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Real Estate in the 

San Juan Islands October 2014

Published the third Wednesday of each month by the Journal of the San Juan Islands, Islands’ Sounder and Islands’ Weekly

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PO Box 171 Eastsound, WA 98245 360.376.2145 www.orcasislandrealty.com

Awe-inspiring Views & Beautifully Constructed!

Constructed from large Canadian timber, this custom 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 2237 sq ft home on 5.5 acres has stunning western views across the San Juan archipelago. Custom details throughout: Trestle wood reclaimed fir, tumbled travertine floors, custom casework, hand-carved painted corbels, custom metal work, Petroglyph themed designs in wood and tile, hand painted doors and much more! Deluxe master on the main floor to decks with lofty views. Can be turnkey with furnishings.


Brent Ramenofsky Kathryn Sherman photo

MLS# 655304

Deborah Hansen

Harvey Olsan

Lisa Botiller

Waterfront Craftsman

An absolutely adorable ‘not so big’ 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with new 3 car garage located at the end of Montgomery Lane. High ceilings, hard wood floors, beautiful fir trim and custom cabinets, marble counter top, and huge windows. Minutes to town, level yard with unobstructed views. This is a magical property. Recent price reduction to sell this fall!


Mary Clure

Locally Owned and Operated

MLS# 586398

Victoria Shaner

Kristen Slabaugh

Marty Zier

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ORCAS ISLAND Lisa Botiller 360-317-8331 lisa@orcasislandrealty.com

Serene & Private East Sound View home Exquisitely crafted 3 bed/2.5 ba home w/ roomy guest house on 3+ ac. w/views over Judd Cove & East Sound. This finely detailed home features hand-hewn antique beams from tulip trees & many other repurposed materials & fixtures throughout the custom design. Abundant perennials and established gardens throughout the grounds.


MLS# 688388

Low Bank Waterfront Home Hear the sound of water rippling through the beach stones from nearly every room of this well-maintained Orcas waterfront home w/ views of Waldron, Sucia & beyond. Over-sized windows face the water, allowing the outside light to fill this home. 3 bed, 2 bath with decks and lawn to the water’s edge. Spacious master suite w/sitting area & private view deck. Covered porch entry, 2 car garage, fireplace, jetted tub, oak & tile flooring, fenced gardens. Currently a well-rented vacation property.



Residential and Commercial Architecture P.O. Box 995, Eastsound, WA



PO Box 171 Eastsound, WA 98245 360.376.2145 www.orcasislandrealty.com

Sunset View Home

More for Your Money

Architect designed 3 BR home, plus separate guest suite, with sunset and island views to Vancouver, BC. A chef’s dream kitchen. Great room. Master bedroom on main floor. Secluded 7 acres just 12 minutes to Eastsound.


Brent Ramenofsky

MLS# 476454

Deborah Hansen

Elegant Luxury

East Sound Water View

A lot of home for the money! 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths home with separate office/studio outbuilding. Beautiful wood floors in living and dining rooms lead to spacious decks. Lower level with private entry, has bath and roughed in plumbing for kitchen. Lovely terraced gardens. Just a short distance to Moran State Park.

Quality and luxury abound in this 3762 sq.ft. home custom designed craftsman home in Eagle Lake. Two story stone fireplace in great room, gourmet kitchen, custom case work, main floor master, and two bedroom suites flank the upstairs library. Spectacular views over Georgia Strait to the lights of Vancouver and Mt. Baker.

Water views from nearly every room of this wellbuilt craftsman-style home. 2 bed/2 bath w/large bonus room on the lower floor for additional living space. Kitchen, dining & family room on the main level. Ample storage, nooks, & closet space. Detached carport w/additional storage. Great location with vacation rental permit.




Harvey Olsan

MLS# 673464

Lisa Botiller

Mary Clure

MLS# 615473

Victoria Shaner

Kristen Slabaugh

MLS# 662460

Marty Zier

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SAN JUAN ISLAND/OTHER LOCATIONS Island Expertise Global Connections New Listing!


Shaw Island

New Listing!

Sunny 3 acre parcel facing Southwest with views near American camp and the Eagle Cove. Drilled well production of 20 gpm. Property fully fenced.

“OUTLOOK” inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water. Situated on 5 acres with unobstructed views, a modern masterpiece.

Shaw Island waterfront home. 3+ bedrooms & 1.75 baths. Two 3 car garages. Neck Point Coves offers community moorage & seasonal pool.

Architects custom built 3 bedroom, 3.25 bath home with views to Vancouver Island. Large green house, 24 feet on dock and 13 acres of common area.

MLS#692726 $285,000 Chris Spaulding

MLS#319255 $1,150,000 Paul LeBaron

MLS#557214 $1,495,000 Chris Spaulding

MLS#695734 $1,650,000 Paul LeBaron

New Listing!

Lopez Island

Spectacular 3,259 sq ft waterfront home close to Roche Harbor. Unforgettable sunsets and breathtaking views. Seller is licensed broker.

Two tax parcels each 6+ acres. Great water views across San Juan Channel to the north,east and south. Right across street from Ruben Tarte County Park.

Beautiful home on Lopez Island with acreage & views. Also features sauna, pond, workshop, 2 stall horse barn, pastures & fenced garden/orchard.

Waterfront European style cottage on private .68 acres. Timber frame construction with manicured landscape. New drilled well.

MLS#220220 $2,395,000 Chita Miller

MLS#692775 $285,000 Chris Spaulding

MLS#628165 $695,000 Roger Williams

MLS#478645 $1,385,000 Chita Miller

Point Roberts

Shaw Island

3,964 sf oceanfront custom home on 2+ acres. Faces SW to maximize sun exposure, ocean views, breathtaking sunsets. Includes heated indoor pool.

Lovely waterfront home with a pocket beach, wonderful views over Cattle Pass. Close to Marina, pool and trails at American Camp.

Spectacular water view over San Juan Channel. 10 acre parcel is ideally located between Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor.

Southwest facing waterfront home on Shaw Island. Neck Point Coves community marina & pool. Views of San Juan & Lopez Island.

MLS#593380 $2,195,000 Tom Street

MLS#478281 $1,350,000 Paul LeBaron

MLS#462453 $450,000 Chita Miller

MLS#652940 $775,000 Chris Spaulding

Download our mobile app to get FREE instant access to local homes from ANY cell phone Text SIR to 87778 Chita Miller chita@rockisland.com 360-378-2153

Chris Spaulding chris@sanjuans.com 360-378-8108

Diana Clark

Paul LeBaron

Tim Spaulding

diana@sanjuanchoice.com 360-317-8616

paul@sanjuans.com 360-378-7646

tim@sanjuans.com 360-317-4740

Kathryn Bowes kathryn@sanjuans.com 360-317-6337 Serving Orcas Island

Roger Williams roger@sanjuans.com 360-472-1000

Tom Street tom@tomwstreet.com 360-224-2755 Serving Whatcom County

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SYBiL MAGER 360 298 0627

Residential Real Estate - Luxury Properties - Land Development - Commercial & Investment

$1,950,000 Enjoy views of Haro Strait to

Vancouver Island from this magnificent 6800+sf home on 3 acres. Orcas, eagles and sunsets! The idyllic San Juan Island property! MLS #629289

$2,480,000 First Lady of the Bay! Premier waterfront, 428’ of private beach, SW exposure w/views across Haro Strait to Victoria. Protected deep water 60’ float dock. MLS #661317

$1,788,000 Shy 10 acre estate with 4200 sf lodge style home and stunnning panoramic waterviews, valley views, and mountain views. A true island retreat! MLS #551475

$1,650,000 Stunning 10 acre estate with 5

$1,795,000 One-of-a-Kind Blind Bay property

$2,150,000 Spring Street Square - Great Commercial Investment Opportunity! 18,000 +/- sf currently utilized as 22 units with a variety of tenants. Includes adjacent parcel. MLS #681500

$575,000 Remodeled Marina and Mt. Baker View Home! Enjoy the proximity to town from this 2535sf, 3 bed/3 bath home with great garage/shop/studio. Many custom features! MLS #639065

$595,000 3100+sf, 3 bed/3.5 bath home with

$499,000 Sunny & Spacious Home Close to Town! 3200 sf +/-, 3 bed/3 bath home situated on 2+ acres with southern views to False Bay and the Olympics. Must see to appreciate! MLS #595891

$450,000 Investment Opportunity! 1+/- acre multi-family lot – up to 13 units. Has 2 bed / 2 bath home with views to the Harbor and of Mt. Baker. Rent or live in the home - and later develop it! MLS #614300

$725,000 Griffin Bay View Rambler! Move in ready, 3200 +/-sf, 3 bed / 4 bath, 2 view master suites, updated kitchen, oak hardwoods, and large deck. 1 acre just minutes to town! MLS 689000

$99,950 Why rent when you can buy? 2 bed/2 bath

bedroom, 3900 sf Craftsman home. Saltwater swimming pool, barn, southern waterviews and all minutes to town! MLS #207923

on Shaw Island! Private dock & moorage. 2 parcels, 2 homes, 2 boat houses, too much to list! Well maintained, manicured. Enjoy the privacy. MLS #492125

access easement to Garrison Bay. Custom milled fir floors, stainless appliances, open beam architecture. Finished basement suite. MLS #458933

home in the Oaks. Bright and open with skylights, great lot and no one behind you. Perfect starter or retirement home. MLS #459296


Call or text Greg King 360 298 0390 or Sybil Mager 360 298 0627 50 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 • www.SanJuansRE.com • info@SanJuansRE.com

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Charming 2BD/2BA 1455sqft island bungalow on a 1 acre double lot near Roche Harbor & loaded with upgrades. Includes a separate cottage & 24’x12’shop. BETTE CANTRELL

Henry Isle living: southerly 189’ waterfront, 2-ac parcel, newer 2 bd house w/ guestcabin.Dingydockanddeepwatercommunitydock.Just5minboatride from Roche Harbor marina, panoramic views. ZITA & DICK SANDMEYER

Spectacular sunsets & panoramic views from this no bank waterfront home. Mins from Roche Harbor, shared deep water dock, sep guest quarters. Adj lot also available. ZITA & DICK SANDMEYER







Beaut. Home w/ commun. beach, new deck, landscaping, hardwd floors, lighting, paint, appliances. Views of Canada, sunsets. End of road priv. Bonus rm w/fp, bth.sep. entr. ADJ LOT INCL! ZITA & DICK SANDMEYER

Custom private home on 9.9 ac. of forest & meadows. Panoramic views of Olympics, Rainier, Straits & farmlands. Yurt studio. 2-car garage. Magical! ANNETTE SCHAFFER

Charming in-town 1-story 2bd/2bth, with great guest studio over 2-car garage! Large living, dining, kitchen, green house, tool shed. ANNETTE SCHAFFER







Private sanctuary on 6.5 ac. Passive solar, artist’s studio, cupola. Views of Haro Strait. Separate guest/office/shop. Orchard. ANNETTE SCHAFFER

Large waterfront home close to town. Views of Turn Island & ferry. 4324/sf main house with 2bed/2bath guest house. Custom features throughout. A must see home! ANNETTE SCHAFFER

Stunning waterview home on 9.61 ac. 5bd/5.5bth & guest unit over garage. Transient rental permit. Adjacent 1.8 ac waterview lot included. ANNETTE SCHAFFER







1921 6BR/5bth Craftsman home perched above adj. parcels. 6.7+ ac of mature Garry oaks, sweeping views of Griffin Bay & Mt Baker. Previously a successful B&B. DEBBIE DARDANELLI

Exquisite French country waterview estate on enchanting Island ac. 3bd/4bth w/views of SJ Channel, adorable guest house, garden path to beach, mooring buoy. DEBBIE DARDANELLI

You can see Mt. Baker from this lot and views of Griffin Bay! Great morning sunshine. Walk to the town of Friday Harbor. Ready for your dream home! DEBBIE DARDANELLI





Sunny Strait & Mt. view home & studio, 2.7 park-like ac. 3bd/2.5bth quality home, fruit trees, garden shed & tree house. Walk to National Park trails & beach. SAMANTHA BRYNER


Sunny Westside water view lot overlooking Straits & Olympic Mts. ½+ ac level land facing south. Sm. Cabin w/ half bth & loft. Commun. beach. 3 BR septic. SAMANTHA BRYNER


8+ ac W facing & overlooking Haro Strait & Canada. 2000+/sq ft w/gourmet kit. (all Viking appliances) granite, wd flrs, bunk hs & 2+ bed/3 bath. SAMANTHA BRYNER

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Very nice 2.81 ac of park-like property overlooking Lake Edna. Water, power, phone, septic & driveway installed. Easy owner terms. Great building site w/ lake view. SAMANTHA BRYNER

Delightful 1-story 2bd/1.75 bth home on 1.3 ac w/views of Speiden Isle. Carport, shop, community beach. Minutes from Roche Harbor. SAMANTHA BRYNER

Private 2300+/-sqft home on 7.7+ sunny ac, 3/2+loft, French doors, vaulted ceilings, skylights, wrap-around porch, pond & garden. SAMANTHA BRYNER







Beautiful, buildable waterfront lot! Setbacks staked, approved 4 bd septic design. Amazing views, wonderful community. Poss. Owner finance. DENECE KOST

Mineral Point Magic! Great water & mtn views wrap this waterfront home. Permitted mooring buoy & float dock. Beach access. Motivated Sellers, come see! DENECE KOST

Casa Pacifica! Roche Harbor water view home with all the extras & resort access. Make this your vacation getaway or income property. DENECE KOST







Beautiful Pvt waterfront close to town. Your personal paradise w/369 ft of premier beach front, 3bd, sauna, stone fp, 1.44 ac, barn. Sunny southern exposure. DENECE KOST

This town home offers it all, spacious outdoor entertaining, charming lower level ste. Upstairs master ste, 2 guest bds & bath. Turnkey, walk to town. DENECE KOST

Vacation Rental Permit. Finely finished 3 bd home w/marine view, community beach, close to town, secluded 3.5 ac., 2 car garage. BOB NIEMAN







A developer’s dream and great Island hideaway. Waterfront, dock, 3 sep tax parcels w/Park Model. North shore Petrich Rd. PAT O’DAY

Newer home close to town, large lot, spacious fenced yard, garden. 3bd/2 1/2 bth, Propane fp, wood floors, modern kitchen. Warm & inviting space. REBECCA HUGHES

Rare Investment Opportunity in Roche Harbor Resort 6 Unit Condo Complex, Sentinel Building, on 3/4 +/- acre Call for details. JOHN LACKEY





Unobstructed views of Spieden Channel boat traffic. Close to Roche Harbor amenities. Lg deck, hot tub, community beach. Vacation rental. JOHN LACKEY


Westcott Bay waterfrt cabin w/rental permit. A mile from Roche Harbor. Easy income generating 2bd/2bth steps to waterfront. Pier. Tidelands included. JOHN LACKEY


Coveted ground floor waterfront 3 bd. 1-level. Never on the market. Included is a 20’ boat moorage right out your front door. JOHN LACKEY

Request the latest copy of Market Information from: • Vist our blog at www.fridayharborsji.com Deep Smarts, Biginfo@windermeresji.com Hearts, Remarkable Results

50 Street, Spring (360)378-3600 Street, (360)378-3600 or (800)262-3596 • www.windermeresji.com 50 Spring or (800)262-3596 • Open Everyday • www.windermeresji.com

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Stephen and Judy Holmes of Bellingham sold land only, 3516 Fisherman Bay Rd., to Port of Lopez of Lopez Island for $125,000. Kathleen Holliday of Lopez Island sold land and a building, 29 Shearwater Ln., to Fred Pacinelli of Yorba Linda, CA for $232,000. September 3

Betty Hastin of Camano Island sold land and a building, 208 Cape Saint Mary Rd., to Trevor Snapp and Andrew Brooks of Port Townsend for $425,000. September 4

Kennethy and Carole Knutsen of Lopez Island sold land and a building, 188 Tennis Ave., to Susan Coward of Bellingham for $103,000. September 15

Marc DeArmond of Coupeville sold land and a building, 30 Stronghold Ln., to Cedar Charnley of Lopez Island for $240,000. September 19

Mark and Julie Hutcheson of Seattle sold land and a building, 1108 Channel Rd., to Leslie and Nancy Waite of Pasadena, CA for $3,075,000. September 25

Nancy, Janet and Gary Berg of Lopez Island sold land only, portion of N ½ of SE ¼ of section 12, township 34 N, range 2 W, to Patrick and Kathleen Pallansch of Lopez Island for $290,000. September 30

Robert and Sharon McClure of Cedar City, UT sold land only on Conifer Way, to Jubilee 2000, LP of Salem, OR for $43,000. Bradley and Alison Smith of Lopez

NV for $620,000.

September 30

September 12

Orcas Island

Irene Anda of Spokane sold land and a building, 151 Peapod Ln., to Emerson Ransome Jr., of Agoura Hill, CA for $323,500.

John Stevens of Seattle sold land and a building, 121 Buck Bay Estates Ln., to Cindie McKenna and Ralph Frenyea of Kalama for $437,000.

September 4

September 15

Quality Loan Service Corporation of Washington of San Diego, CA sold a condominium, 175 Lovers Lane of the Driftwood Condominiums, to Federal National Mortgage Association of Tempe, AZ for $103,939.01.

John and Marcy Aschoff of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 2183 Spring Point Rd., to Tamara DiCaprio of Redmond for $900,000.

American Eagle Mortgage #100, LLC of Vancouver sold land and a building, 0 Minnow Creek Ln., to Andrea Mitchell of Orcas for $203,500.

Erick and Meichelle Roberts, Trustees of the Erick and Meichelle Roberts Living Trust of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 141 Pelican Way, Kevin Klein of Friday Harbor for $412,000.

Island sold land and a building, 1823 Fisherman Bay Rd., to Randall and Karen Wilburn of Austin, TX for $658,000.

September 5

Robert Pregulman and Randall Hale of Seattle sold land and a building, 1585 Forest Ln., to James and Tiffany Johnson of Seattle for $600,000.

Scott and Sharon Schmidt of Deer Harbor sold land and a building, 4252 Deer Harbor Rd., to Christy Keeny of Los Angeles, CA for $525,000.

John and Judith Carroll of Seattle sold land and a building, 380 Summer Point Ln., to John Hickey of Bainbridge Island for $595,000.

September 8

Mary Macapia and Joel Magnuson, Personal Representative for the Estate of June Magnuson, deceased of Vashon Island sold land and a building, 137 Montgomery Ln., to Holly Petitjean of San Francisco, CA for $226,000.

Daniel and Raylene Mullene of Eastsound sold land only, 492 Discovery Way, to Martin Reyes and Nysa Lane of Eastsound for $82,000. September 10

Mark and Rosalind Maren of Eastsound sold land and a building, 76 Gleneden Ln., to Lisa and Harold Fisher of Elgin, TX for $393,500. Robert and Peggy Frazier of Seattle sold land only, Lot 2, Madrona Creek Short Plat on Eagle Ridge Rd., to Kartar and Harjeet Dhaliwal, Trustees of the Dhaliwal Revocable Trust of Eastsound for $185,000. September 11

Louellen and Ulanah McCoy of Eastsound sold land and a building, 1720 Mt. Baker Rd., to Nancy Lehwalder of Seattle for $250,000. September 12

Tony and Laura Hassleman of Nokomis, FL sold land and a building, 179 Cormorant Bay Rd., to David and Carolyn Stefaniak of Henderson,

September 16

September 19

Stephen Garrison and Patricia Diviney of Olga sold land and a building, 850 Point Lawrence Rd., to Mark Lever and Rivka Eisner of Blumenrain Zollikon, Switzerland for $550,000. September 26

Robert and Janis Mattox, Trustees of the Robert and Janis Mattox Revocable Living Trust of Eastsound sold land and a building, 921 Pioneer Hill Rd., to Ben and Debbie McLeod of Eastsound for $900,000. San Juan Island September 4

Sandy Davis of Lynden sold land only, NW ¼ of NE ¼ of section 21, township 35 N, range 3 W on Valley Farms Rd., to Jeffrey and Michaela Traynor of Walnut Creek, CA for $515,000. September 5

Franklin Lambert IV of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 99 North Star Ln., to Warren and Angela Burch of Redmond for $400,000. James and Mary Guard of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 453 Rockledge Rd., to Timothy and Susan Allen of Friday Harbor for $19,979.75. September 9

Raymond and Patricia Brogi and Rolf Eriksen of Deer Harbor sold land and a building, 462 Pine St., to Jerry Rathburn of Corunna, IN for $135,000.

Zachary and Cynthia Griffin of Los Angeles, CA sold land and a building, Lots 2 & 3, Stone Gate Vistas Plat, to Rehberg Law Group, PS, Trustee of the Rath Special Family Trust of Seatac for $750,000.

September 29

September 11

Charles and Hannah Glasser of Olga sold land and a building, 79 Mt. Entrance Rd., to Tyler and Jocelyne Harding of Woodbine, MD for $510,000.

Albert and Kirsten Olson of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 32 Heron Ln., to Kelby and Theresa Anderson of Friday Harbor for $5,000.

September 15

Elaine Brown, Successor Trustee of Friday Harbor sold land only, Lot 41, Mineral Heights, to Rockford Corliss of Friday Harbor for $95,000. Elaine Hawkins, Marilyn and William Crozier of Columbia, MD sold land only, S 160' of N ½ of government Lot 4, section 23, township 35 N, range 3 W, to RSA Property 1, LLC of Seattle for $400,000. Patricia Francisco of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 541 Cape Dr., to Robert and Rebecca Hazel of Issaquah for $760,000. Betty Nord, Sole Heir of the Estate of John Nord, deceased of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 141 Pemberton Pl., to Patricia Francisco of Friday Harbor for $550,000. September 16

Howard Crowell and Rebecca Hughes of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 445 Friday Ave., to Michael and Jan Hansen of Friday Harbor for $338,500. September 17

Yvonne Powell, Trustee of the Exemption Trust Under the Will and Last Testament of Forbes Powell of Friday Harbor sold land and condominiums, 970 Guard St., to Telegraph, LLC of Friday Harbor for $445,000. September 19

Calvin and Mary Karen Ryan of

Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 85 Mill St., to Hyon and In Thomas of Friday Harbor for $600,000. September 22

Fannie Mae of Dallas, TX sold land and a building, 655 Hunt St., to William and Gail Schnee of Friday Harbor for $164,000. September 25

Marta Heilbrun of Salt Lake City, UT sold land only, portion of SW ¼ of SE ¼ in section 35, township 35 N, range 3 W, to Sarah Heilbrun of Oakland, CA for $117,000. September 26

Islanders Bank of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 180 Savanna, to Shannon Doherty of Friday Harbor for $182,500. September 29

Scott and Beverly Conover of North Pole, AK sold land only, 682 Misty Isle Dr., to Laura Wisen of Friday Harbor for $103,000. September 30

Archipelago Properties, LLC of Friday Harbor sold land and buildings, 40 & 50 Malcom St., to Surina-Star Center, LLC of Friday Harbor for $1,780,000. Charles and Judith Van Soye, Co-Trustees of the Van Soye Family Trust of Key West, FL sold a condominium, 98 Armadale Rd., #211, to Brian Erga of Bellingham for $290,000. Other Islands September 9

James and Teresa Craytor of Milwaukee, OR sold land only, Lot 4 Decatur Shores, Division 2 on Decatur Island, to Michael Hoffner of Richland for $40,500.

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Economy looking up for state, county by SOUNDER STAFF

There is good news when it comes to the state’s economy. Washington’s taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014 – Jan. 1 to March 31 – recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013. Retail trade, a subset of total taxable retail sales, rose 2.4 percent to $12.3 billion. The results come from a quarterly report released by the Washington State Department of Revenue of taxable retail sales by industry. The report compares the first quarters of 2014 to 2013, which equalizes any seasonal effects of consumer purchasing habits. Taxable sales were up in many sectors: • Construction of buildings – 6.1 percent • Furniture and home furnishings – 6.4 percent • New and used auto sales – 6.9 percent • E-commerce and mail order sales – 18.9 percent Some sectors saw a small decline including department store purchases, which dropped 9.5 percent over the first three months of 2013. Last week, the Sounder ran guest column from San Juan Auditor Milene Henley. She wrote that county revenue out-performed both history and expectation in the first half of 2014. Two areas in particular suggest real

economic recovery: real estate and retail trade/tourism. Real estate activity shows in two ways: increased applications for building permits and land use planning and increased real estate sales. The sharp drop-off in permitting revenue expected after the CAO implementation date did not happen. Applications slowed to a more normal pace but remained active enough to suggest that overall activity in Community Development and Planning will beat projection by 40 percent. Real estate sales also continue to improve. Both number and dollar amount of real estate sales in the second quarter far exceeded the same period last year. As a result, real estate excise taxes on the sale of property far exceeded expectations in the second quarter. The San Juan County Land Bank is already at 70 percent of 2014 budget and is likely to exceed budget by 50 percent or more. The other type of county revenue that was markedly up through the second quarter of 2014 is sales tax. “We tend to associate sales tax with visitors and the money they drop while they’re here,” Henley wrote. “But we all pay sales tax year-round, and the increase in sales tax even in the winter months this year suggests that it’s not just tourists spending more money.”

A bucolic view of an island property.

George Willis photo

Journal file photo

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San Juan Islands, Inc.

Vicki Telford




Merri Ann Simonson

ROCHE WATERVIEW LOT. Includes water and sewer. Resort offers vacation rental pool. #513791 $199k

FOX HALL VALLEY VIEW HOME. 3 BR/2.5BA, spacious living, dining, kitchen and laundry rooms. #657615 $406k

HOME WITH HANGER. 2 bedrooms 2 baths plus a Hangar with access to the Roche Harbor airstrip #610980 $440k

WESTCOTT BAY view parcel at Roche Harbor Skyway. Parcel has pad for 60+ x 60+ hangar. #688912 $350k

NORTH 40 LOT. 1 acre lot close to town and offers open space, community water, private roads. #452063 $99k

WATERFRONT HOME. Beautiful Cape Cod with 183’± no-bank beach and community dock. #608904 $667k

READY TO BUILD Roche Harbor Resort lot with all utilities in the road and all resort amenities #513813 $119k

MANUFACTURED HOME. 3 bedroom 2 bath home with large shop. Short drive to town. #610660 $135k


WATERFRONT HOME. Architectually designed with open floor plan and $725k stunning views. #589367

WATERFRONT HOME on Garrison Bay. 3bed/2bath - 1712 sf, High producing vacation rental. #551291 $679,5k

PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE for lease. Highly visible first floor 1029 sf. Perfect for restaurant or retail. 5 year lease market rate.

WATERFRONT HOME on Garrison Bay. 2 bedrroms, 1 bath with open floor plan $450k on 1.47 acres. #80263

MINERAL POINT waterfront lot with expansive views. Trail to gravel beach. #608203 $350k

WATERFRONT BUILDING LOT Great opportunity, south facing with no-bank $365k sandy beach. #611427

WATERFRONT CABIN close to town with 182 feet of frontage, terrific views, $725k and gravel beach. #237376

WATERFRONT HOME with 3 bedrooms, 133 feet of frontage detached garage with living space above. #622920 $950k

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Steve E. Martin photo


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CANNERY VILLAGE CONDO. Waterview 2 bedrooms, 2 bath O. ND CO FRIDAY HARBOR condo in town. #689988 $365,000 h 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo wit 9,500 $18 8 great location. #69921

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HOME ON ACREAGE. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 5 gorgeous acres. #687061 $549,000

LOPEZ ISLAND PARCEL. ez 1.72± acre view parcel near Lop00 9,0 $19 Village. #643738

LOPEZ WATERFRON 2 bedroom, 1 bath inc T COTTAGE. ome producing FRIDAY HARBOR TOWNHOME. vacation rental. #64743 4 $485,000 car le sing with s bath 2 , oom 3 bedr $325,000 garage. #700322


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Traffic at a stand-still on Lopez Island.

George Willis photo

Ducks at sunset.

Scott Herning photo

Find the mortgage that fits your needs PROFESSIONAL • ACCOUNTABLE • INNOVATIVE Available evenings & weekends to better serve you Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands, Inc. is proud to welcome Jeanne McFarland to our office. We are very excited to have a new Broker with Jeanne’s qualifications, education and enthusiasm. We believe her technology skills and accounting background plus her island history will enhance her real estate career. Stop in to our office and meet her or say hello.

San Juan Islands, Inc.

JEANNE McFARLAND 105 Spring Street | Friday Harbor www.sanjuanislands.com


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Children (and a mom) line up in anticipation of the 2013 Halloween parade in downtown Friday Harbor.

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Islanders Bank

“Islanders helping Islanders since 1981” We take great pride in being the local bank providing our Island Communities financial products & services with an Islanders touch.

Photo by Judy Cornell

Terry Clem NMLS# 609762 An old boat parked on the Lopez Island Historical Museum grounds.

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Loan solutions are found at Islanders Bank. Talk with a loan officer today! *Commercial *Consumer *Real Estate *Home Energy Improvement

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Friday Harbor (360) 378-2265

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Lopez Island (360) 468-2295

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Orcas Island (360) 376-2265


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CUSTOM SINGLE LEVEL. On 5 acres with access to ponds, trails and horse barn. #555156 $462,5k

CRAFTSMAN HOME. Upscale kitchen, dining room, garage, sport court, beauti$449k fully landscaped. #612396

BIG TOWN HOME. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with fenced yard in Friday Harbor. #549201 $299.7k


WATERFRONT FARM. On 50 acres with caretakers house and barn. #339230 $1.95mil

VIEW ACREAGE. Ready to build 4.6 acres with water, power, phone, and 3 bedroom septic installed! #634204 $299k


SINGLE LEVEL BEAUTY. 3 Bedrooms, 2 bath home on a wooded .75 acre with lake access! #599601 $359k

RUSTIC ISLAND CABIN on 4.9± acres on Cady Mountain. Absolutely fabulous $299k views, on 2 parcels!. #696707

KILLER BEACHFRONT HOME. 3 bedrooms and office. Low bank beach with mooring buoy. #481963 $1.195mil

FANTASTIC VIEWS. Outer island & boating views. Large beam, stone/wood construction on 1.35± ac. #465794 $585k

36 FT MOORAGE SLIP at Cannery Village Marina, in the heart of Friday Harbor. #657000 $69.8k

CAPE COD HOME. 180° ocean and mountain views from this custom 3200 SF home with beach access. #631285 $1.1mil

WESTSIDE ESTATE on 1.8 acres with waterfront beach and buoy. Custom home $1.495mil w/guest house. #496154

UPSCALE ISLAND ESTATE. On 21 acres with horse facilities, ponds and guest quarters. #387094 $1.395mil

MARINE VIEW CONDO. Beautifully updated 2 bedroom condo in town. #676687 $459k


WATERVIEW HOME. Custom ranch style home with 2 bedrooms, office and two baths. #482060 $499k

NANCY YOUNG | 105 spring street | friday harbor | 360.317.1755 | www.buysanjuanrealestate.com

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360.317.6277 | www.sambuck.com 105 spring street | friday harbor | washington 98250

WATERFRONT HOME PEARL ISLAND 157’± waterfront with beach, 1200± sf cabin, guest quarters, small bunk house, shop, storage building, shared dock, power & water to dock, mooring ball, and close to Roche Harbor. #587750 $930,000

WATERFRONT HOME & PRIVATE DOCK 3 bed/2.5 bath main house, 2 bed/2 bath guest house, 4.5± acres (2 tax parcels), 438’± waterfront, deep water dock, mooring buoy, stairs to a gravel beach including tidelands, beautiful sunrises. #612544 $2,375,000

HOME ON ACREAGE Secluded 23± acres adjacent to 450+ acre Town watershed, 3400± sf, 2 bed/2 bath main house with 2 living rooms & 2 kitchens, hot tub, decks, 320± sfguest house, large shop, and two ponds. #668667 $899,000

WATERFRONT HOME & PRIVATE DOCK Roche Harbor area with 320’± low-bank waterfront, a private dock with 88’ float, 3.3± acres (two tax parcels), 2800± sf home, 750± sf remodeled guest house, fenced pasture and outbuildings.. #611193 $3,445,000

WATERFRONT HOME 5400± sf remodeled showcase home on a multidimensional waterfront parcel (3.25± acres & 500’± waterfront), extensive landscaping in a park-like setting, stunning views & sunsets, and a marina just around the corner. #502415 $5,950,000

WATERFRONT LOT 1± acre waterfront parcel with beautiful views of Griffin Bay & Dinner Island, 120’± low to medium bank waterfront with a sand & gravel beach, sunny exposure, private drilled well, and located close to town. #539577 $385,000

WATERFRONT HOME Updated with 3166± sf, 4 bed/3 bath, 2-car garage with shop, direct access to community gravel beach, mooring buoy, 153’± low-bank waterfront, and expansive views across channel to Orcas & Waldron Islands. #453893 $925,000

WATER VIEW HOME 32± acres (2 parcels) with stunning sw views to the Olympic Mountains. Includes: a 2200± sf, 3 bedroom/3.5 bath main home, a guest house, new recreation studio with bathroom, and a new 60’ outdoor pool. #513463 $1,950,000

HOME IN TOWN 1270± sf, 3 bed/2 bath in excellent condition; extra storage in walk-in crawl space, detached oversized 2-car garage, garden area, and a small unexpected view of the water from the front deck. #614518 $369,000

HOME ON ACREAGE 1640± sf, 2 bed/2 bath home with 580± sf covered deck & 420± sf open deck, sauna, large pond, 1050± sf garage, 960± sf shop with attached 14’ x 40’ lean to. 5± acres. Adjacent 5 acres available. #669873 $465,000

WATER VIEW HOME 4200± sf with 3 bedrooms, master bedroom w/His & Hers dressing rooms, large kitchen, decks on 3 levels, back-up generator, and views of the Straits & Olympic Mtns. #9797 $695,000

WATERFRONT HOME 3± park-like acres on a southeast-facing point with 300’± of shoreline & 3 beach areas, older 2000± sf, 2 bed/3 bath home with updated kitchen, guest house, garage, a shoreline structure for kayaks & large shop. #512312 $1,250,0000

WATERFRONT HOME 5800± sf, master bedroom suite, second living area with two en suite bedrooms, exquisite English conservatory, guest studio, decks, sweeping harbor views, deep water protected dock, and 105’± waterfront. #626595 $3,995,000

LARGE ACREAGE 80± acres of heritage farm land about 3.5 miles from town with a southern slope, mix of trees & meadows, fairly level fenced pasture, and distant Olympic Mtns view. Good access road and zoned R-10. #546378 $945,000

SAN JUAN VINEYARDS 32± acres (6.75± acres of vines), south-facing, zoned R-5, winery & equipment, tasting room, open pavilion, chapel, office, large barn, and a Conditional Use Permit allows for a commercial kitchen. #663403 $1,550,000

WATERFRONT LOT Rare Warbass Way waterfront in Friday Harbor with 125’± wf, views of bay & Mt. Baker, close to ferry landing. Building of 2 units is possible. #670474 $769,000

WEST SIDE WATERFRONT ESTATE Premier location with 8000± sf of beautifully distinctive living spaces, 2 bedroom guest house, extensive decking, exceptional landscaping, and nearly 11 acres with 770’± shoreline. #574447 $6,495,000

WEST SIDE WATERFRONT HOME Premier setting perched into a rocky bluff overlooking the Straits & Olympic Mtns, this 2100± sf, 2 bed/3 bath home features floor-to ceiling windows from which the whales can be seen. #670808 $895,000

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Linda McMahon

50 Spring Street, Office: (360)378-3600 or (800)262-3596 www.sanjuanlife.com • linda@sanjuanlife.com

San Juan Island

10+ acres at the top of Mt. Dallas some of the most expansive stunning unobstructed 180 degree + views of the Straits, Olympic Mt. range, Trout Lake, Cascade Mt. range & Mt. Baker. Your own hillside paradise with complete privacy. The views from this parcel are indescribable. Optional building sites, private well, power and a gazebo.

4 bedroom home with 2 bedroom guest house on two acres,”as well as an established vacation renta. Open living space, cedar siding, crafted log work,pine, ir & bamboo floors.Hardscape throughout featuring concrete counter, granite backsplash, carpeted floors, storage/loft & metal roofs. Outbuildings include woodsmanstyle workshop & playhouse. #424982



Unobstructed views of the Olympics, Straits, Victoria, whales and ship traffic. 3-bedroom home with gourmet kichen and views from every window. Huge attached shop, with RV parking. Over 4 acres of level grassy pasture, ideal for horses. Three-stall barn. Drought resistant landscaping with flagstone path. #536344



Private Southern Exposure. Five plus beautiful South facing acres, cleared meadow with a 14ft deep pond with clay bottom and fish. Partially fenced, territorial views of Cady Mt, Wooded. Recorded survey, electricity and phone along the rd. Very private and quiet. #633789


Secluded quiet acreage surrounded by forest, view of Puget Sound and Orcas Island. 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, back-up diesel generator, propane heat and water heater. #309133




Sunny location in the park across from the common area. Open kitchen and living room, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath and plenty of storage. Nicely landscaped with perennials and room to garden. Backyard is fenced. Deck and sitting area to enjoy territorial views and sunsets. Additional space in the back of the carport is permitted storage, new composition roof in 2012. #262524

3.64 acre parcel situated in the 52 acre Lake Edna Estates, 25 acres of common area for the residents including the use of the 3+ acre Lake Edna. Includes community water and a septic design and permit for 3 bedroom system.


Sun, Orchard on 4+ in town acres



Two bedroom one bath home with 2 decks on 4+ acres. Fenced in garden and orchard, apple, cherry, pear, blueberries, boysenberries, with a beautiful English perennial border. Lots of sun and open space and community well. Two miles from town very private . #673220 $274,000


Turn-key, this 2-bed/2-bath home sits on the hill in a classic neighborhood of historic Roche Harbor Village.Custom design w/historic trim details & a designer interior features granite counters, custom cabinets, propane FP, forcedair propane furnace & heated tile floor in master bath Resort amenities available . #583341


Waterfront home on west facing Fish Creek. Many updates including modern kitchen, bar, decks and windows. Recent roof, furnace, water heater, etc. 2 master suites, 5 toilets, large rooms, great sun and views. Concrete boat launch ramp. Carport and tool shed encroach on adjacent Lot 2, which is available for $225,000 from same seller. #625066






30x9.75 Ft slip #27 at Capron’s Landing Warbass Way Marina. Dues include use of water, pump out facilities w/restrooms, showers & coin operated laundry pwr/ph. Common 3 car short term parking area, 72 hr parking is available on street as well long-term parking shared lot at the end of Harrison Street. Tenant pays monthly $100.00. #358993

Westside Water View Acreage. This property has incredible vistas on Mount Dallas. View across the International waters and shipping lanes of Haro Straight. 1720 sq. ft. home open floor plan on 24.4 acres in 2 parcels. Close to Whale Watch Park and San Juan County Park (Boat Launch). Site Information/ Lot Topog. Wooded.








50x17.5 foot slip #24 at Capron’s Landing Warbass Way Marina. Dues include use of water, pump out facilities w/restrooms, shower & coin-operated laundry, washers/dryers. Power and phone available. 3-car short term parking area, 72 hr parking is available on street as well as long term parking @ a shared lot @ the end of Harrison Street. #568131

See the lights of Victoria and coast of Vancouver Island to Sydney B.C. View the International waters and shipping lanes to Canada and Alaska. Beautifully constructed drive to the building site. Close to Whale Watch Park and San Juan County Park (Boat Launch).





30x9.75Ftslip#26atCapron’sLanding Warbass Way Marina. Adjacent slip #27 available combined width 19.5ft wide. Dues include use of water, pump out facilities w/restrooms, showers & coin operated laundry pwr/ph. Common 3 car short term parking area, 72 hr parking is available on street as well long-term parking shared lot at the end of Harrison Street. Tenant pays monthly $100.00. #358981


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