The River Ranch

River RanchBetween the lock of Astene and the riverbank ‘Maaigemdijk’ in Astene, a borough of Deinze, lies the River Ranch. A chalet from architect De Nil, built as café/restaurant ‘The Old Lys‘ in 1933-1934, in the style of ‘Nieuwe Zakelijkheid’ (new objectivity). Very typical to this style ar the ladderwindows and the half circle-shaped terrace. Now it serves as a private house.