Top Props: Home is Where the History is

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Had enough of traditional hotels? Well, how about some colonial-style villas? Or some medieval castles? With the help of our friends over at the Daily Secret, we’ve compiled a list of residential gems around the globe where you can revel in the charm of bygone eras without missing out on modern day comforts.

| Miami: Al Capone’s Mansion |

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This beautiful 1922 colonial-style villa, formerly owned by gangster Al Capone, will now host productions and events. Located on Miami Beach’s elite Palm Island, the gated waterfront estate has beautifully detailed architecture, seven bedrooms, a 30×60-foot swimming pool, a decked veranda and a private beach.

| United Kingdom: Leeds Castle |

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Famously described by Lord Conway as “the loveliest castle in the world,” England’s Leeds Castle is sure to make for an enriching retreat. Originally owned by the royal Saxon family, the castle was the home to England’s kings and queens for 300 years and is now open to the public.

| Buenos Aires: Jorge Luis Borges former home |

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Not only is this Buenos Aires apartment an example of stylish and luxurious design, but it’s also a little piece of history — writer Jorge Luis Borges once lived here. Complete with a modern balcony and fully equipped kitchen, this chic apartment is just steps away from Plaza San Martín, Puerto Madero, Recoleta and several bars, clubs and hotels.

| Scotland: Culzean Castle |

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Most definitely a memorable stay, this cliff-top castle provides spectacular views from the west coast of Scotland across from the Firth of Clyde and Isle of Arran. Full of history, the castle contains the second-largest collection of armory (after the Queen’s at Windsor Castle!), and its top floor was once used as a residence for General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

| Buenos Aires: Eva Peron’s former home |

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With 360-degree views of downtown Buenos Aires, this recently renovated penthouse apartment — in a building designed by same architects behind the Empire State Building — was once home to Eva Peron. Besides five bedrooms with bathrooms and flat-screen televisions, the apartment’s most notable feature is its built-in discotheque, which includes a complete bar plus lighting and sound systems.

| Austria: Schloss Igls |

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A scenic paradise amidst the Austrian Alps, Schloss Igls is available for both private and business events. Full of unique and charming decorations, this picturesque landmark is only a 10-minute drive from the capital, Innsbruck, and its many attractions. It’s also just 10 kilometers away from Innsbruck Airport and a short distance from Germany and Italy.

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