Post by El Castor
"You've Got to See Oprah's New $8M Island Retreat in Washington to
"Media titan Oprah Winfrey has reportedly added a luxury island
retreat off the coast of Washington state to her ever-expanding real
estate portfolio. And it's spectacular.
Winfrey reportedly closed on a 43-acre estate on the Orcas Island,
part of the San Juan Islands archipelago between Seattle and
Vancouver, on May 31, according to Variety."
Yes, lots of rumors circulating. Word is that she also bought part of
downtown Eastsound, our little community, for her trainer. As to the
purchase of Madroneagle, it is true. I know the realtor who handled the
deal locally. Wally Gudgel specializes in high end real estate.
Madroneagle is one of several estates that were built in the enthusiasm
of the housing market in 2007. I don't know if it has been occupied
since then. It was listed for $10M, so Oprah got a deal! But, it is in
a beautiful location, on the east slope of a ridge just south of Mt.
Entrance, overlooking East Sound not far from Olga. But, it is a long
drive from Olga, accessible only through Rosario and a long drive (~3
mi) down the coast. Very private! Google 512 Catspaw Ln, Olga, WA in