home of distinction
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN’S MODERN FARMHOUSE
WB y Me l i s s a S u t t o n - S e n g | P h o t o g r a p h y b y H a r r y T a y l o r HEN Jef Bates and Robert Millar talk about their new home, the conversation always turns
back to community. Their vision for the house revolves around entertaining family and
friends, and that vision guided the design and location choices for the home. They picked
downtown Wilmington, they say, because of its walkability and the friendliness of the city.
The area’s easy access to restaurants, art galleries, and farmers markets provides exactly the setting Millar and
Bates were looking for.
A thoughtfully designed modern home blends effortlessly into the Wilmington Historic District. The front porch
built for two welcomes guests while maintaining a small footprint.
WBM august 2019