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Just 3 miles southwest of the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal, the new ROOST neighborhood lies at the western edge of the Historic Lynwood Center Village with its eclectic mix of charming businesses, serving both locals and visitors alike. Across the street from the Rich Passage waterway and adjacent to Bainbridge Island’s “Gold Coast” neighborhood, Pleasant Beach, ROOST is a design-centric neighborhood, carefully crafted by Jeb and Belinda Thornburg of Indigo Architecture & Interiors. It is rooted in the idea that a life lived, conveniently on foot, is both a mentally and physically healthy life; giving you time to truly see and know your neighbors.
The first 10 ROOST residences, built and occupied in 2018, are sited on the north end of Flying Goat Avenue and are the first physical buildings to give shape to these community concepts. After over a decade of living with the ideas of this neighborhood “in their heads,” Jeb and Belinda were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for the first homes built, all of which sold before construction was even complete. “We could not have been more pleased that we somehow struck a chord with our belief that design does matter,” said Jeb Thornburg.
Available for sale now are the ROOST Live+Work townhomes; twelve generous 2,500 square foot residential penthouse-style units inspired by urban loft living and featuring either soaring three-story industrial scaled window walls flooding the stairwells with light or vintage Pioneer Square brick walls that give warmth and texture to the interiors.
The ROOST commercial spaces (500 square feet) can be connected to the residence if desired. Either way, they have their own exterior entrance and are purchased separately from the penthouse residences above; allowing small businesses the opportunity to invest in themselves by owning their own space.
ROOST also has direct access to the natural bounty of Bainbridge Island; including an adjacent public beach and forested paths via the Schel Chelb Estuary Trailhead to Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve and beyond. Some of the most popular places to enjoy a quintessential Pacific Northwest Island Life are right outside your ROOST front door.
And what is ModMa? It’s your hippest relative, your “Modern Grandma,” the one with the artistic panache and joie de vivre that’s infectious. It’s Cote d’Azur, Bainbridge Island style.