Architects are famously particular when it comes to their surroundings, holiday houses included (I should know; my father is one). To the rescue; an architecture-oriented vacation house website; read on for details.
Medieval meets modern in Alemanys 5, a project in Girona's historical quarter by architect Anna Noguera. Noguera and her husband originally purchased the 16th-century building with the intention of renovating it and living there, but after they had children it became more practical to settle in nearby Barcelona. They've since turned the space into a vacation rental.