Ocean Homes Top 20 Coastal Homes 2016

Country meets the coast at this expansive estate in Washington. Nestled in more than 38 fenced acres on the shores of idyllic Friday Harbor, this wonderful family home offers an unparalleled land portfolio in a sheltered bay with a 360-foot deep-water dock for berthing a large yacht. The main residence delivers 11,686 square feet of interior and exterior living space, designed in a contemporary style with extensive use of timber. The open-plan living and dining room features a central stone fireplace. Outdoor entertaining spaces include a patio with a hot tub and wooded gardens leading to the dock and bay.

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San Juan Islands Real Estate Sales Increase, says the Puget Sound Business Journal

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Peter Phillips has that listing and agrees that increasing numbers of people are discovering the San Juan Islands. Phillips has a listing coming on later this week with a price tag of about $14 million on Orcas Island’s Cormorant Bay, near the town of Eastsound. Owned by a Santa Rosa couple, the 170-acre estate has a half mile of waterfront with two grandfathered-in private beaches and a deep water docking system that can accommodate a 170-foot yacht. It offers two houses at water’s edge, and a five hole golf course.

One of the most publicized pieces of property up for sale currently, an RSIR listing picked up by both Bloomberg and the Robb Report, is musician Steve Miller s 39-acre, $16.8 million property in Friday Harbor. It has a 5-year-old, 11,686-square-foot custom home, which looks like Hawaii meets the Northwest, and a 110-foot boat slip with a 360-foot causeway which leads from shore to dock. The deep water docking system is so top-of-the-line, it has been dubbed the Gucci dock. Built for entertaining, for creating and playing music, and for privacy, the sprawling rambler has only two bedrooms.

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Friday Harbor Estate Showcased in the Seattle Times

There’s quite a bit of hubbub recently about real estate in the Seattle area: bidding wars, $1,000 rent hikes, and ongoing discussions about equitable housing practices. 

And recently released data show that home prices in Washington are rising faster than any state in the country. If you like, you can distract yourself by checking out the 10 most expensive real-estate listings in Washington state.

With the entry-level price point being about $11 million, the data about rising statewide real estate doesn’t begin to touch these luxury home listings. It’s interesting to consider the locations: Seattle and Bellevue claim one apiece, with two each for Vashon and Mercer islands. The remaining homes are sprinkled across the shorelines of Puget Sound.

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The 10 Most Expensive Properties for Sale | Curbed.com

As news of Steve Miller's $16.8 million-dollar listing in Friday Harbor has been making the rounds recently, it's brought a renewed interest to the San Juan Islands. Perhaps what newcomers might find most intriguing is the realization that it's not even the most expensive listing on the island right now. Nor is it the second most-expensive either. With that in mind, we thought it might be a good time to check in with the islands to see what's at the top of the market these days. There's a lot of places we've written about before, even going back a couple of years. You've got islands (Trump Island, which is not named for who you think it's named for). You've got starchitects (George Suyama). You've got acreage (one property is 233 acres!). Check'm out.

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Rock, Roll & Relax

If you're that special kind of classic rock fan and island aficionado who also happens to be a tech millionaire, your dream property just came on the market.

Bloomberg reports that rocker Steve Miller's 38-acre compound in Friday Harbor is on the market for a cool $16.8 million. It features a massive main residence, fenced grounds and unparalleled access to the San Juan Islands. But the true jewel of the home, says Dean Jones, principal and owner of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, is a 360-foot deep water dock with a 110-foot slip.

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Friday Harbor Estate Featured on Curbed

This massive estate and property has been looking for a buyer for a few years now, but the price hasn't been right. Back in 2014, this 39-acre property hit the market for all of one day asking $20M. For some reason, it came down and stayed off the market until June 2015 when it re-emerged at $17.5M. After no bites, it went away in February. Now it's back and the price is down a little bit more: $16.8M.

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Realtor.com weighs in

It looks like newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller is attempting to fly like an eagle from his gorgeous spread on Washington’s San Juan Island. He recently listed his northwestern nest for $16,800,000.

That might sound like a princely sum, but Miller isn’t playing the joker. San Juan, the namesake island of the remote archipelago, is a 40-minute seaplane ride from Seattle, which makes it an ideal respite for actors, musicians, politicians, and tech titans.

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Fly like an eagle

The musician Steve Miller famously wants to stay right there at home, playing his music in the sun. And that’s what he’s been doing since 2011, when he built an 11,686-square-foot home on 38.72 acres he had owned in Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, Wash., for decades. Alas, he’s now got to be movin’ on, and his house at 67 Roulac Lane in Friday Harbor is on the market for $16.8 million.

As befits its Pacific Northwest setting—San Juan Island is the most populous of its namesake 172-island archipelago northwest of Seattle—the house is a marvel of woodworking, with clear fir on the walls, ceilings and floors. “Mr. Miller was very exacting in the selection of the wood materials,” said Dean Jones, president and chief executive officer of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, which holds the listing. “There are no knots in this building. This isn’t a home with a bunch of drywall. It’s very organic, celebrating the natural wood and the beautiful surroundings.”

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