A Cantilevered Bainbridge Island Home Set Atop a Historic Bunker Lists For $1.73M
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A Cantilevered Bainbridge Island Home Set Atop a Historic Bunker Lists For $1.73M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Instead of tearing down a historic bunker, Eggleston Farkas Architects incorporated the structure into a new steel-framed home.

This Bainbridge Island home is set atop a decommissioned military bunker that was built in 1904 as a lookout for coastal defense. The homeowners originally intended to tear down the historic bunker, however Seattle–based Eggleston Farkas Architects recommended that they incorporate it into their home design instead.

The home cantilevers out over its historic bunker base. 

The home cantilevers out over its historic bunker base. 

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The residence has an elongated, open-plan interior layout. 

The residence has an elongated, open-plan interior layout. 

"Rather than battle the bunker, an alliance was made," explain the architects on their website. They aligned a concrete garage with the bunker to form the base of the house, and located the living spaces in a cantilevered steel frame. The striking home offers incredible views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains—and it's currently for sale. 

The living room has a full-height wall of windows, and it opens to a deck with spectacular views of the forested surroundings.

The living room has a full-height wall of windows, and it opens to a deck with spectacular views of the forested surroundings.

The rectilinear floor plan places all of the living spaces in a row. The walls are paneled in rich Brazilian cherry wood, and they house ample built-in storage.

The rectilinear floor plan places all of the living spaces in a row. The walls are paneled in rich Brazilian cherry wood, and they house ample built-in storage.

The modern kitchen features high-end finishes and breakfast bar seating. 

The modern kitchen features high-end finishes and breakfast bar seating. 

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The master bedroom features amazing views and built-in storage. 

The master bedroom features amazing views and built-in storage. 

The bunker below the home currently serves as a storage area.

The bunker below the home currently serves as a storage area.

The home offers picturesque Pacific Northwest views.

The home offers picturesque Pacific Northwest views.

1577 Parkview Drive Northeast, Bainbridge Island, Washington is currently listed for $1,738,000 by Claudia Powers of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty.

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