The director's residence is the largest villa in the Meulenberg district and was built by mine director Achille Ampe. Not so much as a prestige project but rather for practical reasons. After all, he had no fewer than 12 children! The house is surrounded by a huge garden. At the beginning of 1941, the director's house was move-in ready and the director was able to settle there permanently with his family. However, their stay in the villa was short-lived because, after the director's death in 1943, the family was obliged to move. The later directors Alphonse Soille and Robert Deltenre, upon their appointment, as director-gerant of the coal mine also moved into the villa.

Now it is a boarding school for secondary school students (Houthalen Boarding School).