Typical of the Brussels neo-Classical style, this building was constructed in 1868 by architect Louis De Curte as his private residence. De Curte was known, among other things, for designing the neo-Gothic mausoleum built in Laeken in memory of King Léopold I. The building forms a set with its neighbour, number 218. Its façade is decorated with foliage garlands above the windows. The original interior decor has been preserved, and the staircase in the hall features a fluted shortened trunk emerging from a nest of acanthus leaves. A wrought iron banister follows the steps which, on the landing, are illuminated by a glass roof featuring a trellis painted with birds and plant motifs. The landing leads onto a glass-covered half-moon winter garden with decorated metal supports. Certain drawing rooms have retained their magnificent stucco decor with the compartments of the coffered ceilings delimited by a series of rose windows. Imposing cornices are handsomely striated by foliage, giving the whole a certain grandeur.

Guided tours available all day (last group at 17h15). In cooperation with Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU) and Pro Velo.
Exhibition of old photographs.
Guided tours in sign language, Saturday at 16h00 and Sunday at 14h00 and 16h00. In cooperation with the association Arts et Culture.

Practical information

  • rue du Trône 216
    1050 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00 (last admission at 17h15)
      access is only permitted on guided tours (15 people per group)
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