Olympic National Park seen from house.
For centuries, natives lived along the bluff on this very property. An abundance of oyster shells and rich black dirt are current evidence of the native's campfires and their shellfish harvests. In 1861, the same year Abe Lincoln became president, Captain McAlmond built this grand home overlooking the Dungeness Lighthouse. He chose this special place to build the first timber framed house in Clallam County, back when Washington was still a territory. Shipbuilders constructed the home from materials hauled by ship to the Dungeness River then up the bluff.. The property is a key piece of local history from the civil war era and therefore placed on the National Historic Registry in 1976.
Well established botanical gardens were planted by prior owners whose passion and artistry is evident in its design, variety and succession of year round blooms. Paths hidden by the lush foilage meander around the house and through the gardens creating a magical experience. A great variety of fruit trees and berry bushes are established for your harvesting. Additionally, right outside the kitchen door is an herb garden and a quaint greenhouse to grow 3 season veggies and flowers. Featured in a grouping of lavender on the bluff is a modern stone sculpture which was created to symbolize McAlmond. The gardens offer several intimate places to sit and enjoy the gardens, distant views or life in general.
Lighthouse, San Juan Islands, sculpture on bluff
The Gothic Revival style farmhouse features pointed dormer windows, stained glass windows, old growth fir floors, 3 fireplaces, all antique brass lighting, claw foot tubs, antique plumbing fixtures, brick basement walls, original bare wooden doors and copper bay window roof, gutters & downspouts.
Few places connect us to nature as does this location. Adjoining the property below the bluff is a Wild Life Preserve supporting eagles, geese, swans, ducks and sea gulls who enjoy the nutrients from the Dungeness River emptying into the bay. Crabs thrive in the bay while a variety of whales pass by in the waters outside the spit.
THE MCALMOND HOUSE Dungeness, Wa.
The northern horizon displays sneak peaks of the Cascade Mountains while the entire horizon to the south is sculpted by the magestic snow capped Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Park. No wonder the street is called Twin View Drive.
Walk right out the front door to view nothing but grasslands, ocean and islands to hear the calming sound of waves, seagulls and eagles. You'll always enjoy unobstructed views of the Dungeness Lighthouse, San Juan Islands, Victoria BC, Vancouver Island, Straits of Juan De Fuca and the regular passing of interesting ships.
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