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Castle Belgium

Price: € 2,490,000
  • 600 m2
  • 11 rooms
  • 6 bedrooms

A detached, designer home in Courtrai. This designer property, spanning approx. 600 m² and nestling in a hectare of wooded gardens, is set in countrified surroundings, 15 minutes from Lille, 45 minutes from Brussels, half way between Gant and Brussels. This brick house stands at the end of an alleyway. The facade is enhanced by numerous openings with red and blue painted wooden shutters. The roof is covered with tiles attached using hooks. The copper guttering is recent. This sober, traditional house is constructed of brick with a steep gable roof and a high gable wall. A set of square parterres comprising decoratively trimmed boxwood enhances its superb, sober architecture. A discreet ornamental lake, reached via a little, arched bridge, brings Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny to mind.The propertyThe entrance door opens into a large vestibule with a Burgundy stone floor. A dark-coloured, oak wood door provides access to a vast lounge, also with a stone floor. A large, dressed stone fireplace that originally came from Bruges takes pride of place in a room lined with bookshelves. The aspect of the room, together with its picture windows, makes it extremely luminous. Following the lounge, a guest dining room adjoins a fully fitted kitchen. A second dining room, furnished with a bookcase bearing the patina of time and terracotta floor tiles, opens into a linen room. The night-time wing, at the end of the ground floor, comprises three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom, the biggest of the three, also has a cloakroom, a shower room and a bathroom, the walls of which were decorated by Isabelle-de-Borgraeve, the well-known Belgian painter. The two other bedrooms, with wide strip pattern, old oak wood parquet flooring, complete this area with a shower room.Ground floorThe garage, on the left-hand side of the house, can take two cars. A laundry room is also used for storing bicycles and garden tools.First floorThe stone stairway, with its wrought iron railings taken from the old

reference : 871595 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 900389-8