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Maison Cauchie

La Maison Cauchie (The Cauchie House in English or Het Cauchiehuis in Nederlands) was built by architect, painter and decorator Paul Cauchie in 1905 to be his personal residence. The amazing facade is completely decorated with sgraffito and is considered to be one of the best examples of Brussels’ Art Nouveau. The Cauchie House is opened to the public every first week-end of the month from 10AM to 1PM and 2PM to 5PM where visitors can discover the interior where both the first floor and mezzanine feature some astonishing example of allegorical graffito. A gallery area which is also accessible displays a variety of paintings and furnishings made by Paul Cauchie and his wife Caroline Voet.

Location of the Cauchie House:

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Photos of Maison Cauchie:

The Facade

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The House was also Workshop where both Paul and his wife worked

The colored figures around the circular window depict the eight artistic disciplines and reveal the influence of the pre-Raphaelites.

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First floor balcony detail

Cohn Donnay House

The originally neoclassical Cohn Donnay house built in 1841 was redone using the Art nouveau style in 1904 by architect Paul Hamesse. His remarkable changes to the façade were limited to the elegant bow-window and the balcony above it. Inside, he tastefully designed furniture which was perfectly integrated with the architecture. Entrance hall, billiard and chessboard rooms, sitting room, dining room, “poetry room”… each room in the house has its own character, at times influences by the Wiener Secession, at times by Macintosh. Today, it is the brasserie-restaurant l’Ultieme Hallucinatie.

Ultieme Hallucinatie Location :

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Cohn Donnay House Photos:

Ultieme Hallucinatie Facade

Ultieme Hallucinatie’s window and balcony detail

Entrance hall

chessboard room

Billiard room with stained glass windows

Way leading to the brasserie

The Brasserie is built on the location of a former garden

Closer behind the sculpture reveals the original rock wall of the garden

Exterior terrace section of the brasserie

Furniture is made out of old train benches dating from the 1930’s

Bar on the side was where the greenhouse of the garden once stood

Stained glass windows of the former greenhouse now on the ceiling of the bar

Restaurant room

Way leading to the toilets



Art nouveau 8 Rue Faider

Located at 8 Rue Faider, 1050 Brussels is this Art Nouveau style privately owned house that was built for a photographer by Architect Albert Roosenboom (1871-1941) in 1900.  The artist let his imagination run free with the flamboyant facade with its ironwork ornament balcony and Sgraffito of a languishing women surrounding the top window. Student of Victor Horta his influences can be noticed.

facade at 8 Rue Faider

Armand Van Waesberghe’s Sgraffito of a pre-Raphaelite women