The Wimsey Lane Neighborhood

Wimsey Lane is also known as the Raven’s Reach Neighborhood. There are 16 homes in the small cul-de-dac neighborhood, which consists of homes built in the 1990’s. The homes are unique and vary in styles. Several different builders built homes on the street, including Dick Duncan, Garrett Larson and Gordon Thomas.

Wimsey Lane is in the Eagle Dale Area on Bainbridge. The Eagle Dale Neighborhood is full of things to see and do. One of my favorite scenic drives is from the Y turning onto Eagle Harbor Drive all the way to the Bill Point Neighborhood. Off of Eagle Harbor Drive there are several places to stop and view Eagle Harbor, including the popular Pritchard Park with the new Japanese Memorial.

From the parking area at Pritchard Park, you can take a path to the beach area. The beach is a great place to soak up the summer sun and watch the ferries come and go. From the beach area you have a direct view of Winslow and Harbor Square. The trails along the beach are great for dog walks, or a scenic run.

Another park in the neighborhood is the Eagledale Park. The park comprises seven acres and is on Rose Avenue off of Eagle Harbor Drive. At the park you will find a play structure for kids, tennis courts, volleyball courts, picnic shelters, an off leash dog park area, and the Parks and Recreation Arts and Crafts/Pottery Center is housed on the park’s grounds.

The Eagle Dale Neighborhood has a comfortable established feel. As you tour along Eagle Harbor Drive you can stop and buy farm fresh eggs from a neighbor’s chicken coop, and at Halloween the neighbors carve and display their pumpkins on the split rail fence on the corner of Eagle Harbor Drive and New Sweden Avenue. There are also convenient and well used city and school bus stops along Eagle Harbor Drive.

The Eagle Dale Neighborhood has many homes with harbor, Seattle and Cascade views. Many homes are also set on acreage. This area on the island is close enough to town and the ferry (about 3 miles) for convenience, yet the rural feel makes you feel like you are worlds away from the city.

Recent Sales in the Neighborhood have been on Rose Avenue, Old Creosote Hill Drive, Harborcrest Drive, Eagle Harbor Drive and New Sweden Avenue. Homes vary greatly in size, age and quality, but the prices have ranged from $450k to $900K.

Currently there are two other homes for sale on Wimsey Lane, click here to find out more information about those homes.

Details About the Home

  • Single family home
  • Built in 1994 by Garrett Larson
  • 3,142 square foot home
  • .80 acre lot
  • 3 bedrooms (plus one guest room) /2.5 baths
  • Large bonus room above garage
  • Four bedroom sand-filtered alternative septic system
  • Community shared well
  • Small 16 home cul-de-sac neighborhood

At-a-Glance Features

  • Main floor master with french doors to deck
  • Peek-a-boo views of Seattle, the Sound and Cascades
  • Kitchen with granite countertops, bar seating & hardwood floors
  • Covered front porch that runs the length of the house
  • Three sets of doors leading to 1700 sq. ft. back deck
  • Formal living room with marble propane fire-place
  • Formal dining room
  • Three rooms and a bonus room upstairs
  • Built-in shelves and cabinetry
  • Two car attached garage
  • Automatic, propane powered generator
  • Automatic sprinkler system and pond with water-fall
  • ADT Security System
  • Invisible pet fencing
  • Cris Ugles Home Inspection Report from 2008 available

Presented By

Jennifer Pells


  • SOLD 3/31/11 for $535,000 - short sale + bankruptcy
  • NWMLS #: 173868