This beautiful property is located adjacent to the “green lung” of Brussels, the bucolic Bois de la Cambre. This “hotel de maître”, built in the 1920’s, boasts a façade of over 9 meters and it has a lush garden in the back. On the other hand, the house had not been renovated in decades, was technically derelict and the floorplan needed to be entirely reorganized.
The renovation and extension consisted in restoring and enhancing all the patrimonial features of the house while adding a contemporary vision to the layout. One of the main interventions on the ground floor consisted in adding a large volume, clad in prestigious rosewood. This volume, which one can freely circulate around, contains all the technical functions and is a huge storage unit which opens at certain moments. It permits the family to be “clutter free” and offers a large open articulated ground floor which takes full advantage of the light and perspectives onto the garden.