Victor Horta designed this building in 1893, (his first bourgeois house) for his friend Eugène Autrique, who wanted a simple house, without ostentatious luxury.
The result is a superb facade, all in sobriety with beautiful stone ornaments framing the front door and windows.
The loggia on top floor is a little more extravagant with this "flow" of stone, its two windows surrounded by sgraffito lashes.
After a masterful restoration by Francis Metzger’s architectural studio, the house bought by the municipality of Schaerbeek, was opened to the public, it is a very nice museum staged by François Schuiten, comic book artist and Benoît Peeters, writer.
Building is classified since March 1976.
A visit is essential. To the site HERE
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