For the engaged globalist, the Friday Harbor community is surprisingly accessible. It is within a one-hour seaplane flight, door-to-door, from downtown Seattle, and daily commercial service is scheduled throughout the year. San Juan Island is a mere puddle jump to Bellingham International Airport, where large private jets can easily land and from which a growing number of commercial flights are available to routine locales in business and vacation destinations. In addition, routine ferry service is available to Anacortes and Victoria, BC, gateway to the San Juan Archipelago and the Pacific Ocean, and the international metropolis of Vancouver, BC is readily accessible for work or play. Friday Harbor offers convenient moorage and marina services, and Seattle is one of the world’s premier yacht basins.
The Pacific Northwest has long been a world technology leader, the birthplace of Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon, and a talent center for Google, Facebook and a host of other world leaders. A home on San Juan Island places potential residents within day meeting distance of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. Although incredibly private and ensconced by natural beauty, this is a community that remains directly connected to the world pulse with high-speed Internet connections. A home here is also easy to justify, as Washington is one of only a few states that has no state income taxes.
Friday Harbor Estate is a singular creation – a portfolio-level estate that combines unparalleled levels of artistry and craftsmanship with understated regional architectural cues to produce a profound sense of history and reverence for its surroundings. It conveys a sense of modesty and oneness with the land that is rare in a property of this stature, all the while affording the most sublime levels of comfort, security and privacy for its fortunate owners. With its robust support systems and close proximity to the global economy, Friday Harbor Estate can be a primary residence of remarkable charm, a vacation compound without compare or an executive retreat of the highest level. Regardless, it stands as a celebration of nature, and as a testament to quality and refined taste. Friday Harbor Estate is an exceptional move-in ready canvas for its next steward.