It may look like this...Misty Isle Farm is found on Vashon Island, the largest of the South Puget Sound Islands near Seattle. As a member-office of the Sotheby's International Realty network, I am privy to significant sales and listings from around the world that are represented by the firm. There was something about this 525 acre retreat that caught my eye, and I thought I would share it with you. 

Slightly larger than Manhattan, Vashon Island is only accessible by ferry, private boat or aircraft. This retreat has a 2200' landing strip and helipad, which makes it convenient to fly. Seattle's SeaTac Airport is a 15 minute trip by helicopter. 

In addition to the access options, the grounds boast a lake, driving range and putting green built to PGA standards. There is a full-time certified arborist maintaining the grounds including over 3000 specimen trees in more than 200 varieties.

The Sotheby's listing agent refers to it as a "landscaped art sanctuary." Besides the 3-acre lake, there are artisan bridges connecting expansive brick pathways throughout the arboretum. Urban ranches such as this are in a class by themselves, and cannot be valued on a per-acre basis. From a global perspective, Misty Isle is a relative deal.

To put it in perspective, our Telluride office is representing the sale of actor, Tom Cruise's, 298 Rocky Mountain retreat for $59 million. In Santa Barbara we have listed a 230 acre ranch near town for $125 Million, and our Dallas location represents a ranch comprising 510,000 acres, one of the largest ranches in the United States, for $725 million. Large holdings such as these are becoming increasingly difficult to find, or even assemble. And they are selling!

To see more amazing properties such as Misty Isle Farm, please read our newsletter, Perspectives. In this month's issue you will read about significant sales from around the world including $7.5 million in Forida, $58 million in Hong Kong and $93.9 million in East Hampton, New York. 

Pacific Sotheby's International Realty has over 702 office in 52 countries around the world. Please call on me whenever you are considering purchasing property worldwide. From within our closely-connected network, it will be my pleasure to identify the right individual to serve your international needs. It is always my pleasure to be of assistance.

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