Ericksen Cottages - Bainbridge Island, WA

Sustainable living, stylish design

The Ericksen Cottages are located on picturesque Bainbridge Island in Winslow, just a quick few block walk from the ferry to downtown Seattle. This compact and connected walkable community is the perfect choice for small households who seek a peaceful retreat in the lively walkable community of Winslow and the convenience of quick access to downtown Seattle's urban center. Like all of our pocket neighborhoods, it's the perfect marriage of a privacy and community, sustainability and stylish design.

Eleven two- or three-bedroom cottages feature their own private yards surrounded by a low fence, clustered around a riotously designed garden courtyard. Neighbors frequently connect by a stroll through the peaceful commons area gardens, gathering in the Commons building or a chance meeting at the mailbox. All cottages include a room-sized covered porch, front porch flower boxes, private yards, freestanding gas fireplaces, regional hardwood floors and cabinets, bay windows, vaulted ceilings, wood paneling, classic details, built-ins, great light, character and charm.

Ericksen Cottages was completed and SOLD OUT in 2003.  Sign Up Here to be notified of resale opportunities in this community.

Ericksen Cottages was designed by Charles Wenzlau AIA, Wenzlau Architects.

The Wall Street Journal features The Cottage Company
The Wall Street Journal features The Cottage Company in a cover story titled 'Luxury homes that come in little packages'.

Best in American Living features The Cottage Company
The Cottage Company is featured in the Winter 2014 issue of Best in American Living, published by the National Association of Home Builders, in an article titled 'The Missing Middle'.

On Common Ground's Winter 2014 issue features The Cottage Company
On Common Ground, published by the National Association of Realtors & Smart Growth, features The Cottage Company in an article titled 'Mid-Range Density'. Owners from Ericksen Cottages & Conover Commons are interviewed.

Kitsap Business Journal features Ericksen Cottages & Chico Beach Cottages architect Charlie Wenzlau
Ericksen Cottages & Chico Beach Cottages architect Charlie Wenzlau is featured in a story profiling the broad scope of his great work on Bainbridge Island and in Kitsap County.

Better Homes & Gardens magazine features The Cottage Company!
BH&G featured one of our Seattle home renovations in it's April 2013 edition. The home was completely rebuilt as new renovation that includes many energy efficient features and rain gardens that infiltrate 100% of the storm water runoff from the property!

Linda Pruitt Keynote Speaker at Delaware Housing Summit
Join Linda Pruitt and other thought-leaders for 'Planning for Complete Communities in Delaware', a day long summit on November 13, 2012.

Chico Beach Cottages a Builders Choice Grand Award Winner!
Chico Beach Cottages was selected to receive a Grand Award for single family community at the 32nd annual Builders Choice Design & Planning Awards!

Green Home Builder Magazine features Chico Beach cottages!
Green Home Builder magazine presents a feature article about our recently completed Chico Beach Cottages community! See page 64.

Bainbridge Island Library presents Home at the Library , 'Small Footprint Homes'
Join Linda Pruitt, Charlie Wenzlau and Russ Hamlet in a free presentation entitled 'Small Footprint Homes' at the Bainbridge Island Library!

Chico Beach Cottages featured in Professional Builder magazine!
Professional Builder magazine features Chico Beach Cottages in a story entitled 'Young at heart: Designing homes for the new 50+ market'. Thanks to writer Susan Bady!

The Cottage Company is featured in 'On Common Ground's' Winter 2012 issue
The National Association of Realtors Winter 2012 publication 'On Common Ground', features coverage of our pocket neighborhood communities in an article titled 'Building Community on a small scale and at a slower pace'.

Westsound Home and Garden features Chico Beach Cottages!
The December 2011 Winter Issue of Westsound Home and Garden magazine featured Chico Beach Cottages in a story entitled 'Trends in Quality, Sustainable Housing'. Thanks to writer Molly McCabe!

Green Building & Design magazine features Chico Beach Cottages!
Green Building & Design magazine features our Chico Beach Cottages community in the Sept. 2011 issue in an article comparing the philosophies of the Arts & Crafts movement and today's green building strategies. The story begins on page 22. Kudos to writer Alan Oakes.

The Cottage Company featured in Yahoo Finance Fortune Magazine article
Yahoo Finance posted an article mentioning The Cottage Company! The article profiles four great places and the lifestyles that baby boomers desire in their active retirement. Seattle's great arts scene, urban lifestyle and health care is mentioned as a draw - along with The Cottage Company and our innovative communities! Terrific!

The Seattle Times features Chico Beach Cottages!
The Seattle Times New Home Saturday featured our newest community, Chico Beach Cottages in a front page story! Come see our newest community!

Kitsap Sun features Chico Beach Cottages as 'Home of the Week'!
Chico Beach Cottages is featured as the Kitsap Sun's 'Home of the Week'.

Chico Beach Cottages Grand Opening weekend festivities announced!
Please join us on April 8 - 10 for Chico Beach Cottages Grand Opening weekend festivities!

The Cottage Company featured in USA Today
USA Today profiled homeowners in our Greenwood Avenue Cottages pocket neighborhood community!

Alaska Airlines features The Cottage Company!
Alaska Airlines March 2011 in-flight magazine features The Cottage Company in an article by Jennifer Haupt titled 'Low Maintenance Living'. View the digital edition on Page 98.

Chico Beach Cottages Profiled as 'Development of the Week'
Chico Beach Cottages was profiled in the Bainbridge Islander as 'Development of the Week'. Read all about it!

The Cottage Company announces start of construction on Chico Beach Cottages
The Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal profiles the Chico Beach Cottages and the start of construction of the seven-home waterfront community.

Chico Beach Cottages Construction Launch!
Construction has begun at Chico Beach Cottages! Check out the Kitsap Sun news story.

We've started construction on Chico Beach Cottages! Read the Press Release
We've launched construction of our latest community, Chico Beach Cottages. Seven homes are planned for completion mid-May 2011.

More great press! Bloomberg Business Week has identified Silverdale/Bremerton as #1.
Silverdale & Bremerton are identified as the #1 housing market in America to see significant price appreciation by 2014, predicting a +44.7% rate of growth by 2014. Low unemployment and a strong local jobs economy help to fuel to forecast price appreciation. Great time to buy!

Home Sweet Cozy Home
The Seattle Times featured our Greenwood Avenue Cottages in 'An Upside to Downsizing'. The cottages that have sprouted around the Seattle area are small, but don't feel that way and are part of a nationwide trend toward smaller homes.

U.S. News & World Report names Silverdale/Bremerton as #1 in price appreciation!
Read the Article! U.S. News & World Report names the Chico Beach Cottages Bremerton/Silverdale area as #1 in the U.S. Top Ten Housing Markets planned for real estate appreciation over the next decade.

Conover Commons wins two 2009 Gold Nugget Grand Awards at PCBC
Conover Commons was awarded two 2009 Grand Awards at the recent Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Awards held in San Francisco.

Conover Commons wins 2009 AIA National Housing Award
Conover Commons wins American Institute of Architects 2009 Housing Award! Conover Commons awarded in the One/Two Family Production Housing category, was one of only 17 national winners.

Lehrer News Hour
The Lehrer News Hour on PBS recently featured our Danielson Grove community as an example of 'low impact development' and more sustainable storm water quality management. View the video.

Cottage Living Magazine
Cottage Living Magazine features our Greenwood Avenue Cottages, Danielson Grove and Third Street Cottages communities.

World Changing Seattle
The online publication, World Changing Seattle, published an October 2008 story featuring our Danielson Grove & Third Street Cottages communities.

Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine
Pacific NW Magazine features our Danielson Grove community in an article by Valerie Easton.

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What homeowners say:

"Not only did we buy a great house, but we bought into a community where people really care.  We travel a lot, and it's nice to know there are eleven other homeowners to watch over our place when we're gone. And, it's always a pleasure to come back home."