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San Juan Island Estate - 763 Carefree Way - Friday Harbor - Property For Sale

763 Carefree Way, San Juan Island, WA 98250

Sited above one of the most beautiful and dramatic seascapes in the world, this legendary oceanfront compound shares almost 1,000 feet of enchanting coastline with migrating whales, bald eagles, and abundant wildlife delighted to call this home. Known on the island as The Stern Estate, the property was designed with meticulous supervision by the original owners, Edgar and Pauline Stern, founders of the world-renowned Deer Valley Ski Resort and Stanford Court Hotel. Exquisite taste and highest quality construction were hallmarks of the Sterns’ development/construction achievements, which culminated in their most treasured residence. As you are guided through this remarkable property you will see the creative genius manifested in unmatched attention to detail and quality of build – from the concrete pilings and footings in bedrock that elevate the floors to the exquisite, rare woods selected not only for beauty but durability. The structures are arranged in pods connected by stunning glass galleries, with almost 10,000 square feet of living space including the main house, guest apartment with separate entrance and kitchen, detached two bed/two bath guest house, and an additional 3,200 SqFt of covered decks to envelop yourself in the natural beauty of the land year-round. Other highlights include a luxurious primary suite with its own gym and dual closets/bathrooms, a media room, two offices/bonus rooms, a detached cigar room/studio, multiple garages and workshops, and two John Deere diesel generators that power the entire facility. With over 15 acres of lush gardens, forests, and meandering flagstone pathways to explore, this extraordinary opportunity provides an escape, an energy, and a home to enjoy for generations.


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Features & Amenities


Total Bedrooms 5
Total Bathrooms 7.5
Full Bathrooms 6
Half Bathrooms 3
Kitchen 3 Kitchens
Flooring Concrete, Hardwood, Burmese Teak, Slate, Carpet
Fireplace 6 Fireplaces – Living Room, Dining Room, Main Entry, Library, Guest Apartment, Master Bedroom (electric)
Other Interior Features Walls Constructed of Virgin Fir Lumber, Media Room, Wine Cellar, Library, Office, Guest Apartment, Mechanical Room, Remodel Completed in 2018


Garage Space 2
Water Source 4 Water Wells – 2 Capped and 2 in Current Use, 20,000-Gal Water Tank
Lot Features Solid Inlaid Stone Paths, Irrigated Gardens
Parking Heated 2 1/2 Car Garage Building
Heat Type Forced Air, Heat Pump, Insert, Radiant, Stove/Free Standing
Air Conditioning Yes
Substructure Reinforced Concrete Pilings & Footings at 2,500 to 3,000 lb. Imbedded in Bedrock
Disability Features 3 Elevators, Wheelchair Accessible
Green Features All Electric House, Green Energy
Other Exterior Features Covered Porches and Decks, Patios and Irrigated Gardens , Western Red Cedar Exterior

Area & Lot

Status For Sale
LOT SIZE 15.5 Acres
lifestyles Waterfront, Resort Style, Oceanfront, Eco Friendly
Water Frontage 900 Feet
View Description Ocean, Forest, Island, Canada, Mountains
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Friday Harbor Elementary School
MIDDLE SCHOOL Friday Harbor Middle School
HIGH SCHOOL Friday Harbor High School
School District San Juan Island School District


SALES PRICE $14,500,000
Tim Allen

“This legendary oceanfront compound shares over 1,000 feet of enchanting coastline with migrating whales.”

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