NS3083 : The Hill House in a box

taken 4 months ago, near to Helensburgh, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

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The Hill House in a box
The Hill House in a box
The building was deteriorating after long exposure to the elements. By design, this box excludes most but not all rain, allowing the building to dry out naturally before further conservation work takes place. The house remained open to visitors. Other views: NS3083 : The Hill House in a box / NS3083 : The Hill House in a box.
The Hill House by David P Howard
(From information on site)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was commissioned to design The Hill House for Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie (1860-1953) and his family in 1902.

The house represents the architectural masterpiece of Mackintosh's domestic commissions and ranks internationally amongst the milestones in twentieth-century architecture.

The house was designed to provide a practical and comfortable home for its owners and combines traditional features with a boldly modern approach.
The harled exterior draws on older Scottish sources while displaying a modern, almost sculptural handling of form.
Contrasting with the austere exterior is a rich interior, in which every design element has been carefully considered to fit into the overall scheme.

The gardens have been restored to their former state as far as possible, following the broad outlines and some features originally designed by Mackintosh. However, the Blackies took a keen interest in the garden, and oversaw much of the development themselves.

The Hill House is a National Trust For Scotland property. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Architect (from Tags)
Charles Rennie Mackintosh 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3004 8381 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.0189N 4:43.6923W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3000 8385
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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