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More people are interested in buying locally made products than ever before. You can capitalize on many consumers’ return to local shopping by emphasizing that all components of your furniture are made in the United States, or in your town or area. The same applies to handmade goods. Individuals who are tired of mass-produced goods are often the same people who are interested in buying locally. Given this climate, it is a good time to start a handmade furniture business.

Stunning midcentury home on the market for the first time asks $1.4M

The 1965 home was designed for structural engineer Jack Christiansen.

With incredible views toward Olympic National Park

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.

Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington

Price: $1,375,000

This incredible midcentury modern home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, is on the market for the first time. Designed in 1965 for Jack Christiansen, the pioneering engineer behind Seattle’s Kingdome roof and many other iconic buildings throughout the state, the post-and-beam waterfront residence appears to be virtually untouched and beautifully maintained over the years.

Although details about the property are sparse, it comprises a two-story main house and a separate master suite connected by a glazed hallway and an expansive deck propped on a concrete dais. (This structure appears throughout the property.) Midcentury era details abound, starting with its glass and wood construction, network of Japanese-inspired beams running through the interiors and framing the facade, wood screens, open floorplan, indoor-outdoor connections, and glazed expanses that frame stunning water and mountain...


The 1965 home was designed for structural engineer Jack Christiansen.

With incredible views toward Olympic National Park

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.

Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington

Price: $1,375,000

This incredible midcentury modern home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, is on the market for the first time. Designed in 1965 for Jack Christiansen, the pioneering engineer behind Seattle’s Kingdome roof and many other iconic buildings throughout the state, the post-and-beam waterfront residence appears to be virtually untouched and beautifully maintained over the years.

Although details about the property are sparse, it comprises a two-story main house and a separate master suite connected by a glazed hallway and an expansive deck propped on a concrete dais. (This structure appears throughout the property.) Midcentury era details abound, starting with its glass and wood construction, network of Japanese-inspired beams running through the interiors and framing the facade, wood screens, open floorplan, indoor-outdoor connections, and glazed expanses that frame stunning water and mountain views.

Upstairs, the main living room features a brick fireplace and an expanse of glass looking out toward Olympic National Park. A dining room follows then flows into a period kitchen with what appears to be original wood cabinetry and tiling. Downstairs, there’s a smaller family room that also has a brick fireplace and even includes a sink.

As for bedrooms, there are four, with the aforementioned private master suite occupying its own space. Here, wood panels the walls, while built-in shelving, a dressing room, wood-burning stove, and a bathroom complete it. And, of course, glass doors open directly onto the deck. An additional full and partial bath round out the listing.

Located at 7799 Hansen Road on three acres with two lots and 175 feet of private beach access, it’s offered at $1.375 million. Have a look.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty

The 1965 home was designed for structural engineer Jack Christiansen.

With incredible views toward Olympic National Park

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.

Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington

Price: $1,375,000

This incredible midcentury modern home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, is on the market for the first time. Designed in 1965 for Jack Christiansen, the pioneering engineer behind Seattle’s Kingdome roof and many other iconic buildings throughout the state, the post-and-beam waterfront residence appears to be virtually untouched and beautifully maintained over the years.

Although details about the property are sparse, it comprises a two-story main house and a separate master suite connected by a glazed hallway and an expansive deck propped on a concrete dais. (This structure appears throughout the property.) Midcentury era details abound, starting with its glass and wood construction, network of Japanese-inspired beams running through the interiors and framing the facade, wood screens, open floorplan, indoor-outdoor connections, and glazed expanses that frame stunning water and mountain views.

Upstairs, the main living room features a brick fireplace and an expanse of glass looking out toward Olympic National Park. A dining room follows then flows into a period kitchen with what appears to be original wood cabinetry and tiling. Downstairs, there’s a smaller family room that also has a brick fireplace and even includes a sink.

As for bedrooms, there are four, with the aforementioned private master suite occupying its own space. Here, wood panels the walls, while built-in shelving, a dressing room, wood-burning stove, and a bathroom complete it. And, of course, glass doors open directly onto the deck. An additional full and partial bath round out the listing.

Located at 7799 Hansen Road on three acres with two lots and 175 feet of private beach access, it’s offered at $1.375 million. Have a look.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty


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Give your business a name. Name your business something that indicates what you sell. This will come in handy later on, when you are marketing your business and want people to associate your business name with handmade furniture.
File a DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” at your local county clerk’s office. You may want to do a search to ensure that no other business in your town is operating under the same name. If you live in a large metropolitan area, a search is a necessity.
Create a line of furniture. You’ll need to have models of each piece of furniture that you intend to sell, so that customers can easily visualize what you have to offer. Add to your furniture line each year so that your stock stays fresh and on-trend.