Resort Living on the Olympic Peninsula 

3393 SF  | 3 BEDS  |  2.5 BATHS  |  3.32 ACRES  |  OFFERED AT $1,089,000

494 Hunt Road, Port Angeles, WA  98363

Welcome to 494 Hunt Road, Port Angeles.   This AIA award winning home is stunningly sited on a natural promontory with sweeping 180 degree views overlooking the mouth of the Elwha River to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Mt Baker, and the Olympic Mountains.  

A authentic Pacific Northwest retreat rich with local history, this innovative home is a masterpiece of rugged natural materials and refined, enduring design that is both sophisticated and sensitive to the magnificent natural setting.  Walls of floor-to-ceiling glass set between massive beach-weathered logs and solid fir beams, multiple glass doors to entertaining sized patios, decks, breezeways, and a protective perimeter of overhanging soffits allows one to live as if the outdoors is a seamless continuation of the luxurious interior.

A massive river rock fireplace is the heart of the home flanked by a library and dining area under a soaring exposed beam ceiling supported by the massive logs hand selected from Pysht River beach by the home’s acclaimed Seattle architect, Norman Sandler.   Culinary adventures abound in a renovated kitchen with newer appliances, old-growth vertical grain Douglas fir cabinetry, Corian counters, a dedicated baking station and two walk-in pantries. The adjoining family room with built-in desk area offers yet another breathtaking view of the Olympic Mountains. 

The intimate and inviting den with a wood-burning fireplace and built-in bookcases offers an additional respite.  Two additional bedrooms, both with lovely mountain, garden and river views; a spacious main floor bath; powder room; laundry and gear/mud room round out the main floor amenities.

The dramatic open staircase to the upper level suite leads to an inviting sanctuary with spa-like amenities. Take in commanding views from the master bedroom where an open-beam ceiling and wood-burning fireplace meet a private deck with surround sound speakers. Step into the large dressing room, complemented by an en-suite bath with generously proportioned steam shower, soaking tub, heated tile floor, and twin sinks flanking a view window.

Over three acres, the estate comprises a separate studio/gym building, covered Endless lap pool, hot tub, outdoor shower, cedar-lined greenhouse, two car garage with attached workshop, raised garden beds, fenced orchard, fire pit, expansive lawn with ornamental borders and privacy forest of mature fir, cedar and madrone trees.  The property adjoins the Elwha Place community riverfront parcel and is located just minutes to local surfing beach at the mouth of the restored Elwha River and nearby dedicated Discovery and Adventure bicycle trails from Port Townsend to La Push.

This is a perfect home for those who seek an invigorating resort lifestyle surrounded by a seamlessly integrated experience of indulgent simplicity.  Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Design History

When Hope (Ring) and Dick Stroble chose to make their life here, they asked young Seattle architect Norman Sandler and his interior designer wife Elizabeth to make their dreams come true with a rare blend of bold design, originality and stability. The Stroble Residence was a breakout project for Sandler, who stayed on the property while he designed, and showcases his creativity and locational brilliance as each room comes alive. 


Explore the Area

Port Angeles is a haven for residents and visitors, where farm-to-table is made easy, from the Farmers Market and the nationally recognized sustainable farm of Nash’s Produce, to numerous Community Supported Agricultural Farms. Restaurants also partake in the local lifestyle, with dining options including Wildfire, Michael’s, Bella Italia in Port Angeles and Alderwood Bistro in Sequim. Education is an important value in Port Angeles, where great local schools are complemented by Huxley College of Environment and Peninsula Community College. Port Angeles is a place where people connect with nature, whether it’s a day trip along the Olympic Discovery Trail or to the Salt Creek Recreation Area or a weekend spent at Lake Crescent Lodge, hiking Hurricane Ridge, visiting the Dungeness Spit and Wildlife Sanctuary or relaxing at the Sol Duc Hot Springs and Falls.

Imagine fishing for salmon, hunting for deer and elk, rafting the river, combing the beaches and watching eagles soar through the sky. Wine connoisseurs delight in a vibrant vintner scene, with three local wineries: Harbinger Winery, Camaraderie Cellars and Olympic Cellars. An active downtown core includes two independent bookstores, gift shops and antique stores along with a community theater, a community orchestra, nearby casinos, a senior center and the YMCA. Several annual regional events include the Crab Festival in Port Angeles, the Lavender, and Irrigation Festivals in Sequim, local artists at the Juan de Fuca Festival and the Makah Indians during Makah Days.  


Contact the Listing Brokers

We are available to assist you in buying or selling, whether it's around the corner or around the world. We are committed to offering you the expert advice you deserve.

Leah Applewhite

Realogics Sotheby's Int'l Realty
271 Madison Avenue South, Suite 102
Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110
+1 206.387.0439

Sue Eller

Realogics Sotheby's Int'l Realty
271 Madison Avenue South, Suite 102
Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110
+1 360.797.5811