In April, Dole Food President & COO Michael Carter announced he would be retiring. Considering the company had revenues of $6.9 billion in 2010, you had to figure he was living pretty well. $25 million-dollars well, it turns out, as Carter has listed the 5-BR house on a 21-acre estate he has lived at since completing in 2013. Dubbed Eagle's Nest (natch), the property was a 16-year labor of love. Carter originally built a 1,000 square-foot guest house & carriage house on the property in 2002 while he waited for the manor home to be completed. Eleven years later, he moved in 19,676 square-foot mansion which includes five bedroom suites, one master with it's own private laundry, theater room, wine cellar and guest apartment with its own kitchen and entrance. Outside, roam the 4,000 square feet of terraces or relax in the spa that's "built like it just came out of the earth." Don't worry about Carter, he's off to live in his Sherwood Country Club mansion in California. We don't know who's going to be the next person to climb that freestanding staircase and call this place home, but we're going to guess they'll be of a similar tax bracket. Just a hunch.
· Former Dole president Michael Carter to sell $25M San Juan Island estate [PSBJ]
· Dole Food promotes Linden to COO [LABJ]
· 678 Primrose Lane, Friday Harbor [Windermere]