MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie
(b. 1868, Glasgow, d. 1928, London)

General view

Windyhill Cottage, Kilmacolm,

In 1900, Mackintosh was commissioned to build Windyhill for William Davidson, a large-scale provisions merchant, who became one of Mackintosh's lifelong patrons and supporters. Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret, had complete control over the project at Windyhill. They designed furniture, fireplaces, panelling, stained glass, light fixtures and decorative schemes. What sets the property apart from his other commercial projects is that it has been designed on the strong traditions of Scottish architecture, including an L-shaped plan, harled exterior, unadorned window openings, steeply-pitched slate roofs and chimneys at the gable ends.

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