Holmwood House at Christmas

(Image above is that of a cupola or rounded dome which forms a roof feature.)

This evening, I am posting a portfolio of images taken earlier today inside Holmwood House, Glasgow, Scotland.

Holmwood House is a heritage property now owned by The National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public.

The property was built 1857-8 for a wealthy businessman named James Couper who, together with his brother, ran a very profitable paper mill which was located nearby the foundations of which still exist.

Holmwood was designed by famous Scottish architect, Alexander 'Greek Thomson (1817-75). Thomson's designs were heavily influenced by architecture and design from such ancient cultures as Greece, Egypt, Assyria and India (Hindu).

Holmwood had a dual role, as private residence and for corporate entertainment. The richly embellished interior was clearly intended to impress visiting business clients. In today's money cost of the entire building could have been in the range GBP1.5m-2.0m (about USD2.2M).

Entrance Hall

 Kitchen Range


 Christmas Decoration
 Serving area in Dining Room


 Cupola and Stairs


White Marble Chimney Piece in Entrance Hall


 Original Stencilled Frieze


Four Poster Bed



White Marble Mantlepiece in Drawing Room






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