If there was ever a perfect bachelor pad in the world, this would be it. It’s a residence located in Belgium, designed by Govaert & Vanhouette Architects. The house is basically just a simple concrete shell that offers everything a bachelor needs to feel awesome. The project was completed in 2016 and occupies a site measuring 809 square meters in total.
This concrete shell may not look like much but wait till you see all the extraordinary things it offers, like this outdoor pool, some really stylish living spaces, cozy bedroom suites and even a basement entertainment area. The whole idea at the base of the project was to create something that perfectly suits the owner’s lifestyle. The result was this sculptural pad.
The residence has two floors above ground and a basement level below. The spaces are organized into two volumes. One is a long and horizontal structure that contains all the ground floor spaces. Together they form the day area and they also include the pool house and the poolside area.
The second volume is smaller and also made of concrete. It forms the upper level and it contains the master bedroom and its bathroom as well as two extra bedroom suites for guests. On top of them is a private terrace placed on the roof of the house.
The kitchen, dining space and living room form an open plan and offer views of the garden and the river which is very close to the house. In fact, the river is so close that the architects had to come up with a way to offer their client some privacy for the poolside area. The solution they came up with was to design a series of sliding panels which extend the pool house and which can completely hide the pool area from passing boats on the river.
The front facade of the residence faces the river and features two entrance doors as well as a gate to the car elevator. Naturally, you’ll want to know what this is all about but we’ll get to that in a moment. For now we just want to mention that the first floor of the house is the night zone. It’s completely opened to the garden and curtains can offer privacy when needed.
We’re now moving on to the basement which is the most interesting part of the whole house. This underground space contains things like a bar, a DJ booth, a pair of long and comfortable lounge benches, mood lighting, a cigar cabinet and an area for the owner’s exclusive cars.
There’s even a big window which offers a view of the pool but not from above. Since this an underground space, the window actually offers of the pool’s interior. Of course, as amazing and as unusual as this feature may be, the focal point would have to be the car exhibit which adds color to the space and attracts all the eyes.
Having an underground garage for rare cars is definitely amazing and if you add to the fact that there’s basically also a night club down here, well you pretty much get a perfect recipe for the ideal bachelor pad.