Outgoing Dole Food Company president asks $25 million for San Juan Island dream home

Eagle's nest mainWindmere Real EstateWelcome to the ‘Eagle’s Nest.’

As he readies for retirement, outgoing Dole Food Company president and COO Michael Carter has listed his island estate for
$US25 million.

The almost-20,000-square-foot, five-bedroom mansion on the exclusive San Juan Island in the San Juan Archipelago in Washington state was built by Carter in the late 1990s. Named “Eagle’s Nest,” it sits on 21 acres of pristine seaside land.

Carter and his family have only lived in the mansion since 2013, according to Curbed. They will now live full-time at their golf resort mansion in Lake Sherwood, California.

Windermere Real Estate has the listing. Keep scrolling for an inside-out tour.

Eagle's Nest is protected by a gate, but San Juan Island is already pretty private. Though 55 square miles, it only has about 6,000 residents.

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Source: 2000 Census.

Sandwiched between Canada and the US, San Juan Island is equidistant between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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The mansion measures a massive 19,676 square feet.

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As you enter, everything looks brand new. In fact, the 16-year-old mansion was only finished in 2013.

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Inside, beamed ceilings and tons of windows make way for beautiful natural light.

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This free-standing staircase is completely breathtaking.

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The two-story living room has an ample stone fireplace.

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The kitchen is huge, with recessed lighting, custom cabinetry, and space for a large dinner table.

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An exquisite chandelier hangs over the formal dining room table.

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There's also a ballroom for large-scale entertaining...

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...and a movie theatre for smaller gatherings.

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Don't forget the wine room...

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...pool room...

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...and game room, complete with full bar.

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Covered in wood paneling, the office has a Restoration Hardware vibe.

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The master bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and recessed wall of windows.

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The master bathroom is huge, with a lengthy tub and spacious walk-in shower.

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This guest room is considerably smaller than the master suite, but still looks lavish.

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Meanwhile, this guest room is nearly as big as the master bedroom.

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Over 4,000 square feet of terraces surround the house.

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Each terrace has views spanning 230 degrees of mountain and harbour vistas.

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Down a staircase, a pool waits.

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Carter lived in the 1,000-square-foot guest house for 11 years while the main house was being built. Note the fountain, which was made by a local sculptor and is a replica of the La Fontaine de la Place d'Albertas in France.

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Source: Curbed

Looks like a pretty great place to retire to us.

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