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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 <a href="http://scottfrances.com/">Scott Frances</a> via <a href="http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/steven-harris-lucien-rees-roberts-croatia-compound-article">Arch Di
The top-floor lounge of a renovated medieval fortress in Croatia. Photo by Scott Frances via Arch Di

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 homes 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.


.0.html An early 20th-century former office building and brand new extension combine to form this rad Mexican residence; the two sections are visibly joined on the second floor by a concrete staircase and library. (Photo by Rafael Gamo via Dwell)

· Ancient Meets Modern Inside This Glorious Stone Lakehouse [Curbed]
· All historic homes coverage [Curbed]