Art meets architecture

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Art meets architecture

Yesterday, Jan and I were invited by a building contractor to vist their newest model residence. A beautiful English country house constructed of brick covered with lime mortar and oak wood frame, covered with roof tiles.

A water colour of the house.
It was the first time that we were invited to a presentation of a house of which the interior was not finished yet! Only the construction was finished.
But to me it was a splendid idea because the house is for sale now and so the future owners will have the ability to choose the interior design and flooring after their wishes.
Hopefully the new owners will choose for my company Lefèvre Interiors for the interior design!
The entrance of the house.

The backside of the house.

Notice the bow that is formed by roof tiles!

Beautiful window.

Outside, on a board, there were seen pictures from the start to the finished construction.
Very nice to see!
Picture of that beautiful window, view from the inside.

Inside the house you could study the plans of the house.

A fantastic idea of the contractors was, that they brought in some pieces of furniture to create some atmosphere in the house! Wonderful really, as you can see on the pictures here below.

On the invitation card was mentionned “Art meets architecture”.
And indeed there was the presence of an art dealer with some wonderful pieces of art!

Jim Dine

Jim Dine

Jim Dine

Bernar Venet


Do you like the house? Tell me!

contractor : Tradiplan Villas & Renovations
architect : François Van Damme
art dealer : Guy Pieters Gallery

By |2019-02-07T15:19:55+00:00September 28th, 2009|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , , , |27 Comments


  1. Anonymous Monday, September 28, 2009 at 1:44 PM - Reply

    I do like the house but maybe thats because I'm English! Planning authorities in the uk seem to be passing plans to demolish older ( 1920s onwards)properties and then building very modern and similar looking properties. Its lovely to see some thing new but traditional and with thought for small details. I also like the idea of using a new build as an art space . Is this in response to a difficult house market ?
    Zoe B

  2. Greet Lefèvre Monday, September 28, 2009 at 2:11 PM - Reply

    Dear Zoe,
    Thank you for your comment! And yes indeed I think you are right! We discussed about that yesterday and even thought that it could be maybe a part of the response to a difficult house market.


  3. Spencer Howard Monday, September 28, 2009 at 3:48 PM - Reply

    VERY NICE… Thanks for sharing!

    The Architectural Antique Review

  4. pve design Monday, September 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM - Reply

    Wonderful house to make into a home. I do hope that your design firm is chosen. I can already visualize how your designs would make that house very elegant yet full of warmth. I love the windows and the lines of the roof!

  5. Karena Monday, September 28, 2009 at 4:22 PM - Reply

    I love Jim Dines works. Large gallery wrapped canvases also look great hung on brick walls. I am working on one now with shades of purples and golds.

  6. Karena Monday, September 28, 2009 at 4:24 PM - Reply

    OH, and yes I love the house. Some very special elements!!

  7. Trouvais Monday, September 28, 2009 at 4:39 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet. Not a big fan of brick walls…in part because it makes the interiors so dark. But I love the scale and height of the rooms, love the metal windows, the indutrial looking ceiling in the room with barstools (kitchen?). I think creative people, like you, enjoy seeing the "in process" part of construction. Imagining what your woodwork could do to the interiors! Trish

  8. Monday, September 28, 2009 at 5:34 PM - Reply

    Dag Greet,

    Bedankt voor het berichtje van gisteren, dat geeft moed en by the way ik denk ook dat we de enigsten zijn 🙂
    Het was je ook opgevallen op de blog van Joni, ja zo een fout zeg 🙂
    Mooie woning, niet driect mijn stijl, want ik ben gek van de achtiende eeux, maar ik hou van goede afwerking en details, en dit is hier het geval

    groetjes, david

  9. Berta F Monday, September 28, 2009 at 5:54 PM - Reply

    Hola Greet … como siempre … me gusta después de su blog cada día …. las casas que nos muestran son un sueño … y me encanta tu trabajo …. Los mejores deseos ¡¡¡¡¡¡. Berta …

  10. vicki archer Monday, September 28, 2009 at 5:56 PM - Reply

    I love the way they exhibited the pictures outside to show the work in progress…great post, xv.

  11. Parisienne Farmhouse Chic Monday, September 28, 2009 at 6:08 PM - Reply

    Oh YES! Love it .. really love it..

  12. Trouvais Monday, September 28, 2009 at 6:38 PM - Reply

    Hi again, Greet. I'm not sure why the blog roll is slow to update lately..but I posted some new photos of Rozenhout this morning that you might not have seen. Had'nt realized that the grand salon was originally a garage! What a difference beautiful woodwork makes! Trish

  13. Porchlight Interiors Monday, September 28, 2009 at 11:17 PM - Reply

    Beautiful! What a fun decorating project this would be! Tracey xx

  14. Maria Killam Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 2:07 AM - Reply

    Funny, was just talking to a client about her bay window and putting a chaise in their facing the room instead of one straight on tucked into the bay like the photos shown!

    The pots with the sculptured bushes were so amazing!

  15. Boxwood Terrace Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 2:36 AM - Reply

    Beautiful brick work! It must have take a long time to build this home. The large windows are so appealing too! Deborah

  16. Cindy Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 4:14 AM - Reply

    Oh yes! I love that house! What potential for such a beautiful home. I hope you are picked to do the interior design, then it could live up to it's fullest potential!
    Thank you for your sweet comment on the photo of my gd, she is my pride and joy. I put a photo of her brother on Tuesday's post.
    I am so grateful for the friends I am making in Blogland. And you are my #1 blog friend.
    Big hugs, Cindy S.

  17. Karna Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 6:42 AM - Reply

    I like it, if I ever is going to build a new home, it will be in brick! No more painting, too much salt water and rain her in the west coast of Norway!

  18. Anci Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 11:42 AM - Reply

    Yes, I like the house. Most of all the window with the sofa in front of it and the door and window with the bow.
    I've also looked at your homepage and you really do fantastic things !!


  19. The Chukker Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 5:40 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet!
    Well, first of all the idea of the house is brilliant. I think the concept of an unfinished house is pretty common in other places, usually it is a matter of investement–they sell something unfinished–but also an opportunity for the person buying it because you select everything according to your taste.
    The ART was magnificent! Love Jim Dine
    Best from NY
    The Chukker

  20. niartist Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 6:30 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet! The art here is gorgeous, and the idea of the house as it was … perfection. Loved the open brick walls, and the architecture is among my fave. Always love tudor, and manor styles. Found you via oakview cottage, so I thought I'd pop in a take a peak! Glad I did.

  21. Splendid Willow Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:37 PM - Reply

    Yes, I agree Greet! The new owners should hire you as their interior designer!!! The house is just going to be even more fabulous with your help. Tell them! Or I will! (:

  22. Haven and Home Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:51 PM - Reply

    LOVE the windows!!!! I agree, it is nice for the people who buy it to be able to really make it their own!

  23. Room Service ~ Decorating 101 Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 12:17 AM - Reply

    Gorgeous, I love the brick interior walls… I want to come play with you for awhile.

  24. French-Kissed Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 3:58 AM - Reply

    Such insightful marketing techniques, right down to sending out invitations and inviting artists to showcase their work.


  25. Velvet and Linen Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM - Reply

    I am amazed at how beautiful the details are. This home was not for an owner, correct? The windows are stunning!


  26. Room Seventeen Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    Hallo Greet, wat een prachtig huis! Zou er zo in kunnen wonen! Heb ook genoten van je foto's over Walda Pairon, jammer dat ze geen website heeft.
    Groetjes Hennie.

  27. Fee Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 5:33 PM - Reply

    Oh this will be a beautiful home for some lucky person I'm sure.

    The back of the house is stunning, love the arch window to the rear.

    Fee x

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