In 1900, architect Albert Roosenboom designed a house for himself, featuring a flowing and exceptionally elegant four-storey façade in the Bailli/Baljuw neighbourhood, not far from the Hôtel Tassel and Hôtel Ciamberlani. Atop a profiled blue-limestone base, the elevation blends immaculate Silesian bricks with white Savonnières stone. A curved bow window runs the full width of the first floor, while the second floor has three windows joined by a continuous transom featuring wooden glazing bars, with the central window opening onto an ironwork balcony. The top floor is lit by a transom window and decorated with a sgraffito panel by Privat Livemont, in which the artist depicts a woman with her finger over her mouth, enjoining silence. Shoots of poppy, the plant of sleep, emerge from her body in shades of olive green, red and sandy yellow. (Listed 07/12/1981)
The owner and the architect overseeing the restoration will show visitors the work being carried out on the house.
Guided tours in French Belgian Sign Language: Sunday at 10:00. In cooperation with Arts & Culture (more info and booking : https://heritagedays.urban.brussels/en/practicalities/).
Sat. & Sun. at 14:00 and 16:00
Rue Faider/Faiderstraat 83 – Ixelles/Elsene
Guided site tours by reservation only.