Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Living in Beauty

The Hill House, south-west perspective, c.1903 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow School of Art.

Mackintosh's most famous private residence is Hill House. The style is a combination of Art & Crafts, Art Nouveau and old Scottish manor. It was built for Walter Blackie, a Glasgow publisher. Mackintosh designed the entire thing including furnishings, outbuildings, lawn decorations, lighting, etc.


Anonymous said...

I've visited the Hill House. It's very lovely to look at, full of light and a sense of space. However, his furniture looks very uncomfortable: I gather the women of the family didn't like living there very much.

Martha said...

I can see that point - just as I know I am too tall for a Frank Lloyd Wright house - sometimes, the beautiful isn't practical.

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