This residence in the Italian city of Piacenza in a short time turned from a dilapidated rural house into a stylish mansion in a modern style. The architect William Savaiya restored it by himself, for himself and his family. From the outside, the facade was hardly touched – it was important not to spoil the historical appearance of the castle, surrounded by vineyards and majestic nature. But inside the house has undergone significant changes. Finishing was preserved as much as possible, but all furniture and decor were replaced with new pieces – now everything is bright and modern. Such an amazing contrast made this place even more memorable and unique. Such an interesting project!
One of the things that make us love France are such perfectly magical small hotels, which you can accidentally (or not) stumble upon in the French countryside. Château les Parcs Fontaines is a romantic old manor in a beautiful natural park in Normandy, where there are only 5 cozy rooms, a charming living room and a SPA. Is not it a fairy tale?
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.