Student Villa t' Onzent
Student villa in the heart of Kortrijk
Villa t' Onzent offers a unique opportunity in the heart of Kortrijk, a fast-growing city with a growing student population. The listed semi-detached villa by renowned architect Jozef De Coene underwent a thorough restoration.
Kollegestraat - 8500 Kortrijk
With Villa t' Onzent, ION meets the growing demand for quality student accommodation in Kortrijk. This student villa's spacious, comfortable rooms are equipped with all the mod cons and look out on a lovely communal garden.
t' Onzent student villa is conveniently located within walking distance of the city centre, the Kortrijk campuses of Howest and UGent, and the lowered Leieboorden or banks of the River Lys. The site is easy to access with public transport, on foot, or by bicycle.
Jozef De Coene designed this semi-detached villa in 1911, creating a fashionable cottage-style dwelling with decorative elements in the Art Nouveau style. These details were restored to their former glory by ION.
Part of an exclusive redevelopment
Villa t' Onzent is part of the exclusive Overlys project, an ambitious renovation project in the Overleie neighbourhood on the banks of the River Lys. The old police barracks and adjoining houses were repurposed after a thorough restoration. This development is a unique example of inclusion, as the site – which includes Townhouse and Overlys in addition to the villa – is also home to a day (care) centre for adults with intellectual disabilities and non-congenital brain injuries in addition to 14 flats and 18 quayside townhouses.
The entire redevelopment plan breathes new life into the neighbourhood as a whole, paving the way for a soft transition from the urban environment to the more natural surroundings along the River Lys.
Conservation and refurbishment of West Flemish heritage
Renowned Flemish architect Jozef De Coene designed this listed semi-detached villa in 1911. The co-founder of the Kortrijk-based "Gebroeders De Coene" arts and crafts workshop created a cottage-style dwelling with decorative elements in the Art Nouveau style. This heritage building is an excellent example of a Gesamtkunstwerk.
ION has thoroughly restored the property with the utmost respect for its historical and architectural value. The villa currently has 15 modern student rooms with all the mod cons, a spacious bike shed, and a lovely private garden where students can unwind after a long day of lectures.
A team of top experts
ION collaborated with reputable partners for this student villa, including Link Lab Architecture, Stay Studio, and Cobe, ensuring Villa 't Onzent meets the highest standards of modern comfort and heritage conservation.
With Villa 't Onzent, investors are contributing to Kortrijk's growth, the future of students, and the conservation of the city's rich heritage.