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1970s, Belgium, Brutalist

On the market: 1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium

1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium
1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium

Just 20 minutes out of Brussels is this wonderful 1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium.

1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium
1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium

The house is described as having similarities to frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Fallingwater. That maybe well be so, but we think this place stands out in its own right as a bold piece of 1970s modernist / brutalist architecture, with an impact undiminished as the decades have passed. Impressive for a house which was actually the architect’s first build.

1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium
1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium

The concrete exterior is the key feature you take away from this place, but it is far from the only selling point. The floor to ceiling glazing ensures this is a lighter house than you might expect, while the interior is stylish and simple.

1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium
1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium

It might well have been updated over the years, but it still works well with the wide variety of period furnishings dotted about this place.

1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium
1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium

The house sits on 81 hectares of land, with 232 sq. metres of living space within. That includes a reception area with fireplace and adjoining office, four bedrooms and two large bathrooms. For a full breakdown of the internal accommodation see the floorplan on the agent’s website.

1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium
1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium

Outside space includes all of that land, as well as a drive and a couple pf garages.

1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium
1970s Marc Corbiau-designed brutalist property in Glabais, Belgium

The agent mentions potential expansion, which is might be worth looking at. If it works for you as it is, €790,000 is the asking price.

Images and details courtesy of Barnes. For more details, photos and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Big thanks to Axel for pointing this out.

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