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You know times are tough when one of Bellevue's richest families unloads its private island at auction. The Fluke family, whose fortune came from patron

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Private Island Owned By Fluke Family Goes Up For Auction

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You know times are tough when one of Bellevue's richest families unloads its private island at auction. The Fluke family, whose fortune came from patron John Fluke's electronics company, has owned Vendovi Island just north of Anacortes for 43 years. But on Sept. 30, the little plot of paradise, currently assessed at $3.1 million, will go to the highest bidder.

Time to break into your piggy bank.

According to auctioneer J.P. King the 216-acre island includes 6 beaches, a "cozy" home (1,800 square feet), a tree house, and is accessible only by boat or seaplane.

Surprisingly J.P. King doesn't mention the island's potential as a place where super villains might hatch evil schemes, but it seems ideally suited to that as well.

So if you somehow managed to escape the recession's grasp or find a couple million in quarters behind the couch cushions, be at Olive Eight by 11 a.m. on Sept. 30 and put in your bid.

 
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