Collections - June 23, 2021

Art Houses

Curated by Veronique Lievre


MALDEREN BARN, LONDERZEEL, BELGIUM

A dilapidated Flemish barn was masterfully stripped and transformed into a vacation rental, and the owners did a sublime job of prioritizing art. One of the pair, an abstract artist herself, is the painter behind many of the bright, whimsical works.



UMBRIAN FARMHOUSE, UMBRIA, ITALY 

Objets d'art meet romantic farmhouse vibes in this decadent home that was built around an ancient watchtower. The bones, stonework and wood beams juxtapose beautifully with the modern art and its saturated hues.



LARGE LUXURY SUNNY APARTMENT, ROME, ITALY

There's a bit of a surrealism effect in the curation of the pieces in this apartment. Playful and whimsical, they span photography, trompe l'oeil, and sculpture. Another great frame is the window, for watching little movies "in media res," or taking in views of the Acquario Roman.



ANA ANA ARTISTIC HABITAT, PORTIMÃO, PORTUGAL

This unique and exclusive oasis in the Algarve is also the house-atelier of artist Eric de Brujin. Carved out of an iconic building, its industrial lines are perfect for displaying all of the unique art pieces and cool found objects.



SACRAMORA 12, FAENZA, ITALY 

The interiors of this restored barn are a treasure trove of 20th-century art and designer furnishings, and a personal showcase for the art of Philippe Artias, a post-war friend of Picasso. Stay here and be enveloped in the history.



MAS LA ROMAINE, VAISON-LA-ROMAINE, FRANCE

Provence is a place long revered for its inspiration to the annals of art history. Come see the light and landscapes for yourself, while staying in an equally enchanting property that houses a micro-collection of works by Alexandre Motte.



BEARDMANS ART HOUSE BY THE SEA, CAPE BRETON, CANADA

When New York City-based painter John Beardman discovered Cape Breton, it became a canvas for his life and art. Used as his summer retreat and studio until 2016, visitors can now admire several of his works that remain in the house.



19TH STREET APARTMENT, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA 

A mid-century California bungalow is already charming enough, but one that is filled with an eye-catching art collection is really after our hearts. Near the beach and swept with cool west coast style, this jewel box is a must for creative souls.



VILLA FARFALLA, TUSCANY, ITALY 

Sculptural in form and all of its contents, this curvy, organic property is dotted with cool paintings and sculptures by Donia Maaoui, and is located in Lucca, one of the most charming of the art cities of Tuscany.
 


CASA DAS ARTES, BAHIA, BRAZIL 

How about an entire casa that's a dedicated work of art? This coveted property is part of a collection of unique homes, and we're in love with its technicolor tones and dazzling array of patterns and creative works - many produced by artists in residence that have passed through.

To explore more art houses around the world, visit our collection of vacation home rentals and small hotels here.