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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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.
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!