This spectacular Birch Bay estate is what dreams are made of: This private 66-acre property consists of a 12,000-square-foot mansion with 1,575 feet of pristine, south-facing and jaw-dropping Georgia Strait shoreline. And that’s just the beginning. If you prefer to arrive by air rather than land or boat, the property has its own helipad and airstrip. A large gated entrance and arrival court features a striking, imported Italian fountain. Listed by Michael Doyle Properties, the five-bedroom, 7.25-bath house was built in 2003 and nominated by HGTV for their Ultimate House Hunt (Great Escapes category). It has a large master wing on the sleeping level, and formal and informal living and dining rooms on the main level. Six fireplaces add comfort, as do a home theater, wine cellar, wet bar, sauna and spa. If grand outdoor events are on the calendar, like weddings or philanthropic fundraisers, first-class covered spaces allow for year-round comfort from the elements. Price tag: $17.8 million. (RV parking included.)

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Designer | JWR Design, Inc., Lynden
Builder | Welcome Construction, Deming
Photography | Greg White, Seattle Home Photography
"Six fireplaces add comfort, as do a home theater, wine cellar, wet bar, sauna and spa."