Holmwood Villa is a magnificent house situated in the Cathcart area of the south side of Glasgow. Designed by renowned architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, the house was built in the 1850s at a cost of £3,600 for local businessman James Couper. The house is stunning both inside and out and is considered to be the finest and most elaborate of Thomson’s domestic residency designs, reflecting the fashionable Greek Revival style of the second half of the nineteenth century.
In 1994, the villa was acquired by the National Trust for Scotland. They have embarked on an extensive restoration and refurbishment programme with financial support from several organisations. The restoration work is on going and the villa continues to reveal the splendour, beauty and grandeur of the original design.
I have visited the villa several times and it has inspired me to create two collages featuring some highlights of the building.
Find out more information about Holmwood villa on the National Trust Scotland website:
http://www.nts.org.uk > holmwood