Not been in this part of the world for a while, so great to this 1930s Raphael Delville art deco house in Uccle, Belgium up for sale.
Thanks to Spencer for the tip-off of an absolute beauty. Yes, it has been updated over the years, but the beauty of the architecture is still evident for all to see.
Uccle has given us a couple of amazing 1930s architectural finds in the past, but those houses were time capsules of the past. This one has maintained the curves that Raphael Delville created back in 1935, as well as key interior details too.
But outside of that, the finishes look fresh and I suspect there might be a slight extension to the rear too. This is very much the modern house with a typically modern kitchen, fresh finishes and contemporary detailing. But strip it back and this is still a very special house.
The exterior is outstanding, showing off the curves as well as the balcony and terrace spaces, so typical of this era and style but pushed up to the max here.
The curves continue inside, both in terms of the rooms, as well as the inner balconies and staircases. So much open reception space too and I love how the staircases with original metal detailing amble between the different levels. That mezzanine level is something special too.
But at the end of the day, it will come down to whether you can live with the contemporary finish. Experience tells me that it divides opinion down the middle. Some people are desperate for something barely touched from the 1930s. Others want a family home with character. This one is well and truly the latter.
But there is another selling point here, which is the living space. There is a lot of it over the four levels. 470 sq. metres in total.
Let’s start on the ground floor, which has the entrance hall, cloakrooms, toilets, a laundry room, boiler, cellars and the integrated garage, the latter looking quite considerable in size too.
On the first floor, you will find the large reception rooms, a dining room, a further living room and a large open kitchen overlooking the garden. A mezzanine is also located between the first and the second floor.
On the second floor, you get three bedrooms, one bathroom and one shower room. Head up to the third floor and there is the ‘master apartment’ with a large bedroom, a second bedroom that can be used as an office, the dressing room, a fitness room plus a large bathroom. There looks to be a large roof terrace beyond that too, but do have a check as it isn’t specifically listed on the details.
If you want to know more and see more, head over to the agent’s website. If you want to live here you will have to find something in the region of €1,985,000 to take ownership.
Images and details courtesy of James Realty. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.
If you want more great architecture from this part of the world, please check out Modernist Belgium: the 10 most popular house finds on WowHaus.