Water Damage at The Hill House
The Hill House has long suffered from water penetration. Despite conservation work by the Trust, our partners and previous owners, the house still shows signs of damage. Without urgent intervention, we could lose this beautiful building forever.
Sunlight streams into the room, illuminating the Glasgow rose stencils and beautiful flower motifs.
Sustained water penetration has scarred the ceiling and sadly, water now drips from the ceiling of the living room, tarnishing the floor beneath.
Painted in 1920, this portrait accompanies one of Walter’s wife Anna, also in the dining room.
Mackintosh designed the steel fireplace and incredible pendant light fixture in the dining room. This south-facing wall and chimney take the brunt of the wind and rain, and water has seeped through the facade around the chimney and into the sandstone walls.
The master bedroom of the Hill House is one of the most spectacular rooms in the home and includes original artwork and designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh.
This is the reading nook that Anna Blackie often used as a morning room.
In the top left-hand corner you can see the water damage in the ceiling above the nook.