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Estes Builders’ 500th Home Delivers Epic Views

Jun 14th, 2019 Estes Builders’ 500th Home Delivers Epic Views

When you ask the Lesleys what they sought most for their new custom home, their answer is simple: Maximize the views. And rightfully so: The 5-acre property, perched on the side of the Olympic Mountains, offers a sweeping panorama of Port Angeles, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Victoria, and Mount Baker. To ensure couple […]

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Buying Land on Bainbridge Island

May 28th, 2019 Buying Land on Bainbridge Island

Island living brings a lot of perks—from safe seclusion to stunning views—but also unique challenges. Buying land on Bainbridge Island involves a few hurdles, first in finding a great parcel and then navigating regulations and requirements. Here are a few things to consider when buying property and how it can impact your timeline and budget: […]

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Life on Bainbridge Island

May 22nd, 2019 Life on Bainbridge Island

When it comes to choosing a place to live, there’s little to argue with about Bainbridge Island. A small-town setting and quiet beaches present an idyllic backdrop, yet the heart of Seattle—and its job opportunities—are just a 35-minute ferry ride away. And while its roots, and much of its topography, are still rural, lifestyles on […]

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Bainbridge Island Home Is All About the Details

May 14th, 2019 Bainbridge Island Home Is All About the Details

A quick glance at the new golf course home on Bainbridge Island reveals on-trend vertical siding and black window frames, a fresh, modern take on traditional farmhouse styling. But it’s the little details—and the challenges overcome—that truly set this home apart. The homeowners, recent empty-nesters, came to Estes Builders with a desire to downsize, but […]

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