Oprah Winfrey has sold her rustic-meets-modern Orcas Island 43-acre estate for $14 million, having purchased the property in 2018.
The 67-year-old billionaire is said to be ‘too busy to use it’, deciding therefore to offload the estate, making a $6 million profit on the waterfront property in the process.
The house is chockfull of luxury amenities, including a sauna, a library, an Asian garden and its very own private beach.
Sold! Oprah Winfrey has sold her rustic-meets-modern Orcas Island 43-acre estate for $14 million, having purchased the property in 2018
Run off her feet: The 67-year-old billionaire is said to be ‘too busy to use it’, deciding therefore to offload the estate
Oprah purchased the spacious sylvan property nested in the picturesque Orcas Island, between prominent hot spot cities Seattle and Vancouver, in 2018.
The legendary media proprietor splashed $8.275 million on the waterfront estate that was deemed Madroneagle by a preceding owner.
The TV star has an impressive real estate portfolio already, with a broker telling Business Journal that she is ‘too busy and never going to really use’ the Washington mansion.
She famously bought it without going to see it first, allegedly bowled over by its incredible sunset views and ornate interiors.
Idyllic: Oprah has made a $6 million profit on the waterfront property in the process
Incredible: The house is chockfull of luxury amenities, including a sauna, a library, an Asian garden and its very own private beach
Media mogul: She dropped $8.275 million on the 43-acre waterfront estate on Orcas Island originally
Sprawling: The 7,303 square-foot, three-story main house complete with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a slew of luxurious amenities
All mod-cons: The first floor of the main house includes the living and dining rooms as well as he bedrooms. The floors and walls were made with natural wood
She typically lives at her so-called Promised Land ranch in Montecito, California, 1,220 miles away, which is famously close by to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s home, at which they were interviewed by Oprah in a bombshell one-off show early this year.
Oprah also owns property on Hawaii’s Maui and in Telluride, Colorado.
The home is made with natural wood walls and flooring and is an impressive 7,303 square-foot, with a three-story main house complete with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a slew of luxurious amenities, and a separate guest house, also referred to as the gallery house, which offers the same number of bedroom and bathroom amenities in a more compact area.
Modern-meets-rustic: The mansion offers plenty of luxury amenities including this dreamy kitchen space
Main house: The home was constructed in 2007
Portfolio: Oprah sealed the deal on the property in two separate transactions from her corporate offices three years ago
Guest space: Several of the rooms inside the mansion on Orcas Island offer views of the island and nature
Impressive: The mansion is nested in the picturesque Orcas Island, between hot spot cities Seattle and Vancouver
Initially reported by the celebrity real estate and lifestyle blog, Velvet Ropes, the guest house was constructed in 1980, while the main house was built in 2007.
The first floor of the main house includes the living and dining rooms as well as the bedrooms. The looped stairway leads guests to the second floor where a game room, another living room and a bathroom are seen.
The bottom floor includes a lavish wine cellar and spacious workshop that offers gorgeous window views of the island.
The guest house, a bit more modest, sits on the cliffside and is 2,948 square feet. The gallery includes decks overlooking the the private beach.
Recreational: A spacious game room area is pictured above, where there is another living room and bathroom
Nooks and crannies: The sprawling property furthermore includes a custom sauna, workshop, tea room, craft room and a hut underground
Another hallway: There are various hallways and enclaves tucked around the home
The sprawling property is furthermore comprised of a custom sauna, workshop, tea room, craft room and a hut underground.
The blog reported that the payment on the mansion was made through two separate transactions from the West Hollywood Oprah Winfrey Network corporate offices three years ago.
Orcas Island is popular among nature seekers and is known for its biking trails and arena for activities like hiking, kayaking, golfing and camping.
The island is home to the 5,579-acre camping grounds Moran State Park, according to OrcasIslandGetaway.com.
Working gal: A spacious yet simple office space is seen above that overlooks the island
Cheers to that! On the bottom floor you will find a lavish wine cellar and spacious workshop where there are gorgeous window views of the island
Intricate: The bathrooms offer vintage and palatial vibes
Country chic: The guest house, a little more modest, sits on the cliffside and is 2,948 square feet
Sun trap: The guest house was constructed in 1980, while the main house was constructed in 2007, Velvet Ropes reported
Entrance: The island is home to the 5,579-acre camping grounds Moran State Park, according to OrcasIslandGetaway.com
Nature: Orcas Island is popular among nature lovers and is a great spot for biking trails, hiking, kayaking, golfing and camping
The sale of this home comes as Prince Charles’s biographer accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of ‘vicious, cruel and horribly self-serving’ behaviour over their infamous interview with Oprah.
Jonathan Dimbleby said it was a ‘great shame’ that the couple went ahead with the broadcast earlier this year.
Speaking at the Buxton International Festival in Derbyshire this week, the veteran broadcaster, 76, said: ‘I think that the interview was a very great shame.
‘I think it did great damage of a kind that was undeserved to the royal household and specifically to the Queen and her family.’
Views for days: The property’s workshop is nestled on the cliff-edge overlooking the surrounding waters
I’ll take it! She famously bought it without going to see it first, allegedly bowled over by its incredible sunset views and ornate interiors
Al fresco: There are plenty of stunning outside areas for entertaining guests and friends
TV star: She has an impressive real estate portfolio already, with a broker telling Business Journal that she is ‘too busy and never going to really use’ the Washington mansion
Mr Dimbleby, whose father Richard became the first journalist to interview a member of the Royal Family in a 1961 Panorama broadcast with Prince Philip, said he had met Harry ‘in the past when he was young’.
He said his recollections of Harry were of a ‘charming, very nice’ man ‘who had served very well in the armed forces’.
But he said he was ‘very disappointed’ with his subsequent behaviour, adding: ‘I felt he was being led by the nose a bit by his wife.’
The Oprah chat, which drew in a worldwide audience of more than 50million, was ‘vicious, cruel and horribly self-serving’, the historian said.
Pond life: The estate has its own pond, stream and woodland
Rural: The house sits on a layered hillside, nestled amid the natural beauty of Orcas Island
Workshop: There’s a rustic outside workspace for DIY projects
Island living: Orcas Island is the largest of the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest, which are in the northwestern corner of San Juan County, Washington
‘Harry’s remarks about his father, I simply fail to understand. I think there are certain things you should say and do in private,’ he added. ‘I believe a lot of the insinuations he made were not consistent with fact.’
Meanwhile, the Duchess of York has said she is ‘a great supporter of Oprah Winfrey’ as she discussed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ‘truthbomb’ interview about Megxit.
Like the Duchess of Sussex, 39, Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, 61, has also poured her heart out to the media mogul, laying bare her emotional struggles and inability to cope with media attention in interviews in 1996 and 2010.
Fergie has now revealed Oprah ‘helped her greatly’ when she was interviewed by her in the US, telling The Telegraph: ‘I’m a great supporter of Oprah and everything that she does…I wouldn’t presume to give advice to the Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex except to say to be happy.’
During an explosive chat with Oprah in March, Meghan claimed her sister-in-law Kate Middleton made her cry before she married Harry as the couple, there was ‘concern’ over Archie’s skin colour from members of the royal family and that she was ‘silenced’ by The Firm.
Elsewhere in the same interview, Fergie touched on the challenges that Harry and Meghan have faced, saying: ‘I did have to make my own way in the world when I left the family, and it is not always easy.’
The mother-of-two also spoke about her relationship with Prince Andrew, whom she lives with at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
She said they are ‘the most contented divorced couple in the world’, adding: ‘We are co-parents who support each other and believe that family is everything.’
Meanwhile she refused to rule out the possibility of re-marrying the Duke of York, instead saying they are ‘happy’ with their current set-up.
In the year she divorced Andrew, Sarah appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and returned three years later in 1999.
During her first stint she was less than flattering about her life within the royal fold, telling the host: ‘It’s not a fairytale, it’s real life in there – they [the royals] think it’s real life in there.’
Asked by the host: ‘You’re sitting in the Palace and you felt a sense of hatred for yourself? That doesn’t compute in our Princess Cinderella Duchess mind?’
Sarah replied: ‘That is the fairytale, but then comes the realism that you didn’t marry the fairytale, you fell in love and you married a man, and then you’ve got to come to terms with the fairytale.’
When Oprah suggested to live a royal life means you ‘ultimately lose yourself’ to ‘play the game’, Sarah replied: ‘You get out there and you play by the rules.’
In 2010 she was interviewed for a special episode on the same show, entitled Oprah and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, in which she discussed the ‘cash for access’ scandal.
The Oprah chat: She typically lives at her so-called Promised Land ranch in Montecito, California, 1,220 miles away. It is famously close by to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s home, at which they were interviewed by Oprah in a bombshell one-off show early this year [pictured]
Support: The Duchess of York has said she is ‘a great supporter of Oprah Winfrey’ as she discussed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview about Megxit
Pals: Fergie has also poured her heart out to the media mogul, laying bare her emotional struggles and inability to cope with media attention in interviews in 1996 and 2011 [the latter is pictured]
The following year Sarah took part in Oprah Winfrey’s mini-series Finding Sarah, a reality show in which cameras followed the Duchess around in her every day life.
In an emotional clip, a tearful Duchess discusses how the press ‘turned on her’, causing her ‘self-sabotage to kick in’.
After courting Meghan for an interview since her wedding, Oprah finally got to quiz the Sussexes in March – and like Fergie, Meghan didn’t hold back, telling the chatshow host her life as a British royal was so lonely and isolating that at one stage she ‘didn’t want to be alive anymore’.
Having given Oprah a tour of her and Harry’s Montecito mansion’s garden, she went on to describe herself as the victim of an image-obsessed Buckingham Palace and an ‘outdated’ press which subjected her to a ‘character assassination’.