Michelle Dolch

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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 by David Kinderfather 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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