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Oprah Winfrey buys Orcas Island estate Madroneagle for $8.28M

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Courtesy of Windermere

Looks like Oprah Winfrey is gaining a home away from home in the San Juan Islands. A spokesperson for Windermere confirmed the celebrity purchase, which, according to property records, closed at the end of May.

The 7,303-square-foot home on more than 40 acres, named “Madroneagle,” was designed by RMC Architects and built in 2007 by Pearson Construction. The eight-bedroom, six-and-a-quarter bathroom estate first hit the market back in 2016.

Like many of the luxurious vacation homes of the San Juans, the home is built using natural finishes that blend with the environment around it. The interior features reclaimed wood and iron underneath vaulted, exposed-beam ceilings for that airy, Pacific Northwest lodge look.

The grounds include a pizza oven (also suitable for bread, we imagine), 3,000 feet of waterfront, a wine cellar, and gardens.

Windermere confirmed that Winfrey bought the home as an investment property and has no plans to live there—but it’s not like she hasn’t fallen in love with the Northwest before, so maybe we’ll see her around the islands this summer.