Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Style Home in Private Island Surroundings
10871 Manitou Beach Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Reminiscent of a Usonian style retreat, this single story home is nestled in the beautiful, Rolling Bay area and features an open, flowing floor design. A meticulous use of natural materials demonstrates the home’s intimate connection with nature and eight-foot-high walls with ceiling-to-floor windows provide commanding views of the amazing northwest forest and gardens.
Numerous skylights invite plenty of bright sunlight into the house and highlight gorgeous cedar wood interiors and exquisite custom details throughout. Built-in cabinets, benches and bookshelves abound, repeating the simple lines of the home’s horizontal, organic architecture. The master bedroom has his and hers closets plus a walk-in closet. An attractive galley-style kitchen shines with brand new appliances, an indoor grill, plus ample preparation areas and a convenient dine-in counter. There is a large, walk-in pantry conveniently located just off the kitchen.
Views from the living room and dining alcove provide a seamless transition to the outdoors, and the interior space flows out naturally onto an expansive four-tiered deck that overlooks the lush backyard. The decks are edged by extended, built-in planters overflowing with ornamental grasses and trailing plants. With breathtaking views of the expansive garden and fields beyond, the landscape is highlighted by a natural pond and a neighborhood -favored watering hole for ducks, frogs, egrets and seasonal wildlife.
Multiple wooden gates in the garden provide access to outer fields cut by natural paths. One path leads down out to Manitou Beach Drive where you can walk down to the beach. Yet another meets Falk Road, where you can access shops located in Rolling Bay. It’s a mere 10 minute drive to the ferry from the property, and there is direct access to the city bus route. Low maintenance, requiring minimal modification due to its modernist, timeless design, this home awaits its next enthusiastic owner.