A home featuring the 3,118-square-foot floor plan is being constructed on a gently sloping 14,000-square-foot lot perched above the Guemes Channel Trail.

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ANACORTES — Many boaters familiar with small harbors and anchorage spots in and around the San Juan Islands would rate Westcott Bay among their favorites.

A shallow bay with abundant crab and oysters, Westcott Bay is situated near Roche Harbor on the northwest corner of San Juan Island.

“Westcott Bay is one of those special places that people just keep coming back to,” says Sandi Davidson, the sales director at San Juan Passage, a community of new homes in Anacortes. “It seemed like a natural namesake for a plan built on our premier Water’s Edge homesites with spectacular views across Guemes Channel and out to the islands.”

A three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home featuring the 3,118-square-foot Westcott Bay floor plan is being constructed on a gently sloping 14,000-square-foot lot perched above the Guemes Channel Trail at the water’s edge viewing across to Cypress Island.

“This will be the final Westcott Bay built at San Juan Passage,” says Davidson, “and it will bring together all the best ideas for this home design from our earliest Westcott Bay homeowners. [The home is] perfectly situated to watch arrivals and departures of Washington state ferry sailings, including illuminated nighttime sailings that are nothing short of fantastic.”

The home features wraparound decks on both floors to maximize the views and exposure to its park-like setting. “These spacious verandas include both covered and open spaces fitted with custom columns and railings,” Davidson says.

The first floor — including the kitchen, dining room and living room — features 9-foot ceilings and is open to the water views. Just off the main living area is a master suite with gas fireplace, walk-in closet and deck access. And off the dining room is an alcove with privacy doors and another deck access.

A two-car garage is located a few steps from the kitchen and laundry room.

The lower level of the home is also designed to showcase the views. It includes two additional guest bedrooms with full baths, and a bonus room that opens to a covered patio overlooking the park and shoreline below. A media or hobby room and storage area complete the lower level.

Like all homes at San Juan Passage, the Westcott Bay is finished with granite surfaces, hardwood floors, natural shingle siding and assorted detail work. And early buyers can select the colors and make other personalization choices.

The San Juan Passage community is in its final phase of building, with eight homesites still for sale. A new floor plan — the Deer Harbor — was recently developed and will soon be available.

“Environmentally sound development practices are evident everywhere you look in this community,” says Russ Lindquist, project manager for Gilbane Development Company, which is building San Juan Passage. “The comprehensive vision was to create a sustainable, walkable community where the homes, site contours and landscaping work together to define and express the community’s character.”

Lindquist says that homes such as the Westcott Bay, which are located at the northern perimeter of the property, are unique because they have the views and proximity that classic waterfront residences enjoy, but without the costly obligations.

“Most of this is due to the presence of the beautiful Guemes Channel Trail installation, a public right-of-way which meanders along the property between the Water’s Edge lots and the shoreline itself,” he says.