This beautiful home is Belgium is owned by the architect Vincent Van Duysen. Captivated by this abandoned but stately 19th century building he passed each day while going to work he made a few inquires and found it out it was for sale. Not shying away from the challenge of renovating such a massive project, taking apart a series of small offices and tearing up layers of carpets and flooring, and turning it into his home. There was just one problem. A former employee had taken up residence in a small room in the abandoned building and had basically become a hermit. Rather than evicting him Vincent set up some rooms for him on the top floor and let him live out the rest of his days there in peace. Now that, along with the incredible beauty of this space he created, make this a home with soul don't you think?
via: New York Times
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