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BarnPlace is located in the wonderfully pristine, yet modern and growing community of Woodinville, Washington, just North-East of Seattle, and close to Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland, on the "Eastside" of Lake Washington. Being a suburban area, Woodinville has all the advantages of Seattle without all the hassles of the big city. As such, it has become a residential "mecca" of choice by those who work in the region, from the engineer at Microsoft to the executive at Boeing Aircraft. So, too, our beautiful and unique Home-stay facility offers all the best accommodations, without the undesirable elements of larger metropolitan areas. We are a mere five blocks from shopping, restaurants, and theaters in downtown Woodinville, yet tucked away among stately evergreen trees and open green fields. While enjoying a "Country" atmosphere, we are freeway close to Seattle and all of the region's attractions. Woodinville's official motto says it all: “Country Living, City Style”.

Our farm has an illustrious and unique history. This building was, indeed, a barn, built in 1939 in the Gothic Gambrel style. This stunning architecture lent naturally to the decision to con vert this massive 40 by 80 foot barn into a luxurious, rustic dwelling. Thus in 1965, then owners Ed and Sally Laiti redesigned the interior, creating four dormers: one on the north side and three on the south side. The lower half of each dormer gives light to the main floor rooms; the upper portion illuminates a mezzanine and additional bedrooms. The massive 35 by 40 foot living room boasts a seventeen-foot high ceiling and is lit by a twelve-foot high picture window; the view is stunning looking out over the small orchard and pastures, which in spring, bursts into bloom and fragrance. The living room is heated in winter by a massive wood-burning fireplace, lending an ambience that is hard to duplicate anywhere. The centerpiece, a twenty-four foot, hand-crafted table, has been the focal point of many social gatherings over the years: seating 32 people, it is perfect for that family reunion or group dinner.

Ed Laiti's creativity and talent is evident throughout our resident barn; he created unique "rake w heel" lights for the living room and staircase. Strolling the mezzanine, one can take in the view from the south dormers; you can see the Sammamish Valley, the towers of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle and beyond to Mount Rainier.

We opened our first Bed and Breakfast in Seattle in 1990. We were presented with the opportunity of acquiring "The Barn" in 1996. After seeing it and touring the surrounding area, we decided to take a sharp curve in the road of our lives and make this our new venture and home. It all felt like home to us: the natural beauty, the local nurseries, wineries, nature and bike trails. We are often asked about the local fare, and we are more than happy to tell you of all the local "secret" jewels to visit. Just ask! We will gladly inform you of the local activities and places to enjoy like lovely Snoqualmie Falls, or a Summer concert at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery! Tours of the local microbreweries is a fun way to get to know the area. You can even arrange a balloon ride over the Sammamish Valley on a beautiful summer's day.

We feel we offer great hospitality and wonderful accommodations for the long-term as well as the business traveler to Seattle and Puget Sound. So, when in the area, come and stay with us here at BarnPlace. We guarantee the most comfortable and unique experience possible. You can make your reservations by e-mailing us at barnplacefarm@gmail.com or costumebarn@gmail.com. Please remember to include your contact information.