763 Carefree Way, San Juan Island, WA, 98250
San Juan Island Estate - 763 Carefree Way - Friday Harbor - Property For Sale

Sited above one of the most beautiful and dramatic seascapes in the world, this legendary oceanfront compound shares almost 1,000 feet of enchanting coastline with migrating whales, bald eagles, and abundant wildlife delighted to call this home. Known on the island as The Stern Estate, the property was designed with meticulous supervision by the original owners, Edgar and Pauline Stern, founders of the world-renowned Deer Valley Ski Resort and Stanford Court Hotel. Exquisite taste and highest quality construction were hallmarks of the Sterns’ development/construction achievements, which culminated in their most treasured residence. As you are guided through this remarkable property you will see the creative genius manifested in unmatched attention to detail and quality of build – from the concrete pilings and footings in bedrock that elevate the floors to the exquisite, rare woods selected not only for beauty but durability. The structures are arranged in pods connected by stunning glass galleries, with almost 10,000 square feet of living space including the main house, guest apartment with separate entrance and kitchen, detached two bed/two bath guest house, and an additional 3,200 SqFt of covered decks to envelop yourself in the natural beauty of the land year-round. Other highlights include a luxurious primary suite with its own gym and dual closets/bathrooms, a media room, two offices/bonus rooms, a detached cigar room/studio, multiple garages and workshops, and two John Deere diesel generators that power the entire facility. With over 15 acres of lush gardens, forests, and meandering flagstone pathways to explore, this extraordinary opportunity provides an escape, an energy, and a home to enjoy for generations.





9,900 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

15.5 Acres lot

Tim Allen

Tim Allen

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms5
  • Total bathrooms7.5
  • full bathrooms6
  • half bathrooms3
  • KITCHEN 3 Kitchens
  • Flooring Concrete, Hardwood, Burmese Teak, Slate, Carpet
  • Fireplace 6 Fireplaces – Living Room, Dining Room, Main Entry, Library, Guest Apartment, Master Bedroom (electric)
  • other interior Features Walls Constructed of Virgin Fir Lumber, Media Room, Wine Cellar, Library, Office, Guest Apartment, Mechanical Room, Remodel Completed in 2018

Area & Lot

  • Status For Sale
  • Living Area9,900 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area15.5 Acres
  • NeighborhoodFriday Harbor
  • LifestylesWaterfront, Resort Style, Oceanfront, Eco Friendly
  • Water Frontage900 Feet
  • View DescriptionOcean, Forest, Island, Canada, Mountains
  • Elementary SchoolFriday Harbor Elementary School
  • Middle SchoolFriday Harbor Middle School
  • High SchoolFriday Harbor High School
  • School DistrictSan Juan Island School District


  • Garage Space2
  • water Source4 Water Wells – 2 Capped and 2 in Current Use, 20,000-Gal Water Tank
  • lot featuresSolid Inlaid Stone Paths, Irrigated Gardens
  • parkingHeated 2 1/2 Car Garage Building
  • HEAT TYPEForced Air, Heat Pump, Insert, Radiant, Stove/Free Standing
  • SubstructureReinforced Concrete Pilings & Footings at 2,500 to 3,000 lb. Imbedded in Bedrock
  • Disability Features3 Elevators, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Green featuresAll Electric House, Green Energy
  • other exterior FeaturesCovered Porches and Decks, Patios and Irrigated Gardens , Western Red Cedar Exterior


  • Sales Price$14,500,000
San Juan Island Estate - 763 Carefree Way - Friday Harbor - Property For Sale
San Juan Island Estate - 763 Carefree Way - Friday Harbor - Property For Sale

This legendary oceanfront compound shares over 1,000 feet of enchanting coastline with migrating whales.

– Tim Allen
San Juan Island Estate - 763 Carefree Way - Friday Harbor - Property For Sale

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Friday Harbor

Quiet and secluded, this charming coastal fishing village with a deep history is set between Canada's Vancouver Island and the Washington State mainland.


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