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Scotland

The Hill House

  • 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.

  • Architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    Date: 1904
    Designed: House and interiors

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  • 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
    ISBN: 0810965909
    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

    Phone: 01436-739-000

    Fax: 01436-674-685

    Website: http://www.nts.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No