Mount Baker, Washington
21 Pristine Acres of Unobstructed Views
A Trophy, one-of-a-kind property with style and taste consisting of 21 pristine acres of uninterrupted, magnificent island, Mount Baker and water views.
There’s a sense of adventure, the unadulterated wild, the sheer beauty of pristine nature. Add the excitement of a neighboring foreign country, international waters, hundreds of islands to explorer by boat. San Juan Island itself offers fulfillment of all creature needs with its small town completeness of services and shopping, with ready access by boat, ferry and two airports, while being a magnet for tourists and offering tranquility for the inhabitants.
As a residential developer and general contractor, my “chasing dreams keep you young” attitude brought about the vision, energy and stick-to-itiveness that produced Eagle’s Nest. But it took the formidable building design talents of daughter Courtney Carter MD and architect David Waldron; the know-how, practical experience and construction talents initially of general contractor Clinton Crist, when phase one of the project started in latter 2000 with the Guest House, Carriage & Boat House, Garden Houses and Utility Building phase, who then relocated to Oregon, followed by the brilliance, ingenuity and construction talents of perfectionist master builder Gary Roberts, when phase two of the project started in latter 2014 with the main house, both ably assisted by carpenter Mitchell Chevalier who brought continuity during the phase transition; the interior design talents of interior designer Mitty Huntsman and lighting architect and interior designer Yoomi Song; the cabinetry design talents of Sharon Spangler; the artistry and craftsmanship of master stair maker Shawn Christman in creating the free-standing, handmade American white walnut staircase; the sculpture brilliance of Matthew Gray Palmer in creating the perfect replica of the famous La Fountaine Place d’ Albertas (located in Aix en Provence, France); and the carpentry talents of career artist carpenter Gordon Elliott, the masonry talents of artist mason Tim Wilson, the painting talents of artist painter Terry Ogle, the plumbing talents of master plumber Greg Carter, the electrical talents of electrician Kevin McCullough and Joe Florer, Dana Baker and Rick Justiniano the metal workmanship reflecting the artistry and finesse of metalworker Tom Brumm, the landscape talents of landscaper Benjamin Ross and Steve Schramm, Ben Engle and Barry Bartmasser, Jack Cory’s critical eye and worldly experience being a constant reminder of perfection in both workmanship and the construction trade, the versatile skills of electrician and handyman Joe Florer, and the resourceful property management and handyman skills of son Brandon Carter, Executive Chef, as trusted owner/developer rep. George Miller and his crew at Miller Drywall services are masters at perfection: You can imagine a house “canvas” with such large volume as Eagle’s Nest, with its expansive walls, some as high as 32 feet from the floor, with sunlight coming through in every direction that can point to the slightest imperfections in the drywall—there are no imperfections to be seen anywhere; try to imagine installing 4′ x 12′ x 5/8″ sheet rock at these huge heights around the house where there are as many as a 1000 penetrations for such things as approximately 600 light cans, and hundreds of other penetrations for light fixtures, switches and outlets, audio visual and HVAC panels, security and fire sprinkler systems, central vacuum outlets, in approximately 15,000 ft.² of interior space. Finally, Eagle’s Nest comes alive with the pervasive AV and network systems, the brainchild of Brian Haugen, with inspiration from Brandon, Chad and Courtney Carter and Candice Braud.