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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