Living history

Living history with a touch of modern flair

We love properties with history, but when they have clever design twists, they’re irresistible. Here are 10 great examples of living history… Like La Maison sur la Sorgue, Provence, France (pictured above)… This 18th-century mansion combines old world and new with great style.

We’ve also fallen for this fortified medieval village brought back to life…

Living history

Sextantio Albero Diffuso. Abruzzo, Italy

A restored nobleman’s residence with a dynamic modern spin…

Living history

Baudon de MaunyMontpellier, France

This Georgian townhouse reimagined with a minimalist’s eye…

Living history

Myrdle Street ResidenceLondon, UK

A Renaissance palazzo and convent given a 21st-century makeover…

Living history

Tuscan Boutique HotelPienza, Italy

A converted linen mill furnished with eclectic vintage pieces…

Living history

The Linen MillCarcassonne, France

A pool house soaked in sunshine and classic Hollywood glamour…

Living history

Villa Sophia Pool HouseLos Angeles, California

A Moroccan riad combining timeless design and modern simplicity…

Living history

Dar Kawa. Marrakech, Morocco

A throwback to the colonial elegance of historic Mexico…

Living history

San Miguel VillaGuanajuato, Mexico

And a contemporary take on the classic French chateau…

Living history

The Modern ChateauBurgundy, France

For more living history – and great historical properties, browse our collection here.

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