In this building, the Belgian architect Henry van de Velde lived from 1908 to 1917. House and furnishings were designed by himself. Allegedly, the layout of the building is designed like a ship. Together with the mast on the roadside, my pic reminds to an upside-down boat, at least.
Henry van de Velde planned the house as a unity of art (Gesamtkunstwerk). Nothing is left to chance. Small furnishing details, the house itself and the garden form a unity. The architect and designer made sure that the elements are reproducible by the industry and are available for other homes.