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Oprah Winfrey buys US$8.27M island estate near B.C. coast (PHOTOS)

Billionaire media mogul reported to have scooped up Orcas Island sanctuary with spectacular ocean views
Oprah Orcas house living
The cathedral ceilings and huge windows of this living space give this Orcas Island home the grandeur you'd expect from an owner such as Oprah Winfrey. Image via Variety

The global queen of media, Oprah Winfrey, has reportedly spent US8.275 million (CAD$10.7 million) on an island home just a stone’s throw from B.C.’s coastline.

According to a report in Variety, the megastar has bought the 43-acre estate on Orcas Island, one of the four largest islands that comprise the San Juan Islands archipelago between Seattle and Vancouver.

Variety says the private compound, called the Madroneagle Estate, has around 3,000 feet of rugged, west-facing oceanfront, including a secluded beach overlooking the island’s East Sound.

Apparently the estate was made up of two land parcels, and acquired in two transactions that both link to the Oprah Winfrey Network offices, as reported in the archipelago’s online news site The San Juan Islander and celebrity home blog Velvet Ropes.

The home has 7,303 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms and five bathrooms in the main house, as well as a four-bedroom, three-bathroom guest house. The main house has amazing cathedral ceilings and huge entertaining spaces, with vast windows taking in those ocean and island views.

Check out the images of the property, below.

Oprah Orcas house kitchen
This huge kitchen has a stone pizza oven, so let's hope Oprah and her family are pizza eaters. Image via Variety


Oprah Orcas house stairs
It's not hard to imagine the queen of media, Oprah Winfrey, sweeping down these stairs to her waiting guests. To the left you can see how the kitchen opens up to the living space. Image via Variety


Oprah Orcas house library
For those who don't need an entire library room, this library nook is perfect. Image via Variety


Oprah Orcas house master
The huge bedroom enjoys those amazing ocean and sunset views. Image via Variety


Oprah Orcas house loft room
This adorable bedroom uses the high ceilings to make a loft, and the space beneath becomes the ensuite. Image via Variety


Oprah Orcas house games
This epic games/media/hobby room is bigger than most people's apartments. Image via Variety


Oprah Orcas house view
The views are stunning from every one of those 3,000 feet of rugged shoreline. Image via Variety


Oprah Orcas house beach
The property may not have a swimming pool, but who needs one when you have your own secluded, private beach? Image via Variety


Oprah Orcas house exterior grounds
This private, 43-acre compound made up of two oceanfront lots is tucked away below the cliffs on the west coast of Orcas Island. Image via Variety


Oprah Orcas house exterior
The house is large but relatively modest in its exterior architectural styling, belying the grand spaces inside. Image via Variety.
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