Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Architecture Wednesday: Villa Modern

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!


Biki Honko said...

i dont like this one, sorry. it feels rather cold and lifeless. and lordy its acres to big to have "only" 5 bedrooms.....

Mitchell is Moving said...

The exterior doesn't do anything for me. The interior spaces are wonderful, but I'd add more warmth with furnishings (as if I'd ever have the opportunity).