Town Mansion, Belgium

Town Mansion, Belgium

The amazing Town Mansion in Belgium has been unoccupied since 1991. The house was built in 1912 by a wealthy German family to an extremely rich standard.

Visited October 2014 Belgium Unoccupied

History of Town Mansion

In the late 19th and early 20th century the area where the impressive Town Mansion stands was a thriving and rich German community. The street was lined with huge mansions all belonging to German families. This particular house was built in 1912 by one of Belgium’s largest importers of petroleum. This community became a target for British bombing raids during WWI and most of the street was destroyed. Only two houses survived, Town Mansion being one of them.

The house was bought and occupied by a Belgian shipbuilder after the war. In the 1960s the Provincial Government bought the property to use as office space. They vacated the property after a while and in 1991 it was acquired by a real estate trader for €600,000 and the house has never been occupied since.

Town Mansion, Belgium - Exterior
Town Mansion, Belgium – Exterior
Town Mansion, Belgium - The front porch sets the standard as soon as you arrive
Town Mansion, Belgium – The front porch sets the standard as soon as you arrive
Town Mansion, Belgium - The large hallway
Town Mansion, Belgium – The large hallway
Town Mansion - Seating area in the hall
Town Mansion – Seating area in the hall
Town Mansion - Grand room
Town Mansion – Grand room
Town Mansion, Belgium - Stunning wood carved room with twisted columns
Town Mansion, Belgium – Stunning wood carved room with twisted columns
Town Mansion, Belgium - Huge fireplace and stained glass windows
Town Mansion, Belgium – Huge fireplace and stained glass windows
Town Mansion, Belgium - The dining room has an amazing arched ceiling
Town Mansion, Belgium – The dining room has an amazing arched ceiling
Town Mansion - Dining room
Town Mansion – Dining room
 
Town Mansion - Old TV
Town Mansion – Old TV
Town Mansion, Belgium - View on the staircase
Town Mansion, Belgium – View on the staircase
Town Mansion, Belgium - From from top of stairs
Town Mansion, Belgium – From from top of stairs
Town Mansion - Windows up the stairs
Town Mansion – Windows up the stairs
 
Town Mansion - Upstairs hallway
Town Mansion – Upstairs hallway
Town Mansion - Grand hallway with seats upstairs
Town Mansion – Grand hallway with seats upstairs
Town Mansion, Belgium - Master bedroom
Town Mansion, Belgium – Master bedroom
Town Mansion - The master bedroom's bathroom
Town Mansion – The master bedroom’s bathroom
Town Mansion - Grand bedroom with huge fireplace
Town Mansion – Grand bedroom with huge fireplace
 
Town Mansion - Table in decaying room with peeling paint
Town Mansion – Table in decaying room with peeling paint
Town Mansion, Belgium - A social area in a bedroom
Town Mansion, Belgium – A social area in a bedroom
Town Mansion, Belgium - Bedroom with kids toys
Town Mansion, Belgium – Bedroom with kids toys

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