Gribloch, Kippen, Stirling, Scotland, Highlands, Architect, Date, Location

Gribloch House, Scotland : Stirlingshire Home

Scottish Basil Spence Building in Kippen – 20th Century Property


Date built: 1938-39

Architect: Sir Basil Spence (1907-76)

Highland Country House designed for John Colville, a Glasgow steel magnate.

Gribloch is located 1km south west of Kippen near Stirling and forms a Y-shape in plan as was fashionable at the time for country houses – for example many of Edwin Lutyens‘ houses.

Although the house has white-rendered walls and flat roofs in true Modernist style, its interior flirts with Scottish vernacular and English Regency details.

New Houses

Basil Spence buildings

Scottish Architecture

John Colville’s wife hailed from the USA and Gribloch includes an early version of a (American-style) fitted kitchen.

Modern Houses

MacCalman House
MacCalman House
photo : Andrew Lee

Scottish Houses

Glasgow House

Lawlor House
Lawlor House Glasgow
picture from architect

Bell Simpson House

Historic Scottish Buildings

Airthrey Castle

Briggait Centre : Nicoll Russell Studios
Briggait Centre Glasgow
photo : Andrew Lee

Arniston House

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