Devalck House

A. de Ville de Goyet ©

Architect Gaspard Devalck designed this house for his mother in 1900, deploying the Art Nouveau style with particular care. Later, he would set up his studio here. The white-stone façade features bands of blue limestone edged with fine red-brick borders, echoing the similar bands on the front of the neighbouring house. While the elegant fan-shaped wrought-iron grille over the cellar window, the attractive plant-motif sgraffito panel over the front door and the conspicuous brackets supporting the eaves all catch the eye, the Devalck House is most notable for its ornate stained-glass windows, the work of master glassmaker Raphaël Evaldre. The stained glass in the main ground-floor window shows a heron in a reed bed surrounded by winding plant-like scrolls, while the side windows feature stylised palm leaves and the first-floor bow window depicts a radiant sun shining on a bird in flight, irises and intertwining plants that seem to be reaching up from the ground floor. Very few private residences can boast a collection of stained glass as well-preserved as this one. (Listed 04/06/2009)

Practical information

Rue André Van Hasselt/André Van Hasseltstraat 32 – Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek

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