Wednesday, 20 October 2010

New holiday cottage: The Ellis-Miller House

The Ellis-Miller House, Nr Ely, Cambridgeshire
Sleeps 2




This unique, stylish and award winning contemporary house was designed by the architect Jonathan Ellis-Miller as his own home in the late ‘80s and is constructed largely of steel and glass.  The house was inspired by the Californian Case study houses of Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and Richard Neutra and has been written about in several architecture books and journals. It has a wonderful free-standing open fire and overlooks Cambridgeshire’s historic Fens through a vast glass sliding wall.  In the distance you can see Ely’s majestic cathedral, about three miles away.


Inside the house there’s a large living room with a central fireplace, a kitchen/dining room, a bedroom with a king size bed, an en-suite bathroom and a small wet room.  The furniture enhances the original design of the house, and modern art and architectural books line the walls for you to read during your stay.  Outside there’s a sun-trap garden with a lawn, a paved terrace with a table and chairs and BBQ and undercover off-road parking.