Addition and alterations to Hous'hill

M243 Addition and alterations to Hous'hill

Address: Glasgow
Date: 1904–5; 1908–10
Client: John Cochrane and Catherine Cranston
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

B/W photograph of S. elevation with two-storey bay

Mackintosh designed decorative schemes for the interiors in 1904–5, and in 1908–10 returned to carry out architectural work and additional interior decoration for Miss Catherine (Kate) Cranston and her husband, John Cochrane. Hous'hill dated originally from the 17th century, was extended in the early 19th century by noted West of Scotland architect, David Hamilton, and by an unidentifed architect before 1870.

Authorship: Original drawings in Mackintosh's hand survive for the 1904–5 furniture and decoration, and for the additions and alterations in 1908–10. 1 Mackintosh is named in the 1907 Studio Yearbook as designer of the 1904–6 interior schemes. 2

Cost from office job book: Phase 1: £1422 0s 7d; Phase 2: £1237 16s 6d

Status: Demolished

RCAHMS Site Number: NS56SW 144

Grid Reference: NS 5256 6124

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.821826, lng = -4.354970   (Map)


1: There are more than 40 drawings for Hous'hill furniture and decoration in the The Hunterian, University of Glasgow collection; and architectural drawings in the Glasgow School of Art Archive: plans, sections and elevations, MC:G47 and MC:G48 (M243-002 and M243-001).

2: The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art, 1907, pp. 58–60.