The Hill House is both historically significant and one of the most magnificent residences you will ever see.
The Hill House is considered as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s domestic masterpiece. Thanks to a contract from Glasgow book publisher Walter Blackie, up-and-coming architect Mackintosh and his wife Margaret constructed almost everything you see here, from the building itself to the furniture and textiles.
Mackintosh was a pioneering architect, but the methods and materials that were cutting-edge in architectural design in 1900 haven’t held up to a century of harsh, rainy weather in Scotland’s west.
The external finish of the building has failed to keep water out, causing the walls to get saturated and collapse, placing the interiors at risk.