M239 Additions and alterations to Arddarroch, FinnartAddress: Arrochar Road, Finnart G84 OEY
Client: Mr Brooman White
Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh made substantial alterations to this mid-19th-century house. The exact nature and extent of their work is unclear, but it seems to have involved a new porch, the raising of the E. wing from one storey to two, and the addition of a parallel range of outbuildings to the N.
Authorship: Mackintosh was evidently involved in
this project. The job-book entry is written entirely in his hand; a drawing by
him for a new porch survives; 'Whistlefield' is included in his 1906 submission
to become Fellow of the RIBA; and Loch Goil, presumably referring to this
project which lies close to the mouth of Loch Goil, is listed among the
locations of his domestic work in his entry in Who's Who in Glasgow
1909. However, the porch as built is in the same traditional style as the
original house, and so, to judge from old photographs, was the demolished E.
wing. If Mackintosh designed these additions, their unadventurous appearance
may reflect the client's wishes rather than the architect's.
Alternative names: Ardarroch, Finnart Ocean Terminal .
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Cost from office job book: The job book records successful tenders for mason, joiner, plumber, plaster and slater work amounting to £1818 5d 0d. The payment of over £22 15s 0d in measurer's fees suggests that this quantity of work was actually carried out, but payments to tradesmen and suppliers recorded in the job book amount to little more than £100. The likely explanation for this discrepancy is that Brooman White paid the contractors directly.
Status: Partly demolished
Current use: Offices (2014)
Listing category: B
Historic Scotland/HB Number: 14438
RCAHMS Site Number: NS29NW 3.00
Grid Reference: NS 23853 95035
GPS coordinates: lat = 56.115477, lng = -4.834715 (Map)