Captain McAlmond’s House

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Here’s a slightly creepy looking Gothic Revival style house in Washington State (and I say that with great affection because it reminds me of my slightly creepy old Gothic Revival house).

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I saw this house listed last year on the Old House Dreams website and when I checked again recently it was still for sale – with a drastic price reduction. It went from $895,000 to $749,000.  And that’s a shame because it is an amazing old house, and houses from the 1860’s are rare in the Pacific Northwest region.

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The house stands on a bluff overlooking Dungeness Bay near the town of Sequim in Washington state.

Built in or around 1861, Captain McAlmond’s house is named for Captain Elijah H. McAlmond, the home’s original owner. The McAlmond house remained in the same family until it was sold in the mid 1900’s.

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Local legends claim that under Capt. McAlmond’s stewardship, the bluffs under the house were used to smuggle Chinese into the United States.

– from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McAlmond_House

This photo (below) is really similar to the hallway and staircase in my house – right down to the banister and newel post which are almost identical:

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The house features 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in 2,294 square feet and it is listed on the Washington State Register of Historic Places.

The formal dining room…

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Thought to be the 1st sawn lumber home on the North Olympic Peninsula and at the time, the “pride” of the Pacific Northwest.

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The living room with bay windows…

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If you love old vintage kitchens, you’ll love the Captain’s kitchen…

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Isn’t it marvelous?

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Not a huge space to work in, but tons of sunlight pouring in for a gloriously warm feel.

The bedrooms on the upper floor have those quaint sloped ceilings…

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It’s amazing how well preserved all the home’s wide plank wood floors are…

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Have a look at this wonderful vintage style bathroom…

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The large size indicates that this bathroom was probably another bedroom when the house was first built.

And, lastly, a quiet space beneath one of the arched windows…

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What a great old house. I hope it can find some new owners who will keep her as well preserved as she has been for the past 150 years.

For more information on Captain McAlmond’s house, see here and here.

 

 

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