This Bainbridge Island Home Comes With Indoor Treehouse

by hookedonhouses on July 14, 2010

treehouse listing 4

This sprawling, $1.5 million home on Bainbridge Island (in Washington) sits on over 6 acres overlooking a large pasture with “great equestrian potential and territorial view.” It’s a house built with family and real life in mind–nothing formal or stuffy here.

treehouse listing 1

It has over 6,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.

treehouse listing 2

Interesting how it looks almost like a desk on one side of the island with chairs pulled up to it instead of stools:

treehouse listing 3

My favorite part of the house has to be this “very special indoor maple tree complete with treehouse:”

Indoor Treehouse

How fun is that? My kids would love it. You can see all of the photos and information in the listing. (Thanks to Kim for the link!)

Another Bainbridge Island home you might like: A Cottage Inspired by the Coastal Living Idea House.

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Becky @ Farmgirl Paints July 14, 2010 at 8:22 am

You can just feel how functional it is. I could see us there. But I think we might need a few more kids to feel at home:)
.-= Becky @ Farmgirl Paints´s last blog ..Mount Rushmore -amp Wyoming =-.

MissCaron July 14, 2010 at 8:43 am

I WANT IT!!! If only I had unlimited $ and no qualms about moving to Washington state :-)
.-= MissCaron´s last blog ..NUT-rition =-.

MissCaron July 14, 2010 at 8:45 am

P.S. I wonder if it’s near McDreamy’s?
.-= MissCaron´s last blog ..NUT-rition =-.

Stephanie@Geezees July 14, 2010 at 8:57 am

What an incredible home…my kids would love it too!
Thanks for sharing this :)
.-= Stephanie@Geezees´s last blog ..You Capture – Vehicle Buy the Ticket – Take the Ride! =-.

Mike July 14, 2010 at 9:06 am

Would you all please excuse me while I mop up this drool?

(Okay, sorry if that was gross.)

I <3 <3 <3 this house! And I don't think the price tag is bad either. Not that I can afford it or anything; I'm just sayin'.

Terena July 14, 2010 at 9:48 am

Although it’s no where near as spectacular as this, my dh put a room under the stairs in the basement. He also put a wall of cupboards to disguise the opening. The visiting kids are always shocked when our kids open the cupboard and climb in. We also let them write all over the walls inside (with a minor reminder to keep to keep the writing free of anything inappropriate). I love to read what they write. How cool that the folks that built this house kept the kids in mind with the treehouse. Love it!

Lisa July 14, 2010 at 9:48 am

Dream house for Mom and Dad, dream tree house for Kiddos…its a win-win situation! What a beautiful home.

Cheri @ I Heart Old Houses July 14, 2010 at 10:02 am

The tree house is too cool, but as a grown-up I’m really loving that little fireplace nook with the bookshelf built-in! What a cool house to raise a family in.
.-= Cheri @ I Heart Old Houses´s last blog ..Mid-Century Modern Revival =-.

Lori-Anne July 14, 2010 at 10:09 am

Wow – is that tree alive? Or is it, like, a stump or something that’s been brought in and set up? The novelty of having a real tree growing up in the centre of your home seems really cool, but then I start to think about shedding leaves (although there aren’t any in the picture), sap, structural changes… still, can’t beat it for the novelty factor!
.-= Lori-Anne´s last blog ..A Legacy of Lavender =-.

Christine July 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

Oooo… this house is awesome! I can’t believe it was built in 2004, it looks like it has an old soul about it.
.-= Christine´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

Marie July 14, 2010 at 10:44 am

Yes, that tree in the middle of the house is such a WOW factor! Also that price (though I can’t afford it) sounds reasonable for that beautiful house and 6 acres of land.
-marie
.-= Marie´s last blog ..Rewards from My Garden =-.

etta July 14, 2010 at 11:03 am

Wow!! This is big… and a Tree in the house!! So cool!! :-)
kisses
Etta

Kate (Little Beach Bum) July 14, 2010 at 11:41 am

I grew up near Bainbridge! It’s definitely a gorgeous house…I love all the natural wood and the greenery – makes me homesick! (I live in Miami now, land of pink stucco.)
.-= Kate (Little Beach Bum)´s last blog ..Sunday Night Sunset =-.

Janet July 14, 2010 at 11:47 am

Love the house! It seems so warm and inviting inside.
Ummm can you now give me 1.5 million to buy this?
Better make that 1.7 as the property taxes are high too.

Richella at Imparting Grace July 14, 2010 at 11:59 am

That house is beautiful! Is it really just $1.5 million? Washington’s property prices must be a lot more reasonable than California’s. I’ve assumed that all West Coast properties were ridiculously over-priced, but this seems fairly reasonable for such a large property.
.-= Richella at Imparting Grace´s last blog ..Love grows =-.

Kristen @ More Than Mulberries July 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm

What a FUN house! I could totally live there.
.-= Kristen @ More Than Mulberries´s last blog ..Our Garden =-.

Kim July 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Your Welcome! This house is really amazing! I love how it has a functional houseplan, it’s nice, but not luxurious, there’s places to go be by yourself, tons of property to run on, they kept kids in mind, and it’s just perfect. I could really see myself living here. Too bad I’m not rich.

Nathan July 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I think the fireplace was a mistake. I don’t think it goes with the rest of the house.

Amanda @ Serenity Now July 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Oh. my. gosh. That tree house alone is worth clicking over for! Thanks for sharing this neat find with us, Julia. :) I think you might like my post today. ;) ;)
.-= Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog ..Dishing It! Party Your Summer Reads =-.

Lou Cinda July 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Shut up!! Unbelievable! They thought of everything!

Even “equestrian potential”…

Who knew???

Lou Cinda :)
.-= Lou Cinda´s last blog ..Randomness… =-.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com July 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm

An indoor treehouse? I’m in love! That would be mine ;)
.-= Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com´s last blog ..Contest- Superhero Needed =-.

Lesley @ TheDesignFile July 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm

What a fun, cool house. It’s so livable. And I really do love the warmth of all that wood.
.-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last blog ..Etsy pick- Animal print furnishings &amp more =-.

jennifer@ where the heart is July 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm

My Grandmother lives on Bainbridge Island. There are many amazing home there…. This one is pretty amazing though :)
.-= jennifer@ where the heart is´s last blog ..Recent thrift finds- Family Room Update =-.

Jano July 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Have you ever looked at a high-end home and indulged in some judgemental cattiness, extrapolating that the owners would be people you just could not stand? I admit to this unlovely behavior. Well, when it comes to this house, it’s the same game, different reaction. While there’s clearly a boatload of money involved here, I am making the unqualified judgement that this family would be a blast to hang out with any day of the week.

On the design side, this is like a handbook on how to do exposed beams and built-ins. Fantastic.

Heather July 14, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Lots of fun….wonderful details and a great balance with wood and white.
.-= Heather´s last blog ..Phuket Old and New =-.

gena July 14, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Wowzers ! 1.5 barely gets you a little lavender house in northern Jersey !!!! That house is really neat !

Thanks for sharing,
gena
http://www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com
.-= gena´s last blog ..A Stitch in Time =-.

Angela (Cottage Magpie) July 14, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Goodness, that house is HUGE. We have four bedrooms and three bathrooms and our house is 2300 square feet and I think it’s too big. I can’t even imagine how you would spend 6,000 square feet and still only have four bedrooms and four baths! But maybe that’s my limited thinking, LOL. I know my son would love the treehouse. He’s already told me that he wants an indoor slide in our next home so he doesn’t have to walk down the stairs (he’s decided we’re going to have stairs).
~Angela :-)
.-= Angela (Cottage Magpie)´s last blog ..Baby Girls Room- Details =-.

Jessica July 15, 2010 at 12:20 am

Hey, that’s in our neck of the woods…I’ve always wanted a little get away place on Bainbridge, and my nephews would flip over that tree! xo J~
.-= Jessica´s last blog ..Jungle Fever =-.

Vicki @ In The Sandbox Comic Strip July 15, 2010 at 12:23 am

WOW!
.-= Vicki @ In The Sandbox Comic Strip´s last blog ..Bad Dreams! =-.

Carol July 15, 2010 at 9:55 am

*sigh* I’ve been getting your blog updates via RSS, so I’ve seen a lot of houses. But until now, I haven’t truly fallen in love. Until I saw this house. Now I’m head over heels. I could really LIVE in this house. With my husband and 5 kids. It would be a perfect fit.

Shona Lyttel July 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I visited Bainbridge Island in October 2008 and pretty much fell in love with it. I’m certain it’s my favourite place on the planet. This house reminded me what an enchanting place it is.

Amy @ Living Locurto July 18, 2010 at 9:14 am

Very cool! Did you see my husband just built us a REAL tree house??! I’m so excited. Now I need to decorate it.

http://www.livinglocurto.com/2010/07/tree-house-tour/
.-= Amy @ Living Locurto´s last blog ..Tree House Tour =-.

Leslee July 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm

♥ this!!! Been to Bainbridge Island (oh so lovely) and can just dream of myself living in this home on that island with my family visiting often!!!

Thanks for posting!
.-= Leslee´s last blog ..MY 1-2 marathon – Part II =-.

Cher July 19, 2010 at 9:17 am

Oh my gosh — this is an awesome, awesome house. My kids would love the tree!
(I, of course, would be freaked about bugs of various sorts, but hey — here in PDX, we’re already overrun by spiders and whatnot, so probably not as big a deal as all that.)

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