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Mackintosh House

Posted by Jackie on April 22, 2008

This is another Glasgow curiosity – the Mackintosh House, part of the Hunterian Museum of Glasgow University. Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald lived at 78 Southpark Crescent (just up the road) between 1906-1914 and extensively remodelled it. The University bought the property in 1946 (including the original furniture), but in the 1960s it had to be demolished due to subsidence, so as much as possible was salvaged, and the house was recreated up the road, with as many of the original fittings and designs as possible. There’s more information, and a virtual tour, here .

I’m guessing you have to be rather tall to enter through this front door! (access is actually via the Hunterian Museum entrance, which is just off to the right of the picture).

8 Responses to “Mackintosh House”

  1. Mark said

    I love this photo!!

    All th ediffrent greys and the conflicting flow of the lines 😉

  2. laurent said

    Nice capture, I like these differents grey colors you have found on this house.

  3. laurent said

    Nice capture, I like these differents grey colors you have found on this house.

  4. Gails_man said

    Looks a very modern house, but you can see the little CRM touches on the front door etc. Have you shown us his School of Art yet?

  5. What an interesting little place, love the colors. Beautifully shot.

  6. Great photograph

  7. babooshka said

    This is right up my street. I love Mackintosh. He’s often mimicked but you can’t beat the original.
    It’s an interesting photo,very odd house. Thanks for the virtual tour,very uncepected but so enoyable.

  8. Love the chunky bay window and the door for tall people ;D.

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