For a unique natural stone you have to be at Beltrami. The builders of this new villa in Bruges were also aware of this. They fell in love with the Turkish Striato Olimpo, a very pronounced marble that now adorns the entire floor of the house, from front door to bedroom.
The family home is located in a wooded area. Not only the exterior facade, but also the materials inside had to radiate the same natural atmosphere and so the choice to use natural stone was quickly made. Beltrami, which is part of the Brachot-Hermant Group, provided the ideal stone for building owners who were looking for something truly unique: "It was a long search to find a floor that matched our terrace and facade bricks. When we saw a picture of the Striato Olimpo at Beltrami, we were immediately sold." Indeed, the exceptional stone immediately catches the eye thanks to its lines in white, grey and black.
A bold but absolutely successful choice.
The architect of the new house was also very enthusiastic about this Turkish marble: "I've always been a big fan. This was already the case more than 15 years ago, when we worked with natural stone in our own house. We wanted to be original. With success, because we became trendsetters. Fortunately, we were on the same wavelength in this respect: the builders, too, went all out for a creative and original development," says Carmen Lammens. The result is truly unique: the marble floor runs from the entrance hall, to the living room, the kitchen and even up the stairs to the bedrooms. A special application for which Vloerwerken Verkinderen, who took care of the installation, deserves a nice applause. In order to highlight this powerful interplay of lines, the rest of the interior has been kept sober, with a few black and white accents in particular. The modern interior design and custom-made furniture in white Corian are free of too many frills, so that the impressive floor truly stands out. The owners of the house admit that it was not an obvious choice: "We too were initially a little afraid that it would feel too crowded. But the result is exactly what we had in mind. And we also get a lot of positive reactions. So it was a bold, but absolutely successful choice." We can only agree with that!
Images: Valerie Clarysse / Nick Cannaerts