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.
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.