Architect-entrepreneur house

SCH33 Architect-entrepreneur house
Name Architect-entrepreneur house
Address Rue Renkin 33
City/Neighborhood Schaerbeek
  • Eclecticism

Original use
  • Architect house

Year 1897
Architect(s) and/or artist(s)
  • Van Ophem Frans

Architect-entrepreneur Frans Van Ophem built his personal home in 1897.

In an eclectic fin-de-si├Ęcle 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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