763 Carefree Way, San Juan Island, WA 98250
San Juan Island Estate - 763 Carefree Way - Friday Harbor - Property For Sale
5 beds
6 full baths
3 half baths
9,900 Sq.Ft.
15.5 Acres LOT

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.


Bill Ruane

Bill Ruane

Area & Lot

For Sale
Living Space
9,900 Sq.Ft.
Lot Size
15.5 Acres
Waterfront, Resort Style, Oceanfront, Eco Friendly
Water Frontage
900 Feet
View Description
Ocean, Forest, Island, Canada, Mountains
Elementary School
Friday Harbor Elementary School
Middle School
Friday Harbor Middle School
High School
Friday Harbor High School
School District
San Juan Island School District


Total Bathrooms
Full Bathrooms
Half Bathrooms
3 Kitchens
Concrete, Hardwood, Burmese Teak, Slate, Carpet
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


Garage Space
Water Source
4 Water Wells – 2 Capped and 2 in Current Use,20,000-Gal Water Tank
Lot Features
Solid Inlaid Stone Paths, Irrigated Gardens
Heated 2 1/2 Car Garage Building
Heat Type
Forced Air, Heat Pump, Insert, Radiant, Stove/Free Standing
Air Conditioning
Reinforced Concrete Pilings & Footings at 2,500 to 3,000 lb. Imbedded in Bedrock
Disability Features
3 Elevators, Wheelchair Accessible
Green Features
All Electric House, Green Energy
Other Exterior Features
Covered Porches and Decks, Patios and Irrigated Gardens , Western Red Cedar Exterior


Sales Price

Property Images

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

Work With Bill

Bill wholeheartedly believes in building wealth with a well planned portfolio of residential, commercial and multi-unit properties. His honest approach and reputation for maximum client care have earned him the respect and loyalty of hundreds of clients.

Courtesy of Tim Allen