Villa Nottebohm

This characteristic house is a typical example of an early 20th-century country house that could be found in the forest-rich surrounding area of Antwerp. During the Second World War, the castle was taken into use by the German army. After the war, the family only occasionally visited it during the holidays. In the fifties, the castle was rented out as a hotel and restaurant. Afterward, it remained mostly unused. In the eighties, it was put up for sale. It never got sold. Years of vacancy led to neglected conditions of the exterior. The family eventually got it demolished. This because they didn't want to pay the yearly vacancy tax of 30,000 euros anymore.

Almost fully overgrown by ivy plants.
Almost fully overgrown by ivy plants.