Well hidden in a remote location amid the fields of a quaint little village in Belgium, one can find the small villa ‘Maison Chez Fien’. This austere little dwelling was abandoned in a hurry. Stuffed with slowly decaying household equipment, pottery, glassware and books, it acts as an untouched witness of times past.
The villa was built in the north of Belgium in the 1920s by a rich family of industrials. When several decades later their textile group went bankrupt, the family was forced to sell its château. Today, the abandoned villa is at risk of being torn down to make space for a retail store.
Abandoned villa with a rich history dating back to the 18th century. Amongst the noble guests who resided in the villa over the years, one stands out: Frédéric Chopin. This Polish composer, well known for his virtuoso Nocturnes, Preludes, and Études, spent the night at the villa during one of his European tours. Today, many rooms of the villa are in a bad state of decay. The frescos in the lounge however, still remind us of the grandeur of its glorious past.
Abandoned large farm house in a quaint village in the outskirts of the city of Luxembourg. The stucco detailing and fine craftsmanship of the wall and ceiling decorations give the villa a sophisticated feel. On the first floor, newspapers and calendars dating back to the 1930s adorn the untouched bedroom, which features not only religious statues, but also the obligatory bedroom-wall-cross.
This abandoned villa once had an excellent reputation as a store, where imported French wines could be bought. All nooks and corners, furbished with decorous tables and couches were used for tasting a superior selection of wine, champagne and liquor. However, at the turn of the 21st century, the company went bankrupt, leaving this beautiful mansion together with numerous unopened bottles behind.