10 Stunning Homes That Expertly Blend Historic and Modern

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The top-floor lounge of a renovated medieval fortress in Croatia. Photo by Scott Frances via Arch Digest

This month, Curbed is teaming up with the National Trust for Historic Preservation on #ThisPlaceMatters, a social campaign celebrating personal landmarks that people cherish and would love to keep around. While it’s not always possible to preserve a beloved old structure, there are often opportunities to protect the essential spirit of the historic building. Here now, 10 houses around the world proving that remnants of history—timber beams, stone trusses, gothic windows, and more—can mix in with the modern day, and to brilliant effect.

From a converted rural chapel to a renovated medieval fortress >>

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