Georges Vandenbussche Houses

Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Bruges, Belgium
Architect Georges Vandenbussche Introduces Modernism To Post-War Belgium

Known as a "Kangaroo" house, this unique holiday home in Belgium is divided into two separate dwellings, each with the distinctive imprint of mid-century Belgian architect Georges Vandenbussche. Partner in the modernist architectural firm Konstrukto throughout the last half of the 20th century, the property is one of the last he completed before his retirement.

Built in 1994 it features the typical Konstrukto elements: flat roofs, a play on cleanly defined lines with a seamless sense of space, floor-to-ceiling windows, and unique handcrafted fixtures, with each house laid out on one level. 

Inspired by Neutra's sunny SoCal dwellings of the last century, Vandenbussche was at the forefront of modernism in Belgium and included many elements and examples rarely seen in the country up to that point. He explained once that, “I wanted something timeless,"  while ushering in a new era in design for post-war Belgium.

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Located just outside of Bruges in the hamlet of Jabbeke, the property is settled in a quiet residential area within a large and private green lot. The two units each feature spare simplicity and two distinct design themes.

The main house clearly displays the recognizable modernist characteristics as defined by Konstrukto, with a long flat roofline, cleanly partitioned rooms with slide-away doors that delineate the spaces, walls of glass that extend the indoor experience outwards, and crisp, simple aesthetics. 

Populated with a colorful and eclectic collection of furnishings by Cassina, Eames, Flos, Fritz Hanssen, and an art collection with paintings by local artists that tie the spaces together.

The studio is a newly created space above the downstairs area with a modern, Japanese-inspired motif and international design elements including Isamu Noguchi-lamps by Vitra, a Ligne Roset desk by Busetti - Garuti - Redaelli, Fritz Hansen, and Gubi Nagasaki chairs, and additional furnishings and decor by Objekte Unsere Tage and Kensaku Oshiro. Using elemental materials including wood and marble, the space is illuminated from above with large skylights that limit direct sun in summer.

The house is shaped in a U around the sheltered gardens, with an expanse of simply landscaped grassy areas and a pool that is open in the summer months.

BELGIUM'S MOST PICTURESQUE CITY, COUNTRYSIDE, AND COASTLINE

One of northern Europe's most picturesque and well-preserved medieval cities, the UNESCO designated Bruges in West Flanders is compact and beautifully laid out for exploring the atmospheric medieval center and network of canals. 

A thriving harbor and merchant town, the canals link the many market squares and the sea, with almost the entire historic core of the city remaining visually unchanged for centuries. Check out the Neo-Gothic beauty of Burg square and the Markt square featuring the magnificent 13th-century belfry tower with a 47-bell carillon. 

The maze of cobblestone lanes and squares are great for strolling and sampling the vibrant foodie and brewery scene, with ancient marketplaces to browse for local eats, arts, and treasures. 

Just a half-hour to the beautiful North Sea coastal areas, nearby Ostend has been one of the most popular seaside resorts and spa towns for a hundred years, with tourists flocking to the Summer sun on several popular beaches including Mariakerke and Raversijde while twenty minutes north is the main harbor and resort of Zeebrugge where you'll find a bustling seafront and fishing culture.

The wild, dune-laden coastline is also part of the Zwin Nature Park, which stretches for miles north to the Dutch border and is a nature lover's paradise for hiking, bird-watching, and catching the E34 Bike route.

LOCATION

Jabbeke, Flanders, Belgium. Nearest Airport: Ostend-Bruges International Airport (20km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall

 
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Georges Vandenbussche Houses
Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Bruges, Belgium
Georges Vandenbussche Houses
Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Bruges, Belgium
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
Georges Vandenbussche Houses - Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Belgium | modern vacation rentals
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Georges Vandenbussche Houses
Jabbeke, Vlaanderen, Bruges, Belgium
Two Dwellings, One Architect's Inspiration

Known as a "Kangaroo" house, this unique holiday home in Belgium is divided into two separate dwellings, each with the distinctive imprint of mid-century Belgian architect Georges Vandenbussche.

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The living room is open and bright, with a fireplace and dining areas and views of the garden. There's a fully equipped modern kitchen and one double en suite bedroom with garden access.
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Overview Fully equipped
Heating Yes
Kitchen Yes
Internet Yes
Pool Yes
Indoor Fireplace Yes
Suitable for Events Yes
Wheelchair Accessible Yes
Essentials Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type Queen Size
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Accommodates 2
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Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 15.00 h
Check-Out 12.00 h
Cleaning €25
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
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Design Studio 1 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 2 Min 1 nights
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The spaces are calm and simply laid out with the main living space flowing into the small eat-in kitchen with one double bedroom and bathroom towards the back.
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Heating Yes
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Pool Yes
Suitable for Events Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type Queen Size
Kitchen
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3 PM
Check-Out 12 PM
Cleaning €25
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
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