Windyhill, Kilmacolm

M189 Windyhill, Kilmacolm

Address: Rowantreehill Road, Kilmacolm PA13 4PE
Date: 1900–1
Client: William Davidson
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

Colour photograph of Windyhill, front door and leaded window

1900
July: Drawings and documents are submitted to the Master of Works Department, County of Renfrew, Second or Lower District. 1
7 August: Drawings approved by the Master of Works Department. 2
8 August: A second set of drawings showing minor alterations to design approved. 3
13 December: First instalment paid to John Currie for plumbing work. 4
1901
9 April: Horatio Peile, factor at the Mansion House, Greenock, writes to William Davidson regarding feu duties. 5
12 June: Mackintosh writes to Davidson about tenders for hall, bedroom and playroom furniture. Francis Smith provides the lowest estimate. 6
July: The Davidson family moves into Windyhill. 7
1902
11 January: Final instalment paid to R. Aitkenhead & Son for mason and brick work 8
13 January: Final instalment paid to John Anderson for slater work. 9
28 March: Final instalment paid to James Boyd & Sons for heating work. 10
9 April: Final instalment paid to J. Caird Parker for grates. 11
16 April: Final instalment paid to John Currie for plumbing work. 12
2 June: House valued by James Barr, surveyor and valuator, Glasgow, at 2500. 13
26 September: Final instalment paid to John Ritchie for heating work. 14
17 November: Mackintosh's statement of accounts is submitted. In addition to building work, original interior furnishings and fittings, measurers' fee and his own fee and travel expenses are included. 15
1903
20 August: Tender accepted for garden furniture . 16
1904
7 July: Mackintosh approves payment to Grant for garden furniture. 17
29 December: Contractor paid for hall screen and table. 18
1905
12 April and 29 May: Contractors paid for furniture and furnishings. 19
1910
19 May: Andrew Hutcheson, electrical engineer, submits an estimate for the installation of electric lighting. 20
1911
30 May: Hutcheson submits his invoice. 21
For business reasons William Davidson and his family return to Glasgow, moving to 18 Lilybank Gardens, Hillhead. A tenant occupies Windyhill. 22
1920
Davidson buys 78 Ann Street, Hillhead, Glasgow (previously 6 Florentine Terrace and later 78 Southpark Avenue) from the Mackintoshes. 23
1934
Davidson sells Windyhill. 24
1979
Restoration by new owners. 25
From 2001
Repairs to the exterior and recreation of interiors and furniture by current owner (2011). 26

Notes:

1: Renfrewshire Archives, Paisley Central Library: Schedules for New Buildings 77–129, 1900, no. 105.

2: Handwritten date inside the Master of Works Dept stamp; drawings, coll. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow (M189-001 – M189-008).

3: Handwritten date inside Master of Works Dept stamp. Hiroaki Kimura, 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Architectural Drawings Catalogue and Design Analytical Catalogue', University of Glasgow: unpublished PhD thesis, 1982, pp. 35–6, 135–40 (M189-009 –M189-016).

4: Certificate from Mackintosh to Davidson authorising payment. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52388.

5: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52386.

6: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52387.

7: Hamish R. Davidson, 'Memories of Charles Rennie Mackintosh', Scottish Art Review, 11, 1968.

8: Certificate from Mackintosh to Davidson authorising payment. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52388.

9: Certificate from Mackintosh to Davidson authorising payment. Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52388.

10: Certificate from Mackintosh to Davidson authorising payment. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52388.

11: Certificate from Mackintosh to Davidson authorising payment. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52388.

12: Certificate from Mackintosh to Davidson authorising payment. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52388.

13: Details of survey given in a letter from James Barr to Borland, Wing & Shaw, writers, Glasgow. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52392.

14: Certificate from Mackintosh to Davidson authorising payment. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52388.

15: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52391.

16: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53062, p. 14.

17: Invoice from James Grant with inscription in Mackintosh's hand. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52390.

18: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53062, p. 14.

19: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53062, p. 14.

20: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52393.

21: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: GLAHA 52393.

22: Hamish R. Davidson, 'Memories of Charles Rennie Mackintosh', Scottish Art Review, 11, 1968; Glasgow Post Office Directory 1911–12, p. 203.

23: Mackintosh Collection history, Hunterian Art Gallery, www.huntsearch.gla.ac.uk [accessed 12 December 2011].

24: Details of new owner supplied by Sheila Fisher from the deeds in 1991. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Windyhill building file, letter from Pamela Robertson to Mrs Fisher, 19 April 1991.

25: Information supplied by Sheila Fisher from the deeds in 1991. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Windyhill building file, letter from Pamela Robertson to Mrs Fisher, 19 April 1991; Independent, 13 April 1991, p. 35.

26: Details provided on visit on 25 August 2011.