Modern home with soul

The owner of this striking villa, a bungalow from the 70s that couldn’t have been renovated more radically, is passionate about architecture. Besides, the family is very much into sustainable living. The result is a charming property worth a detour which is as good as energy neutral. The ingenious choice of materials integrating nature into the architecture makes for a sleek design yet gives the home a soul.

The subtle Mediterranean and ethnic accents in the facade complete the picture. In sum: how contemporary, energy-efficient and pleasant living can be combined in a personal whole that stands out at more than one level. In terms of colour, black and white predominantly set the tone: from the black electronic gate and white gravel to the white decorative plaster and the anthracite garage door.

The garage door turns out to be a master at camouflage and forms an integral part of the surrounding horizontal, aluminium blade cladding as it were. In fact, both the facade and the integrated sectional door are clad with aluminium. “I was looking for an alternative to the traditional garage door which can be overly prominent in facades”, the owner explains: “This L-Door system was exactly what I was looking for.”

I was looking for an alternative to the traditional garage door which can be overly prominent in facades.

The owner

L-Door stands for Belgian and top-quality bespoke products with innovative design solutions that complete the overall architectural picture. This particular style is from the Puma Line STL line, a unique line L-Door developed in an exclusive collaboration with Renson. More than just a sectional garage door, the Puma Line STL line is a total concept. Both the facade and the garage door were clad with sleek Renson blades so that you would never even notice the garage door when it’s closed. Not only the sectional door and the surrounding cladding but also the front door can be clad with powder-coated blades.

Time and again L-Door manages to produce a unique result, in line with the wishes of the owner and the dwelling’s architecture.

Source: Home Sweet Home magazine
Photographs: Nick Cannaerts