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Sun House Queen Edith's Way

23 Queen Edith’s Way, The Sun House

Notes on The Sun House Queen Edith's Way

Pevsner writes in Cambridgeshire (2014) p. 332: Sun House at 23 Queen Edith’s Way, of 1938-9 by Mullett & Denton-Smith for William and Constance Cairns. A blatant piece of streamlining, jazzily coloured.

More information about this listed building can be found here:

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-461914-the-sun-house-cambridgeshire

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4304960

The local paper reported 13/4/62:

A glass staircase is just one of the fascinating features of a house in Queen Edith’s Way which was built just before the war. It was designed by W.A. Cairns with sweeping curves, enormous bay windows at the front, a canopy above the sun terrace and arched doorways. The framework is of steel and armour-plate glass treads on slim rubber supports. The lounge has a circular mirror decorated with an engraving of a polo pony and rider. Much of the furniture is built in, including a cocktail bar and writing bureau.

Sources: Cambridge News (Cambridgeshire Collection)

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1939:

Florence J Cairns, b 1879, private means

John R G, b 1913, manager radio cycle store (Civil Aid Guard)

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Sketching Cambridge by Michael Large

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