Collections - November 17, 2021

Historically Designated Homes

Curated by Veronique Lievre

These homes have earned special certifications for their historic and architectural pedigree - they're landmarked or recognized as significant buildings. Visit one and be a part of the story.



FIXIE LOFTS, SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 

Located in the city’s emerging arts district, this 16th-century villa's walls (and arch above the Roman bath-esque pool) are part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. They belonged to the first hospital in the Americas, San Nicolás Bari.



VILLA ANTICO OLIVO, MARCHE, ITALY

Cited and protected by the Italian Cultural and History Administration, this 18th-century former convent overlooks 75 acres of vineyards and rolling hills. Its careful restoration was done with a bold contemporary spirit.



EVENTS AT GLEN LUKENS HOUSE, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 

Built in 1940 for one of the founders of Arts & Architecture magazine, this home was recently declared a Los Angeles "cultural landmark" for its mid-century grandeur by the hand of architect Raphael Soriano, plus a masterful restoration. It's currently available for photoshoots and events.



ALAIOR GARDENS, MENORCA, SPAIN 

This 19th-century manor is situated on over two and a half acres of rural landscape and boasts a Grade 1 historic status. The dwelling occupies the site of an ancient stone quarry and was built within its old, elegant walls.



FABRICA DESCALS, OLOT, SPAIN 

An important modernist work by a Catalan architect, the Fabrica Descals building has a place on the Olot Catalog of Protected Buildings. The ground floor was masterfully reimagined by Estudio Além (who used to work with a 2017 Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm).



THE EPPSTEIN HOUSE, GALESBURG, MICHIGAN 

This rare home is one of four built by Frank Lloyd Wright in a planned community called The Acres, a rural 70-acre development that was placed on the National Register of Historical Places. We swoon for the original Lloyd Wright and Bauhaus furnishings.

For more homes of architectural and historical interest, explore our collection here.