2001 Homes Tour
Replica 1880 Townhouse
Built by J. Queen, this two-story design is based on San Francisco row houses of the 1880's. The interior is light-filled and has high-ceilinged rooms. Creative design features make this a very special house. The current owners have an interesting and eclectic art collection, as well as many unique furnishings. The second story affords a magnificent view of the water.
This beautiful family home displays creative details throughout. Commanding a panoramic view, the house is filled with light and has a comfortable and interesting floor plan. The covered, wrap-around porch makes activities possible even on rainy days. The garden is unique and adds another dimension to the house.
Albert Bash House, 1890
Current owners have been working 4 years to restore this Queen Anne-style house to its original elegance. Years of neglect necessitated weather-proofing as a first step, then reinforcement of the foundation and walls. The second story 1937-remodel was removed and construction of a new roofline was done, giving the home an appearance similar to the original building. A new basement entry was built, as well as the front porch. Several procedures are planned for the future, as this is a lengthy restoration process. The home provides a wonderful view from its hillside location.
A. Horace Tucker House, 1867
One of the oldest homes in Port Townsend, the exterior still retains remnants of its Greek Revival style. The house has had only four owners in its long history. Many original features have been preserved, including doors, the beautiful mahogany staircase, and original fir floors which have been restored and refinished. The Tucker house now encompasses over 2200 sq. ft. of modern living space combined with tasteful touches from the past.
Elias Devoe House, c. 1888
This Queen Anne residence was built for Elias Devoe who was a partner in a firm that did masonry work in the town. Making use of this company's products, Devoe had his woodframe home veneered in brick, then stucco was applied over the soft brick and tooled to have a brick look. The current owners have started an extensive restoration necessitated after a decade of neglect of the house. In the two years since their purchase, they have re-roofed, upgraded, and established an old-fashioned flower garden and vegetable garden. In the interior, they strive to maintain the original features of this historic house.
Ann Starrett Mansion, 1889
A blend of architectural styles, this ten-room mansion has been called "carpenter gothic". The Four Seasons fresco adorns the ceiling of the octagonal tower, reached by a spiral staircase. Extensive renovation has brought new life to this famous Port Townsend landmark as a Victorian Bed & Breakfast.
Wyndham J. Lewis House, 1908
Only the second time on the tour, this Craftsman-style shingle home demonstrates the features which appeared at the beginning of the 20th Century when the Victorian style moved away from gingerbread ornamentation toward more basic shapes. The home has the medium pitched roof with low shed dormers and wide eves with exposed rafter tails. The wide porch is framed by six large columns. The home decor reflects the owner's careful attention to detail in blending historic quality with traditional furnishings. Architectural details which grew out of the Arts & Crafts Movement emphasized handcrafted features. You will see wooden built-ins, tile fireplaces, and stonework.
Frank Hastings House, 1890
This Queen Anne style house has served as a residence, boarding house, and bed & breakfast inn. It is one of the most photographed locations in Port Townsend, and displays many many unique features: interesting chandeliers and fireplaces, rounded porch and veranda, octagonal cupola and curved windows. The interior displays an assortment of unique furnishings.
Bishop Block, 1891
Bishop Victorian Guest Suites
This commercial structure has been home to a cigar store, tavern, garage and furniture store. Remodeling in the early 1980's provided business offices on the lower floors while the second and third stories provide spacious apartments enjoyed by guests. Handsome vintage models of Victorian-style furniture can be found throughout. A wonderful Victorian garden with gazebo has recently been completed behind the building.