As I mentioned HERE, I spent 6 delightful days on Bainbridge Island and surrounding areas of Seattle last month. I was visiting Linda, my dear friend, along with her sister, Gretchen (another dear friend). Linda and I go way back and our love of houses is just one of the many shared interests.
Linda and her family moved to Bainbridge Island about 14 years ago. She grew up in Corona del Mar, California, a lovely beach town in Southern California, and resided in the area up til then. It was hard for all of us to see her go, but once we visited this beautiful state, we understood and now look forward to regular visits.
Once inside the front door there is no end to interesting and attractive vignettes along with some beautiful antiques and wonderful art…
The other side of the entry has a built in book case. In addition to cookbooks, Linda has a collection of American Country hens.
The dining room and wet bar sit to the right of the entry.
On the far wall of the dining room sits an antique pine cupboard. Linda has a complete set of Villeroy & Boch ‘Petite Fleur’, so pretty on this cupboard.
Tom collects Scotch and these two Scottish nutcrackers were a gift; the wall under the cabinets in the wet bar are lined with corks the pair have collected over the years from many a perfectly delightful meal with wine, shared with friends and family.
This is the view of the back of the house. The home sits on a 5 acre lot. Other than the home and drive, with adjoining yard and outbuilding only accounts for a fraction of the lot, the rest consists of towering trees.
A couple of years ago Tom created a cutting garden. The battle between the deer and Linda and Tom wages on, they hope to plant enough herbs and flowers for all to enjoy!
I failed to take nearly as many pictures as I had planned but I wanted you to see some of Linda’s home. I’ll have to visit again to get some additional photos of the other rooms in the house…good excuse, right?