If you want views, climb to the top of the hill, buy about ten acres of it, and turn around to take in a panorama. Oh, and be prepared to negotiate the $1,860,000 price.
For that price and for that view, it makes sense to have a 4,000 square foot deck, especially in the banana belt climate that is the San Juan Islands. That should be enough room for some very large sunset viewing parties, or maybe star gazing far from city lights. Appreciate the swooping nature of the deck edge that doesn’t constrain itself to being square.
An added incentive for living outdoors is an outdoor kitchen equipped with a Viking Range and several other stainless steel appliances and components. Finally, stainless gets a chance to test itself against marine air, winter storms, and summer sunshine.
Despite the emphasis on the outdoors, there is an indoors, too. The house was custom built in 2004. Inside are three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,262 square feet of living space, almost as large as the deck. Combined, they effectively double the space available. The rooms are large, open, and take advantage of the views, naturally.
The indoor kitchen’s bragging rights are a Wolf stove and a copper range hood. Cook facing the view. Serve to guests in the corner window dining area. Clean with your back to world. Why dwell there? Clean it up and get back to the show.
Throughout, the Pacific Northwest Contemporary design is emphasized with a variety of woods, exposed beams, fir and softwood floors, and a generally refined yet relaxed atmosphere. You’re on top of the world, what better place to relax?
- 121 & 139 Yarrow Rd, San Juan Island [Windermere]