Maybe we’re biased, but after our last visit in May, there is no doubt Orcas Island is where it’s at, y’all. Happy Sunday Funday! The main level houses the kitchen, the living room, dining area, and bedrooms. We haven’t confirmed it ourselves just yet but our local sources, one of which is a well-placed real estate agent, has confirmed those rumors and says other big purchases by Oprah are on the way. On the other side is a thick forest full of private paths and hiking trails. Orcas is the largest of Washington’s San Juan Islands, with 57 square miles, and has the highest point, Mount Constitution at 2,409 feet. © 2020 All Rights Reserved by Velvet Ropes, Inc. The lower level has a huge home office, but more important than that, there’s a wine cellar and tasting room! As you enter the home you’re greeted by a massive, hanging art piece that frames the foyer and sets the stage for what’s to come. We hear he recently demolished the home to make way for a mansion of his own. Natural woods line the ceiling creating a beautiful contrast with the crisp white walls. Launch Gallery: Oprah Winfrey Scores San Juan Islands Compound. The chat show host turned twice Oscar-nominated actress and global philanthropist’s primary residence remains the über-elite, seaside community of Montecito, Calif., where in addition to a 42-acre estate she bought in 2001 for a somewhere around $50 million and calls The Promised Land she also presides over Seamair Farm, a neighboring equestrian ranch of more than 23 acres she picked up in late 2015 for $28.85 million. Read Next: Fox Sports Commentator Gus Johnson Buys in Marina Del Rey, Early Frank Lloyd Wright for Sale in Windy City’s Hyde Park, Television Titan Donald P. 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World-class whale watching, kayaking, biking, hiking, farm-to-table dining, cozy lodgings. Winfrey is associated with Madrona Tree, LLC, which bought the $7.15 million property in question. We were surprised but it was believable given that every time we visit the island there’s news of another big celebrity sighting and/or real estate deal. Winfrey is associated with Madrona Tree, LLC, which bought the $7.15 million property in question. The exterior of the home is lush with native trees and plants manicured to a tee. She presides over close-to 1,000-acres near Kula on the Hawaiian Island of Maui and, in Telluride, Colo., she maintains a high-tech ski house tucked into dense woods above the Lower Sundance run scooped up in 2015 for $13.7 million plus a 66-acre tract of land nearby she acquired the year before for $10.85 million. Sadly, Oprah won’t actually be living in Oprah House, so if you’re travelling through the San Juan Islands, don’t expect any O sightings — unless we’re talking about orcas. The second parcel was purchased by Seed Money LLC of Telluride, CO for $1,125,000. I think it’s safe to say Oprah will repurpose it. Residents of Orcas Island might soon see Oprah around. Let’s see. Below are the details of that home: Perched on a cliffside overlooking the private beach is the guest house, which the previous owners named The Gallery House. Like we said, there are multiple structures around the property that, as the listing suggests, inspire creativity and wellness. Of course, a house wasn’t enough. Listing photos: Windermere Real Estate Orcas Island, You will be redirected back to your article in. 1 of 23. Related stories. Word percolating on the Pacific Northwest celebrity real estate street is that billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey dropped $8.275 million on a secluded compound on Washington State’s postcard-ready Orcas Island, one of the four largest islands that comprise the San Juan Islands archipelago between Seattle and Vancouver. Completely private and secluded, Oprah now has over 3,000 feet of West-facing private shoreline. Oprah’s New Island Retreat is called the Madroneagle Estate and is on Orcas Island, which is the largest of four islands that make up the San Juan Islands between Seattle and Vancouver. The thickly wooded enclave provides plenty of room for Winfrey’s traveling entourage in the so-called “Gallery House,” a 2,948-square-foot, 1980s contemporary guesthouse with four bedrooms and three bathrooms set on a high cliff above a private stretch of beach. No wonder Oprah bought this place. We don’t visit Orcas without daily visits for pastries, sandwiches, and their amazing coffee. Josh Groban and Kat Dennings couldn’t resist a photo with our superstar pup, Fitz! The Hut. Perhaps the best feature of the home is a series of decks overlooking the water and property. TMZ reports that Oprah bought the Orcas Island estate known as Madroneagle for $8.275 million. And of course, a bathroom for easy access during Oprah’s all-nighters playing pool. The Promised Land, Oprah’s primary residence, https://www.windermere.com/listing/WA/Orcas-Island/512-Catspaw-Lane-98245/62983487, http://www.islandssounder.com/news/the-truth-about-oprah-winfreys-reported-land-purchase-on-orcas-interview-with-the-realtor/. Media tycoon Oprah Winfrey dropped almost $8.3 million on 43-acre waterfront compound in the San Juan Islands On the gorgeous Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, Oprah owns a home. South of Moran State Park, the little hamlet of Olga is famous for its artists’ co-op, Orcas Island Artworks, with an extensive collection of pottery, painting, jewelry, and more from over 50 island artists.You’ll find it housed in a historic 1936 strawberry packing plant along with the Catkin Cafe, a charming eatery renowned for its use of locally grown ingredients. 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