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The Big Idea


Developed in 1991 by Christina Koons and Scott Baker, Eagle Lake is a planned community of 45 home sites. Ms. Koons and Mr. Baker envisioned a community built along the lines of Decatur Northwest, which accommodates growth without sacrificing Orcas Island's scenic beauty. Teaming up with two other partners, they established the community of Eagle Lake near Doe Bay on the island's northshore. Building sites are 100’ diameter circles; the remaining 90% of the parcel is commonly held and will never be developed. These sites are carefully situated to maximize privacy and enhance views. Architectural guidelines ensure the integrity of the development, honor environmental sustainability, and preserve harmony between the built and the natural environment. A rustic stone picnic shelter, boating facilities, swimming area, and meeting facilities have been built for the use of residents. The caretaker’s house is nestled in the woods nearby. A community garden, playground, playfield and miles of hiking trails complete residents’ amenities. Eagle Lake was developed with an eye to preserving the environment and respecting wildlife habitat while fostering a sense of community, respect and fulfillment among its residents.


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