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2565 Finkbonner Rd, Bellingham, WA, For Sale for $209,950

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Apologize if this is being cliche, but this beautiful home is definitely a one-of-a-kind! 

2565 Finkbonner road Bellingham, WA, is a home located in the Gooseberry Point community, which is about 20 minutes to Bellingham, and about 10 minutes to Ferndale. It has a Bellingham address, but is in the Ferndale School district.

The home was originally built in 1954, and then in 1993, completely gutted and remodeled, and a 2nd floor was added at this time as well. The 2nd floor was designed to take in the bay and Island views, and has a beautiful master suite, and an office space, with a neat built-in for a bed (perfect for guests).

So it now effectively offers 3 beds, plus a loft (office and guest bed) and 2 full baths (one up, one down). The foundation, wiring, siding, roof, and most components of the home were re-done to make this effectively a 1993 year built home. Then in more recent years, the current owners updated the home with fresh interior paint, a remodeled kitchen, new fixtures, and also added a gas fireplace.

So what you have now, is an updated home, with all of the modern features (stainless appliances, solid surface counters, master bath, new fixtures, double pane windows) but lots of charm and character through out.

The house also has great outdoor space to entertain, garden, and barbeque. There is a front deck that looks out to the bay, and then a back deck that is more private and goes out to the fenced backyard. There is handi-cap access from the rear deck as well.

The best part of the home, has to be the bay views and the beach. Gooseberry Point has a beautiful sandy beach, and in the summer, it is hard to beat. You will find many  clam digging or kayaking, or just walking the  beach, and soaking in the view. All of the homes in Gooseberry Point have private waterfront rights to this beach.

Here is a short video clip I made, showing the beach, and the short distance from the beach to the house..The video quality is not great, since this was shot on my cell phone.

You are also just steps to the Lummi Island Ferry, which you can walk on for the 10 minute ride across. Lummi Island offers restaraunts, biking, and much more. It’s just a very neat island to be able to take advantage of.

In this price range, there is always trade-offs. In this case, the trade-off would livingoutside of town and having a 10-25 minute commute.

But if your someone who avoids the “cookie-cutter”, and is looking for value in this price range, or just wants to live by the bay, it is absolutely worth your consideration.

To ask questions, or setup a personal tour, please contact me at 360.920.5901 or