In our experience, there’s a certain level of excitement that comes with being able to tell that a home is beautifully modern and contemporarily decorated before you even step through the doors. This is usually evident from the inclusion of big, gorgeous windows, clean, industrial materials, and unique angles on the home’s exterior. Abeel House is a stunning example of what we mean!

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (2)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (3)

Abeel House is a private residence designed by Steven Vandenborre in collaboration with Mias Sys. Located in Ghent, Belgium, this gorgeously tall town home has been made over such that it stands in stark contrast to its neighbours in a way that’s easy to appreciate from the street before you’ve even seen the interior for yourself. Big, beautiful windows set at alternating angles make the contemporary style of the home known right away.

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (5)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (6)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (7)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (8)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (9)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (10)

The inside, however, is certainly worth seeing as well. Shining blonde wood and sleek black decor create a comfortable contrast that feels clean and casual, while neutral furnishings leave room in the decor and colour scheme for lots of personalization in the accent pieces as time goes on and the residents make the place more their own.

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (11)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (12)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (13)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (14)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (15)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (19)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (20)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (21)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (22)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (23)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (24)

Abeel House by Steven Vandenborre (25)

Each level of the home is lit up wonderfully by the angled picture windows we’ve already raved about at length, but that’s perhaps most prominent in the master bedroom at the top level. Besides providing a gorgeous view of the neighbourhood, the size and placement of the window lets the sunrise and sunset encompass the entire bedroom, making it more than worth climbing multiple levels of stylish winding wooden staircases to get to from the ground floor each night!

Photos by: Tim Van de Velde