Peek Inside This $875K Island Treehouse Near Seattle

Peek Inside This $875K Island Treehouse Near Seattle

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Melissa Massello
Aug 14, 2017

Given the ever-increasing popularity of shows like Treehouse Masters, and Instagram accounts dedicated to all things Cabin Love and Rustic Houses, this aerial abode is a dreamy aesthetic treat.

Nestled into the woods of Bainbridge Island, due west across Puget Sound from downtown Seattle — once called the "Nantucket of the Pacific Northwest" — this luxurious treehouse features five stories of water views, three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and all the character, charm and antique architectural details of an imaginary Tall Ship designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for John Muir.

In fact, the "treehouse tower" on the popular commuter island (just a short 35-minute ferry ride from the terminal near Pike's Place Market), has been both home and muse to architect, author, and Living Buildings advocate Jason McLennan — a rising creative force who has been linked to luxury eco-friendly projects such as a forthcoming resort in Belize backed by Leonardo DiCaprio, according to Zillow Porchlight.


"It really spoke to me. It's really connected to the environment around it," McLennan told Zillow. "It has great views, great light and it has all these different levels. You can really find a space that fits your mood."


The dreamy naturalist design is cleverly built to capture all the organic beauty of Bainbridge Island and help residents and guests squeeze every drop of indoor-outdoor living and entertaining from the notoriously rainy and mercurial region. Enormous skylights, private sunrooms, and strategically placed windows nearly everywhere let in as much sunshine as Mother Nature will allow on any given Pacific Northwest day, plus sweeping views of Puget Sound (and the mature landscaping done by Bainbridge Botanicals).

"It really spoke to me. It's really connected to the environment around it," McLennan told Zillow. "It has great views, great light and it has all these different levels. You can really find a space that fits your mood."

Despite only being built in 1978, sustainability and salvaged materials lend the home the feeling of an old soul: a wall of craftsman leaded glass lines the kitchen, reclaimed wood lines the home from literally floor to ceiling, including beams made of old-growth Douglas fir that may be more than 100 years old — even salvaged porthole windows from a local shipyard.

The 3,118 square foot home at 3187 Point White Drive most recently sold for $875,000 through Southeby's International. Take a virtual 360-degree tour of the "bohemian" property in this Southeby's listing video, or check out the photo gallery on Zillow Porchlight photographed by Erik Hecht and styled by Lily Karsten.

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