Tuesday, August 23, 2011

dream home

I used to live in Belgium, and whenever I hear the slightest mention of it, I get really nostalgic. So, when I was looking through Architectural Digest and came across these photos of a lovely estate in the Belgian countryside, I couldn't wait to share them with you!

Isn't it beautiful? The house dates from the 17th-century and the property even has a moat!

The interior, designed by Axel Vervoordt, is so airy and light, and that tub. Wouldn't you love to take a nice relaxing bath in that tub?

The dovecote (I'd never heard of a dovecote!).

The pool area is so serene and includes a Japanese minka that was transported from Japan and reassembled on-site. It encloses a shallow pool and sunken dining area. I know—it's rad.

I love this rustic earthen-floor barn. I want to curl up on one of those couches and read all afternoon.

Cherry on the sundae: they even have an underground gallery! I'm totally ready to move in. How about you?

If you'd like to read the entire article, you can do so on the Architectural Digest site.


Chapstick Fanatic said...

this is seriously my dream home too. so beautiful!


Meriem said...

Beautiful house and garden. Love the simplicity and calm of the the interior design and the use of the old wooden flooring. The pool and surrounding landscaping is superb. - Having your own underground art gallery, well thats just the cherry on top!! - Meriem from France

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