed by Charlie Trotter’s kitchen designer, including Double Wolf ovens, seven Subzeros, as well as a full catering/service kitchen with dishwasher, bar, Wolf large oven, and built-in water. Custom Henrybuilt cabinets. 4000 bottle wine and liquor cellar with stone imported from China.
The overall site plan of the island residence is designed to choreograph the three natural landscapes inherent within the site: a low meadow, an old-growth forest, and a steep bluff overlooking the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. One enters the site
through the grassy meadow, open to the sky, path bending around a (future) pond and across it, the guesthouse. The path then closes in at the dense, shadowy forest of 100-150 foot tall Douglas Firs, winds around the chosen trees, and finally arrives in aclearing at the edge of the forest. Here, the main residence, separated into three wings, burrows into the bluff’s knoll and conceals the dramatic western views beyond. A low metal roof and stepping stone walls screen the larger wings and tenuously connect the North Wing, the Main Pavilion and the South Wing. Interruptions in the low roof and stone walls create understated entrance foyers and courtyards that blur distinctions between inside and out.
Each wing is developed to uniquely suit the rooms it houses. The North and South Wings sit on exposed concrete bases and are sided with vertical cedar siding. Their asymmetric gable roof forms bracket the Main Pavilion situated between them. The South wing is comprised of the garage and an open Nanny/Guest apartment at the east edge of the clearing. The North wing is comprised of discrete rooms including the master suite, bedrooms, library, living room, media room, and recreation room. The North Wing juts out to the west, affording dramatic southwest views from the corner living room and master suite, but also nestles into the edge of the Old Growth forest. A wooden trestle, 14 feet above the ground, weaves further north into the forest, and culminates at a hot tub platform. Salvaged Doug Fir timbers, raised from Willapa Bay after a shipwreck left them submerged since 1921, inspired the form of the Main Pavilion. The timbers were planed into 19″x19″ columns and beams, to form cantilevered frames that create three, open bays for the main family rooms. Two, massive, masonry hearths interrupt the timbers and define areas for dining, family and kitchen. Exposed steel T’s run across the timbers and support an exposed wood ceiling and low-slope metal roof, punctuated by the paired chimney masses and skylights. Along the entire western edge, windows and doors fill the exposed wood structure to highlight Sound and mountain views. Large, custom wood doors slide away and interior rooms seamlessly extend into outdoor patios and terraces leading down to the garden, lawn, bluff, and beyond.