Built / Designed For: Walter Blackie
House & Family History: The Hill House was created for Walter Blackie, director of a well-known firm of Glasgow publishers. Mackintosh designed not only the House, but much of the furniture and interior decoration as well. Margaret MacDonald, Mackintosh's wife, designed fabrics for the House, was well as a unique gesso overmantel. In the geometric design of the furniture and the use of dark wood against light-colored walls, Mackintosh revealed the influence of Japanese design esthetics.
Comments: The Hill House is considered Mackintosh's finest house.
Garden & Outbuildings: The gardens were restored in the late 20th century by the trust.
Title: V&A Guide to Period Styles: 400 Years of British Art and Design, The
Author: Jackson, Anna; Hinton, Morna
Year Published: 2002
Reference: pg. 149
Publisher: London: V&A Publications
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Category A
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: Walter Blackie, early 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: The National Trust for Scotland
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction
House Open to Public: Yes
Historic Houses Member: No