A STUNNING home designed by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is back on the market for a “cut-price” £650,000.
The six-bedroom Art Nouveau building in the Highlands was designed in 1900 but only constructed in 1992.
Mackintosh is thought to have designed the property as a dream home for himself and his wife, renowned Scottish designer Margaret MacDonald.
The six-bedroom property is designed by Mackintosh both inside and out, and the windows are patterned with leaded glass that features his designs.
Set among large gardens, the unique family home is in the village of Farr, 13 miles south of Inverness.
The estate agent’s website states: “The Artist’s Cottage provides both elegant and contemporary accommodation and only by viewing can the discerning viewer fully appreciate the character and charm of this unique and exclusive home.
“It would lend itself to be used as an ideal generous family home, providing a rural lifestyle while being within easy access of Inverness City Centre.”
The house has two wings, one of them a single storey. It also features a galleried landing and a stunning roof terrace with panoramic views over the mountains.
As well as six bedrooms there is a drawing room, study area and cloakroom.
The property, together with a much smaller Mackintosh design in the grounds called the South House, was put on the market in 2013 for £865,000.
The South House has since been sold separately for £187,500 and the main building, called the Artist’s Cottage, is on the market for offers over £650,000.
If it sells for that price, it will represent a “cut” of around £27,500 on the original combined value.
The Artist’s Cottage is now being marketed by Inverness-based agent Macleod and Macallum.
A spokeswoman for the firm said: “It’s a stunning unique property that would appeal to the discerning purchaser who’s looking for something a bit different.”
She admitted: “We’ve had quite a few people looking at it, but it’s not for everyone. ”
Mackintosh, who was a leader of the Art Nouveau movement in the early 1900s, drew up the plans and elevations well over a century ago.
But they were never used and lay in storage at The Hunterian Museum in Glasgow for decades until the house was finally built 23 years ago.
The building, which has been used as a bed and breakfast business, is heated by a ground-source pump as well as solar panels.
Buyers also get a generous garden and an area of woodland, a double garage with heating and lighting and a triple car port.