The main level houses the kitchen, the living room, dining area, and bedrooms. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Made up of four main islands accessible by Washington State Ferries – San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, and Shaw Island – the San Juans are a beloved destination during summer for many nearby city folks and even more so by the passionate residents who call the islands home. 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! The estate has 3,000 linear feet of waterfront along the island’s East Sound. 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. Winfrey is associated with Madrona Tree, LLC, which bought the $7.15 million property in question. It’s the most relaxing and beautiful place we’ve ever been. The exterior of the home is lush with native trees and plants manicured to a tee. 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. 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. Slate stone pavers weave through the gardens, which sets the tone of the Zen-like feel of an already peaceful, earthy landscape. 1 of 23. Josh Groban and Kat Dennings couldn’t resist a photo with our superstar pup, Fitz! Of course, a house wasn’t enough. Built in 2007 with four bedrooms and three full and two half bathrooms in 7,303-square-feet, the stone-accented three-story main residence features a copper and slate roof on the exterior and rustic-luxe cabin-like interior finishes that include rare reclaimed woods, hand-forged iron work and wood floorboards reclaimed from the old Sears’ building in Chicago. 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. US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Condoleeza Rice, Josh Groban, Kat Dennings, the list goes on. To me, a guest house is a one-room shack and a futon…for Oprah, it’s a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,948 square foot palace. Today we're taking you to what we commonly refer to as "Oprah's Island" in the San Juan Islands, WA. The barn is a woodworkers dream. The mogul has purchased a home on one of the largest of the San Juan Islands, which are … 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. 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. TMZ reports that Oprah bought the Orcas Island estate known as Madroneagle for $8.275 million. Not far from Rosario Resort, Orcas Island’s premier hotel, spa, and marina, Oprah’s oasis is in the heart of the luxurious action. Online news outlets have reported that Oprah Winfrey purchased an Orcas Island getaway.. That’s partially true. Recent Real Estate Transactions in the San Juan Islands May 16-31, 2018: $7 million property sold to Oprah? 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. http://www.islandssounder.com/news/the-truth-about-oprah-winfreys-reported-land-purchase-on-orcas-interview-with-the-realtor/. Oprah Winfrey's House (Google Maps). Dubbed the Madroneagle Estate by it’s previous owner, the … No wonder Oprah bought this place. 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. Billionaire Oprah Winfrey has splashed out on a waterfront property in the United States, on Washington's secluded Orcas island. 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. 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. Winfrey reportedly closed on a 43-acre estate on Orcas Island, part of the San Juan Islands archipelago between Seattle and Vancouver, on May 31, according to Variety. An investment entity owned by Oprah Winfrey has purchased a home on Orcas Island in Washington State. Oprah's new home sits on more than 40 acres of land, and every inch is an escape from the rigors of celebrity life. According to Variety, TMZ and the San Juan Islander, we’re getting a new neighbor here in the Pacific Northwest: Oprah!. Part of the estate includes a 10,000-square-foot, four bedroom, 3.75 bathroom house that features Sound and mountain views. Perhaps the best feature of the home is a series of decks overlooking the water and property. ), and well over 300 miles of shoreline. 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. Top things to do on San Juan Island in Washington. It looks like a Hobbit house and is built into the ground. 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. Originally published on May 31, 2018, 4:00 pm – Tucked away between Seattle and Vancouver are the San Juan Islands. © 2020 All Rights Reserved by Velvet Ropes, Inc. Oprah and Me: Self-possessionThere’s been a lot of chatter about Oprah Winfrey this last week, especially amongst Washingtonians. 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. Maybe it’s where she’ll go to count all her money. Ok, maybe not. 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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The Main House wasn’t built until 2007. https://www.windermere.com/listing/WA/Orcas-Island/512-Catspaw-Lane-98245/62983487 Like we said, there are multiple structures around the property that, as the listing suggests, inspire creativity and wellness. And of course, a bathroom for easy access during Oprah’s all-nighters playing pool. The tea house is a gazebo of sorts, located just outside the main house and overlooking the East Sound. Natural woods are used throughout the home solidifying its all-American, cabin feel. One of them is a multi-unit shopping plaza on North Beach Road. 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. 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! 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. The 43-acre spread includes waterfront acreage overlooking the islands East Sound. On the gorgeous Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, Oprah owns a home. Speaking of “The Bears” as the locals call it – it’s amazing! We don’t visit Orcas without daily visits for pastries, sandwiches, and their amazing coffee. Seems cool but I have no idea what it’s for. 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. Pebbled beaches, stunning sunsets and deep green forests - the San Juan Islands are Inspiration for the Senses! Although still gorgeous, The Galley House is much more simple than the main. Multiple times a year we make the trek up with our pup Fitz who LOVES chasing the many deer on the island. 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/. 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 master bedroom features a stone wall with natural wood accents and an en-suite master bathroom full of marble and spa-like amenities. 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. More photos and location details at Oprah’s Ocras Island Home profile on Velvet Ropes. 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. On the other side is a thick forest full of private paths and hiking trails. Itching for more Oprah? Though, I’m sure there are a few who wish their sleepy little island would remain a quiet, sacred place. It appears that Oprah purchased the property in two separate transactions. Rocker Steve Miller's remarkable retreat in Washington's San Juan Islands finally sold for $8.5 million. Some only visible during extreme low tide ( look out boaters not ever visited the 43-acre waterfront estate as! 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