Oprah recently purchased her first property in the Pacific Northwest. Just off the coast of Seattle on Orcas Island, Oprah’s new digs sit on two waterfront parcels of land measuring a collective 43 acres. The land parcel features approximately 2,000 feet of west-facing shoreline.
The main house on this parcel was built in 2007. The home has 7,313 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, and 3 full and 2.5 half baths on three stories. The cabin-type home has a slate roof and copper finishes on the exterior. The main living space includes high ceilings, reclaimed wood from the acclaimed Sears Building in Chicago, stone-faced fireplaces, dining area and kitchen with an oversize center island and a built-in pizza oven. The first floor features a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves. The upstairs level has a huge family room that includes a shuffleboard setup, pool table and large screening area.
The autonomous guesthouse, built on a cliff above a private beach, has 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms. This contemporary style home has an open layout with stairs leading up to a loft space. There are separate rooms for standalone tubs.
Additionally, the property includes a separate tea house, Asian garden, private hiking trails, pond, stream, .5 mile of rugged, pebble-stone beach and a separate, large barn structure that houses a woodworking studio on the upper floor and gym plus yoga studio on the lower floor.
We know that Oprah owns homes in her own name in Telluride, CO, the island of Maui, Chicago and Montecito (Santa Barbara.) We don’t know whether or not she owns additional properties under pseudonyms and/or private trusts. We do know that the properties Oprah does own are site and ambiance specific. This Pacific Northwest property is, according to press reports, is specific to “nature above all else.”