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Michael and Barbara Willis House (Blue House)

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Blue House
2003, Margaret McCurry. 606 Marquette Dr.
  • (Photograph by Roger Funk)

From its foundation burrowed into one of the high sand dunes that mark the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan, the gabled country house built for a Chicago family rises three-and a-half stories and encloses a five-thousand-square-foot plan. Its vertical tongue-and-groove cedar exterior siding is painted marine-blue. The house is a sophisticated twenty-first-century interpretation of vernacular rural housing.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Michael and Barbara Willis House (Blue House)", [New Buffalo, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 236-236.

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