This morning I noticed that we have some interesting houses around town. Coupeville is known for its beautiful Victorian Sea Captain houses sprinkled around town but a good portion of our homes are just typical house construction of the 40’s and 50’s up to today. But there are a few unusual ones that I though you might enjoy seeing.

This first one was built two years ago and features a solar water heater on the room. The curved metal roofs add interest.


This house was just completed and doesn’t have the yard in yet. I looks out on Penn Cove and has two nice garden decks on the roofs.


This one also looks out on Penn Cove and looks to me like it was built in the late 60’s. Sort of a movies bachelor pad. It’s for rent if anyone is interested.


This last one is stair-stepped to take advantage of the view. I’m guessing it was built in the 70’s. It’s stair-stepped on the other side as well.


Another interesting thing I noticed on my walk this morning were the “faces” in a Madrona trees. The bark of this Madrona is all puckered up and with a little imagination you can make out a number of different faces with puckered lips.


And finally, Penn Cove and Coupeville are famous for  their mussels. Just west of town we have the mussel farm where mussels are raised, harvested and sold all over the world. Just to give you an idea of how plentiful they are around here I took this picture from the wharf looking back toward town. The tide was out and all the dark stuff you see are mussels. People don’t typically eat them off the beach but there sure are a bunch piled up there and stuck to the pilings.


With that we start a new week and a new month. I hope it good for you and thanks for reading along.


  1. Good to hear from you.

    They wouldn’t go and build a house in front of the bachelor pad would they?

    We’ve been to Coupeville twice and walked a big loop from town out to Perkins, up the hill and back to town. Nice place.

    • I’m not into real estate but I do not see any way that anything would ever be built across the street. That’s our public boat launch and park, very sacred things in our wee town.

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