The Frison town house

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The Frison town house

Before commissioning him to build his country house in Uccle/Ukkel, the lawyer Maurice Frison had already hired his friend, the architect Victor Horta, to design a city residence on the Rue Lebeau/Lebeaustraat. Horta created a refined building, which was completed in 1894. Even though a shop window has altered the original appearance of the façade, it has still retained a number of elements typical of the Art Nouveau style, such as the profiled, protruding entrance surround and the large, cast iron colonnaded bay window on the top floor, structured in the manner of a bow window. Recently acquired and elegantly renovated, the past splendour of the Frison town house has been restored. Inside, mosaic tiling can still be seen, as well as a staircase with a magnificent wrought iron bannister, period fireplaces and ceilings in the bedrooms, and a remarkable glazed winter garden with a balcony, a true masterpiece of Art Nouveau in Brussels. (Listed 24/04/1994)

Practical information

  • Rue Lebeau/Lebeaustraat 37
    1000 Brussels
    • Sat. only from 10h00 to 18h00 (last admission at 17h00)
      only accessible within the framework of the activities
    • M
      Gare Centrale/Centraal Station
    • T
      Petit Sablon/Kleine Zavel
    • B
      Grand Sablon/Grote Zavel
    • B
      Bibliothèque/Bibliotheek