Did we mention it has water views?

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated December 18, 2017
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If you follow Zillow, you already know it’s a go-to site to peek inside the most incredible homes, whether it’s a shipping container tiny home or Audrey Hepburn’s former residence. Each week, the site features a new house worthy of our admiration on Zillow Porchlight, and at the end of the year, the property with the most votes is crowned the House of the Year. The 2017 winner was recently announced, and this stunning five-story treehouse is upping the bar for #homegoals.

Located on Bainbridge Island, just outside of Seattle, Washington, this three-bedroom, four-bathroom house was built in 1978, and it features lots of reclaimed wood and accents salvaged from ships. Part treehouse, part ship, it combines two fantasy homes into one. When Zillow originally toured the property, it was the home of architect and designer Jason McLennan, but the house was sold for $875,000 this past summer. Take a mini tour of the dream home, below.

Zillow / Photography by Erik Hecht / set decoration Lily Karsten/ plants Bainbridge Botanicals

2017 House of the Year

At first glance, it's easy to see why this towering home nestled in the trees is a favorite among Zillow's followers.

Zillow / Photography by Erik Hecht / set decoration Lily Karsten/ plants Bainbridge Botanicals

The Gorgeous Kitchen

In the kitchen, a 12-foot-long leaded glass window spans one wall, providing a peek of the trees and water just outside. Adjacent doors open up to a patio that boasts views of Puget Sound.

Zillow / Photography by Erik Hecht / set decoration Lily Karsten/ plants Bainbridge Botanicals

Windows Crafted from Salvaged Portholes

Some of the home’s windows are repurposed ship portholes, a reflection of the local maritime industry.

Zillow / Photography by Erik Hecht / set decoration Lily Karsten/ plants Bainbridge Botanicals

A Bedroom Among the Trees

The fourth and fifth floors of the home both contain bedrooms, each with spectacular water views.

Zillow / Photography by Erik Hecht / set decoration Lily Karsten/ plants Bainbridge Botanicals

A Room With a View

The home’s former owner used part of the fifth floor as his private office. Outside the windows, 200-foot-tall cedars and other trees create a lush background to inspire more creative work.