This 1930s Belgian home has been given a 21st century refresh while retaining its Art Deco flourishes.
Designed by Ghent architect M Van den Hende, the five-bedroom abode was once the residence of the town doctor for Sint Amands in Antwerp. Its former practice and waiting rooms have been transformed, respectively, into a private office and an open plan living area.
Art Deco flourishes are visible in the Antwerp property’s interior arches, mosaic floors, painted panelling, ornamental fireplaces and the dramatic sweep of the wooden staircase.
House DK, which is on the market with Architecten Woning for €695,000, is filled with stained glass and artworks dot the downstairs living areas, such as a signed bas-relief of Aesculapius in the hallway.
In 2001, the house was completely renovated by architect Marie-José Van Hee who modernised the kitchen and opened up the rear of the house by adding a glass-sided dining room. A collapsing wall of folding doors expands the room out onto the terrace and into the leafy garden.
Tucked between Antwerp and Ghent, Sint Amands is a small town with a population of around 8,000, situated on the right bank of the Scheldt river.
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