$780 per night

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Girona, Catalonia, Spain
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In the medieval city of Girona, Catalonia, a Spanish architect saves a 16th-century townhouse by converting it into a five-bedroom rental.

When Barcelona–based architect Anna Noguera stumbled upon the historic building, she was instantly intrigued by its rich heritage and ancient beauty. Determined to rescue it from further decay, Noguera, who is originally from the city of Girona, carefully restored the structure by transforming it into a vibrant vacation home.

Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Stone Fences, Wall, and Decking Patio, Porch, Deck. A spacious wood-decked veranda that's part of the duplex apartment. Photo  of Girona TownhouseView Photos

A spacious wood-decked veranda that's part of the duplex apartment.

Modern home with Living Room, Bookcase, Stools, Concrete Floor, and Wood Burning Fireplace. The living room is connected to a south-facing veranda. Photo 2 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

The living room is connected to a south-facing veranda.

Modern home with Exterior, Stone Siding Material, Tile Roof Material, and House Building Type. The small medieval city and university town of Girono sits along the River Onyar.  Photo 3 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

The small medieval city and university town of Girono sits along the River Onyar.

Modern home with Garage and Garage Conversion Room Type. The property has a discreet, wooden door garage. Photo 4 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

The property has a discreet, wooden door garage.

Modern home with Staircase, Stone Tread, and Wood Tread. The entranceway with a stairs that leads to the apartment. Photo 5 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

The entranceway with a stairs that leads to the apartment.

Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. The staircase that leads from the ground-level apartment to the duplex. Photo 6 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

The staircase that leads from the ground-level apartment to the duplex.

Modern home with Bedroom, Wall Lighting, Storage, Medium Hardwood Floor, Shelves, and Bed. A warm and simple bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Photo 7 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

A warm and simple bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.

Modern home with Outdoor, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, Stone Fences, Wall, Grass, and Landscape Lighting. A wisteria-shared courtyards and garden with a dining area. Photo 8 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

A wisteria-shared courtyards and garden with a dining area.

Modern home with Living Room, Stools, Recliner, Concrete Floor, Floor Lighting, Storage, Bench, Sectional, Rug Floor, Bookcase, Shelves, and Wood Burning Fireplace. Contemporary materials like concrete and steel are a wonderful contrast to the ancient stone walls. Photo 9 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

Contemporary materials like concrete and steel are a wonderful contrast to the ancient stone walls.

Modern home with Bedroom, Table Lighting, Night Stands, Concrete Floor, Lamps, Bed, Rug Floor, and Wall Lighting. A dialogue between ancient and contemporary can be seen in the bedroom. Photo 10 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

A dialogue between ancient and contemporary can be seen in the bedroom.

Modern home with Bath Room, Wall Mount Sink, Concrete Floor, Stone Slab Wall, and Drop In Tub. A clean-lined bathroom of stone and concrete. Photo 11 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

A clean-lined bathroom of stone and concrete.

Modern home with Kitchen, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Laminate Counter, White Cabinet, Medium Hardwood Floor, Range Hood, Drop In Sink, Wall Oven, Cooktops, Pendant Lighting, and Recessed Lighting. The original 16th century stone walls are left exposed in the kitchen. Photo 12 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

The original 16th century stone walls are left exposed in the kitchen.

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Shelves, Table, Floor Lighting, and Concrete Floor. A narrow threshold evokes the warren-like feel of the original interiors. Photo 13 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

A narrow threshold evokes the warren-like feel of the original interiors.

An old cistern found on the original site is now a black concrete plunge pool. Photo 14 of Girona Townhouse modern homeView Photos

An old cistern found on the original site is now a black concrete plunge pool.

Modern home with Bedroom, Storage, Bed, Shelves, Wall Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. The children's bedroom with a pullout storage area. Photo 15 of Girona TownhouseView Photos

The children's bedroom with a pullout storage area.

Credits

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Architect
  • Anna Noguera
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  • Boutique Homes

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Full Baths
  • 5
  • Structure
  • Apartment
  • Year
  • 1500
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