I was commissioned to draw a section through one of the houses that form Moray Place (1859), a terrace in Strathbungo designed by the notable architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Described by the Thomson Society as ‘Perhaps the most beautiful of all 19th-century terraces, this was Thomson’s first speculative development. A serene long classical colonnaded terrace, two storeys high, visually stopped by full-height pilastered, Greek pedimented end bays’.
This interior section shows the lobby and ornate etched glass front door. The lovingly restored hallway and original curved stair display many of Thomson’s decorative motifs. Beautifully proportioned original timber panelled doors can be seen. The first floor cupola brings light into the landing, and stairs below. The recessed blind in the study an interesting feature, enabling the ceiling cornicing to be uninterrupted. Further carving detail can be seen on the column outside the window, allowing them to appear frameless in elevation.