Château JM, Belgium

Chateau JM is an abandoned mansion in Belgium, holding stunning, pristine architecture. Now sitting in the centre a large hospital, the building has been disused for a while.

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History

Château JM was commissioned to be the family home of an alderman in the 1850s. After his death there was a dispute about who should inherit the mansion. Eventually the disputes were settled when a count purchased the property at a public sale.

In the late 1920s the estate was sold to the local authority who redeveloped the surrounding area to become a large scale hospital. The hospital is still in use today but the château stands empty at the centre of the development.

Our Visit

The second “permission without permission” visit of the Grand Designs tour found Proj3ct M4yh3m, Darbians and I gaining unauthorised access into this simply stunning building! Possibly the most amazing architecture I’ve seen on an explore to date. It really did feel like we shouldn’t be there – which always makes it much more fun! Highlight? Um… All of it!

Château JM - The stunning entrance hall

Château JM – The stunning entrance hall

Château JM - The stunning entrance hall

Château JM – The stunning entrance hall

Château JM - Marble columns and ornate details

Château JM – Marble columns and ornate details

Château JM - Marble-clad walls and stained glass windows

Château JM – Marble-clad walls and stained glass windows

Château JM - The main entrance

Château JM – The main entrance

Château JM - Grand Staircase

Château JM – Grand Staircase

Château JM - Entrance hall viewed from staircase

Château JM – Entrance hall viewed from staircase

Château JM - View on the stairs

Château JM – View on the stairs

Château JM - Looking up to the ornate ceiling above the stairse

Château JM – Looking up to the ornate ceiling above the stairse

Château JM - Looking up the staircase

Château JM – Looking up the staircase

Château JM - Top of the stairs

Château JM – Top of the stairs

Château JM - Through a doorway upstairs

Château JM – Through a doorway upstairs

Château JM - Amazing room, but full of chairs

Château JM – Amazing room, but full of chairs

Château JM - Doors in the corridor upstairs

Château JM – Doors in the corridor upstairs

Château JM - Another room upstairs. Such a shame about the suspended ceiling

Château JM – Another room upstairs. Such a shame about the suspended ceiling

Château JM - Dining room with pictures and stunning features

Château JM – Dining room with pictures and stunning features

Château JM - Comfort and opulence

Château JM – Comfort and opulence

Château JM - Amazing furniture and decor

Château JM – Amazing furniture and decor

Château JM - Sideboard cabinet detail

Château JM – Sideboard cabinet detail

Château JM - A room with detailed ceiling plasterwork

Château JM – A room with detailed ceiling plasterwork

Château JM - Huge room with huge windows

Château JM – Huge room with huge windows

Château JM - Through the doors

Château JM – Through the doors

Château JM - Another amazing room

Château JM – Another amazing room

Château JM - Pictures still hang on the walls

Château JM – Pictures still hang on the walls

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