Pop art paradise! Artist Stuart McAlpine Miller’s 13-bedroom Scottish baronial mansion with its own library, cinema and gin and whisky bar goes on market for £2.1million
- The Gart, in Callander, can sleep up to 26 and is exclusively rented out as luxury accommodation for events
- Party pad interior combines period features with the creativity of The Savoy Hotel’s former artist in residence
- Dating back to 1835, the property boasts a wealth of high-end amenities and sits just above the River Teith
A stunning castle-turned-party pad that was renovated by renowned artist Stuart McAlpine Miller has been put on the market for £2.1million.
The Gart, in Callander, Scotland, is a renovated 19th-century stone castle that combines historic period features with the contemporary spin of its current designer owners Nikki and Stuart McAlpine Miller.
The 13-bedroom country house, which sits above the River Teith, is set in 12 acres of gardens and dates back to 1835, before the building was substantially rebuilt and enlarged after a fire in 1901.
The Gart, in Callandar, Scotland, (above) is a 19th century renovated castle set in 12 acres with beautiful views of the landscape and nearby River Teith
The property’s formal dining room (pictured) is just one example of how designer couple Nikki and Stuart McAlpine Miller combined the interior’s period features such as high ceilings with bold and modern statement pieces
Nikki McAlpine Miller explained how both she and Stuart wanted to be ‘considerate throughout’ with the colours they used. The morning room (pictured) shows the couple’s bright and wide ranging palette
The baronial property was renovated in 2016 as a joint project by Nikki and Stuart – who was artist in residency at The Savoy Hotel, London – who infused their own unique stamp on the interior.
Nikki, who describes herself as a partner at McAlpine Miller Ltd on her LinkedIn profile, told estate agents Savills: ‘I love original features, and I like the mix of contemporary and traditional.
‘We were definitely looking for a place with large open spaces.
‘We wanted to create an art gallery within the house, so we wanted to have a lot of wall space and be considerate throughout with colour.
‘It was a blank canvas at the time, but the view from every window was like a painting.’
The mansion, which sleeps up to 26 people, is available to exclusively hire out for functions, special occasions, corporate events or those wanting to live in luxury.
Stuart McAlpine Miller, pictured here on Instagram, was resident artist at The Savoy Hotel, from 2012 to 2016. He and his wife Nikki worked together renovating the interior of their Scottish castle The Gart
The Gart is exclusively rented out as luxury accommodation for corporate events and weddings. Lockdown would have been a breeze with amenities such as the billiards room (above) on offer
The Gart’s kitchen (above) displays the classic colour combination of lights and darks, and Nikki worked with David Thompson Designs when creating this stunning kitchen space
The property, which was originally much smaller and built by Scottish architect William Burn, retains its period features such as the high ceilings and panelling, and has blended this with contemporary elements including a 50ft drawing room, a gin and whiskey bar and home cinema.
Also included in the party pad are: five bathrooms, kitchen, a 100ft dining room, spacious offices, gym, morning and games rooms, library.
The avant-garde property is currently on the market with Savills for £2.1million.
The house’s morning room (shown) features comfy sofas, a digital baby grand piano and is decorated with Stuart McAlpine Miller’s contemporary pop art paintings
The 19th century castle is full of space such as this little nook – which turns out to be perfect for a drum kit. The party pad has been listed on the market with estate agents Savills for £2.1million
One of the property’s 13 bedrooms on offer. In total, The Gart, which was renovated by the designer couple in 2016, can sleep up to 26 people
As part of their listing Savills state: ‘ The Gart is a remarkable property in a truly spectacular location. The McAlpine Millers have created a home for themselves, and an incredible space for guests, that feels both personal and very unique.
Jamie Macnab, Savills’ property agent, added: ‘The Gart has been given a whole new dimension by the style, workmanship and luxurious edge of the contemporary elements so boldly conceived and executed by Stuart and Nikki.’
Contemporary pop art painter Stuart McAlpine Miller spent four years as The Savoy Hotel’s artist in residence from 2012 until 2016.
The former Glasgow School of Art alum’s successful career has also seen him host solo exhibitions in London and New York.
For more information about The Gart, please see Savills’ listing on their website.
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