Alexander 'Greek' Thomson designed home for sale

Back before sustainability and eco-living were considered not only a trend but necessary, Scottish architect, Alexander 'Greek' Thomson was making pioneering moves into this field with his building design and architectural theory.

He earned his nickname by using Greek Ionic styles in his designs, which can be seen around Scotland but most notably in Glasgow.

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Few architects have stamped their architectural mark on a nation in the way that Alexander β€˜Greek' Thomson did, through his extraordinary achievements in Scotland.

And he is recognised throughout the world as an architectural genius, comparable in stature to Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

If you'd like to own a piece of Thomson's legacy then Tor House on the Isle of Bute, offers up this unique opportunity.

Picture: views from Tor House, Savills

Tor House was originally commissioned for Mr John Wilson, a book seller and stationer in Rothesay, and the architect who realised the House design was the now world famous Alexander β€˜Greek' Thomson.

The house sits on an elevated location on the Isle of Bute, and offers beautiful views over the Firth of Clyde towards the Ayrshire coast.

A historic island, Bute is situated at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, and possesses areas of great scenic beauty meaning it has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times.

Picture: stained glass windows are a feature in Tor House, Savills

On the market now with Savills for offers over Β£335,000, this Grade A listed villa boasts all the hallmarks of Thomson's design including an Italianate tower at the centre, a shallow pitch roof, overhanging timber eaves and decorative barge boards.

Picture: Tor House, Savills

Inside the four bedrooms and three receptions rooms there are many original features including ornate plaster work (including sun ray ceiling roses), decorative doors, woodwork and stained glass windows.

Picture: Tor House has original features throughout, Savills

A front facing drawing room has retained the original Thomson-designed doors and picture windows where the new owners can enjoy views over the gardens and beyond to the Firth of Clyde.

Picture: a marble fireplace in the master bedroom, Savills

Kids (big and small alike) will love the tower room, which accessed by a timber ladder from the reception hallway and has windows on all four sides that further showcase the magnificent views.

As well as beautiful period features and Thomson hallmarks, Tor House also has modern amenities such as Rayburn range cooker in the ground floor kitchen and a contemporary wet room on the first floor.

With room to turn a study into a fifth bedroom, Tor House would be ideal for a growing family and those who want to own a piece of Scottish architectural history.