Garden views envelop this Belgian bungalow, built in the 1960s by Willy Van Der Meeren with a staggered, concentric floor plan.
The modernist property is classically Van Der Meeren, with its no-frills, steel-framed modular design and a focus on nature. The Belgian architect is best-known for his high-quality social housing project near Brussels, completed in 1961. He designed this house four years later for a young family in the Flemish town of Keerbergan between Brussels and Antwerp.
Arranged around a central inner courtyard, the lateral Valckenaers House has four connected modules for sleeping, living and working, capturing the sun throughout the day. Its functional interiors have a palette of natural stone, brick, parquet and afzelia glazing peering out to its gardens.
The four-bedroom Belgian property is asking €575,000 with Architecten Woning. Its original features include the lounge’s centrepiece fireplace with metal hood and concrete slab bench, and an extensive collection of built-in plywood furniture, imbuing a vintage air.