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A Breezy Renovation of a 1960s Modernist Home in Belgium

All photos by <a href="http://www.roymans.com/">Luc Roymans</a> via <a href="http://freshome.com/unexpectedly-playful-and-open-modern-home-in-belgium/">Freshome</a>
All photos by Luc Roymans via Freshome

Who knew that in Bruges, Belgium, a historic city usually associated with cobbled streets and medieval buildings, there can also exist a fine example of modernist architecture. Designed in the 1960s by Belgian architect Arthur Degeyter, a generalist who designed thousands of structures, including churches, villas, schools, and hotels, this boxy 3,250-square-foot home went through a slew of haphazard updates over the years. More recently, though, Antwerp-based studio UR Architects set out to restore the place to Degeyter's original design. They also completed an extension that added new living and work space above the carport. This new volume features two corners with floor-to-ceiling windows, and the rear one leads directly out to the backyard via a grassy slope.

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