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After a degree in economic and social studies, Jean-Francois did Hotel School management to the highest level in his native Belgium when he first started managing his Officer's Mess in the centre of Brussels, worked in Comme Chez Soi and Villa Lorraine (3 Michelin stars) before coming to Le Gavroche and worked with the Roux Brothers for several years going through the Waterside Inn and the Restaurants and various contracts in the City working for several high profile banks. He started a conference centre, tea room, restaurant out of an old stable block in the Country before returning to London, had a spell at managing catering of a hotel before being head hunted for the RS Hispaniola where he stayed for 11 years as a partner to the then owner, consultant to a group of nine restaurants and 3 hotels. He started Jean-Francois Dor Events in 2003 when he left, is a consultant in Hotel and Catering businesses, Chairs various social and charitable committees. Jean-Francois belongs to various Clubs, Societies and Liveries.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Prestigious House for Sale in the Centre of Brussels

104 Rue Berckman, Brussels 1060

This magnificent property in the heart of Brussels is located in St Gilles 150 meters away from the Avenue Louise and just off the Chaussée de Charleroi with spectacular features: the house was the property of an Italian Prince and contains a grand ceiling fresco from the early 19C, valued at €100k alone.

The property (about 440 sqm) is for sale as a complete house now and the asking price is €1.1M.

If bought as an investment, the Yield is at present 4.12% as described below and can be increased with some light cosmetic changes.

There is a dual license for commercial use on the basement, ground and first floor

Monthly Yearly  €   1,100,000.00
Ground and 1st Floor  €   1,719.00
2nd Floor  €      950.00
3rd Floor  €   1,110.00
 €   3,779.00  €   45,348.00 4.12%

A Law firm occupies at the moment the lower floors but the duplex on the 3rd  Floor is now available for rent till 2019 at a price all inclusive of €1,100 pcm although could be reduced for immediate occupation for residential use unless sale of the house occurs before. It is a 2 bedrooms duplex apartment with 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and 2 WC.

  • 2nd, 1st and Ground Floor plus mezzanine floor currently used by the Law Firm 
  • Garden for use with the ground floor
  • In addition there is a very large basement used also currently by the law firm and can be used as a game rooms or storage.
Pictures of the house can be seen here:

The whole house can be easily reverted  and the Law Firm is currently looking for other premises. It may suit professional businesses, families, discerning individuals or Embassies, High Commissions, Language Schools or as a venue for prestigious events. The apartments on the top floors can be reverted easily to larger rooms.

The Second Floor is 2 bedrooms ensuite with a galley kitchen and a large lounge area and can be converted.
The First Floor is ideal as a grand reception room with the magnificent ceiling.
The Ground Floor are a suite of reception rooms or grand dining and drawing rooms with a large kitchen area.

Within speedy reach to Brussels Midi, 5 minutes walk, and close to excellent shopping and dining area.

 Rue Berckman runs between the Porte de Hal, which is where the Avenue de la Toison d'Or and Boulevard de Waterloo start, and the Chaussee de Charleroi.

There is ample parking facilities in the vicinity and is a short walk to the Metro. Very Central!

For enquiries and to view the premises, please contact Jean-Francois Dor on or 07831 782 200 if phoning from UK or +44 7831 782 200 if phoning from anywhere else.

detailed pictures of the House

104 Rue Berckman, Brussels 1060

entrance hall

ground floor

 Please note some pictures dates from 2006 before the full refurbishment of the house or any occupation, it gives you ideas of space.

ground floor

Garden & ground floor garden room

1st floor

1st floor

view from balcony on the first floor, end of street to the left is Porte de Hal
to the right end of the street is Avenue Louise.

1st floor

2nd floor kitchen

2nd floor bathroom

2nd floor apartment

  2nd floor lawyer kitchen for staff & room/office+bathroom 

Living room/kitchen 3rd floor

staircase duplex 3/4th floor

Bedroom and separate loo 3rd floor 

view from 4th floor Palais de Justice