"The house is crucial in the entire story. It's a private House where - on the top floor - a family lives, but at the same time it has several public functions that we wanted to bring together in the same floor. We didn't go for spectacular architecture, on the contrary."
Graanmarkt 13 is created as a welcoming and warm home, where everyone should feel at ease. The remarkable concept occupies an entire townhouse in the center of Antwerp with the traditional building being reworked by Vincent Van Duysen, one of Belgian’s best architects. In the past years owners Tim and Ilse turned Graanmarkt 13 into a household name, but wisely kept one secret to themselves. The initial idea was also to include a bed & breakfast on the top floors. But plans changed when they saw the plans developing and decided to turn all available space into one luxurious apartment. Described as ’their best kept secret’ , the apartment is now available for rent for a short and long stay.
Corriere della Serra - Living
Interni n°1/2, January - February 2015
Koen Van Damme