24 BOCLAIR CRESCENT, BLAVEN INCLUDING GARDEN WALLS AND GATEPIERS (Ref:22150)
This building is in the East Dunbartonshire Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 22/12/1988.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5535 7184.
Arthur Nicholson, 1925, for himself. Distinctive style, combining Scots 17th century with Dutch/South African/colonial architecture. Asymmetrical white-harled villa, 1 and 2 storeys with attic; glazing mostly small-paned; red-tiled and flat roofs. Crow-stepped main range has 3-bay L-plan front, curly-gabled jamb left, dormer heads above main eaves in remaining bays; doorway central is arched with moulded deep ingoes, decorative glazed inner door; plain stacks with red chimney cans. Low wings, that to left with bowed window. To rear, a loggia and a plain square 2-storey range which may not be original. Many original interior fittings survive, including Baxi-type fires. Garden and boundary walls also white-harled, ball-finialed gatepiers.
This style, uncommon in the Glasgow area, was sometimes used in the east by Leslie Graham Thomson, Reginald Fairlie and Robert Lorimer. Pair carved stone consoled in garden are from a large doorway of an unidentified house. Lily pond filled by roof drainage.
Information provided by District Council.
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