Antwerpen 2000



Ownership: Townhouse
Type: Palazzo / Palazzin
Rooms: 10
Bedrooms: 3 BR
Bathrooms: 3
Area: 1890M² (20344.0 sq ft)
Council Tax Band: TBC


Price: Available upon request
Tom Aerts
Managing Director Belgium
Dieter Vervaet
Managing Director Belgium
Frankrijklei 5, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium


Experience Timeless Elegance in the Heart of Antwerp: The Geelhand-Meyers Mansion

Step into the enchanting world of the Geelhand-Meyers Mansion, a captivating blend of residential grandeur and historical significance. Built in 1881 by the visionary architect Victor Durlet, this iconic Herenhuis in eclectic style narrates a tale of opulence, family legacies, and architectural mastery.

Historical Significance:

Commissioned by Raymond Geelhand-Meyers, scion of the noble lords of Merksem, the mansion has witnessed generations of Antwerp's elite. With a lineage rooted in the 19th century, Geelhand-Meyers left an indelible mark on the city, not only through this mansion but also by engaging Durlet in the creation of several distinguished residences in the Zurenborg district.

Architectural Marvel:

Victor Durlet's architectural finesse is on full display in this three-story mansion with a captivating façade, featuring a blend of neoclassicism, second-empire, and neorenaissance elements. The exterior boasts a monumental presence with a white natural stone facade, adorned with blue hardstone accents, emphasizing the horizontal lines and rhythmic vertical elements. The meticulously designed central risalit with a balcony and volute consoles adds a touch of grace, making it a true masterpiece.

Unique Features:

- Five-travee wide façade with a commanding presence.

- French Louis-style interior with marbled fireplace mantels, inlaid parquet floors, and ornate stucco ceilings.

- Vestibule adorned with Ionian pilasters leading to a monumental central traphal.

Residential and Commercial Fusion:

This trophy house seamlessly combines the charm of residential living with commercial adaptability. The interiors, though adapted for a modern commercial setting, retain their historic charm, offering a unique blend of functionality and timeless elegance.

Preserving History:

While the mansion underwent a transformation into a commercial space in 1993, its historical integrity remains intact. From the preserved wooden carriage door to the lowered street-level vitrines, every detail preserves the essence of its rich history.

Prime Location:

Situated on the corner of Oudaan and Lange Gasthuisstraat, the Geelhand-Meyers Mansion enjoys a prime location in the heart of Antwerp, adding a touch of grandeur to the vibrant cityscape.

Indulge in the allure of the past while embracing the possibilities of the present. The Geelhand-Meyers Mansion stands as a testament to Antwerp's architectural legacy and offers a unique opportunity to experience luxury living in a commercial setting.

Contact us now for a private tour and secure your piece of Antwerp's history!


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