A Contemporary Belgium Home - Project L by JUMA Architects
A dilapidated old town house was thoroughly rebuilt and renovated by JUMA architects with due respect for the past.
The proximity of the water adds to the serene atmosphere that permeates the streetscape. This feeling is brought inside through the refined and well-balanced design JUMA realized for this special project.
Although the house is located in the city centre, it welcomes one with an immediate feeling of tranquillity. The design is sophisticated and pure and conveys a sense of understated luxury through its detailing and use of beautiful materials.
The façade was fully restored to its former glory through an elaborate process of sandblasting and liming. The wooden windows were renovated according to the original model and fitted with soundproof glass. The entrance door is original and was painted in high-gloss black, as were the garage door and dormers, forming a stark contrast with the light-coloured façade.
Entering the house is pure enjoyment as one’s gaze is immediately drawn to the rear patio overlooking the swimming pond. The patio has a covered terrace with an integrated fireplace and sauna. This cosy outdoor area is used intensively throughout the whole year.