The Nellie Donangan House was built in 1912 and added to in 1978. It is thoroughly modern on the inside yet retains its last-century charm. From the spacious front porch guests can sit and watch the deer graze in the undeveloped fields and wetlands while hummingbirds buzz close and red winged blackbirds sing their musical song.
The kitchen is modern and fully stocked with culinary appliances, more of which are stored in the spacious pantry. The pantry has a washer and dryer, a utility sink, and can act as a mudroom with access to the house from the back yard.
The dining room seats 6 comfortably and 8 a little closer and has a large picture window with a view of the fields. The living room has a comfortable sleeper sofa in the bay window, which looks out, through a stained glass panel, to one of the gardens.
The master bedroom has a queen bed and dressing area with a dresser and double closets. The master bath has a shower. A private, enclosed deck is accessed from the master bedroom and has a door to the backyard. The other bedroom has two twin beds, a dresser and a closet. The hall bath has a bathtub.
The office has a desk and table and provides a quiet, private place to catch up on business or keep current while on vacation. There is high-speed, 100Mbps internet for streaming movies, skyping and lightning fast browsing.
A charming gazebo holds yard appliances and tools while an outbuilding we call The Dollhouse acts as a workshop for a local Renaissance tent maker on the first floor. The second floor, accessed through a steep stair and a trap door (not suitable for children), offers a calm and peaceful place for uninterupted reading and writing.
There is a fenced, deer-proof garden and ample parking. The overall feeling is of comfortable country living and serenity.
The Neighborhood of North Beach is charming, quirky, between the house and North Beach itself and full of walking paths through woods and between streets. North Beach and Chinese Gardens are a 10 minute walk away and the many trails through Fort Warden are just beyond that. The Fairgrounds are across the fields to the south, and Port Townsend’s Historic Seaport District is a 10 minute ride by car or just a little longer by bicycle.