Crag Tower in Thorntonhall

Drawing room, with its mosaic floor and ceiling. Picture: John Devlin
Drawing room, with its mosaic floor and ceiling. Picture: John Devlin
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SOME houses are so distinctive you never forget them, and Crag Tower is one of those properties. This detached Edwardian villa in Thorntonhall, about eight miles south west of Glasgow, designed and built in 1910 in a traditional Scots/late Arts and Crafts style by Roderick Scott, who was a meat merchant and a Glasgow baillie. Scott travelled extensively and took inspiration from around the world when designing his home – influences that are evident in the Italian mosaic tiling that’s such a distinctive feature throughout the house, and in the minarets on the roof and the castellation on the front walls that mimic the sea walls of the Moroccan Port Mogador, which Crag Tower was previously named after.

SOME houses are so distinctive you never forget them, and Crag Tower is one of those properties. This detached Edwardian villa in Thorntonhall, about eight miles south west of Glasgow, designed and built in 1910 in a traditional Scots/late Arts and Crafts style by Roderick Scott, who was a meat merchant and a Glasgow baillie.