This fabulous and fashionable penthouse in Belgium is a more appropriate representative of the modern eclectic style that brings together various styles in a refined and refreshing fashion without leading to clutter. Located on the top level of a three-story building this fabulous home was previously a vacant office space that was revamped and transformed dramatically by DIFT.
The new Cor-Ten steel structure flows into the landscape that surrounds the house and acts as a lovely and functional transitional zone between the interior and the outdoors. The color of the extension allows it to complement the existing brick structure of the home beautifully even as metal and glass bring a healthy dose of textural contrast and modernity to the setting.
Designed by Wunschhaus Architektur and spread across 411 square meters the 3-story house has a wonderful indoor-outdoor interplay thanks to the extensive use of sweeping glass walls and large glass doors. While the creation of a light-filled interior was one of the prime objectives here the homeowners also wanted an interior that encouraged interaction between family members with each space flowing into the next.
Large windows a remnant of the industrial heritage of the building bring in a flood of natural light giving the open living area kitchen and dining space a cheerful and breezy appeal. While the living space has an air of urban contemporary elegance it is the kitchen that adds the distinct industrial flavor with its stainless steel sink workstation and other metallic elements.
A glass wall separates the garage from the interior ensuring that it becomes a part of the home itself. It is the first floor that holds the reception area with the master suite occupying the top level. Three additional bedrooms and bathrooms on the third floor ensure there is plenty of space for friends and family.