Seriously, this place is the best-kept secret on the planet. After some digging, we discovered that The Gallery House was actually built in 1980 and is the original residence on the property. Let’s see. Ain’t nobody got time for that – Oprah has come to town! Though, I’m sure there are a few who wish their sleepy little island would remain a quiet, sacred place. The sprawling property is home to the Madromeagle Estate, a tea house, a custom sauna, a barn/workshop, an underground hut, a craft shed, among others. 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. Winfrey is associated with Madrona Tree, LLC, which bought the $7.15 million property in question. Of course, a house wasn’t enough. I think it’s safe to say Oprah will repurpose it. The lower level has a huge home office, but more important than that, there’s a wine cellar and tasting room! The master bedroom features a stone wall with natural wood accents and an en-suite master bathroom full of marble and spa-like amenities. On the gorgeous Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, Oprah owns a home. Head over here to see The Promised Land, Oprah’s primary residence in Montecito, CA. Happy Sunday Funday! The other is the building where the islands beloved Brown Bear Baking is located. © Copyright 2021 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. According to marketing materials, there’s also a secluded sauna, an Asian garden, private hiking trails, a pond and stream and, of course, more than half of a mile of picturesquely rugged, pebble-stone beach. The Hut. San Juan Islands More information Check out Oprah&s New Orcas Island Getaway - Variety has done some super sleuthing to discover that Oprah Winfrey just spent $8.275 million on a private estate on Orcas Island, Washington. But according to realtor Wally Gudgell, who handled the sale, it is considered a “passive” investment, meaning there is no indication she will occupy the property. The mogul has purchased a home on one of the largest of the San Juan Islands, which are … During our stay, we scoped out the area that we believed Oprah’s house was based on all the rumors…and we were damn close! Multiple times a year we make the trek up with our pup Fitz who LOVES chasing the many deer on the island. Recent Real Estate Transactions in the San Juan Islands May 16-31, 2018: $7 million property sold to Oprah? Rocker Steve Miller's remarkable retreat in Washington's San Juan Islands finally sold for $8.5 million. According to public records, the larger parcel went for $7,150,00 and was purchased by West Hollywood-based Madrona Tree LLC, whose administrator manages Oprah’s personal finances. Part of the estate includes a 10,000-square-foot, four bedroom, 3.75 bathroom house that features Sound and mountain views. We’ve also been told by multiple locals that either Oprah and/or her fitness guru Bob Greene has purchased prominent commercial real estate in Eastsound, the quaint downtown area on the island. Reports indicate that Oprah Winfrey has purchased a 43-acre estate on Orcas Island for $8.275 million. **A previous version of this article incorrectly reported that The Gallery House was included in Oprah’s transaction. A custom-built staircase leads to the upper level, where you’ll find a huge bonus room/additional living room, as well as a decked out game room. Oprah Winfrey, who's currently worth $2.9 billion according to Forbes, just dropped $8.275 million on a secluded, 43-acre compound on Washington state's Orcas Island, one of the largest islands … US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Condoleeza Rice, Josh Groban, Kat Dennings, the list goes on. Although still gorgeous, The Galley House is much more simple than the main. Located on the Eastern coast of Orcas Island’s East Sound sits the 41-acre estate known as Madroneagle – now known as the Oprah house! Completely private and secluded, Oprah now has over 3,000 feet of West-facing private shoreline. I guess this is what it takes to recharge after blessing us with those ‘Aha Moments’ day after day! The media mogul, actress, and philanthropist purchased this home on Washington's Orcas Island. Friday, 01 June 2018 13:31 All 4 walls are made up of windows and it’s surrounded by a patio, with a firepit of course. No wonder Oprah bought this place. Originally published on May 31, 2018, 4:00 pm – Tucked away between Seattle and Vancouver are the San Juan Islands. Live your best life Lady O! The tea house is a gazebo of sorts, located just outside the main house and overlooking the East Sound. There are miles of hiking trails, lakes with watersport rentals and campsites, secluded outlooks with breathtaking views of Canada and nearby peaks, and unbelievably fresh, local food prepared at a slew of incredible restaurants. The property was originally listed for $20 million in 2014. Related stories. Online news outlets have reported that Oprah Winfrey purchased an Orcas Island getaway.. That’s partially true. Maybe we’re biased, but after our last visit in May, there is no doubt Orcas Island is where it’s at, y’all. 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/. Top things to do on San Juan Island in Washington. As is customary with a person of her all but unlimited resources, the “A Wrinkle in Time” star’s portfolio of residential properties is long and far flung. Oprah Winfrey has not ever visited the 43-acre waterfront estate known as Madroneagle, which she bought for $8.3 million early last summer.. Dubbed the Madroneagle Estate by it’s previous owner, the completely private compound encompasses two waterfront parcels that together measure around 43 acres with approximately 3,000-feet of unspoiled, west-facing shoreline overlooking the island’s East Sound. 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. Owners Lee and David are fabulous, too! 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. Natural woods are used throughout the home solidifying its all-American, cabin feel. Originally published on May 31, 2018, 4:00 pm – Tucked away between Seattle and Vancouver are the San Juan Islands. The main house is a whopping 7,303 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms spread across 3 levels. 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. Visit Velvet Ropes at https://www.velvetropes.com/backstage. Thanks to our local island connections and diligent pals keeping an eye out, Velvet Ropes can now exclusively confirm that in a multi-million dollar deal closing on May 31, 2018, Oprah bought a massive compound on Orcas Island! Oprah Winfrey's House (Google Maps). A cavernous living space under a soaring ceiling with muscular, exposed ceiling structure contains a lounge area with stone-faced fireplace, a dining area and a colossal kitchen with skylights, huge center island and built-in pizza oven. Residents of Orcas Island might soon see Oprah around. Seems cool but I have no idea what it’s for. Online news outlets have reported that Oprah Winfrey purchased an Orcas Island getaway.. That’s partially true. During our last visit, the rumor mill was working overtime thanks to news that Oprah and her “Live Your Best Life” partner in crime Bob Greene had purchased property on the island. Oprah and Me: Self-possessionThere’s been a lot of chatter about Oprah Winfrey this last week, especially amongst Washingtonians. 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. The estate has 3,000 linear feet of waterfront along the island’s East Sound. It looks like a Hobbit house and is built into the ground. Maybe it’s where she’ll go to count all her money. Listing photos: Windermere Real Estate Orcas Island, You will be redirected back to your article in. As was noted in the archipelago’s online news site, The San Juan Islander, and the celebrity real estate blog Velvet Ropes, the secluded spread was acquired in two contiguous transactions via two different corporate entities that both link back to the Oprah Winfrey Network offices in West Hollywood. Visit the San Juan Islands in northwest Washington State. 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On the other side is a thick forest full of private paths and hiking trails. Oprah Winfrey dropped almost $8.3 million on 43-acre waterfront compound in the San Juan Islands The San Juan Island Archipelago consists of a staggering 172 islands, some only visible during extreme low tide (look out boaters! An investment entity owned by Oprah Winfrey has purchased a home on Orcas Island in Washington State. 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. Winfrey is associated with Madrona Tree, LLC, which bought the $7.15 million property in question. Today we're taking you to what we commonly refer to as "Oprah's Island" in the San Juan Islands, WA. I first … A spokesperson for Windermere confirmed the celebrity purchase, which, according to … The 43-acre property comes with a 7,303 square-foot main house, a … It appears that Oprah purchased the property in two separate transactions. The exterior of the home is lush with native trees and plants manicured to a tee. Although I’m from the Pacific Northwest, I hadn’t heard of the San Juan Islands until my mid-twenties, when I was living in New York and dating my now husband, Alex, who grew up on Orcas. The location of the property doesn’t get any better. 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. Dubbed the Madroneagle Estate by it’s previous owner, the … © 2020 All Rights Reserved by Velvet Ropes, Inc. The three largest islands are geographically unique: Orcas being the hilliest (The tallest peak is Mount Constitution at almost exactly a half-mile elevation. Itching for more Oprah? 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. I am sure it is INCREDIBLE, but I will only have to wonder since we did not nonchalantly run in to each other this trip and become second best friends (respect to my girl Gayle) but I am open to travel if you read this Oprah I have never been to Hawaii! Like we said, there are multiple structures around the property that, as the listing suggests, inspire creativity and wellness. Media tycoon Oprah Winfrey dropped almost $8.3 million on 43-acre waterfront compound in the San Juan Islands I don’t know how to explain it. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. World-class whale watching, kayaking, biking, hiking, farm-to-table dining, cozy lodgings. Pebbled beaches, stunning sunsets and deep green forests - the San Juan Islands are Inspiration for the Senses! Thanks to a local tip we now know that although The Gallery House was owned by the same person, it was sold to a Boeing executive, not Oprah. San Juan Islands Mehr dazu Check out Oprah&s New Orcas Island Getaway - Variety has done some super sleuthing to discover that Oprah Winfrey just spent $8.275 million on a private estate on Orcas Island, Washington. The floors were even brought in from the old Sears’ building in Chicago and refinished for the home. We hear he recently demolished the home to make way for a mansion of his own. One of them is a multi-unit shopping plaza on North Beach Road. 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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. Near the main house there’s a tea house under a canopy of trees overlooking the water and a bit more of a distance away, a huge barn-like structure houses a woodworking studio on the upper floor and a gym and yoga studio on the lower level. I am sure it is INCREDIBLE, but I will only have to wonder since we did not nonchalantly run in to each other this trip and become second best friends (respect to my girl Gayle) but I am open to travel if you read this Oprah … Thousands Descend on Windsor for Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And if you want EVEN MORE Oprah, check out this promotional video of the brand new Oprah House! Speaking of “The Bears” as the locals call it – it’s amazing! TMZ reports that Oprah bought the Orcas Island estate known as Madroneagle for $8.275 million. The Main House wasn’t built until 2007. https://www.windermere.com/listing/WA/Orcas-Island/512-Catspaw-Lane-98245/62983487 It’s the most relaxing and beautiful place we’ve ever been. Oprah's new home sits on more than 40 acres of land, and every inch is an escape from the rigors of celebrity life. Ok, maybe not. Natural woods line the ceiling creating a beautiful contrast with the crisp white walls. But according to realtor Wally Gudgell, who handled the sale, it is considered a “passive” investment, meaning there is no indication she will occupy the property. Josh Groban and Kat Dennings couldn’t resist a photo with our superstar pup, Fitz! http://www.islandssounder.com/news/the-truth-about-oprah-winfreys-reported-land-purchase-on-orcas-interview-with-the-realtor/. Looks like Oprah Winfrey is gaining a home away from home in the San Juan Islands. On the gorgeous Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, Oprah owns a home. And as you know, the quarters have to be fancy. ***** YouTube automatically turns the comments off on my videos. There’s also a cozy library nook lined in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, a gigantic family/games room on the upper floor under a vaulted exposed wood ceiling and, down on the lower level, an extensive home office complex along with a wine cellar and tasting room. The homes were owned and built by a prominent designer who lived on the island…and boy is it a beauty! 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. The barn is a woodworkers dream. Orcas Island is a hub for high-end second homes in the Pacific Northwest and the largest of the San Juan Islands that skirt the border between Washington and British Columbia, Canada. Gudgell Group Orcas Island The mountain is surrounded by one of Washington’s most loved state parks, Moran State Park. Billionaire Oprah Winfrey has splashed out on a waterfront property in the United States, on Washington's secluded Orcas island. The sauna is completely secluded and built into the land. ), and well over 300 miles of shoreline. Orcas is one of the largest of the San Juan Islands archipelago that rests between Seattle and Vancouver. The 43-acre spread includes waterfront acreage overlooking the islands East Sound. Oprah spent $8.275 million to be exact on the secluded residence. 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. This is written by a member of our team or an independent contributor. For years we’ve had the privilege of visiting Orcas Island thanks to a close friend who has a gorgeous Orcas Island vacation rental at the highly sought after Rosario Resort. Perhaps the best feature of the home is a series of decks overlooking the water and property. But in the lower level of the barn is a workout studio and yoga room with a wall of doors that open to a magnificent view. 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