Live like Craig McCaw: Telecom mogul selling posh private island for $75M

Wireless pioneer Craig McCaw has long been one of the key figures in the Seattle region’s technology industry, from the early days of McCaw Cellular to the formation of Clearwire decades later.

Craig McCaw

He normally keeps a low profile, but a new real estate listing provides a rare glimpse into his private life.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal last week, McCaw and his wife, Susan, are selling a 780-acre private island off the coast of Vancouver, B.C., for an asking price of $75 million. Here’s how describes the property.

Known as James Island, the property is about a mile off the coast of Vancouver Island and has a private Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, sandy beaches, an airstrip and a marina. There is a four-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot main residence built from reclaimed cedar, a large warehouse that has been converted into an entertainment center, a gym, a store, staff accommodations and six guest cottages.

[Follow-up: Craig McCaw pays $35M for classic Ferrari — most expensive car ever sold]

Check out more photos below, via Sotheby’s International Realty, and see this site for the full listing.

 (Craig McCaw photo by Warren Mell, via Wikimedia Commons)

 

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