House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on House for an Art Lover, a popular visitor attraction (and weddings venue) in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

House for an Art Lover was the work of famous Glasgow architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and his wife, Margaret MacDonald.It was not constructed during Mackintosh’s lifetime.

There is an extensive legacy of Mackintosh’s work in Glasgow including the Glasgow School of Art and Queen’s Cross Church.

The design for House for an Art Lover arose as a function of a competition entry in a German magazine in 1901. Mackintosh did not win the competition but was given a special award. Thereafter, the plans languished for nearly ninety years, until 1989 when Graham Roxburgh, an engineer, had the idea to build it upon a suitable site becoming available. It was eventually completed in 1996. Rooms include the Main Room, Dining Room, Oval Room, Music Room and the Margaret Macdonald Room.

Oval Room at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow.

Music Room at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Dining Room at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Interior design at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow.

Video clip of Music Room

Adjacent to the House is a well maintained garden with emphasis on sweet pea cultivation. Inside the property is a restaurant.

Garden at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow.

House for an Art Lover is open to visitors throughout the year with modest entrance fee.

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