Cool Pad: $14.9M Caledon Estate

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 11.56.03 AMPatti Payne’s Cool Pads, Puget Sound Business Journal – February 5, 2016

Picture this: your company wants the perfect retreat somewhere close to Seattle, but far enough away to feel like you are at a spectacular resort with lots to do.

Consider buying Caledon, certainly one of the nation’s most unique country estates and perfect for a big family or a company getaway. Caledon is the original Latin name for Scotland.

John L. Scott Broker’s George Thurtle and Gary Lu have the $14.9 million listing – the first time this property has been publicly listed.

I visited years ago and fell in love with this grand getaway on 314 acres in Arlington.

The current owner bought the place in 1996 from the original owner. The sellers are a highly respected, well-known local family – a name synonymous with business and community leadership and philanthropy. They have used this as a family and corporate retreat and have kept it perfectly manicured.

The maintenance of the property and the oversight of the owner’s activities are managed by a full-time onsite manager who lives in a caretaker’s cottage. This manager is supported by a number of full time and part time staff. In fact an extensive inventory of estate maintenance machinery, equipment and tools go with this property, including chippers, tractors and top loaders, just to name a very few.

Read the entire article and view photos here.