Historic Mansions That Are Now Authentic Luxury Hotels
If you’re thinking about renovating your house design or project anytime soon, you should get inspired by these stunning luxury hotels that were once mere mansions.
Any great designer needs to know how to renovate a space, taking advantage of its original features and architectural elements. Of course you will want to create a whole new set for the space, but that doesn’t mean you need to take everything down and build from scratch. You can just elevate one’s interior design by adding a different color pallet or contemporary decorative elements. Just push your imagination to the limit.
And that’s precisely what happened to this historic mansions. They were transformed into stunning luxury hotels that offer visitors a taste of the luxe life many wealthy families experience around the world, when they were simply residence buildings. Here’s a selection of a few renovations we believe to be eyeopening and inspiring.
The Blue Mansion
The classically designed structure served as a home, an office and a place for business meetings for the descandants of Cheong Fatt Tze in the heart of Pengan. Now, the Blue Mansion is part of a UNESCO Conservation and Heritage site.
Chester, New York
The Glenmere Mansion was built in 1911 and was originally a 35-room luxury villa with an open cortile, impressive interior and exterior staircases and exquisite interior design details. Today is a luxurious getaway for those who want to time travel to the past. It has now 18 rooms available but the rest of the details remained intact.
The Ivy Hotel
The Ivy Hotel was originally built in 1889 for the prosperous banker and industrialist John Gilman who died before the house was even complete. In 2015 the historic mansion was transformed into an hotel as the first and only Relais & Chateaux property in the state of Maryland. Each of the 18 rooms at the hotel provides a fireflace and a luxury bathroom with heated limestone floors.
Inkaterra La Casona
The Inkaterra La Casona is a 16th-century colonial mansion-turned-hotel surrounded by cobblestoned streets in the heart of Cusco, Peru. It sits on the former training grounds of the Inca Army and although it was under complete renovation the building still has its original architecture.