Historic House Museums | Milan | Villa Necchi Campiglio

It is quite a bit younger than most other historic homes discussed in this series, but certainly not less impressive or authentic: Villa Necchi Campiglio, an architectural gem tucked away in a quiet, leafy side street in the chaotic city center of Milan.

Villa Necchi Campiglio (more…)

Historic House Museums | Brussels | Musée Horta

Next time you visit Brussels, skip the Grand Place, Manneken Pis and the Atomium.

Be original and head to the neighbourhood of Saint-Gilles instead, to pay a visit to the former house and studio of the famous Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta (1861-1947).

The two adjoining facades of Musée Horta


Historic House Museums | Amsterdam | Museum Willet-Holthuysen

With my background in art history and conservation of historic interiors, it isn’t a surprise that I love to visit historic house museums. It’s not just the beautiful architectural elements and furnishings in them that are a joy to look at – for me it’s even more so about getting a glimpse of how people lived in different places and bygone times. And how they expressed themselves in their homes. (more…)



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