Warm Modern Waterfront Residence

Characterized by clean lines and minimalist living spaces, modern architecture sometimes gets a bad rap for being cold and impersonal. Set just outside of Seattle on Bainbridge Island, this inviting residence proves that mod style doesn't have to be severe.

Location: Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Listed By: Dennis Paige of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty
Price: $2,500,000

Originally built in 1979 by prolific architect Hal Moldstad, this home perfectly exemplifies the Northwest modern style -- a regional take on modern architecture defined by an abundant use of natural materials. Outfitted with clear cedar walls, cascade granite countertops and slate floors, this 5,000-square-foot residence's large, open living spaces feel surprisingly warm and cozy.

The emphasis on nature continues outside, where Zen gardens hug the home's exterior and large decks face 162 feet of pristine water frontage. Browse the photos below to see more of this welcoming waterfront retreat.

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