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Gribloch


(Gribloch House)

Gribloch is a 'modern movement' house designed by Sir Basil Spence (1907 - 1976) for John Colville, a Glasgow steel magnate. Lying a half-mile (1 km) southwest of Kippen (Stirling), with exceptional views including Ben Lomond, Gribloch was built in 1938-9. Spence included some regency flavours inside what externally looks today almost institutional; two storeys, white-painted and flat-roofed. The house had every modern convenience, including an early example of a fitted kitchen of an American style, inspired by Colville's wife who was from San Francisco.


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