King County Landmarks: Eric Gustave Sanders House (1912), Auburn
Address: 5516 S 277th Street, Auburn. Swedish immigrant Erick Sanders, a successful business and lumberman in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island, built this elaborate Craftsman house as a retirement home for himself and his wife Sara. Sanders and several partners purchased 660 acres of farmland in the Green River Valley west of Kent as an investment. On this land, they built the Standard Dairy, the Standard Mill, and Sanders’ country home. Constructed with lumber from the mill, the house features stained glass salvaged from the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and bricks left over from the construction of the West Valley Highway
King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission.