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:
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)
Florence J Cairns, b 1879, private means
John R G, b 1913, manager radio cycle store (Civil Aid Guard)