An icon of Belgian modernist architecture, the 1930s Eduard Van Steenbergen-designed Villa Peirsman in Brasschaat is now on the market.
It looks pretty stunning too, despite the passing decades. The house actually dates back to 1934, but a more recent renovation from around 2011 is perhaps responsible for what you see now. That and the listed status of the property.
That renovation has done wonders for all the original features of this place, which look as fresh today as they probably did back in the mid-1930s.
It is hard to pick a starting point, but the brick and steel exterior is perhaps the first place we should pick out. The simplicity of the finishes here being the real selling point of this L-shaped house.
Beyond that you can see the wonderful circular balconies, the continuous lines of strip windows, the feature circular and curved windows and that amazing front doorway. All of that and we haven’t yet set foot in the place.
Once you do, you will see the beauty of both the stained glass windows and that period staircase. You will also noticed the (presumably) original muted colour palette, the light fittings, the internal doors and the wooden ceilings. Understated and all the better for it.
Beyond the style you get the functionality and the space, with the house still very much a potential family home. At present, it has three to four bedrooms and two bathrooms, but with extensive office space too. That’s something that could be reworked obviously.
There’s also a living room on the ground floor, which accesses cover outside terrace space and indeed, the outside space as a whole.
A landmark modernist property and as we said, one that could be yours at the right price. That price will be in the region of €790,000.
Images and details courtesy of Immodome. For more details, images and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.
There is additional background information on this house at the Architecten Woning website too.