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On the market: 1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium

1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium
1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium

Big thanks to Craig who deserves some kind of medal for finding this, frankly stunning, 1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium.

1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium
1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium

Details are sparse (and I’ve had to translate what there is), but as far as I can grasp, the property was built in the late 1950s and sits on a plot around 1,200 square metres in size, that plot being in a ‘very quiet’ area.

1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium
1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium

It was a one off design, conceived and designed by the first owner-occupier, an art photographer (name sadly not given).  Not just distinctive  from her outside, the house still carries most of the design features from that initial plan too, some of which look to have been updated, but most seem to have simply been looked after for 50+ years.

1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium
1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium

Across varying levels and with plenty of large windows to bring in the light, the accommodation on offer includes a large entrance area leading into an office or studio, a spacious living and dining room with an open staircase, fireplace, terrace and garden view, a ‘retro’ kitchen with hatch and ‘a few special touches’ (I’m blaming the translation for that), along with an open landing overlooking the lounge, three bedrooms (a fourth can be created), bathroom. garage, patio and the garden.

1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium
1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium

More pictures on the agent’s site if you want to see more. If you want it, the lower house prices in mainland Europe mean you can secure this place for €397,000, which works out at £331,000.

Find out more at the Agence Coucke website

1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium
1950s midcentury modern property in Assebroek, near Bruges, Belgium