In a quiet location in Herentals, Mieke Van Herck Architects designed and built Residence SC, a classically and rustically inspired villa with modern interior. The team of architects likes to bridge the gap between rural and contemporary architecture and this can be observed at the back of the house, where a sleek black box stylishly interrupts the mix of recycled bricks in the facade. The construction in afrormosia was finished with woca for a smooth, blackened look and also has a projection into the garden. Together with an ultra-large and extra-slim window, it creates a seamless transition between the inside and outside.
In the master bedroom the residents equally enjoy unrestrained views of the garden and green surroundings. The luxurious bedroom was built downstairs at the residents’ request. A choice that met with much approval from the children, because the upper floor is now entirely for them. When you walk downstairs from the bedroom towards the front façade, you enter the living room. With a fireplace and gently flooding daylight, this is a cosy cocoon where the family can unwind. The carefully selected high-end design in a colour palette tailored to the interior also contributes to a pleasant and natural experience of the space.
Back to our black box for a moment, where the kitchen was installed. Just like outside, black is the dominant colour inside. The combination with white also creates a clean look. A feature that continues from the inside to the outside is the floor in Turkish natural stone. Thanks to its stylish and smooth character which is at the same time robust and durable, this is a material par excellence for use in various rooms: from outdoor terrace to kitchen sink. Even in the bathroom, the architecture team opted for this special natural stone. Another plus: this Mediterranean green brings warmth to modern interiors, making it the ideal passe-partout for Mieke Van Herck's signature homes, which willingly nestle on the border between rural and modern architecture.