In Morkhoven, Mieke Van Herck architects realised a family home where wood plays the leading role both inside and outside. The combination of limewashed old Beerse stone with handmade old brick, called paepesteen, was complemented at the front with natural-coloured afrormosia wood. At the back, the kitchen is housed in a black stained wooden extension. Inside, wood is also omnipresent. A fine selection of high-quality veneers fills the space and is complemented by natural materials. It transforms this house into a cosy cocoon overlooking the back garden while shielding it from the neighbourhood. The house was positioned in a way that the trees in the garden also stand out in this respect.