Built in 1910 by architect Albert Dankelman, this imposing Eclectic-style, neo-Classically inspired mansion house blends perfectly into an extremely homogenous street front. The carriage entrance leads directly into the garden and houses the main doorway to the building. Built for entrepreneur Antoine Podevain, this elaborate residence was duty bound to have a large green space with outbuildings and workshops, an essential addition to any good mansion. This garden extends in the middle of the block of buildings from no. 25 to no. 43. In addition to a stable with a staircase turret, the garden contains a circular wooden dome-roofed pavilion, an ornamental lake surrounded by faux rocks and a recently restored greenhouse, the cement structure of which was designed to imitate tree trunks, a genre called rocaille, a type of rockwork very popular at the time.
Exhibition “Cement rockwork”.