Medieval Palace in Siena: A Striking Blend of Medieval and Modern Design

This medieval palace in Siena, Italy, designed by the renowned CMT architetti in 2023, offers a remarkable blend of historical charm and modern living. Originally a 13th-century residential structure, the apartment nestled within this architectural gem boasts a seamless integration of its medieval roots and contemporary design elements. Situated in the heart of Siena, this remarkable real estate project showcases the city’s rich cultural heritage while providing a luxurious living experience for discerning residents.

Spacious living room with exposed wooden beams, brick walls, and a large modern TV.
Spacious living room with exposed brick walls, wooden ceiling beams, and modern furnishings.
Exposed wooden ceiling beams, neutral-toned modern furniture, and large wall-mounted TV.
A modern living room with exposed wooden beams, sleek furnishings, and a large TV screen.
Rustic wooden beams, exposed brick walls, and a modern modular sofa create a stylish interior.
Rustic wooden beams contrast with modern white walls and minimalist furnishings.
A modern, minimalist kitchen with a sleek black island, wooden beams, and exposed brick walls.
A modern kitchen with rustic wooden beams, a sleek black island, and a colorful painting.
A modern dining space featuring a white table, chrome chairs, and a colorful painting.
Wooden beamed ceiling, built-in bookshelves, modern furniture, and abstract red artwork.
Rustic wooden beams contrast with modern, minimalist interior design.
A modern bedroom with rustic wooden beams, minimalist decor, and an open floor plan.
Sleek, modern bathroom design featuring a floating vanity, large mirror, and glass shower.

About Medieval Palace in Siena

Nestled in the heart of Siena, Italy, the Medieval Palace project by CMT architetti breathes new life into the city’s rich architectural heritage. Originally constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries as a medieval tower house, this remarkable residence has been meticulously restored and transformed into a stunning modern living space that pays homage to its historical roots.

Embracing the Past, Embracing the Future

Stepping through the ornate façade, one is immediately transported back in time, yet the interior seamlessly blends the old and the new. The expansive entry foyer sets the tone, with its towering wood-beamed ceilings and glimpses of the home’s utilitarian spaces, including the laundry room and storage area.

A Harmonious Interplay of Spaces

Traversing the hallway, the living space unfolds, a grand room bathed in natural light and anchored by the striking juxtaposition of modern furnishings and the rustic, exposed-beam ceiling. The adjoining kitchen, with its sleek island and dining area, effortlessly integrates the culinary and social functions, creating a cohesive and inviting atmosphere.

Serene Sanctuary Meets Outdoor Oasis

Beyond the living room, a private study offers a tranquil retreat, its minimalist design complemented by a charming terrace that serves as an outdoor haven. The master bedroom suite, complete with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet, further exemplifies the project’s dedication to blending contemporary comforts with the property’s historic charm.

A Timeless Masterpiece

The Medieval Palace in Siena stands as a testament to the enduring power of thoughtful design. By seamlessly integrating modern elements with the building’s original medieval structure, CMT architetti has created a living space that captivates the senses and transports the viewer to a bygone era, while still providing all the amenities and comforts of contemporary living. This project is a masterful study in preserving the past while embracing the future, a true architectural gem within the historic city of Siena.

Photography courtesy of CMT architetti
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- by Matt Watts