This boutique lodging feels like home—if home were a high-ceilinged, lavishly decorated Palermo town house dating from the 1890s. The owner is a well-traveled history professor who worked personal touches into the hotel's decor, including a large black-and-white photo of four young girls reading a book, one of whom is the owner's grandmother. Red walls complement Argentine cowhide area rugs, deep leather couches, and dark wood furniture for a stylishly rustic aesthetic in the spacious downstairs living area, where guests can read, relax, and tinker on the piano beside the check-in desk. Rooms have ample natural light, embroidered sheets, and antique furniture. Don't miss the terrace with large, plush outdoor couches and a barbecue grill.