Peek Inside Oprah’s New Island House
No, it’s not in the Caribbean.
For the most part, Oprah Winfrey’s list of favorite things is ever-changing. But if there’s one thing that stays constant, it’s the media mogul’s penchant for seriously enviable real estate.
The talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist has reportedly owned homes across country, from a mansion in Montecito and an estate in Florida to a farmhouse in Maui. Her latest get is another island home—but don’t expect to see palm trees and warm white-sand beaches here. Instead, Oprah’s opted to cozy up in the quiet, lush, and impossibly picturesque San Juan Islands.
According to reports, Oprah recently dropped $8.275 million on a 43-acre compound on Orcas Island, one of the four largest islands in the San Juan archipelago just off Seattle. The home, nicknamed the Madroneagle Estate, sits on 3,000 feet of rugged shoreline—in other words, the perfect setting for morning mindfulness meditations.
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Built in 2007, the home takes full advantage of those pristine views while maintaining a rugged, cabin-like feel. In the open kitchen and dining room, soaring wood-beamed ceilings steal the show, while stone accents clad a massive fireplace and pizza oven that connects the two rooms. An entertainment room, wine cellar, and library also make the house perfect for hosting Oprah’s posse.
Elsewhere on the property, a small standalone tea room provides the perfect serene setting for savoring the Pacific Northwest views and, a bit further away, a barn-like structure houses a woodworking studio on the upper level and a gym and yoga studio on the lower level. According to the listing, there’s also a private beach, hiking trails, Asian gardens, sauna, pond, and stream on the compound.