Last week on Remodelista we featured an old-world Georgian cottage (circa 1640) in East Sussex, redone with thoughtfulness and precision by New Zealand-born, London-based designer Cassandra Ellis. “For me, when life is too much, I always retreat to art and books and words (and the Financial Times),” Cassandra told us of designing the interiors, which, with spare furnishings and moody hues, conjure quiet and stillness.
The same can be said of the walled garden tucked just behind the house, a wild, lush escape that has a Secret Garden-esque surprise of its own: a portion of the old town wall, hidden beyond a wooden Japanese teahouse.
Join us for a look.
Photography via Inigo, courtesy of Cassandra Ellis.
Above: The view from the upstairs window, and a detail of the clay roof tiles, also re-laid.