As promised here comes the second dose of Belgian cool, a penthouse apartment to die for and it’s for rent!
But let me rewind and give you the full picture. Graanmarkt 13 is a restaurant, a shop, a gallery and an apartment all under one roof. Tim and Ilse fell in love with the house and transformed it into a haven for those in search of special things with a soul and everything on display has its own story.
It’s a special concept where you can enjoy design, fashion, art, culture and gastronomic delights but it’s also a welcoming and warm home where the owners would like everyone to feel at ease.
The traditional building was reworked by famous Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen who created an industrial look throughout with rough concrete, exposed beams and wiring and beautiful large scale black frame windows. The owners initially wanted to run a B&B on the top floor of the townhouse but as they saw the space develop they decided to keep it as one large luxurious apartment which is now for rent accommodating up to six adults.
It’s an amazing space and Tim and Ilse have clearly invested a lot of love and attention to detail. No wonder they describe the space as ‘their best kept secret’.