With all this talk of skyrocketing rents and zoning gone mad, maybe we should all look outside of Seattle for some peace and quiet. If that's what you're thinking, and you've got a few dollars saved up, you might want to look to the San Juans, where the only thing more stunning than the homes are the views. We spotted seven estates across the islands that pack a whole lot into their lots. Check them out below and decide if you'd trade in I-5 traffic and aPodments for whale-watching and guest cottages.Read More
Seven Striking Estates On The San Juan Islands
420 Catspaw Lane - $11.5M
This 2007-built 3-BR rests on over 40 acres of land, including 3,000 feet of waterfront. Amenities include rare reclaimed wood features, wood fired pizza oven, large entertainment room, wine cellar, library, tea house, sauna, pond and stream.
0 Halsey Rd - $7M
Located on just under eight acres, this Point on Jensen’s Bay waterfront compound includes a 4,100 square-foot main home, 1,100 square-foot two-BR detached guest house and a 1,600 square-foot shop/garage.
723 Carefree Way - $6.95M
You won't find too many homes more perfectly-situated for sunsets and whale watching. This West Side Estate includes an attached guest suite, 2-BR guest house, exceptional landscaping, stone pathways, and many stone viewing terraces with seating.
265 Rainshadow Road - $3.5M
Designed by architect Tom Kundig, the property includes a 2844 square-foot main house with an 18' high steel front door, large patios, extensive and delightful gardens, and a 520 square-foot guest house with 3 decks that pull up as walls. Seriously.
109 Westerly Court - $3.495M
Not only is there a 3-BR/3-bath main house with a two-carat garage but also a 3-BR/1-bath & 1-BR/1-bath guest homes on this 5K acre compound. Lounge on the patio with stone fire-pit and heated pool with spa. Or play on the private dinghy dock, buoy, & beach.
236 Mooney Lane - $2.89M
Designed by Jeb Thornberg & Michael Wangen of Indigo Design, the foundation legs of this modern home support a Vierendeel frame that allow the wings of the house to cantilever 28 ft in both directions. Nary a view will be missed.
5523 West Side Rd - $2.25M
Here you'll find Old English Country Cottage architecture set in the middle of 32 acres with stunning southwest views. The estate includes a 2,200 square-foot 3-BR main house, new 60’ pool, guest house and new recreation studio.