What traditional English houses looked like a couple of centuries ago and what is classic English style – if you look inside this charmingly old cottage in the south-west of the UK, you will understand. After children grew up and left home, Paul and Kate decided to sell their townhouse in the city and move to a quiet village, closer to nature. A beautiful stone house of the 18th century was filled with heartful decor and things that are close to their heart. Enjoy!
This magnificent apartment in the 18th-century building once served as a residence for the ambassador of the last Russian tsar. Now it is a private abode of a historic architecture admirer who recently decided to breathe new life into this unique accommodation, making it comfortable for modern life. Nevertheless, in the renovated interiors there was a place for many original details that were carefully preserved or restored: parquet, marble fireplace, stucco and moldings. What a beauty!
The owner of this home in Atlanta has a great passion for old architecture. She watched this house for 15 years before it was put up for sale – and there was not a doubt whether to buy or not. But in order to return the beautiful English-style cottage to its former glory, she hired designer Shon Parker, who had to deal with several additions left from previous owners and update the interiors. The result is so beautiful!
Although Casa Telmo hotel on the Spanish island of Menorca has only 5 rooms, the owners approached the interior design with all seriousness. The studio Quintanta Partners was involved, the premises are thought through to the smallest detail, that allowed creating a special bohemian atmosphere. The house is several hundred years old, so the rooms are imbued with the spirit of the olden days and filled with lots of interesting retro objects. Amazing place to stay!
It’s so easy to fall in love with Italy and it’s hard to forget such a wonderful country. This is exactly what happened to a couple from Russia who, once in a charming Italian village, decided to acquire real estate here. Thank God, the price allowed: an authentic though dilapidated farm house was worth a studio apartment on the outskirts of Moscow. To restore the beautiful stone house the owners attracted local masters, the interior design was done by Zhenya Zhdanova. What came of it – today in our photo story!
This stunning stone villa in a quiet medieval village near Barcelona amazes in every way. First of all, you are amazed to see the magnificent stone facade of a building that was built almost 200 years ago and was used for a long time as a farmhouse. Then, getting inside, it’s amazing to find such modern minimalistic interiors, harmoniously inscribed in the old frame of the building. Well, finally, the views that open from virtually every corner of the house are just wonderful.
This charming farmhouse in English countryside preserved all the beauty and style of an old family home. Crooked walls, original wooden floors, and all the patina create here a unique feeling that it hard to achieve in a new house. Enjoy!
Isn’t it perfect this old French mansion recently restored by the Marta de la Rica! Actually it does not feel like designer worked here – the interiors seem to remain untouched since the construction of this estate in the 15th century. Today it’s a private guest house, exquisite restaurant, antiques salon and a flower shop – here you can spend an unforgettable weekend, dissolving in the charm of the French classics.
Real classic can not be created from zero, it must pass the test of time. Just look at this magnificent English 19th century mansion which was almost unchanged during the recent renovation by designer Ben Pentreath who only emphasized the classic charm of the house and its unique architectural features. But one important change to interior did happen – the interiors are now adorned with a personal collection of paintings by the owners, that was collected for many years. It’s a classic that inspires!
Gar-Anat is a cozy small boutique hotel in the former hospital building in Granada, Spain. During the restoration several years ago, the architects carefully preserved many original details so the new interiors now look very authentic, but at the same time stylish and modern. Each room’s decor is unique and its design was inspired by various legends about the city of Granada. There is no restaurant in the hotel, but breakfast is served every morning in the comfortable basement of the 16th century. And we should mention the awesome location of the hotel – it’s in the heart of beautiful old town. A great place with a unique atmosphere!