Dan and Kathy Huntington
Posted April 24, 2016 in Realtor Spotlight
How long have you worked in Real Estate?
Dan has been selling real estate in Clark and Skamania Counties since 1991, joined by Kathy in 2007. Before entering the Real Estate industry, Kathy taught high school math in California, Stevenson and Washougal, and Dan was a stockbroker in Portland.
What is your specialty?
We specialize in rural properties, view homes and large tracts of land in Camas, Washougal and Skamania County. We are well-versed in the complexities of land use regulations, including those of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
What is the most unique property you’ve listed or sold?
We sold a 336-acre ranch encompassing two deep lakes, a waterfall, and a century-old mansion. Originally developed by a shipbuilding tycoon, the property had also belonged to a plant collector, a cattle farmer, and a shopping center developer from Beverly Hills.
What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in real estate?
We sold a property that had an easement dating back to 1911 for a railroad roundhouse. There had been no train there for nearly 100 years and the closest tracks were miles away, but the deed plainly stated that the railroad could construct a roundhouse (turntable) on the property.
What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
The most challenging and gratifying work we do is to help preserve open spaces for people to enjoy. To this end we have worked with Washington State Parks, the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, private philanthropists and various non-profit land trusts. As our area attracts more and more residents and visitors, we believe it is critical that we preserve the natural beauty and recreational opportunities that make our corner of the world so special.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
We are avid hikers and active volunteers for Cape Horn Conservancy, a non-profit which maintains and enhances the Cape Horn Trail. We have four grown children with whom we enjoy spending time, exploring many lesser known hiking opportunities in the area.
What do you like about living in this area?
We like the peaceful rural lifestyle in the hills above Washougal, where we can enjoy dramatic natural beauty and uncrowded outdoor recreation while still having easy access to all that the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area has to offer.
Anything else you would like our readers to know about you and your company?
We have brokered more than a dozen land conservation transactions at Cape Horn, resulting in the establishment of the Cape Horn Trail.