Beautiful contemporary home designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh hits the market in Inverness

The Artist’s Cottage in Farr, south of Inverness, will be fascinating to students of architecture thanks to its links with Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The unique property has been built with modern materials to a classic historic design by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Mackintosh titled the drawings, which date from 1900, “An Artist’s Cottage and Studio”, probably intending the building to be for himself and his wife Margaret MacDonald.

It wasn’t built in his lifetime, but the plans were revived in 1992, with the Farr cottage, the result.

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The house illustrates fidelity to the interpretation of Mackintosh’s intentions, while taking full advantage of modern building methods and materials.

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The six-bedroom home is situated in a rural position in grounds of about 1.53 acres.

On the market for offers over £475,000, sellers Ballantynes describe the home: "The house essentially consists of a 2 storey “cube” shaped building which contains all the principal rooms to which is attached what was a single storey cottage and courtyard/walled garden area.

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"The Artists Cottage has been built with enormous attention to detail, both inside and outside, priority being given to the interpretation of Mackintosh’s intentions, whilst taking full advantage of modern building methods and materials.

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"Externally, the strong batter of the main walls rises to softly rounded parapets interrupted by contrasting verticals and deeply pierced window openings, all of which presents a design of much sculptural force.

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"Most of the windows on the ground floor have been patterned with leaded glass from designs taken from a variety of Mackintosh sources to create a stunning effect.

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"The landing window on the east elevation and the drawing room window on the south are particularly outstanding features."

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The accommodation comprises five en suite bedrooms, a 6th bedroom which is currently a study, a modern kitchen, secret courtyard, living room, utility room, larder, WC and bathroom.

At a glance

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Where is it: The Artist’s Cottage, Farr, Inverness.What is it: A contemporary six-bedroomed house built to original 1900 designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and set in 1.5 acres of garden.Good points: It is a classic of turn-of-the-century Mackintosh architecture, down to the last detail, but with all the advantages of a modern build. Secret courtyard garden.Bad points: Too big for some.Price: Offers over £475,000.Contact: Ballantynes on 01738 441825.