A corner building in an eclectic style with hints of Art Nouveau
A corner building in an eclectic style(c. 1850–1914). An original architectural movement freely drawing inspiration from several different styles. With hints ofArt Nouveau (c. 1893–1914).An international movement, with strong local variants, born in response to "Neo" styles.In Belgium, this movement took the form of two strands: on the one hand, under the aegis of Victor Horta, "floral" Art Nouveau, with its organic lines; and on the other, geometric Art Nouveau, influenced by the art of Paul Hankar or the Vienna Secession. Designed for the businessman Marcel Monnoyer and intended to serve as offices for his family business "Léon Monnoyer & his sons Alfred and Marcel", signed and dated on the ground floor facing Rue C. Lemmonier "A. Lener / arch. 1909."
The same architect added an extra floor to the building in 1911.
Consisting of three floors surmounted by a dwarf wall, the building has three irregular spans facing Avenue Louis Lepoutre, one corner span and two irregular spans facing Rue Camille Lemmonier. Brick façades raised on white stone. Substructure in blue stone. Most of the bays are rectangular. Sculpted decor often characterised by the geometric Art Nouveau.
The building is currently occupied by the Ewbank-de Soete law firm.