Pleasingly geometric, with arches, stepped ceilings, and other shapely cutouts, this Belgian villa is a master class in thinking outside of the box. That’s because it was designed in 1980 by architect and urban planner Claude Strebelle (and son of painter Rodolphe Strebelle) as his own family home.
Villa Strebelle, as it’s called, is located in the village of Tilff in the province of Liège and sits on 14 acres expertly landscaped by Jacques Wirtz and Serge Delsemme. A wall of glass and other windows provide panoramic views of the grounds, while whimsical openings, entryways, and other sculptural voids frame the site from virtually every vantage point of the four-bedroom residence.
But it’s the dramatic curves of the concrete—poured on-site—that push the abode to the next level. In addition to the afore-mentioned details, built-in shelves and cubbies and seating, vaulted arches, carved handrails, portholes, and notched window and door frames create a one-of-a-kind, fully custom-designed living experience that leaves no aspect to chance.
Lighting designed by the architect’s son Vincent Strebelle is included in the sale of the property, which is offered at €800,000, or about $932,000. Claude Strebelle is perhaps best known as the founder of the Atelier d'Architecture du Sart Tilman as well as the architect behind the STARESO marine research center in Calvi, Corsica.
Via: The Spaces