Its Laurieston house
The terraced mansions of Carlton Place have a prestige riverfront site, fronting onto the river. The development attempts to compose a whole street in a symmetrical architectural composition.
There were once pavilions acting as terminal points at either end while the centre is still dominated by the imposing facade of nos. 51 and 52, the latter being Laurieston House, James Laurie’s own home. Its interior contains some of the finest decorative plasterwork in Glasgow, a spiral staircase lit by an oval cupola supported by Corinthian columns, and unusual design features. The architect, Peter Nicholson (1765-1844) spent eight years in Glasgow and also designed a classical style quadrangle for the Old College (demolished), before moving to spent the rest of his career as an architect and influential writer on architecture, in England.
found here - http://www.clydewaterfrontheritage.com/ ... place.aspx
The success of these new city areas was limited and in the end their aspirations were subverted by the overwhelming demands of rapidly growing industry and trade and the influx of artisans who worked in the numerous industries still located in and around the city centre. The area eventually became decayed and very over-crowded, part of The Gorbals once notorious reputation. The area has since undergone several major redevelopments. Carlton Place remains a reminder of its past splendour and ambition.
Designed in 1802 by Peter Nicolson, this Grade-A listed building is said to be the most ornate Georgian house in Britain. The facade is very two dimensional, with shallow detailing in the Greek style. Inside, there are details influenced by famous Edinburgh architect Robert Adam, with great Corinthian, columned staircases and domes. The ornate plasterwork is thought to be by Italian supremo Francesco Bernasconi. The whole area around Carlton Place is considered the most ambitious and least successful new town planning in the city. All the local streets had aristocratic names - Cumberland, Portland, Cavendish.
Some nice pics of it here --http://www.sbpt.org.uk/previous-project ... asgow.htmlwww.scottishproperty.co.uk/pdf/S/S030229.pdf
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