Maison/ Huis Campioni-Balasse (fully booked)
This neo-Gothic mansion on the corner of Chaussée de Haecht/Haachtsesteenweg was built by architect Georges Dhaeyer in 1890. Two of the dormers and one bay of the building, to the right of the main entrance, are topped with stepped gables, while pointed arch windows, a rusticated base, anchors, finials, and cresting with a trefoil pattern complete the overall effect. The diagonal bay connecting the two façades has a magnificent bow window glazed with neo-Gothic stained glass, while more stained glass adorns one ground-floor window and other parts of the house. The house’s attractive interior boasts well-preserved panelling, mosaic floors, and wallpaper imitating embossed Cordoba leather, as well as fine murals in the large drawing room and stairwell and a handsome painted ceiling in the dining room. Together, all these elements faithfully recreate the atmosphere of a mansion in the Medieval Revival style.
Guided tours, Sat. & Sun. at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, and 17:00 (French) and at 11:00 and 15:00 (Dutch). In cooperation with the Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU) and Klare Lijn.
Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Rue de l’Est/Ooststraat 2-4, Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek
Guided tours only – advance booking required