This luxurious property was built between 1905 and 1911 on one of Brussels' main avenues. It is the masterpiece of Viennese architect Joseph Hoffmann. The owner, Adolphe Stoclet, was a banker and art collector. Designed without financial or aesthetic limits, the "palace and garden" ensemble forms a total work of art with a refined geometry that marks a break with Art Nouveau.
Since 2009, the building has been recognised by UNESCO as a "masterpiece of the creative genius of the Viennese Secession", a kind of Austrian adaptation of Art Nouveau. "It's a symbol of constructive and aesthetic modernity in the West at the beginning of the 20th century", and had "a considerable influence on the birth of Art Deco".
The exterior of the building is entirely clad in white marble framed by a golden moulding and is unique in Brussels. Unfortunately, it is not open to visitors.
Location: Avenue de Tervueren, 279-281, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre