Cortvriendt’s Workshop

BRU38 Cortvriendt’s Workshop
Name Cortvriendt’s Workshop
Address Rue de Nancy 6
Commune Brussels
Style(s)
  • Art Nouveau
  • Geometric Art Nouveau

Original use
  • Workshop / Artist's house

Year 1900
Architect(s)
  • Sneyers Léon

Located in the Marolles district, in a quiet street, this is a very fine achievement by architect Léon Sneyers. The house-workshop of painter Albert Cortvriendt, built in 1900, in a Geometric Art-Nouveau style inspired by the Vienna Secession.

Three asymmetrical bays make up the facade, the right bay with its remarkable entrance door, framed by stone and stained glass, features the artist's workshop.

Beautiful sgraffito signed Adolphe Crespin, recently restored, adorn this part of the house.

The stained glass windows with geometric designs have been perfectly restored, they had disappeared in the 1980s.

Note the particularly neat handcrafted door handle.

Building listed since January 1998

BRU38 - Unless otherwise stated © Admirable-facades-Brussels for all photos

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