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House in Dilbeek for the right price if you're a heavy sleeper

17:13 04/09/2020

Before corona, did it sometimes feel like you lived at train stations? Well now you really can: The old train station in Dilbeek is for sale.

The station, built in 1880, comes complete with an attached home where the station master used to live. It does sit on an existing rail line and is in need of renovation. But bidding is starting at just €239,000.

According to SNCB, the station in Dilbeek, just outside of Brussels, has much potential. “This charming, stand-alone building is located in a quiet neighbourhood”. (Outside of passing trains, one might add.) Bids are being accepted until 30 October.

Quieter but then a bit more costly is the Château des Sources in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre. L’Echo reports that the mansion is on the market for about €10 million.

The mansion at the intersection of Avenues de Tervuren and Boulevard du Souverain was built in 1911 by the Solvay family. Its 1,100 square metres includes seven bedrooms and five bathrooms.

It sits on four hectare of property that includes an orangery, a heated swimming pool, a tennis court and two large ponds. No worries if you think you cannot possibly use all of that yourself; there are also 20 parking places for friends and family.

Photo courtesy SNCB

Written by Lisa Bradshaw



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