Anacortes Old Town House

Old Town, Anacortes
Project Role:
Principal in charge: David Hall, STUDIOEDISON
Project Designer: David Hall

The house is located on a 60 by 100 foot lot in the Old Town portion of Anacortes. Houses in this district have specific code requirements intended to recognize the unique heritage, scale and character of this residential area.

The house has been designed with two single story wings; the larger one contains the living and dining rooms. The 2:12 roof wraps around the two story wing to create an inviting entry and front porch. A smaller wing at the back of the house covers a bedroom and mudroom. The second story contains the master bedroom suite above the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom below. The north/south roof provides an ideal south facing slope for a 4.32 kW solar collection system installed in 2017.

A private backyard court is formed by building a separate storage building and a carport with a 10ft. cantilevered roof to meet setback requirements. The storage building and the carport are connected by a low sloping translucent roof. Large sliding doors from the dining area open onto a reflecting pool with a bridge to the courtyard.

The house has concrete floors with in-floor heat and high performance insulation exceeding code requirements. Exterior materials include horizontal cedar rain screen siding, vertical cedar siding, Hardy board panels and metal roofing.


  • NW Washington Chapter AIA 2015 Honor Award


  • Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine, August 30, 2015
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Unless otherwise noted, all photography by David Hall.
P.O. Box 255, 14032 Gilmore Ave. Edison, WA 98232 Phone: (360) 707-8804