This doughnut-shaped villa amid the trees of Antwerp’s Herentals is a classic slice of 1970s Brutalism.
Designed by architect Jackie Cuylen, the three-bedroom house – on the market for €649,000 with De Boer & Partners – follows a circular plan.
The Dutch property remains true to Cuylen’s original vision, featuring a round first floor supported by concrete stilts, and a neighbouring garage – also circular.
The house is accessed by a winding staircase, and inside bedrooms and a living area are arranged around a central curving hallway, topped with a round skylight. Oak floors are contrasted with exposed concrete and brick, and a mirrored section marks out the house’s bar.
There’s a fireplace to huddle round when the weather gets cold, a newly refurbished kitchen, and a main bathroom with a distinctively curved shower.
Floor-to-ceiling windows keep the Brutalist property bright and airy, and offer views onto the surrounding woods from both the bedrooms and the living space. The circular theme continues outside with a round pool and paved deck.