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A $995K San Juan estate for the opulent lumberjack

It’s literally a stone’s throw from the water, even if you can’t throw a stone very far


Want to be one with the San Juan islands? This sprawling Northwest Contemporary home has all the woodsy wonder of a treehouse—but safely anchored on the ground, and with a whole lot more space. One main house with two bedrooms is to connected via solarium to another with an office and a master suite.

Mithun, the firm behind this home, also brought us the the 2007 Seattle Aquarium renovation—so they’re no strangers to connecting us landlubbers with the water that surrounds us. And you are, indeed, surrounded by water here—you could hop off the porch and, under the right circumstances, cause a small splash.

The water-facing side is surrounded by broad, wooden porches for basking in that Olympic Rain Shadow sun.

Inside, sweeping water views are the norm. There’s often more window than wall.

Wood grain cathedral ceilings and details blend the surrounding woodland straight into the home.

It’s a home built for someone who never wants to leave the outdoors—even when they have to hole up inside. Not that you’d ever get claustrophobic with two whole houses and such clear views!