History pulses through the skeleton of this Antwerp property in the old city centre, which blends elements of 15th and early 20th-century architecture with contemporary design.
The duplex apartment is located on the third and fourth floors of a pre-war building that dates from 1904 but encompasses medieval roof trusses from the 1400s. This hodge-podge of periods finds synergy inside serene interior spaces where these quirks are on full show, with towering roof beams and leaded windows juxtaposing white walls and muted furniture in buttery tones.
On the main level, the kitchen has been inserted as a freestanding volume beneath the roof, with glossy kitchen cabinetry and stainless steel in dialogue with worn aged oak beams and amber-coloured timber floors and a sleek, understated stone fireplace.
Sotheby’s International Realty Belgium is marketing the 210 sq m Belgian home for €950,000, which is located in the centre of the city. It comes with three bedrooms, set beneath the eaves and open onto a roof terrace overlooking the cathedral and share below. These rooms could be adapted into a home studio with the floorplan designed for maximum flexibility.
According to the agent, there’s also a space for sale by separate negotiation in the lower part of the building, offering the potential for a live/work set-up or to add extra square footage to the bolthole.
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