Location: Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
With 127 acres of manicured land and gardens, 3 homes, a barn and a stunning 3000ft of waterfront this was a full day job. And in reality it could easily have been a 3 day job had time allowed. That said, it was a joy to shoot.
Excerpt from listing.
In its early days, the estate served as the site of Blackball Ferry Dock, where fruit was exported from Orcas Island. The Hawkins family established a working farm complete with cattle, goats and chickens. They also planted pear, apple, cherry and plum trees, which still bear fruit in the orchards over a century later. Over time, the property was parceled out and sold to various owners. The estate’s current stewards worked tirelessly to bring the estate back to its former glory by reassembling parcels over time and removing dilapidated buildings, designing new structures and restoring several others.
Though every attempt was made to repair the original Victorian Cottages that stood upon the hill, early renovation efforts revealed the homes were beyond restoration and they were removed. Two authentic English Cottages now stand in their stead, complete with lovely gardens and pathways. The original 1960 Mid-Century Modern Beach House was thoughtfully updated to flawlessly accommodate life at the water’s edge. One new barn was added to the property, while a second barn and various outbuildings were updated to encompass a comprehensive estate well-suited to meet the needs of its new owners.
Historic granite and cobblestones from Pioneer Square were transported to Orcas Island from Seattle and now serve as the foundation to beautiful walkways and terraces, which surround the lily pond, water features and a stunning waterfront overlook with curved stone benches...

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