Architect-entrepreneur Frans Van Ophem built his personal home in 1897.
In an eclectic fin-de-siècle style, it features Art Nouveau elements such as sgraffito illustrating builders craftmanship, as well as the architect's signature engraved onto a bronze plaque.
The very neat facade is rather picturesque, in natural stone, and lattice windows.
A beautiful bas-relief overhangs the window on the ground floor, it shows a reclining woman and in the background, the dome of Ste Marie Church in Schaerbeek, a work by V. De Haen.
Renovated in 2003, respecting the original design.
The house is occupied by an architects office.
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