Are you an art lover? If so, have we got the perfect house for you, this fascinating building says exactly what it is in its name! The House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901. Interestingly though, the house was not opened until 1996, because a dedicated team of artists worked to bring this house to life 70 years later!
The designs for the house came about when Charles Rennie Mackintosh entered a competition to design an “Art Lovers House” in 1901, Mackintosh’s wife Margaret Macdonald had worked on the project also. The house opens from 10 am to 4 pm, Thursday and Friday, and 10 am-12 pm on Saturdays. The site also boasts a Shop, Café, and a regular Mackintosh Exhibition. So what are you waiting for? Make the most of your day off and see one of Mackintosh’s designs up close and notice how the dedication of one team can bring something to life!