It looks like newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller is attempting to fly like an eagle from his gorgeous spread on Washington's San Juan Island. He recently listed his northwestern nest for $16,800,000.
That might sound like a princely sum, but Miller isn't playing the joker. San Juan, the namesake island of the remote archipelago, is a 40-minute seaplane ride from Seattle, which makes it an ideal respite for actors, musicians, politicians, and tech titans.
Miller's estate is located in the Friday Harbor area and encompasses nearly 39 acres, some of them waterfront. Naturally, it comes with a deep-water dock that can accommodate a large yacht. The parklike grounds include hiking trails and sweeping views of the bay, Zen gardens, a Japanese-style teahouse, plus a manicured pasture for a space cowboy's horses.
The 11,686-square-foot contemporary main residence has plenty of open space and huge rooms. In addition to two large bedrooms, there's a sizable recording studio that could also be transformed into more bedrooms, according to listing agent Michael Ford of Sotheby's International Realty. There are 4.5 bathrooms, plus a 5,723-square-foot finished basement. You'll find elegant custom woodwork throughout -- bookcases, drawers, paneling, even on the deck spa just off the master suite.
In addition to the main residence, there are eight separate structures on the property, including a barn, shop, greenhouse, and caretaker's accommodations.
Miller began his career playing blues and rock, with the likes of Les Paul, Muddy Waters,and Boz Scaggs. From the mid-1970s through the early 1980s, he and the Steve Miller Band recorded a series of chart-topping hits, including "Fly Like An Eagle," "Rock'n Me," "Take the Money and Run," "The Joker," and "Jungle Love."