Autrique House

SCH21 Autrique House
Name Autrique House
Address Chaussée de Haecht 266
Commune Schaerbeek
Style(s)
  • Art Nouveau

Original use
  • Habitat

Year 1893
Architect(s)
  • Horta Victor

Site web https://www.autrique.be/en/

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

SCH21 - Unless otherwise stated © Admirable-facades-Brussels for all photos

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