House for an Art Lover--page 1 (of nine pages)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
1989-96, based on a 1901 design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald

The east facade

Essentially a rectangular box with a plain harling surface, the house is enlivened with sculptural reliefs, on this facade as well as the north and south. Note the one-story extension on the south garden facade, which provides a balcony terrace out the French doors of the upstairs Music Room. The main entrance is on the north side--the front of the house.

A planar facade

This was a very modern design, anticipating the planar facades of Le Corbusier. In addition, the windows lack the moldings, so common in Victorian architecture.

The west facade

The garden (with trees) to the west of the house is overgrown. Thus, it is difficult to even see this west facade.

Works Cited or Consulted:
Cosgrove, James, ed. House for an Art Lover. Glasgow: Randak Design Consultants (and Fraser Press?): 1988/2004.
Crawford, Alan. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. London: Thames & Hudson, 1995.

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