Libbey House – Building Condition Assessment


Name: Libbey House Building Condition Assessment

Location: Coupeville, WA
Cost: Pro-bono
Size: 1,552 SF
Completion Date: 2016

The 1870 Joseph Libbey House is a contributing property on the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve in the Central Whidbey Island Historic District and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. This house is listed under Criterion A for association with early EuroAmerican settlement in the Pacific Northwest and Criterion C as a uniquely styled
and only remaining example of vernacular Gothic Revival residential design from this period. Multiple generations of the Libbey family lived in the house for over 138 years.

In 2016, Richaven was contracted to perform a pro-bono assessment of the house as part of a potential acquisition that the City of Coupeville was considering. While suffering some deterioration and partially completed renovations, the house was determined to be in fair condition and able to be relocated if desired.