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A Semi-Detached House in Belgium

Hired by a couple who love travel, sports, and books, Studio K renovated a semi-detached house near the center of Leuven, Belgium. The clients longed to brighten up the once-dark home so an extension was added with a courtyard in the middle to ensure light passed through the entire interior.

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The addition was designed with exposed plywood panels, beams, and columns, which is juxtaposed with the black furnishings and finishes.

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The kitchen hides away behind white sliding doors and when they’re open, the black backsplash and dark stained cabinets are revealed. The cabinet wall also disguises the door to the master bedroom.

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The architect incorporated plenty of storage for books and paintings throughout.

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The green from the bedroom wall reappears in the spa-like shower.

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Photos by David Dumon, Gafas Studio.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.