Uilebroek 78 in Vlierzele (now part of the Town of Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Belgium) hosts a closed type farm estate. In 1848, a simple farmer's house was built inside the estate.
The windows of the ground floor are enclosed by simple wooden frameworks, refering to the lack of financial means during the crisis period of the 1840's. Contrasting with this poverty, the door has a blue stone casing with Tuscan pilasters, revealing some neo-Classicistic influence rather exceptional for a farmer's house of that period.
Koenraad DE WOLF,
Zuid-Oost-Vlaanderen. Van Empire tot Art Nouveau. De 19de-eeuwse Neostijlen (1800-1918), 1999, p. 62.
(English translation: Architectural
Guide of South-East-Flanders. From Empire to Art Nouveau, the 19th Century Neo-Styles (1800 - 1918).)