Villa Pelseneer is one of the few remaining original buildings along what was then called Avenue Longchamp/Langeveldlaan, leading to the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos. It was built, from 1907 onwards, by architect Édouard Pelseneer as a home and studio for himself. Édouard was the son of Henri Pelseneer, one of the furniture makers who supplied Victor Horta. While the exterior is cottagey in style, with its imitation Norman half-timbering, the interior reveals a marked taste for Art Nouveau, as evidenced by the stairwell illuminated by a skylight. The architect was a fervent admirer of the British Arts and Crafts movement. When the property was bought by the current owners, who undertook an exemplary restoration, some of the original furniture was still in place. (Listed 04/03/1999)
Guided tours in collaboration with E-guides and Arkadia.
Avenue Winston Churchill/Winston Churchilllaan 51 – Uccle/Ukkel
Guided tours and by reservation only