Property of the Day: Windy Hill, Kilmacolm, Scotland

An original design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

THE PROPERTY: One of only two houses designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh under his own name, and the only one to be held in private ownership, Windy Hill is a superb example of 20th-century British architecture. Pamela Robertson, senior curator at the Hunterian art gallery and museum in Glasgow, has described the listed property as “Mackintosh’s first essay into the room as a work of art”.

 

THE LOCATION: Situated in the village of Kilmacolm, 29 miles west of Glasgow, the property has a delightful rural setting and is ideally placed for golf enthusiasts. 

THE INTERIOR: The seven-bedroom home has been sensitively restored by its current owner to pay tribute to Mackintosh’s vision and talent. Its Art Nouveau-style interiors include glass-fronted cupboards, wood panelling and a striking marble bathroom.

WHY WE LOVE IT: To walk through this home and its grounds is to tread through history: even the two-acre gardens are faithful to the original design, right down to the lily pond, into which Mackintosh is believed to have thrown himself one Christmas after the fake beard he was wearing caught fire.

BUY IT NOW: £3,000,000 with LREA

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