- Architecture & development
Architecture that moves you can often count on impressive sightlines and a lot of entering light. As an expert in her craft, our partner Mieke Van Herck loves to illustrate this with her recent project in Tremelo, Belgium. It is the lifestyle of the residents that served as the muse for Residence VN. Therefore, you may expect a villa where an everlasting holiday feel graces the walls and a lot of glass results in a magnificent view of the surrounding nature.
The clients were more than right when they told the architect that every day in their new home needed to be special. More concretely, they wanted to experience a continuous vacation vibe and wished for the design to reflect their identity. On the main floor, the common areas are located and you are immediately met by one of the biggest assets of the home, namely the windows. At the back, they put a glass façade, which means that the garden and also the nature beyond beautifully connect to the home. This means you have a first-row seat to experience all the seasons. This panoramic quality more than suffices to convince us completely of this address. Still, it does not stop there, because the kitchen window runs further all the way up to the master bedroom. Next to this, this realisation scores highly in terms of innovation, seeing that through the kitchen you can access the pool house without leaving the home. We will tell you even more: while doing so, you walk over a glass floor that shows the underlying wine cellar and man cave. One of the residents is a passionate amateur chef, so for him the kitchen is equipped with appliances that can compete with a professional environment.
Sandy and soft tones were a thankful choice to achieve the desired style.
Sandy and soft tones were a thankful choice to achieve the desired style. Thanks to also the entering sun, the interiors bathes in light as often as possible. On the upper floor, be sure to stop by the bathroom since it is provided with a double walk-in shower finished with micro topping. Furthermore, there is a free-standing bathtub and a sink that offers room for two. A second showpiece upstairs is the walk-in closet. With an open connection to the master bedroom and the bathroom, it is a fixed part of the daily routine. The amount of space guarantees real luxury. For the aesthetic it was also indispensable that a continuous cohesion and calm would develop. The choice of materials is crucial for this, so they made use of Pietra Bicci natural stone several times. For the furniture selection they chose a similar approach, considering that each piece contributes to the overall atmosphere that the home exudes. With Residence VN, Mieke Van Herk Architects scores highly in the Belgian architecture industry and beyond. Stretched-out views dominate the living experience, alongside a modern style and luxury facilities. Many happy years are awaiting the clients in this beautiful house they can call their home. We hope to see more successful projects from our partner in the future. Photography by Annick Vernimmen
Text by Cara Jacobs