walls and entrance gate
Views from the southeast and eastCrawford explains that the view from the southeast shows the structure of the house with the two-story section containing most of th family's rooms and the three-story cross wing with the dining room, guest bedroom and an attic bedroom. "And a parallel three-storey range, pivoted around a very Scottish stair tower, contains the service wing and the children's rooms" (103-4). The official guidebook also notes that Mackintosh used the "hilly location to his advantage by emphasizing the verticality of the building. The turreted stair tower, for example, and the apparent L-plan of the highest portion viewed from the turreted gardener's hut unmistakably suggest an old tower house" (19).
The east end of the house
Works Cited or Consulted:
Crawford, Alan. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. London: Thames & Hudson, 1995.
Rostek, Charlotte. The Hill House. Edinburgh: National Trust for Scotland, 2012. [official guidebook]
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