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See this spectacular contemporary home in Belgium surrounded by nature

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This home is nestled on an expansive woodsy property in the Flanders region of Belgium, providing SAOTA Architects with a unique opportunity to design a distinctive contemporary architectural object in the landscape. This would simultaneously serve as a warm, outward-looking living environment and engage meaningfully with its surroundings.  

This house on a large, wooded lot in the Flanders region of Belgium offered SAOTA an opportunity to design a distinctive contemporary architectural object in the landscape that would simultaneously serve as a warm, outward-looking living environment and engage meaningfully with its surroundings. 

DESIGN DETAILS: LEAD DESIGNERS SAOTA ARCHITECT OF RECORD Apart Architects PROJECT MANAGER Hadewijch Geuskens INTERIOR DESIGNER Pieter Laureys FURNISHED BY TKI Interiors CONTRACTOR Van Mourik Bouw ELECTRICAL ENGINEER High End Electro LANDSCAPING Wirtz International LIGHTING DESIGN Cone Lighting

contemporary home exterior

The principal components of the master plan include a main house above a basement parking garage and a separate pool pavilion with a home office. The house and pavilion are linked via landscaped courtyards, a structured system of koi ponds , and a swimming pool.

contemporary home exterior

The exterior design is composed of solid cubes and interconnecting glazed voids, which are unified with a slender canopy that wraps around three sides to form outdoor terraces.

contemporary home exterior at dusk

Clustered vertical columns double as sculptural screens. The facade design is an expression of the interior layout.

contemporary home exterior

The client’s preference for traditional, defined rooms rather than an open-plan arrangement led to cellular interior spaces that open outwards onto the terraces and inwards towards a double-volume central atrium with skylights.

contemporary home exterior

The house responds to the local climate by fostering an indoor-outdoor lifestyle in summer, and an introverted, cozy environment centering on the atrium in winter.

contemporary home exterior

How the cellular character of the rooms fragments or erodes as they open to the terraces and atrium makes for fluid transitions and invites glimpses of the garden deep into the interiors. 

contemporary home exterior

The exterior façades feature a restrained palette of materials – slabs of Giallo D’Istria marble cladding on the walls, sandstone floors, and paneled Alucabond aluminum sheets along the fireplace broken up by large glass panels.

contemporary home exterior with a pool

The contrast between the precision of the architectural detailing and the organic textures of the materials amplifies their inherent beauty. 

contemporary home exterior with a pool

The simplicity and formal clarity of this home’s design, both as an architectural object and as a tranquil living environment, aim to facilitate an authentic, connected relationship with its natural setting. The use of reflective surfaces and materials – glass and water – emphasize this relationship by both framing and mirroring the surrounding trees and foliage.

contemporary home exterior

What We Love: This contemporary home in Belgium features luxurious living spaces and a fabulous indoor-outdoor flow. We love all of the glazing in this house, capturing the serene beauty surrounding this dwelling, Overall, the project team did a fantastic job of integrating modern design elements with the natural landscape. The seamless transition between indoor and outdoor areas creates a harmonious atmosphere, perfect for relaxation and entertaining. The attention to detail, from the sleek finishes to the carefully curated furnishings, enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the home.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this home do you find most appealing? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other amazing home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign by the architects of this project, SAOTA: Step inside this absolutely stunning Saint Tropez summer getaway and Luxurious hillside home boasts jaw-dropping views over the LA Skyline.

contemporary home exterior with a pool

contemporary home exterior with a pool

contemporary home exterior with a pool

contemporary home exterior with a pool

contemporary home exterior with a pool

contemporary home exterior with a pool

contemporary home exterior

contemporary patio with outdoor lounge furniture

contemporary home exterior

contemporary entry with a sitting area and fireplace

contemporary entry with a sitting area and hanging light fixture

contemporary curved staircase

contemporary sculptural staircase

contemporary hallway

contemporary dining room

contemporary living room

contemporary hallway

contemporary living room

contemporary living room

contemporary living room

contemporary staircase

contemporary bathroom

contemporary home exterior wall detail

contemporary curved staircase

contemporary home exterior wall detail

PHOTOGRAPHER Adam Letch

contemporary home site plan

contemporary home floor plan

contemporary home floor plan

contemporary home floor plan

contemporary home floor plan

contemporary home section plan

contemporary home section plan

contemporary home section plan

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1 month ago

you can tell a SAOTA joint. they don’t all look the same, but they have a distinctive design language that lets you know that it is a SAOTA joint. the feature that i found most appealing was the spiral staircase. ergonomically, spiral staircases are a train wreck – they are no fun to walk up and down. but if you don’t have to actually use it, the spiral staircase in this house makes a stunning visual statement.

Denise
1 month ago

Very interesting. It was fun to see a home built in Flanders Belgium as I have never been there and my heritage is Belgium. The curved staircase is very cool and the indoor outdoor living on those grounds is amazing. The style is to modern for me but an incredible build.

Nancy Cernusak
1 month ago

WOW! From the exterior design to the interior finishes, just WOW! Love the textures, the finishes, the interior spaces, the art – everything! I think this is the most impressive home that I’ve seen from Onekindesign. Thanks for sharing – would like to see more of the interior of this house.

Nancy Cernusak
1 month ago

WOW! Beautiful – from the outer design to all the interior finishes – love this! One of the most impressive houses shown on Onekindesign!