Château JM, Belgium

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.

Visited June 2014  Belgium Belgium Not in use

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.

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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