Light-filled modernist home built for an art collector hits the market in Belgium

The 1930s property has an art-gallery living room

A double-height art gallery space lies inside this Brussels property, built for art collector Philippe Dotremont in 1932, now for sale for €1.65 million.

Belgian architect Louis-Herman De Koninck designed the modernist home, which features soaring volumes, exposed concrete walls and curved glazing.

Via Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty

The Uccle house is made with reinforced concrete wall panels and unfurls around the library-like galleried atrium, which has double-height walls for hanging artworks. A curved upper floor sweeps around the outer edge of the room while a floating staircase connects the two levels.

The three-storey Belgian property was restored to its original design in 2013 and is on the market with Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty.

Via Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty

Indirect natural light filters through ribbed glass-blocks and the circular skylights that punctuate the ceiling of the double-height space. Potted plants and timber joinery meanwhile bring a feeling of nature into the room while connecting it to its gardens, which are full of greenery.

Elsewhere, there are four bedrooms with balconies, a roof terrace, a geometric garden pond and a cantilevered front porch.

Via Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty
Via Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty
Via Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty
Via Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty
Via Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty
Via Brussels Sotheby’s International Realty

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