Gorgeous homes on Orcas Island are the norm, but this sweeping estate in Eastsound is on another level.
Designed by prolific San Juans architect Roy Lundgren to maximize views and filled with art by the original owners, there’s no square inch of this property that doesn’t have something beautiful to contemplate.
Listing agent Kathryn Bowes tells us that the art in the home alone is appraised at more than $200,000. This includes standalone pieces that add something special to the property, like bronze statues by Vic Payne and Corinne Hartley—but it also includes details and artisan work built directly into the home.
Handrails and fireplaces in the home are hand-forged by Steve Gropp with motifs of trees and tendrils complement the wooded surroundings. This includes an outdoor fire pit, located in a round, covered patio lined with built-in wooden benches.
The theme continues in the rest of the home’s functional art, including a stained-glass tree that extends across an entire wall of windows and a door.
Artistic details make an appearance in every aspect of the home. One of our favorite corners is a library with a lofted reading nook, topped by a smaller stained glass window.
It’s no wonder all this functional artwork meshes so well in the home. Lundgren was an avid art collector himself, and designed his own home to show off his collection of paintings and art from around the globe.
Lundgren also designed this home to blend with the surrounding environment. The home features water views from every room in both the main house and guesthouse—save a few of the six bathrooms. In some places, you can even see Vancouver.
The home brings in the nearby nature, too—there’s a waterfall right outside the master bathroom.
The landscape is forested, so it’s easy to care for—full of both lavender and cedar trees—but if you like growing your own foliage, a collection of raised beds and a greenhouse are all ready to go.
Dive deeper into the natural setting with a private entrance to Moran State Park and hiking, biking, or horse trails—plus five freshwater lakes and Mount Constitution.
The artwork, attention to detail, and incredible access to nature, even for Orcas Island, set this home apart. But even just on paper, the estate is a paradise: A light-filled home and adorable guest house on 23 acres overlooking the Salish Sea.
301 Falls Drive, Eastsound [Sotheby’s]
Architect Roy Lundgren designs a city house on the up and up [Seattle Times]
Moran State Park [Washington State Parks]