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Angle of Repose: A Restored House in Tielrode, Belgium, Available for Rent

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Angle of Repose: A Restored House in Tielrode, Belgium, Available for Rent

April 6, 2018

The East Flanders town of Tielrode is located where the rivers Scheldt and Durme meet and is surrounded by nature reserves. It’s a good place to find peace; that’s the mission of the Good Repose house. A former cafe and inn, the house has been renovated by two Belgian artists as “an escape for those who enjoy life to the fullest.” The gut renovation included opening up the floor plan, bringing light into loft bedrooms, replastering walls, and redesigning the kitchen and bathrooms. The interiors are thoroughly Belgian, featuring a mix of designs from Droog and Serax juxtaposed with Flemmish antiques. Join us for a tour (and to rent the property, visit Good Repose).

Photography courtesy of Danica O. Kus.

Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent A dining area made up of a painted vintage table, Outdoor Dining Chairs by Paola Navone for Serax (with white cotton cushions), a painting by Didier Van De Steene, and a Jos Devriendt Large Pendel Pendant.
Above: A dining area made up of a painted vintage table, Outdoor Dining Chairs by Paola Navone for Serax (with white cotton cushions), a painting by Didier Van De Steene, and a Jos Devriendt Large Pendel Pendant.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent A view into the kitchen shows the original elements of the building’s structure. The walls are “partly painted,” the owners say, using a traditional Belgian plaster technique called kalei, where a thin, chalky plaster—a porous substrate—is applied by brush. It’s traditionally used in facade restoration work to keep the walls of a building “breathing” and regulate moisture.
Above: A view into the kitchen shows the original elements of the building’s structure. The walls are “partly painted,” the owners say, using a traditional Belgian plaster technique called kalei, where a thin, chalky plaster—a porous substrate—is applied by brush. It’s traditionally used in facade restoration work to keep the walls of a building “breathing” and regulate moisture.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent Through the arched doorway is a vintage green leather barber stool, a bell jar table lamp, and Shovel Wire Netting Sculpture by Terry Powell for Serax.
Above: Through the arched doorway is a vintage green leather barber stool, a bell jar table lamp, and Shovel Wire Netting Sculpture by Terry Powell for Serax.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent The kitchen has a granite countertop, a Boffi cooktop, and a Bauknecht oven.
Above: The kitchen has a granite countertop, a Boffi cooktop, and a Bauknecht oven.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent The Serax Fashion Rack with cement shelves hosts a collection of Belgian objets and handmade vases. The chair is the Black Vinyl Vinyl Chair by Luc Vincent for Serax. The floors are handmade tiles from Holland.
Above: The Serax Fashion Rack with cement shelves hosts a collection of Belgian objets and handmade vases. The chair is the Black Vinyl-Vinyl Chair by Luc Vincent for Serax. The floors are handmade tiles from Holland.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent The living room is a blend of old and new: a quirky wood floor lamp—a family heirloom—is paired with a modern white sofa, Verner Panton Chair, Antonino Sciortino for Serax Bistrot Table, and a wall mounted vase from Atelier Lachaert Dhanis.
Above: The living room is a blend of old and new: a quirky wood floor lamp—a family heirloom—is paired with a modern white sofa, Verner Panton Chair, Antonino Sciortino for Serax Bistrot Table, and a wall-mounted vase from Atelier Lachaert Dhanis.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent The upstairs loft has two bedrooms and a bathroom with cork flooring and plaster walls. Shown here is the Serax Daysign Folding Screen, a Verner Panton Chair, and an Ikea Brimnes Daybed.
Above: The upstairs loft has two bedrooms and a bathroom with cork flooring and plaster walls. Shown here is the Serax Daysign Folding Screen, a Verner Panton Chair, and an Ikea Brimnes Daybed.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent A view of the top floor; the designers created boxlike structures; one houses a bedroom, the other a bathroom. An LED rope light is wrapped around the rafters and a steel garden hose reel cart as a light installation.
Above: A view of the top floor; the designers created boxlike structures; one houses a bedroom, the other a bathroom. An LED rope light is wrapped around the rafters and a steel garden hose reel cart as a light installation.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent A bedroom with an antique rattan trunk, lace bedspread, Droog Sticky Lamps, and two bedside tables painted white, sawed in half, and mounted to the wall.
Above: A bedroom with an antique rattan trunk, lace bedspread, Droog Sticky Lamps, and two bedside tables painted white, sawed in half, and mounted to the wall.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent The little house opens onto a small gravel courtyard. The courtyard is furnished with pieces by Paola Navone for Serax and bikes available to guests. The building&#8\2\17;s roof tiles are sourced locally from Tielrode (the town&#8\2\17;s name loosely translates to &#8\2\20;red forest where roof tiles are baked&#8\2\2\1;).
Above: The little house opens onto a small gravel courtyard. The courtyard is furnished with pieces by Paola Navone for Serax and bikes available to guests. The building’s roof tiles are sourced locally from Tielrode (the town’s name loosely translates to “red forest where roof tiles are baked”).
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent The owners of the Good Repose house relax in the semi covered courtyard. (For more on the courtyard design see our post on Gardenista.)
Above: The owners of the Good Repose house relax in the semi-covered courtyard. (For more on the courtyard design see our post on Gardenista.)

Before

Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent The house exterior during the renovation where the facade and roof were restored, windows and doors were replaced, and two skylights added.
Above: The house exterior during the renovation where the facade and roof were restored, windows and doors were replaced, and two skylights added.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent A view of the upstairs loft floor where the two bedrooms and a bathroom are currently.
Above: A view of the upstairs loft floor where the two bedrooms and a bathroom are currently.
Angle of Repose A Restored House in Tielrode Belgium Available for Rent The kitchen mid renovation.
Above: The kitchen mid-renovation.

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