The Ciamberlani House was built by Belgian architect and proponent of the Art Nouveau movement Paul Hankar in 1897, especially for the artist Albert Ciamberlani. Ciamberlani, who worked on the frescoes on the outside walls of the mansion himself, inspired much of the brave artistic direction. His bold symbolist paintings were created using the sgraffito technique and were etched directly into the plaster as it dried.
Falling into disrepair over the years, the house has been fully restored by dedicated local artisans, and from the street, you can see this Art Deco masterpiece in all its grandeur—including the imposing circular windows said to be the first of their kind in the country. While many changes were made to the Ciamberlani House by architect Adrienne Blomme in the 1920s, much of the original fixtures and fittings remain, including a wealth of Art Deco furniture, all designed by Hankar for the house.