Gistelse Steenweg 167, 8200 Brugge, View on map

The history

The history

The house was recognized in June 2013 by the Flemish government as a protected monument, just 100 years after it was built. The Ministerial decision relies on the artistic, historical and socio-cultural value of the property.

An excerpt from the decision:

Artistic value

It is a building of the early 20th century with a graceful worked facings of glazed brick in combination with tile panels of the firm Gilliot & Cie from Hemiksem, including the designation of the house name and the scene with the rooster.

History, in this case architecture historical value

  • The building is a representative example of a design by architect Jules Heyneman, built in 1913 by order of Désiré Paresys who was a salesman for glazed tiles and tile panels for the firm Gillot & Cie from Hemiksem.
  • It is a rare example of a building where the house name called “Villa Chantecler” was processed in a beautiful tableau, typified by ornate lettering surrounded by floral motifs. The tile picture with the rising sun and the rooster illustrates the decorative function of tile panels in architecture.
  • The property is characterized by the colorful materials of glazed brick, tile, the ornate woodwork and well conserved gable.
  • Behind the beautifully elaborate facade the house is classically divided with interesting features such as a floor with vitrified tiles, marble fireplaces and stucco ceilings.

Socio-cultural value

The property with richly detailed facade covered with glazed tiles and tile panels was like a showcase for the client Desire Paresys who sold this material.


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