Man & Myth: Douglas Ellington’s private residence was crafted with the same care and whimsy as his other projects.
Interior stone walls contribute to its otherworldly feel.
Laying the Groundwork - The 1850s cabin built by the Taylor family was the starting point; Ellington built the home without a blueprint.
The stained glass window insert features a quote from Troilus and Cressida, a Shakespearian play set during the Trojan War, a perfect addition to mythological feel of the Ellington home.
Brick & Mortar - Ellington favored vertical stacked-stone arches inside and out.
Ornamental Accents - Touches of whimsy abound inside and outside the house. The etched face looks on along the home’s outer walls, gazing at the architect’s abode.
The living room is shaped like the prow of a ship, with ceiling beams and a nautical rope railing.
Interior Design - Upstairs grating allows fresh air to circulate throughout the house.
Currently, the Ellington house has slightly modernized decor to accomodate its current use as a venue. Both the home and the one-bedroom cottage can be rented for small events.
Ellington’s signature stylized Art Deco feather (top) is a motif found throughout the property.
Cottage Core - The caretakers cottage serves as one-bedroom guest lodging.
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