This preserved glass-and-brick modernist house, designed to a plan by architect Roger Vanhoof in 1978, has elevated tree views from its hillside location just outside the Belgian city of Leuven.
The three-bedroom Leuven property, on sale for €715,000 with Jes Vastgoed, is a simple two-storey rectangular building in the suburb of Kessel-Lo. Its 1970s design features an upside-down layout and Vanhoof’s architectural language of clean lines, large windows, smooth concrete and no plastering, which create an almost minimalist look and make its gardens the focal point.
High-up windows, glazed interior doors, and a floating staircase allow light to flow easily through the Belgian property – an airy feel emphasised by a neutral palette and contrasting glazed brown-brick flooring. The vast living room forms the centrepiece, with its simple fireplace set on a floating plinth and tree canopy visible through wide glazed doors that flow onto a balcony.