7 top picks in Brussels


Modern lofts, villas with period charm and designer apartments, Brussels is brimming with choice. A BARNES selection that will have you packing up your moving boxes!

Modern loft

BARNES is showing this extraordinary 375 sq.m (4,036 sq ft) loft, opening onto a large garden and terrace facing south/west. Impressive 5.50m (18ft) ceiling height! This fantastic apartment offers a spectacular 150 sq.m (1,615 sq ft) living space with a lounge, a dining room and an open kitchen. And the pièce de résistance: the remarkable mezzanine. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an office round of this exceptional property. Close to the Laeken European school, the centre of Brussels and public transport services. An amazing property that simply has to be seen!

Property price: €1,100,000

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Manor house with a pool

On the hilltops of the Parc de Forest, on its most coveted main road, an exceptional property in a green setting offering privacy. Spanning a total of 1,500 sq.m (16,145 sq ft), this home dating from 1968 underwent renovation in 2018 while still preserving its original character. A vast entrance hall leads to the receptions rooms which open onto the terrace through patio doors. The house features a lounge with parquet flooring and an open fire, a separate dining room to seat 20 guests, an equipped kitchen and an office. Master bedroom with a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom/shower room, and five other bedrooms with bathrooms. This efficient space also comes with a lift, a concierge’s lodge (a lounge, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom), a wine cellar, a family room and a 3-car garage. The wooded garden comprises a heated pool (8x15m - 26x50ft), a shower and a sauna. Property in a peaceful living environment at the heart of Brussels that can fit with a range of lifestyle projects, or be used as a foundation or embassy.

Property price: €4,950,000

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Apartment with a view

With its bird's eye view of the Bois de la Cambre urban forest, near the very coveted Square du Bois, this renovated apartment boasts luxurious finishes and fantastic volumes (238 sq.m - 2,562 sq ft). Vast reception rooms with French windows opening onto the 20 sq.m (215 sq ft) terrace. Double-sized lounge with a fireplace adjoining a semi-open and fully equipped kitchen and a 10-seat dining area. Hall and closet, and a hallway leading to the 3 bedrooms at the back. Master bedroom with a rear balcony affording a clear view. Dressing room and bathroom. Two good-sized bedrooms with a shower. Storage units. Quality parquet flooring. Spectacular entrance hall with 2 lifts.

Property price: €1,750,000

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Custom villa

Recent villa by Erpicum, entirely fitted out with class by the interior designer Laurence Sonck. The villa spans approximately 400 sq.m (4,305 sq ft) on a south-facing plot, featuring an outdoor lap pool measuring 8x8m (26x26ft). The living space is entirely glazed and opens on an exceptionally equipped kitchen (Miele) leading onto the dining room with access to the terrace. The floor is covered in a magnificent China blue stone. The utility room is equipped with cupboards, a fridge, and an additional industrial freezer. Very cosy lounge space with an authentic open fire. Downstairs, a wide corridor worthy of an art gallery leads to 2 large children’s bedroom each with a dressing room, study and Corian shower room, terrace access. Opening towards the vast master bedroom with a large dressing room, bathroom with plenty of storage, a huge 2-person shower and double French doors. The house also has a laundry space with cupboards a single-car garage with storage, and an expansive multi-purpose room/bedroom fitted out as a home cinema. Lastly, you’ll find a smaller bedroom with a shower room. At the end of the corridor is a superb air-conditioned wine cellar and storage rooms. Pool house with a shower, sink, toilet and space to store garden furniture. Home automation system, alarm, electric gate, underfloor heating.

Property price: €3,150,000

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Chic penthouse

Located in the Prince d'Orange district on the edge of the Forest of Soignes, on a vast, tree-filled private estate with an outdoor pool, this premium contemporary apartment offers around 475 sq.m (5,112 q ft) of living space and almost 250 sq.m (2,690 sq ft) of terraces. It has been renovated throughout with top-quality materials and large, light-filled spaces. Laid out as follows: spacious entrance hall with an ultra-secure door, a closet and a guest toilet. Impressive volumes comprising a lounge space with a high 4.20m (14ft) ceiling, panelling and air conditioning and a built-in TV, a dining room and exceptional equipped open kitchen with a central island unit and a utility room. The reception rooms have French doors opening onto a 120 sq.m (1,290 sq ft) terrace planted with trees by a landscape artist. In terms of bedrooms, a hall leads to the master suite with a made-to-measure dressing room featuring cupboards and an adjoining bathroom in Carrara marble with a bath, walk-in shower and toilet. 2 other bedrooms with stone shower rooms and each with a terrace round off this exceptional property.

Property price: €3,900,000

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Light-filled house

Barnes is exclusively showing a 3-façade house in a quiet neighbourhood in Uccle, near Linkebeek. This beautiful 215 sq.m (2,314 sq ft) house is composed, on the ground floor, of a large lounge opening through French doors onto a suspended terrace, a charming fully equipped open-plan kitchen, and a small entrance hall with a guest toilet. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a large dressing room that can be converted to a bedroom, as well as a shower room, a bathroom and a separate toilet. Attic space on the second floor fitted out as an office. In addition to all this is a half-basement level with a lounge offering garden access through the French doors, and an office space. This space can also be converted to a large bedroom. Two terraces, and a stunning garden with great orientation and no overlook. Cellar and utility room. Gas condensing boiler, water softener. Exquisite parquet flooring throughout the house.

Property price: €830,000

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Loft with terrace

Right in the historic centre, between Grande Place and La Monnaie, on the heights of the city, you’ll find this 225 sq.m (2,422 sq ft) penthouse flooded with light. Situated on the 6th and top floor, the apartment comprises an entrance hall opening onto a spacious 62 sq.m (667 sq ft) lounge and a magnificent 30 sq.m (323 sq ft) sun-filled terrace. 3 bedrooms (one of which is currently fitted out as an office), dressing room and utility room. Storage room on the mezzanine. This dual-aspect, light-filled apartment affords spectacular views of the spire of the city hall on Grand Place, among others.

Property price: €895,000

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