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

General view

Hill House, Helensburgh

In 1902, Mackintosh received another significant commission when he was asked to design The Hill House in Helensburgh by Walter Blackie, director of the well-known Glasgow publishers. Walter Blackie commissioned not only the house and garden but much of the furniture and all the interior fittings and decorative schemes.

Hill House was a family home with a difference. On the outside, the house had solid massed forms with little ornamentation. Inside, the rooms exuded light and space, and the use of colour and decoration was all part of Mackintosh's uncompromising vision.

The Hill House is now in the care of The National Trust for Scotland. The original furniture, fittings and interior designs have been reinstated or restored.

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