The beautiful thing about a historic property is that it can bridge the gap between what came before, what is now and what will be. Opening the door to such a home can give a voice to the past. At the same time, a home is what you make of it, and must be functional for today’s living. So how do you create what we like to call a “modern vintage” sanctuary? In this issue of RESIDE® magazine we explore how today’s historic homes can still retain the charm of yesteryear while allowing their owners to enjoy modern luxuries.
One of the key issues in modernizing a home from long ago is managing to be respectful to the original design and intent. Our professionals weigh in on this, as well as provide insight into how to effectively organize a historic renovation.
In this issue we also travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, to delve into its revitalization and restoration. A fascinating study in contrasts, the city uniquely blends old world charm with modern reinvention.
Finally, we stroll through the grounds of one of Britain’s greatest country estates, Chatsworth, owned by the Dukes of Devonshire for more than 500 years. It hosts an annual exhibition of monumental sculpture presented by Sotheby’s, offering another glimpse into the art and beauty of the past.So whether you are making or remaking your own history, enjoy the journey!