Near the forest of Heverlee in Belgium lies a newly transformed guesthouse that adapts to the user’s needs. ‘MUD Residence’, designed by interior architect Andy Kerstens in collaboration with founders Sophie and Frank De Jonghe, is a former villa built in the 1960s, reinterpreted in a contemporary way.
Whether for a romantic getaway, an artist retreat, or a creative collaboration, the guesthouse can host up to four people, with spaces that function as a studio and meeting room, and can be hired for photoshoots, events, or private weekends away. Set in a beautiful forest surrounding, a minimal and sleek steel extension enlarges the living room and strengthens the guests’ connection with the garden. The interior is characterized by tactile details, refined and rough finishes, and contrasting textures, with a curated collection of vintage design objects and unique art pieces to further complement the spaces. With its stone flooring, gray-beige color palette, and modern furnishings, the building expresses a sense of calm and serenity combined with light, shadow, and the nearby nature.