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"Fly Like An Eagle" Into Steve Miller's $16.8 Million Washington Estate

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"Fly Like An Eagle" Into Steve Miller's $16.8 Million Washington Estate

On June 13th, Lisa Selin Davis of Bloomberg told readers to “Fly Like an Eagle Into Steve Miller’s $16.8 Million Washington Estate,” listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. As Davis writes, “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, now he’s got to be movin’ on, and his house at 67 Roulac Lane in Friday Harbor” is now on the market with RSIR.

Dean Jones, Owner & CEO of RSIR, spoke with Davis about the property, and “described the sprawling rambler as having a Polynesian feel: ‘Hawaiian Lanai meets Northwest contemporary.’ It’s outfitted with oversized barn doors that easily slide open to those surroundings, letting in sea breezes.” He also discussed the accessibility via seaplane, San Juan Island’s position as a “haven” and the wealth moving from California to Washington State for the tax benefits.

The Bloomberg article was met with much attention from the local media, as the Seattle TimesSeattle PI, Seattle Refinedand Realtor.com all picked up the feature.

The Seattle Times  tells readers that “Rocker Steve Miller’s home in San Juans  is yours – for $16.8M,” as Melissa Davis says “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller has decided to fly – like an eagle, yes, we know – from his San Juan Island estate.”

Seattle PI says “Steve Miller’s Friday Harbor estate for sale,” as Kirsten O’Brien writes that “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.” O’Brien highlights the 360-foot deepwater dock, as the article reads, “‘It is one of the most Gucci docks in the area,’ Jones said, describing the dock’s extravagant nature. He said Miller kept his yacht Abracadabra there, and it also has space for jet skis, seaplanes and other water toys commonly owned by the rich and famous.”

Lisa Johnson Mandell of Realtor.com announces “Rock Hall of Famer Steve Miller Selling Secluded Mansion on San Juan Islands.” As Mandell is quick to point out, the $16,800,000 price tag “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.”

Seattle Refined featured a photo gallery of “Steve Miller’s $16.8M Friday Harbor House,” describing that “the lead musician of the Steve Miller Band has just put his 38.72 acre home in Friday Harbor on the market for $16.8 million.”

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Madroneagle, Featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal's "Cool Pads"

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Madroneagle, Featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal's "Cool Pads"

Madroneagle, an extraordinary waterfront estate represented by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, was featured on Patti Payne’s latest edition of “Cool Pads” in an article entitled “$12M Orcas Island estate – with a floor from the Sears building in Chicago – hits market.” In the feature, Payne interviews owner Kathleen Dickinson McDowell, outlines the extraordinary craftsmanship and proclaims that it’s “arguably one of the most unusual to ever hit the market.”

As Payne begins, “way more than a getaway, this is an astounding property. The main house and workshop were lovingly designed by a couple as their ultimate dream, with a half-mile of waterfront, beach, several houses, a greenhouse, a huge shop and a mother-in-law apartment.”

McDowell told Payne that she and her husband were involved in every aspect of the home: “they wanted a house that grew organically from the land. ‘This definitely grows out of the earth,’ she says. ‘It is very warm – lots of rock and lots of wood.”

When Payne asked McDowell to outline her favorite areas in the 7,303 square foot home, she immediately spoke of the “hallway that has lockers from a Japanese bathhouse [pictured above] – the whole hallway is little cubbies” and the kitchen, pictured below, “with a huge wooden centerpiece island, pizza oven and everything” where she’s seen “lots of parties centered around that area.”

In a home that exudes perfection and a tranquil spirit of place, it is no surprise that when asked about the restoration process, McDowell says she wouldn’t have done a thing differently.

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