Saturday 16 June 2012: Lunch at House for an Art Lover
Our Mackintosh tour continued today when we visited Martrys' School, followed by Scotland Street School and then we headed to the House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park for a tour of the building followed by lunch.
This is one of my favourite places to eat in Glasgow. It's a great lunch/coffee spot and is excellent value. The service is superb and the food is always fantastic..
In 1901 Charles and Margaret entered a competition to design a 'House for an Art Lover', set by a German design magazine, Deutsche Kunnst.
Whilst their entry was disqualified from the competition on the grounds of late submission, the designs were awarded a special prize for "their pronounced personal quality, their novel and austere form and the uniform configuration of interior and exterior."
For almost one hundred years the portfolio of designs for the House remained just that until, in 1988, a Glasgow civil engineer, Graham Roxburgh, had the idea of constructing the Art Lover's House within the city's Bellahouston Park. The house was completed in 1996.
The photograph is of a detail in the Music Room.