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Kingston House is rolling lawns, gardens, woods and a grand mid-century home of douglas-fir and stone. Neither pretentious nor rustic, it is a quintessential Pacific Northwest setting for your celebration or weekend getaway. We would love to host you here.

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Quintessentially Pacific Northwest

Kingston House is 27 acres of rolling lawns, gardens, woods and a grand mid-century home of douglas-fir and stone. Neither pretentious nor rustic, it is a quintessential Pacific Northwest setting for your celebration or weekend getaway.

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'Sycamore Hill'

In 1860, Virginian Luther Bushong received a land patent for 160 acres due west of Appletree Cove. 102 years later, Louise and Merlin Knapp built 'Sycamore Hill' in 1962. Designed by Norwegian-American architect Anker I. Molver, the home of douglas-fir and stone was built from timbers milled on-site.

A convenient getaway

In 2003, Kinam Sohn purchased the property. In 2015, 'Sycamore Hill' was recast as 'Kingston House' and opened to the public. Located just 5-minutes from the Kingston Ferry and 20-mins. to Bainbridge Island, Kingston House is fast becoming one of Kitsap's favorite destinations.

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We were stunned by the site's beauty and tranquility. Thank you.

Ruth April 2019

The owner's passion for this property clearly shows. It's much more than a place to stay.

Diogenes December 2017

The check-in process was seamless and Matt was one of the most pleasant, communicative hosts I've rented from.

Tori June 2017

Zen. Peace. Harmony. The photos do not do this property justice.

Diogenes December 2017

Everyone agreed that this is the best house we have ever rented. The place is really amazing.

Svetlana January 2018

Lodging-only Rates

Overview

27 acres
~4,000 sq. ft. Residence
Up to 14 overnight guests
4 Bedrooms + Loft (7 beds)
3.5 Bathrooms
Wood + Gas fireplaces
Outdoor Fire Pits
Lavender Farm
Pond + Canoes
Walking Paths
Air Conditioning
Wifi, satellite + Netflix
4 pm Check-in
11 am Check-out
Dogs allowed (fee)

Peak

Weekends Between May – October
(and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays)

$950./nt.

4-night minimum
+ $200 Housekeeping Fee
Pet fee addt’l.
Event fee addt’l.

Off-Peak

January – April
November – December
(and mid-week during Peak)

$675./nt.

2-night minimum
+ $200 Housekeeping Fee
Pet fee addt’l.
Event fee addt’l.

House / Grounds

1. Main Gate
2. Residence
3. Event Hall & Courtyard
4. Waterfall Terrace
5. Ceremony Gazebo & Tent
6. Pond-side Arbor
7. Pond
8. Trails
9. Lavender Farm
10. Hilltop Gazebo
11. The Pasture
12. Owner Residence
13. Nursery
14. Grovers Creek Preserve

Milestones

Virginian Luther D. Bushong receives a land patent for 160 acres located due west of Appletree Cove.¬†Bushong’s family is listed as living in Port Gamble Precinct in the 1889 Washington Territory Census.

anker-molver-kingston-house_800x432In 1962, as Seattle welcomed the world to its World’s Fair, Louise and Merlin Knapp move into their new home designed by celebrated Norwegian-American architect, Anker I. Molver.

kingston-house-seattle-wedding-venues_800x432Bainbridge Island resident Kinam Sohn purchases ‘Sycamore Hill’ from the Knapp Estate. Her vision is to create a community ‘retreat.’

kingston-house-maple-tree-corner_800x432Kinam Sohn’s son, Matt Kelley, purchases three adjacent land parcels to expand the Kingston House/Maple Tree Corner footprint to 27 acres.

kingston-house-wedding-venue-kitsap-county_800x432The newly-rebranded ‘Kingston House’ completes construction of a new event hall and starts hosting weddings and other events.

kingston-lavender-festival_kingston-house_800x432Kingston House hosts the first ‘Kingston Lavender Festival’ at its lavender field atop Sycamore Hill. Over 600 guests enjoy live music, food trucks, and thousands of blooming lavender plants.

House / Grounds

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Ready to Book Your Stay?

If you have additional questions or are ready to reserve your dates, call (360) 930 9737 or email us by clicking below.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kingston House.

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Read Bainbridge architect Michael Loverich's article about Anker Molver's mid-century masterpiece in Kingston magazine.

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Read Bainbridge architect Michael Loverich's article about Anker Molver's mid-century masterpiece in Kingston magazine.