Here are the most special house museums that converted into museums are among the valuable treasures of world history.
Musee Gustave Moreau, Paris
The famous French painter Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) decided to turn the ground floor of his three-storey house in Paris into a museum three years before his death. This house museum stands out with its magnificent decoration and the artist’s studio that has been preserved until today.
Villa Museo Giacomo Puccini, Torre del Lago
The villa in Torre del Lago in which Puccini spent his summer months was turned into a museum by his son Antonio. This museum, surrounded by greenery decorated with the famous Förster piano, manuscripts, insignia and portraits, which helped the famous composer create valuable works, fascinates the visitors.
Claude Monet Garden and House, Giverny
This magnificent country house, which you can explore with a day trip from Paris, is known as the place where the famous painter Oscar-Claude Monet lived for many years and created countless pastoral works. This lovely house in Giverny, with ponds surrounded by water lilies in its garden, is the best proof of where the artist, known for starting the Impressionist movement, got his inspiration from.
The Case Study House No. 8, Los Angeles
The home of the industrial designers Charles-Ray Eames, who are considered the pioneers of modern architecture and furniture design and who made history with their work, consists of their studios and living spaces, which they decided to turn into a museum before they died. The Case Study House No. Eames House, also known as 8, represents the turning point of modern architecture that flared up in the middle of the 20th century.
Musee Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo, one of the greatest writers in world literature, lived in this oddly decorated apartment on the Places des Vosges from 1832 to 1848. Opened to the public as a museum today, the flat stands just as Hugo left it. The Gothic decoration of the apartment, which is located in a historical building dating from the 17th century, and the extraordinary personal belongings of the author, attract the attention of the visitors.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Key West
Ernest Hemingway is known for having lived in many different places throughout his life, from Cuba to Spain, from Africa to Toronto. However, he is most often identified with Florida, Key West. This historical house, where this great name of world literature lived in Key West for many years, is a museum that attracts great attention today… The museum-house, built in the Spanish colonial style, once hosted magnificent parties.
Casa Salvador Dali, Portlligat
Casa Salvador Dalí-Port Lligat, the workshop-house where Surrealist painter Salvador Dali lived for more than 40 years in Portlligat, a small fishing town in Portugal, opens the artist’s eccentric life to the public. The maze-like interiors are illuminated by natural light from each shaped window, while antique furniture, works of art, and memorabilia from Dali make visitors feel like they’re in a wonderland.