The shingle style house is a distinctly American invention, less formal than colonial architecture from which it derives yet retaining many details of the colonial style. Long associated with the New England coast where it first appeared in the late 1800s, the shingle style is known for tradition without excessive formality and for comfortable, gracious living.
Henry House continues shingle style traditions of planning and detailing, providing blend of formal and informal spaces that flow from the interior to the exterior, adapting the style to contemporary living in the Pacific Northwest. Located on the shore of Lake Washington, the long narrow site is divided into a series of terraces and outdoor rooms; an entry drive leading to the brick-bordered forecourt, the house and its terrace overlooking the lake, the upper lawn, and the lower lawn that rolls gently down to the shoreline and boathouse.
Marvin was designer and project architect of Henry House while an employee of Stephen Sullivan Architects.