Good Wednesday morning! A five-bedroom brick home in the Neo-Flemish style with separate workshop and one-bedroom apartment, close to French-Belgian border!
This old home is beautiful and to me, somewhat melancholy. I’ve thought of posting it before but I feel like today is a good day for it. Stunning exterior façade! Interior full of character! And for a very affordable price considering the space and beauty, located in a small, pretty village. Dreamy.
The entry is made by a stoop of some steps in the turret. Immediately on the left: a cloakroom as well as toilets with hand basin. The central vestibule is adorned with supporting woodwork and beautiful cement tiles form a carpet on the floor that extends into the kitchen. The living room, the dining room and the office have retained their original split-oak floor with supporting paneling, and their ceiling with plaster central rosette and ornate cornice. The living room has a marble fireplace inlaid with onyx medallions in its lintel and the splayed narrowing is lined with a floral motif, also found on the black marble fireplace in the dining room. The office opens onto a small storage room and precedes the kitchen. The simple, painted wooden fireplace has lost its leg to house the cast iron stove and frames the earthenware. The floor is made of cement tiles. The city gas boiler is located in the brick vaulted cellar divided into a workshop area and a wine cellar.
The oak staircase which leaves from the vestibule distributes the upper levels. Half-floor, toilets. The three bedrooms have an independent bathroom, a marble fireplace and oak floors. Of respectable size ranging from 16 to 23 m2, they do not require, like the ground floor, no work. On a carpet floor, the bathroom deserves a little rejuvenation while being functional as it is.
On the garden side, one bedroom is in the attic with a skylight, the second is on the street side with a French window which opens onto a small balcony. It has a marble fireplace and a shower room with a sink.
Between the two bedrooms, an attic of 20 m2 can be arranged differently, especially since the first floor already includes a storage room.
It is a single level building of around 85 m2 which is built of bricks and millstone on a cellar. It communicates with the house through a door from the kitchen and has access from the small back garden.
It includes toilets, two large rooms with a wooden fireplace and a second marble one, a garage which opens on the street side. The floors are tiled. Unused for several years, this space could be greatly improved.
Following on from the workshop, a small apartment of around 50 m2 has been fitted out, comprising an entrance hall, a large room with a kitchenette, a bedroom with shower and separate toilet. It needs a little refreshment but will potentially be rented out again without any major investment. The heating is electric.