For a family in Keerbergen, Mieke Van Herck designed a home that unfolds like a warm cocoon to its inhabitants. With the man of the house staying abroad most of the time, family connection was the key word for the design and construction of this house.
On the ground floor, space was created for cooking together/separately, sharing an aperitif, working out and watching a film. Although the rooms were designed individually, the connection is always nearby. In this way, the time this family spends together is perhaps not characterised by quantity, but by quality. The upper floor reads like a luxurious hotel suite, where comfort and an ultimate Zen feeling are key. The children were given their own room with their own bathroom and a boutique dressing. Another refined and personal detail: in contrast to the austere, rural architecture, the southern roots of the lady of the house are reflected in the warm material choices. Just think of the pronounced marbles, brushed veneer and mosaic tiles in the swimming pool. The façade was plastered with limewash and given black window frames and windows up to the ceiling.