Farmhouse in Westerlo / Van Staeyen + Beutels/Apers

Farmhouse in Westerlo / Van Staeyen + Beutels/Apers

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Westerlo, Belgium
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Beutels/Apers
  • Interiors Designers Authors of this architecture project Van Staeyen
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© Luc Roymans

Text description provided by the architects. HISTORY :

The 16th century farmhouse in Westerlo (Belgium) has been selected as a candidate for the Flemish Monument Prize Province of Antwerp.

Recently this farmhouse has been completely rebuilt, restored, and converted into a doctor's office. The history of this historic farmhouse dates back to 1595. In the 17th century it was a part of The Abbey of Tongerlo.

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© Luc Roymans

It survived the Boer War in 1798 and in 2002 it was listed as a monument by historic preservation because of its  historical value.

Five years ago the new owner, a Home and Sports Doctor, wanted to restore the monument.


For the interior design of his doctor’s office and sportslab he hired VAN STAEYEN INTERIOR ARCHITECTS 

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© Luc Roymans


The challenge for Interior Architect Johan Van Staeyen was to transfer the old farmhouse into a pleasant and modern professional space for the doctor and his patients. 

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© Luc Roymans


Because the building is a protected monument there were some restrictions in regards to what materials could be used.  Within a loose structure, independent of the existing walls, old and new were harmoniously brought together. 

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© Luc Roymans


Van Staeyen was given carte blanche within a defined budget.

The old farmhouse had a lot of character which Van Staeyen absolutely wanted to keep. The end result being charm and authenticity combined with functionality.

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Address: Westerlo, Belgium

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Cite: "Farmhouse in Westerlo / Van Staeyen + Beutels/Apers " 09 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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