We say, "Do you want to live in an old cracker factory?" You reply, "Why is this even a question?" Valid point. Built in 1888, the building at 819 Washington St. in Port Townsend was originally a bakery where the mayor made biscuits and crackers for the ships that docked nearby. Artist Phyllis Day and husband Richard Grandy bought it in 2008 and spent four years renovating the three-story building and have now put it back on the market asking $878K. That's down from the $937K price tag when it initially listed in March 2013. Seismic code retrofits and modern upgrades have brought the building into the 21st Century without sacrificing so much of the charm that keeps its distinct. Currently set up as a 1-BR property with commercial space, the possibilities are endless. Except for maybe as a cracker factory, those days are over.
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