Saint-Gilles is a real breeding ground for Art Nouveau architecture, a good number of streets are lined with houses which are less known than Horta, Hankar, or Strauven’s constructions ... This series (from No.246 to 256) includes some nuggets, which deserve let us stop there.
The houses are the work of architect Jean-Pierre Van Oostveen and date from 1901.
At No.250, the recently restored house has a beautiful balanced facade.
A frieze of arches supports the two windows surmounted by 7 small bays adorned with a magnificent stained glass in geometric patterns.
The rounded upper balcony surmounted by a large sgraffito representing day and night, harmoniously completes this facade.
All the stores on the ground floor were added in the 1930s.
Some houses could use a serious facelift!
The ensemble has been classified since May 2008
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