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Belgium, Flanders


When you distill the essence of a building, you have a design that exemplifies both strength and authenticity: this thought seems to have accompanied architect Hans Verstuyft in the design for a private residence in Flanders. The space is on the ground floor of a sumptuous private mansion built in 1907, a type of grand townhouse found more often in Flanders than one would expect. The spacious, airy rooms were originally housed the carriages of the building’s inhabitants.

Where the facade is a triumph of Beaux- Arts style architecture, the interiors are the expression of clean lines, rich colors and traditional materials, like wood and stone. In the living area, comfort is ensured by an inviting Campiello sofa upholstered in an elegant fabric in shades of beige and paired with a Vienna side table. The gaze travels as far as an inner courtyard, where reflections from a tiny pool can be seen through a window with a definite contemporary vibe.

Interior Design: Hans Verstuyft Architecten

Production/Styling: Marc Heldens

Photography: Verne Photography