Waterfront Homes: Craftsman Retreat on Orcas Island

Dense forests, freshwater lakes and vast stretches of sandy beaches all make Washington State's Orcas Island a remarkable place to be. Here, a 4,249-square-foot Craftsman with three bedrooms and three baths sits right on the water and enjoys private access to the shoreline.

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Craftsman Retreat on Remote Orcas Island

Is it any wonder why the locals call Orcas "the gem of the San Juans"? Not only is this remote island off the coast of Washington State home to dense forests, freshwater lakes, beaches and mountains, but it's also the setting for this gorgeous 4,249-square-foot Craftsman.
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Craftsman Feels Private in PNW Wilderness

Nearly 30 acres of land and tall trees surround the property, making it feel totally secluded. In reality, though, the Craftsman is only minutes from the nearest ferry landing, grocery store, restaurants and shops.
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Wood & Stone Exterior Complements Nature

Neutral siding and a stone chimney ensure that the home complements its natural surroundings. The interior is just as alluring, with three large bedrooms, three baths, vaulted ceilings and even a wet bar.

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Great Room With Vaulted Ceilings

Vaulted ceilings make this great room feel oh-so-spacious. At the same time, though, a large rug and stone fireplace help visually delineate the sitting area from the adjacent kitchen.

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Open Kitchen and Dining Space

On the other side of the great room, a wood island defines the kitchen area. Here, the owners can easily prep dinner and then join their family and friends around the dining table.

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Comfortable, Country-Style Bedroom

Though this bedroom is largely neutral, wood trim and French doors helps the space feel cohesive with the rest of the house. A crisp white comforter decorates the bed, while plaid pillows give the space a country twist.

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Spacious Bathroom With His-and-Her Sinks

Down the hall, a stall shower and his-and-her sinks give the owners plenty of room to freshen up after a long day outside. A wood dresser centers the space and keeps all their bathroom essentials within easy reach.
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Home Office With Built-In Bookshelf

Upstairs, two wooden desks and a built-in bookshelf create a cozy home office. A wall of windows ensures that the space is rich with natural light for work.
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Comfy Seating in Living Room

Stepping inside the living room reveals vaulted ceilings with warm wood panels. Twin armchairs, a comfy loveseat and a neutral sofa give the owners and their friends plenty of room to gather 'round the stone fireplace.

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Dining Space Beneath Wood Overhang

Breakfast with a view? Don't mind if we do. With a wood overhang above and a small dining set below, the owners can sip their coffee and enjoy views of the water all from the patio.

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Bi-Folding Doors Open to Patio

When you live this close to the Great Outdoors, it only makes sense to invite all that fresh air and natural light inside. Here, bi-folding doors open the home's spacious interior to the patio.

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Stone Bench for Watching the Sunset

The patio's stone slabs stretch around the side of the house, where a bench looks out over the horizon. On warm summer nights, the owners can sit here and enjoy a glass of wine.
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Wood Stairs Lead to Private Beach

Wooden stairs create a safe route from the Craftsman to the property's private beach. Along the way, the owners can enjoy looking at all the trees in their beautiful backyard.

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Vast Stretches of Shoreline

The pièce de résistance of this home on Orcas Island? The 700' shoreline, which is ideal for beach combing, launching a kayak or collecting stones and shellfish.

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