Whidbey Island and San Juan Islands Modern Homes
Starting on the north end of Puget Sound just 30 miles from Seattle, locals and visitors alike can enjoy breathtaking views of the serene water surrounds, forested islands, and far-off mountain ranges. Offering a variety of wildlife, rugged cliffs, old-growth forests, and other attractions include boating, kayaking, wineries, art galleries, and picturesque farms.
Properties in this area are varied, including restored MCMs and newer contemporary properties and Northwest Contemporary homes. Along with turn-of-the-century Victorians and New England-esque beach homes, expect to find quirky bungalows and custom builds.
Views, proximity to the water, and lot size all factor into the price, but there are also a variety of neighborhoods to explore.
Communities with artists, musicians, retirees and those who enjoy a more relaxed way of life live on these Islands and surrounding areas making it an accessible and versatile environment to live full or part time in offering saltwater shoreline, forested coastlines, and close proximity to the mainland as well as the San Juan Islands and Vancouver, BC, have made these areas a desirable destination.
San Juan Islands
Designated a National Monument in 2013 for its tribal fishing grounds, historic lighthouses, and vital wildlife habitats, the San Juan Islands are truly an enchanting place to live. On this 172-island archipelago, you’ll find state parks, alpaca farms, and secluded beaches.
Naturally waterfront properties—and empty lots primed for custom homes—are a main draw for many who choose to live on island time. Inland, expect to find everything from adorable Craftsmans style homes to Northwest moderns.