Wednesday, September 14, 2011

House For An Art Lover, Glasgow

In 1901, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald entered a German design competition to create a Grand Residence for an Art Lover.
 But it was not until 1987 that a Glasgow architect started to bring the drawings to life: a slow and expensive process which was only completed in 1996.  You can read more about it here.
The building is a commercial venue for conferences and weddings.  It is definitely a house full of staged Room Sets containing design detail rather than Fine Art. 
But nonetheless an interesting place with lovely food... and a welcome relief from the serious business which took me to Glasgow last week.
Admission is free of charge this coming weekend:  17 and 18 September.  Worth a visit!

8 comments:

Sigrid said...

I have always wanted to see one of those houses. Thanks for the peek.

Scruffybadger said...

Totally dreamy! I adore c r m. Thanks for the gorgeous glimpse.

Twelfthknit said...

We were there for a wedding a few years ago, it was lovely. Also agree on the food- we have eaten in their restaurant a few times and it was great

Carrie said...

We went there a coouple of years ago and it is a truly beautiful place :)

feresaknit said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all things Mackintosh - we've visited Hill House at Helensburgh.

Sarah said...

Finally caught up on all my "blog reading" (have a head cold, with watery eyes - not a good combo). I so wish we could make a trip, across the pond, and see all the wonderful places of which you write.

And, can't wait to see the finished capelet!

christinelaennec said...

Ooh, thank you! I've always wanted to go there.

Gabrielle said...

Have you been to Hill House in Helensburgh as well? It's another C.R.M. and I remember it being lovely inside (although I 've not been there since my parents moved from Helensburgh). If a conference or something ever takes you over that way (possibly not but you never know!), the web link is:

http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/58/

Gx