The San Juan Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Washington state long cherished for its remoteness and simplicity, is now the hottest luxury real-estate market in the country.
The priciest 10% of the area’s real-estate market rose faster last year than any other U.S. county, according to Realtor.com. The median home value in San Juan County is now $444,300, up from $377,600 in 2014, according to real estate marketplace Zillow. Right now there are four homes priced at $15 million or higher for sale, including one for $20 million.
The Puget Sound Business Journal first reported the penthouse was on the market earlier this week (as of February 23, 2017). It has been listed for four days at $13.8 million, putting it just behind this historic neo-classical revival on Capitol Hill and this literal castle in Laurelhurst.