Stunning Alexander 'Greek' Thomson designed home hits the market in Glasgow

This spacious family home, located in Glasgow's southside, gives an opportunity to acquire a piece of history.

This spacious family home, located in Glasgow's southside, gives an opportunity to acquire a piece of history.

Architecturally designed and drawn by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson and built after his death in 1875, this five bedroom, detached villa is a rare find.

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Built originally as a fully detached villa, the property has since been split into two individually designed homes.

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The property still has many original features that are associated with Greek Thomson, including ornate cornicing, bow box and bay windows, flooring and symmetrical detailing.

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The home is set out over four floors and comprises: a porch, reception hallway, formal lounge, large kitchen, formal dining room, cloakroom, master bedroom, family bathroom, home office, three further double bedrooms, a shower room and cellar.

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Features include original mosaic flooring in the porch, a feature staircase, marble and ornamental fireplaces, range cooker, dual aspect views and bay windows.

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Outside there is a spacious garden at rear of the property and a front garden with driveway, which is flanked by original stone pillars.

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On the market for offer over £498,000, sellers Rettie say: "this is a very special opportunity to acquire a true part of history designed by one of Glasgow’s best-known architects."

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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 ‘Greek’ Thomson did, through his extraordinary achievements in Scotland.

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