Own Your Very Own Island for $13.5M

The 57th richest person in the world just re-listed his very own private island near the city of Anacortes, WA for $13.5 million. Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, first tried to sell his gorgeous private island in 2005 for $25 million. Despite his estimated wealth of $13 billion, Paul Allen is not immune to the pitfalls of the current real estate market. View the listing.

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The 57th richest person in the world just re-listed his very own private island near the city of Anacortes, WA for $13.5 million. Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, first tried to sell his gorgeous private island in 2005 for $25 million. Despite his estimated wealth of $13 billion, Paul Allen is not immune to the pitfalls of the current real estate market. <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Allan-Island_Anacortes_WA_98221_M18175-76723" target="_blank">View the listing</a>.
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Allan Island totals 292 acres and is accessible via private plane, boat or float plane. This island offers a total escape from city life!
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There's a private dock, grass airstrip and a partial breakwater. From the island you can enjoy views of Rosario Strait, the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
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The billionaire reportedly purchased this awesome retreat in 1992 with aspirations to build a home there. Allen apparently changed his mind because four years later in 1996 he jumped over to Lopez Island where he bought 387 acres.
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Every billionaire needs a private grass airstrip to go with his or her private plane.
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An aerial view of Allen's island, which could be yours for only $13.5 million.
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Although the billionaire never got around to building his own custom mansion, there is a log-style home that is suitable to live in. Or, opt to do what Allen never accomplished: build your own island mansion!
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