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.

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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. Over the next 100 years, the original claim was divided and sold until Louise and Merlin Knapp built 'Sycamore Hill' in 1962. Designed by Norwegian-American architect Anker I. Molver, the stately residence was built from timber milled on-site.

Property 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.

In 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.

Bainbridge Island resident Kinam Sohn purchases ‘Sycamore Hill’ from the Knapp Estate. Her vision is to create a community ‘retreat.’

A convenient getaway

In 2003, Kinam Sohn purchased the property. In 2015, 'Sycamore Hill' was recast as 'Kingston House' and opened to the public as a vacation rental, for weddings and community festivals. In a few short years, we've become well-known as one of the region's most beautiful lodging and event destinations.

Located just 5-minutes from the Kingston Ferry and 20-mins. to Bainbridge Island, Kingston House is a convenient getaway.

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2019 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 2, 2019 –
October 22, 2019
(and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays)

$950./nt.

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

Off-Peak

Jan. 1 – May 1, 2019
Oct. 23 – Dec. 19, 2019
(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’s Residence
13. Nursery
14. Grovers Creek Preserve

House / Grounds

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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.

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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.