City of Port Townsend STRB License #011844. The Starrett House, built in 1889, is recognized by The National Historic Register as one of only 3 pivotal historic landmark homes in Port Townsend. Ascend the free-floating spiral staircase to arrive at the 2nd floor Drawing Room. This space has the quirks of a historic home, with a 4-poster king bed, water closet (tiny Victorian toilet room) and a slipper tub and sink in the room. These give way to charming sunrise and water views out the 6 windows.