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A Chic and Charming Home

A Chic and Charming Home

A contemporary, stucco home on the south end of Bainbridge Island delivers unexpected turns of surprise and delight far exceeding the simplicity of its exterior. A colonnade between the garage and the home frames a view of Port Orchard Passage on its way … read more

Olalla Mission-Style Home
Cover Feature

Olalla Mission-Style Home gets Modernized

In 2006, the couple knew they needed a life change to a place where summertime enjoyment out of doors in the evening was possible. Visiting friends in Gig Harbor, they discovered a climate and community that attracted them, and eventually started making an … read more

NW Millwork and Door
Design|Build

Precise and Personable — The ‘Door Doctor’ is In

Dave Tripp, owner of NW Millwork and Door Co., said his friends like to call him “doctor.” While playful, the nickname hints to the secret behind Tripp’s success of over 20 years in the construction industry. He grew up on Bainbridge Island and … read more

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Builder/Designer Spotlight — Joe Gates Construction
Builder/Designer Spotlight

Joe Gates Construction — Remodelers with a flair for making the impossible, probable!

For more than a decade, WestSound Home & Garden has been featuring some of the best local home and garden professionals who can help your dream project — or just take some maintenance to-do work off your hands. Now, we’re adding one more … read more

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Sheds

‘Shedding’ Light on a New Trend in Building

As a kid in the 1970s, I remember all my neighbors having those cheesy, metal sheds with a barn-style roof in the backyard. Yes, one of those where they kept all the Christmas stuff, the lawnmower — you name it. They were patently … read more

Kimmel Family Forever Home

A New Day for a Century-Old Cabin

A vintage Lemolo beach retreat lies at the...

In 1920, fishermen dangling a line along the shoreline between Poulsbo and Agate Pass may have noticed a neat little beach cabin standing alone in the quiet shelter of Lemolo’s Brauer Cove. The tiny dwelling was standard for its day, little more than … read more

(Photo courtesy Eric Morgensen)

Bremerton’s Art Deco Buildings a Nod to a Different Era

At first glance, it’s their exterior colors that make them distinct: the cobalt blue of Bremerton’s Pacific Planetarium, Admiral Theatre’s color scheme of empire gold and rockwood red, and pale yellows of the city’s downtown library. Then it’s their lines — curves, sculptured … read more

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Small Home Downsizing
Downsizing, Part 3

How to Prepare Your New, Downsized Space

Now that you’ve decided you want to downsize into a smaller home and have put some thought into how to purge the things you don’t need, you need to think about how your new, downsized space will look. Preparing for this new space … read more

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