Port Townsend’s Painted Ladies~

Port Townsend has to be one of the most charming towns we have visited.

It is a historic Victorian seaport on the edge of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.

Click to enlarge if you want to see the details of this amazing house and garden.

The town is bordered by the stunning Puget Sound and the Straight of Juan de Fuca.

It has panoramic views of the sound and the snowy Olympic Mountains.

This beauty with her Mansard roof is perched overlooking the water, with windows everywhere, to capture the views.

Port Townsend is full of art galleries and artists.

The residents have restored the town’s many painted ladies to surpass their former glory.

Bounded by seas and sounds, Port Townsend has wonderful restaurants, as well as fun pubs and cafes.

St Paul’s Episcopal Church is a gothic revival built in 1860.

Wandering the the old Victorian neighborhoods is a architectual browsers paradise.

Cheers to you from stunning and historic Port Townsend~

246 thoughts on “Port Townsend’s Painted Ladies~

  1. We’ve been to Port Townsend many a time, it’s one of the standard stops for my dive club. (Frequently diving a couple hundred yards west of the lighthouse at Point Wilson, with occasional excursions to other spots in the region.) I’ll be interested to see if you feature more beyond the Painted Ladies.

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  2. Eeeep! Get me there ! What a charming place to call home. I’d live there in a heartbeat . I’ve just Googled how I’d get there 😀 1 hr 55 min non-stop to Seattle then 1:40 minute drive to PT !! Putting it on the list 😀 You could be a travel agent x K

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  3. Really beautiful buildings, Cindy. And from a UK perspective, very unusual. I particularly love the house by the water with the Mansard roof – something I’ve never seen before. I suppose one can just about see a connection between these and British Victorian architecture. And thank you, by the way, for visiting my blog.

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    • That house on the cliff with the mansard roof is a stunner. It was the first to be designated as an historic building. It’s entire back wall is a fully glassed in sunroom. Lovely! Your blog is wonderful and it is lovely to meet you. Thank you for stopping by!

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      • Cindy – I do apologize. I’ve only just seen your June 20 comment. That’s maybe because when I left my June 19 comment I forgot to check the box to be notified of new comments – which I have now remedied. Anyway – in a much delayed response! – very interesting to hear more of that house with that wonderful roof. Who or what is or was ‘mansard’? And thank you for your valued comment on my blog. I’m always delighted when someone tells me they’ve derived something positive from it. I don’t blog anywhere near as often as I’d like to. But I spend three or four hours of every day writing my book and that doesn’t leave much mental energy left for other things. It’s only my second book, but I can’t turn out novels one a year as some do. ‘Albatross’, my first, took me five years, and this one so far has taken two – and I reckon there’s another eighteen months to go. I’m writing it from the point of view of a woman! It’s a path strewn with potential pitfalls I guess, but I so far, I haven’t found it the elephant trap I thought it might be. Only time will tell. Anyway, good to meet you too.

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        • No worries. I understand. A Mansard roof is a four sided roof with two slopes. The first example I am aware of is on The Louvre. Good luck with your book. The process sounds grueling, but I am sure worth it in the end.

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  4. Port Townsend…what a magical place indeed. Looking at the architectural design of those homes leaves me in awe of how carefully placed each piece is. The landscaping too, my goodness. How truly beautiful this place appears to be. Washington state has some breathtaking scenery.

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  5. I fell in love with Port Townsend on a brief visit last year, and would move there in a heartbeat if I could afford it. You beautifully captured the painted ladies, and this post has me yearning to return 🙂

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