About Washington

Washington

Washington State offers rugged coastline, deserts, forests, mountains, volcanoes, and hundreds of coastal islands to explore. The Cascade Mountains divide the state, with the damp forested coastal areas to the west, and pine forests, deserts and irrigated farmland of the Columbia River Plateau to the east. It is the adjacent to Canada.

The 2010 United States Census recorded the State's population at 6,724,540. Approximately 60 percent of Washington's residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area, the center of transportation, business, industry along the Puget Sound.  Washington's climate varies greatly from west to east. An Oceanic climate (also called "west coast marine climate") predominates in western Washington, and a much drier climate prevails east of the Cascade Range.

The state's nickname "Evergreen" was proposed in 1890 by Charles T. Conover of Seattle. The name proved popular as the forests were full of evergreen trees and the abundance of rain keeps the shrubbery and grasses green throughout the year.

Washington State is an aquatic wonderland of coastal waters, tide pools, saltwater inlets, glacier-fed rivers, low country and alpine lakes, reservoirs, protected wetlands and estuaries teeming with fish, birds and all sorts of watchable wildlife. It is also home to thousands of waterfalls, including some as dramatic and spectacular as Palouse Falls and Snoqualmie Falls. Washington has over 1,000 dams, built for a variety of purposes including irrigation, power, flood control, and water storage.

Washington's Pacific coast offers a wealth of beaches; some you can drive on (Long Beach) and some are so wild you can't get a car within 20 miles of them (stretches of protected shoreline in Olympic National Park). Even most Washingtonians don't know that the state's 170 miles of Pacific coast is only a small fraction of its total saltwater coastline. When you take into account Washington's numerous bays and tidal inlets, the perimeters of its coastal islands, the San Juan Islands, and the islands of Puget Sound, and then add in the shorelines of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Hood Canal and Puget Sound, Washington has an astounding 3,036 miles of saltwater coastline. If you stretched out the States' meandering coastline into one straight line, it would more than cover the distance from Seattle to Washington, D.C.

Washington is also home to many beautiful rivers, none more majestic than the mighty Columbia, the largest river in the Pacific Northwest and the largest hydroelectric power-producing river in North America. Along the way, it flows through the Grand Coulee Dam, which is the largest single producer of hydroelectricity in the United States. The Columbia River Gorge is famous for its vast panoramas of spectacularly dramatic scenery. Its strong winds also make it a world-famous windsurfing destination.

Many of Washington's waters, mountains and forests are protected by the State's three National Parks, some 120 State parks, numerous wilderness areas, recreation areas and preserves. It's no surprise then that Washington is a haven for watchable wildlife: whales and other sea mammals, migratory and native birds, deer, bears, cougars, otters, foxes and much more.

 

 
$1,995,000

SOLD

SAN JUAN ISLAND SPECTACULAR CUSTOM HOME WITH OVER THE TOP VIEWS

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


BREATHTAKING..OVER THE TOP VIEWS from this spectacular Mt. Dallas custom home on San Juan Island, Washington, perched at 832'. This single level home boasts a chef’s dream kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with private baths in each bedroom. The grand entry has vaulted ceilings and your gaze is drawn to the french doors that open out to a 2144' wrap around deck with fabulous views from every room. Other features include: 3 car attached garage, 2 car detached garage w/option above for apt/studio/gym or your choice, radiant heat throughout and forced air A/C, on demand hot water heater, wired for generator, security system, 20 GPM well, fabulous landscaping & hi speed internet. Remote, Private, Peaceful.

John Lackey & Gina Borges , Windermere San Juan Islands

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3293 SQ FT
 
$1,995,000

SOLD

SAN JUAN ISLAND SPECTACULAR CUSTOM HOME WITH OVER THE TOP VIEWS

Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington


BREATHTAKING..OVER THE TOP VIEWS from this spectacular Mt. Dallas custom home on San Juan Island, Washington, perched at 832'. This single level home boasts a chef’s dream kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with private baths in each bedroom. The grand entry has vaulted ceilings and your gaze is drawn to the french doors that open out to a 2144' wrap around deck with fabulous views from every room. Other features include: 3 car attached garage, 2 car detached garage w/option above for apt/studio/gym or your choice, radiant heat throughout and forced air A/C, on demand hot water heater, wired for generator, security system, 20 GPM well, fabulous landscaping & hi speed internet. Remote, Private, Peaceful.

Gina Borges , Keller Williams

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3293 SQ FT
 
$365,000

SOLD

Sparkling Marine Views from Runway Home on Blakely Island in San Juan Islands

Blakely Island, San Juan County, Washington


Enjoy the sparkling marine view & all runway activity from this contemporary 2-bedroom westerly facing runway home with nearby beach access. Pilots tie down your plane in the grass area between the home and private paved lighted runway. The main deck, living room, dining area, and kitchen all have great marine and runway views. The floors, walls & kitchen counters are unfinished. Choose your wall finishes & countertops. Boxes of Hardwood flooring are stored in 1200+sqft. shop with 3/4 bath. Most furniture included. Backs up to 200' deep greenbelt. Off-site Airplane Hangar available for $75,000 at the time of purchase of this home. Owners in San Juan Aviation Estates have perpetual easement rights to use the back roads and two 70 acre freshwater lakes, offering swimming, boating, and fishing, located in 3000+/- acres of protected forestland on this 4300 acre private island. Blakely is the largest of the non-ferry served islands in the San Juan Islands. Water and air taxi service from the mainland.

Judy Tompkins , Flying Island Realty

0.46 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1284 SQ FT
 
$1,898,000

SOLD

NEW HOME, NEW DOCK: Fox Island WA Waterfront Home With Dock & Low Bank Frontage

Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington


Discover waterfront luxury wrapped in an ageless French Country style. Grand in character & sited on 100 feet of prime frontage, this inspired new home blends fine design, superb finishes & tranquil views throughout. Below high ceilings with reclaimed beams, a chef’s kitchen, open great room, main floor master, office & media room await. A large covered outdoor living room has built-ins & adds year-round enjoyment. The home includes a new shared dock built in August 2018. Dock your dreams here -- this is the Home Port of Extraordinary!

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

0.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.75 BATHROOMS
4148 SQ FT
 
$639,000

SOLD

Spectacular Lakebay Waterfront

Lakebay, Pierce County, Washington


OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, August 20th from 1-4pm Sweeping, spectacular view of the Puget Sound & Olympics. Walk, swim & beachcomb on your own 165' +/- of pebble beach w/deck at the water's edge. Built to take advantage of the view from almost every room. Newer quartz/stainless steel kitchen. Spacious living room w/large picture windows & skylights. Dining area w/water view. Generous master w/private bath, large deck & space for sitting area. Small, cute cabin for the writer, artist...you decide. Large garden area already planted for summer.

Tova Uddenberg , RE/MAX Professionals

6.17 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2923 SQ FT
 
$895,000

SOLD

Waterfront Near Gig Harbor WA: 2+ Acres, Master on Main, Wheel - Chair Accessible

Lakebay, Pierce County, Washington


Imagine life in a picturesque setting, a storybook scene of coastal living. Where walls of windows in bright open spaces frame passing boats, harbor seals & wildlife. A property where the dock & 147 ft of low-bank frontage beckon you to set sail. This oasis, rebuilt from the ground up in 2009, offers tranquil days to enjoy the orchard, gardens & hot tub on a covered deck. Quality built, handicap accessible, with vast relaxed spaces for friends, crafts & music. It is a magical spot. This is the Home Port of Life Lived Well

Joe Sanchez & Associates , Coldwell Banker Bain of Gig Harbor

2.14 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.75 BATHROOMS
4254 SQ FT
 
$395,000

SOLD

ARCHITECT DESIGNED RUNWAY HOME w / SPECTACULAR MARINE VIEW & NEARBY BEACH ACCESS

Blakely Island, San Juan County, Washington


PRICE REDUCED FROM $465,000 TO $395,000 ON 6/19/18. This contemporary architect designed 2-bedroom, 2-bath home is sited near the north end of the runway. If you are a pilot, taxi your plane to your yard or tie down across the road along in the runway tie down area. The great room is the center of this home. French doors open to two levels of expansive decking for enjoying the runway and marine views. The great room window wall looks out over the decking to the runway and superb marine view. Built-in bookshelves line the wall under the windows. A television on a lift rises out of the top of the central bookcase. Vaulted ceilings in the great room have a custom beam design. The soapstone wood stove warms the great room along with electric wall heaters. The kitchen with its custom cabinetry spans the rear wall of the great room and has a large movable island with lots of storage. The view from the kitchen is through two levels of windows and another set of French doors opening to another deck and the serene forested rear yard. The master bedroom is up a few steps from the great room. It has marine and runway views and a newly remodeled master bath. There is also a full bath next to the guest bedroom. An unfinished partial basement for storage is reached from an outside stairway. A cabinet door opens to this basement from the living room to easily bring small items into the house - like your favorite wine you have stored there. There are also two metal roof covered outdoor storage areas attached to the home, one of which is used as a carport. Quality furnishings, Jeep and two Honda ATVs are included. This is a true Turn Key opportunity. Beach access is a few 100' from this property.

Judy Tompkins , Flying Island Realty

0.41 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.75 BATHROOMS
1190 SQ FT

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