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This 1754 Stone Mansion Sure Makes a Lovely Vacation Home

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Spectacular vacation homes come in all shapes and sizes: maybe a Medieval Croatian fortress, a daring treetop abode, or in the case of Madrid-based artist Nikolas Piper, a 1754 stone mansion rescued from ruins. Recently spotlighted in an Elle España feature, the home located in Spain's historic Cantabria region was revived in an overhaul that kept the exterior architecture but modernized the interior with bright and open spaces. With help from interior designer Isabel Pedroso, Piper gave up much of the second floor to let skylights illuminate the central living area on the ground floor. Today, the dwelling is adorned with vintage armchairs, leather stools, and several of Piper's own works, including the wooden dining and coffee tables.

Head over to Elle España for the full gallery.

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