19th Century – La Casa, Park Circus, Glasgow, Scotland

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La Casa, Park Circus, Park, Glasgow

  • £1,500,000
A magnificent original Mansion House situated on Park Circus close to the city centre and other landmarks and amenities in the vicinity.This unique property was built to the designs of Architect Charles Wilson and interior by James Boucher in the mid 19th Century for Walter MacFarlane, the founder of Saracen Foundry and extends to circa 12,000 sq ft over four floors and constructed of dressed stone under a slate roof. Internally the house retains a wealth of period detail including the striking iconic columns on the ground floor creating a splendid entrance and also a wide marble staircase leading to the main reception rooms on the first floor. One of the most striking features is the elaborate forged metalwork throughout which was commissioned by the original owner, still a main feature of the property today. The ceiling cornice work is of particular note and very fine for this type and age of house. The property lends itself to a wide range of uses such as a private dwelling house, Consulate Embassay, Art Gallery and Library and a number of recreational uses and benefits from some modern amenities including a modern lift system. There is also a generous car park to the rear of the building.
Contact Information
Rettie & Co , Glasgow West End,
0141 381 2214

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16 Comments on 19th Century – La Casa, Park Circus, Glasgow, Scotland

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Another incredible find from Fergus.

  2. Joseph says: 367 comments

    Just the kind of cozy little place I could call home.

  3. Elaine says: 110 comments

    This makes the Von Trapp family mansion in Sound of Music look like a pauper’s pigsty! WOW! Totally cool! wish there were lots more pictures of this one!

  4. Cookie says: 2 comments

    Wow! That is beyond elaborate. I would love to see more photos.

  5. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 366 comments

    Brilliant house with an astounding interior, with one surprise after another. I wondered at the price which seemed rather steep for Glasgow where properties, even grand properties, are relatively attractive in price, but the interior explains all. And 12,000sq.ft., too. Not an easy place to furnish in the style and quality that befits the space, but what a terrific challenge to buy up all of the top quality mansion-scaled “white elephant” 1860s and 1870s English furniture that hit the auction houses.

    There are a few more photos here: http://urbanexplorations.wordpress.com/22-park-circus-glasgow/ A Google Images search on “22 park circus glasgow” turns up further.

    The date is 1872-1874, with the rest of the circus completed 1857-1858.

  6. Jim says: 4950 comments

    About as ornate as a residential interior can be, anywhere in any period. Even the Pope would have been impressed. The exterior is unassuming (dull) in comparison.

  7. Cliff Schlothauer says: 48 comments

    Great House, Thank you Fergus.

  8. tadpaula says: 24 comments

    Pardon me while I wipe the drool of my desk. . .

  9. FergusFergus says: 238 comments
    1705 Queen Anne

    This elaborate interior and grand scale is actually slightly more typical of this era of Scottish architecture than you might think. During this era even the lower class housing was much grander in scale than that of their southern counterparts across the border. While the ornateness of the interior sets it apart from other homes in Glasgow, its grand scale and proportion is relatively common and I could show you many, many homes with identical proportions. However, if you think this place is grand, then you should see the development of Moray Place in Edinburgh. The houses there easily dwarf La Casa and Park Circus; http://goo.gl/maps/a9hUW

    • Elaine says: 110 comments

      After looking at this again, and looking hard at all the detail throughout, it seems to me like $3,3 mil is really CHEAP for this place. I would think 20 mil would still be cheap. Those ceilings are just phenomenal. I wonder how high that doorway with the angels on top, is! And the detail on those columns. Just unreal. The detailing in everything in this looks like it’s worthy of a palace. (With the exception of the carpet!)

  10. TimothyTimothy says: 144 comments

    On so many, many levels, this house is spectacular!!! I can’t imagine what it would go for if it was on the West Coast of the USA and was free standing.

  11. Kristin says: 25 comments

    AMAZING!!! But a little on the creepy side. Love the entrance though, Looks like something you would imagine in a Victorian Ghost story.

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