Contemporary Chic Art Deco Architecture Residence in Brussels
Location: Uccle, Brussels, Belgium
Area: 8,073 sqft
Photo courtesy: Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s International Realty invites you to discover an extraordinary house: the private property of architect Léon Sneyers. This townhouse, built in 1926-1927, served both as the private home as well as the workshop of the architect-decorator. The dwelling is a reflection of his creativity and typical of the Art Deco architecture of the Vienna Secession in Belgium. Its architectural and decorative elements have been given particular attention.
The façade measures 13 metres (42.6 feet) in width, and the building spans a total of +-600 m² (6,458 ft²), which are distributed along two floors and include 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with all modern conveniences. This gem displays high ceilings (reception rooms and bedrooms). A south-facing garden (ground of 7.50 ares), embellished by a delightful, spacious terrace of 100 m² (1,076 ft²), a large artist fresco along the swimming pool and a garage for two vehicles complete the qualities of this remarkable property.
The dwelling has just been completely renovated by architect Baron who has put his signature on works throughout the world. His restoration represents a symbiosis between Art Deco (full value of the mouldings, stained glass windows, original luminaires, …) and contemporary architecture (sleek space, emphasis of the forms and volumes, primary role of the natural and artificial lighting, new kitchen and bathrooms, …).
The house is composed as follows:
On the ground floor, octagonal entrance hall with black Mazille marble panels, cloakroom and toilet, inner courtyard with stained glass windows, magnificent reception rooms covering the whole width of the house and comprising a spacious sitting room with fireplace, a summer room opening onto the terrace and garden, an office, a very bright dining room which looks out onto the swimming pool, and a spacious adjoining, fully equipped ‘Boffi’ kitchen.
On the first floor, an equipped landing area with library, a master suite with a view over the garden, including bedroom, dressing and bathroom in green Suez marble, laser-engraved marble panels with Art Deco motif, Boffi furniture, large shower, bathtub, wall-mounted toilet, a suite on the road side comprising bedroom, dressing, new en-suite shower room (shower, sink, toilet), a spacious bedroom with closets, with new en-suite tiled and mosaic bathroom (bathtub, sink, toilet), a large room on the garden side (bedroom-office or playing room).
On the mezzanine floor, a guest bedroom and a new shower room (shower, sink, toilet). On the upper floor, a flat roof. The basement consists of a garage for two adjoining vehicles, a kitchenette, a laundry room, a boiler room, two storage cellars, a storeroom, a swimming pool machine room. Can be adapted to a studio. Technical equipment: air conditioning in the sitting room, dining room and master suite, 2 gas boilers, water softener, goods lift.
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