Built on the site of one of the Pacific Northwest’s first lumber mills, Old Mill Place today looks out over Port Madison’s peaceful harbor. Stylistically it is part of the long American tradition of shingle style homes, its shingles bleached by the sun and salt air, its informal waterfront facade of covered porches and bay windows contained by a row of columns and the simple form of the roof.
Marvin Anderson designed the house with Stephen Sullivan in the 1980s and continues to work with the owners on improvements and additions including most recently a new covered porch centered on the outdoor fireplace and nestled between the house and existing wisteria arbor. Built as the wetlands were restored by Lyndon Lee and the gardens re-defined and enhanced by Richard Pulkrabek, the porch enhances connections of the house to the landscape and provides space for three-season outdoor living.
Marvin was designer and project architect of the Old Mill Residence while an employee of Stephen Sullivan Architects.