House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on House for an Art Lover which is located in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

The design dates from 1901 when Glasgow based architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh submitted an entry in a competition set by a German magazine for a grand house in a thoroughly modern style’. Object of the competition was to challenge architects to develop ideas which were fresh and innovative.

Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret MacDonald worked on the submission which although disqualified for technical non-compliance with the rules, was awarded a special prize in recognition of “their pronounced personal quality, their novel and austere form and the uniform configuration on interior and exterior”.

In 1989 a site became available and construction was promoted by engineer, Graham Roxburgh. Completion was achieved in 1996.

Principal rooms comprise: Main Room, Dining Room, Oval Room, Music Room and Margaret MacDonald Room.

This building is now a popular visitor attraction and is regularly used for weddings. Close by is a well maintained and colourful garden.

Design detail at House for an Art Lover

Music Room at House for an Art Lover

Piano in Music Room

Main Room leading to Dining Room at House for an Art Lover

Oval Room at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Dining Room at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Fireplace at House for an Art Lover

Rear elevation,House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Garden at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow.

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