Historical homes with a modern twist… Pictured top THE WATER CASTLE, SPLIT, CROATIA. Standing impressively along the Adriatic Sea, with picturesque views of nearby Split and the bay of Kastela, this ancient structure exudes a calm strength and fairytale charm.
An oasis of peace and refinement, this Puglian villa transports you to a hidden and unexpected inner world just outside of the main square in the medieval village of Muro Leccese.
Set within Spain’s majestic Serranía de Ronda, this hotel was created by the owners from a century-old cortijo to inspire a dialogue about intelligent design and architecture, the arts and agriculture, and our role in the natural world.
Changing very little of what history and previous inhabitants originally intended, this home is a place of inspired preservation, with welcoming warmth and simple country charms.
Resurrected from the remains of a 12th-century monastery, this Italian hotel is now a luxurious retreat of eight apartments, each with original centuries-old features and handcrafted materials, finishes and historical detail.
Built in the early 19th century by a family of merchants as a weekend getaway for hunting and entertaining, this estate was returned to its former splendor with a thorough restoration and respect for its heritage.
Majestic, historical and beautifully restored by Yucatan architect Salvador Reyes Rios, this 19th-century hacienda is as surprising for its well-preserved original beauty as it is for the smart and graceful way it has been repurposed.