History of Evaldre’s house
The house in particular is unique for its bow window with its Art Nouveau layout and for its skylight window that lit up the artist's studio.
The master glazier’s influence is clearly visible on the facade and in the arrangement of the rooms. For example, there is a strong presence of ornamented glazing and a remarkable positioning of the skylight window that illuminates the artist's studio. Indeed, this house has “hybrid” characteristics, with both Art Nouveau, already out of fashion at the time, and Art Deco, which on the contrary was in vogue.
The authenticity of this particularly well-preserved interior is confirmed by its many original details, such as the woodwork, the interior doors with the original glass, electric switches, radiator casings, the kitchen lift, the glass cooker hood in the basement kitchen... It shows that Raphaël Evaldre's former private home and artist's studio not only offers undeniable aesthetic quality, but also is a perfectly preserved reminder of an important Art Nouveau personality.
Address of the Evaldre house: 185, Avenue Coghen in Uccle
It should be noted that the owners urgently brought an action before the Council of State against the Brussels Government's decision to initiate the protection procedure. The Council of State did not follow their arguments.