I like this house — in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium — because just when you think you have it figured out, it surprises you again.
From the outside it has that fairy tale cottage — okay, a very large cottage for a fairy tale as it is almost 13,000 square feet, five bedrooms and five bathrooms — look about it and then when you step inside it’s whimsical and cute, and then very sleek and modern.
On the ground floor, there is a large reception room with timber ceiling, gas fireplace fire and views to the 40+ acre gardens beyond. You also have the kitchen and dining room, and his-and-his — I’m thinking of this for Carlos and me — offices with garden views, too.
On the second floor is the master bedroom with his-and-his luxurious dressing rooms, a master bath, and a closet the size of my first house, in addition to three other bedrooms with their own en suites.
And even the basement is spectacular; wine cellars, laundry, pantry, indoor pool with its own showers, relaxation area with fireplace, wellness room; and, in addition to the two garage spaces on the ground level, there are four more spaces available in the basement via a car elevator.
Now that’s a fairy tale — and again, I mean Carlos and me!