Stunning Mt. Vernon Estate on Nearly 5 Acres

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13854 Marihugh Rd. (MLS #1094358) in Mount Vernon is a stunning custom timber frame home on a level lot, just shy of 5 acres with approximately 2 acres of private trails on the property!

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Featuring extraordinary design and natural materials including birch wood and fir, the home has soaring ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, concrete floors, light-filled rooms and main level living and picturesque views.

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Outside there are multiple decks and room to entertain, in addition to a 3 car attached garage, multiple outbuildings, covered RV parking and a huge shop – all within quick access to I-5.

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For more information about this property, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC daily at (360) 941-3734.

Darling Remodeled Anacortes Bugalow – 1115 11th St.

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1115 11th St. in Anacortes (MLS #1063568) is a darling remodeled bungalow just one block from town center listed for $225,000.

Move-in ready with plenty of room to add on, this home feels larger than its square footage due to the back covered porch and no space is wasted.

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Featuring a huge fenced backyard and alley access for RV or boat parking, building a garage could also be possible, or add a second story for a water view!

For additional information about this home or to schedule a showing, please contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com for all of your real estate needs!

New Listing: 3902 W. 6th St., Anacortes

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3902 W. 6th St. (MLS #1093293) in Anacortes is an immaculate 2 story home with a fabulous fenced backyard in a great neighborhood!

Listed for $380,000, the main level offers living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen, family room with gas fireplace, laundry closet and a powder room.

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All bedrooms are located in the upper level, including the master suite with full bath and walk-in closet.

A brand new roof was installed in March 2017, as well as new siding, new exterior paint and new carpet! The 2 car garage features ample parking or storage space and the home is situated on a leveled lot with filtered views of the Guemes Channel, and is close to downtown, parks and schools.

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For additional information about this home or to schedule a showing, please contact Anacortes-based Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.  We are available daily for your real estate needs!

Anacortes Vintage Market April 28-29

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Sassy Frass Company presents April in Paris Vintage and Gift Show Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, at the Port Transit Event Center located at 100 Commercial Ave. in Anacortes.

Tickets are available now and are limited for Friday’s Sip and Shop from 6 to 9 p.m. for $20.

Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the entrance fee is $7.

All vendors will be fully stocked with home décor, garden goodies, antiques, repurposed, upcycled items ready to find a new home with you.

A canned good drive will also take place both days, and more information about the event can be found online HERE.

Community Profile: Whidbey Island

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Deception Pass Bridge, a National Historic Monument since 1982, is actually two spans that link Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island (Anacortes) over Canoe Pass and Deception Pass. The bridge is one of the scenic wonders and destinations of the Pacific Northwest.

With a population of nearly 72,000 people, Whidbey Island is the largest island in Washington State, sitting between Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula. Whidbey is home to the cities and towns of Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Langley, Freeland, Greenbank, Clinton, and Bayview; all of which fit snugly into Island County.

Oak Harbor is Whidbey Island’s largest incorporated city and home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Named for the Garry Oak trees which grace its skyline, the city’s growth coincided with two major events: the building of Deception Pass Bridge on July 31, 1935, and the completion of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on September 21, 1942.

Whidbey Island’s popularity stems from the amazing views of Puget Sound and the plethora of tourist activities available. Explore the waters of Puget Sound on a scuba diving adventure, glide across the sea in silence on a kayak trip to visit the orca and gray whales, sea lions and seals, starfish and crab, and eagles and the porpoises!

For thousands of years, the only people who occupied Whidbey Island were the four Pacific Northwest Indian Tribes. In the spring of 1792, Captain George Vancouver explored the area and named every mountain, island, and waterway he could find. Whidbey Island was named on June 10, 1792 after Joseph Whidbey who proved it was an island when he discovered Deception Pass.

Aside from the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, the island has a strong military history. In 1890, the construction of Fort Casey began. The three-fort defense system was built by the US Army to protect the entrance to Puget Sound. Along with this fort, Fort Flagler and Fort Worden, which are located on the Olympic Peninsula, make up the “Triangle of Fire.” Twenty years after Fort Casey was built, it became the fourth largest military post and was no doubt the most beautiful. Fort Casey is open to the public, allowing visitors to climb on the ladders to inspect the guns, walk along bluff-side bunkers, and through the dark tunnels of the past.

March 19: Free State Parks Day

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Deception Pass and other parks throughout Washington will allow entrance without a Discover Pass on Sunday, March 19, in recognition of Washington State Parks turning 104 years old.

The Discover Pass is regularly $30 for an annual pass and $10 for a day pass and is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.

Additional free days this year include April 15, April 22, June 3, and June 10.

For more information, visit www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.

OPEN HOUSE: 4713 Schooner Dr., Anacortes – March 18 & 19

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Join Team Groesbeck for an open house of 4713 Schooner Dr. in Anacortes‘ San Juan Passage community on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Listed for sale at $550,000, this open floor plan 3 bedroom (one on main level), 2 bathroom home features exquisite craftsmanship and Cape Cod architecture and upper-level views of the Guemes Channel and ferries. A main level gas fireplace, gorgeous hardwood floors, an elegant kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances and granite counters allow for a great entertaining space.  A neutral yet tasteful wall color palette, crown molding and high ceiling add to the elegance of this home.

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For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC daily at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Maritime Speaker Series March 18 at Anacortes Public Library

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Attend the final presentation of the Maritime Speaker Series at the Anacortes Public Library on Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m.  The topic will be “Gilkey Tugs and the Bahada’s Final Demise.” Hear about the sinking of this vessel from Shawn Murphy.

The Anacortes Public Library located at 1220 10th St.  For more information, please contact the library at (360) 293-1910.

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Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture March 17

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As part of the Friends of Skagit Beaches Protecting Skagit Marine Resources lecture series, join the group Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m.

The topic of discussion will be “Sound in the Salish Sea,” with Scott Veirs Ph.D, oceanographer, president, Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School.

Lectures will be held at the Northwest Educational Service District 189 Building located at 1601 R. Avenue in Anacortes.

Friends of Skagit Beaches was established in 2008 by a group of Skagit County Beach Watcher Volunteers to develop local financial support for volunteer programs and activities in Skagit County aimed at protecting our marine shorelines and nearshore waters through education, citizen science, and stewardship projects.

For more details, visit skagitbeaches.org.

224 Acres of Forest Land Added to Anacortes Conservation Easement Program

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An additional 224 acres of land will soon be added to Anacortes’ conservation easement program, which protects tracts in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands from being developed in the future.

The land consists of 160 acres southeast of Heart Lake that once belonged to Anacortes’ sewer facilities holdings, 40 acres west of Heart Lake Road and 20 acres to the south of Mount Erie recently purchased by the city, among other scattered acres within the forest lands.

While the city owns the forest lands, the conservation easements on 1,680 acres are already held by Skagit Land Trust, which also monitors the property to ensure restrictions are being followed.

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