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The Hill House is one of the most significant works belonging to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, only second in importance after the Glasgow School of Art, the Scottish architect’s most renowned creation. The project also comes second on the list of residential interventions. The architect’s reputation on being autocratic in his approach made The Hill House the last commission of the type (1). Designed for publisher Walter Blackie and his hamily, the house is the result of courageous experimentation with Scottish baronial architecture, Japanese minimalism and Arts and Crafts’ leitmotifs undertaken by Mackintosh in collaboration with his wife, the artist Margaret