History

A striking, six storey structure, the B-listed building is Scots Baronial in style, with a central tower and battlements, steep gables and oriel windows.

The architectural historian Gavin Stamp, author of “Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius”, writes: “Thomson carefully designed his villas with symmetries within an overall asymmetry, in a personal language in which the horizontal discipline of a continuous governing order was never abandoned.” This is never more apparent than on the unique boundary wall designed by Thomson which surrounds the property. In noting its architectural importance it was described by Historic Scotland as “a very ornate crenellated boundary wall making an important contribution to the Cove Conservation Area.”

Craigrownie was sold in 1858 to Alexander Abercrombie, who added a substantial wing in 1890, which now houses 4 bedrooms, the dining room and morning room and a kitchen

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