This recently renovated apartment is situated in the great neighbourhood only a few steps from the old harbour. The beautiful house has been built at the beginning of the last century, however, its bleak conditions really required complex renovation as it did not fit the current requirements of living standards. Instead of open and light space, you desire to enjoy, original disposition offered only not a coherent labyrinth of small and dark rooms…
The new design changed everything. Thanks to the roof extension, the total floor area of the house almost doubled. The first floor became an open space with a lot of playful corners, which does not compromise access to daylight. The entrance, toilet, wardrobe and small working room remain very close but sensibly hidden in the element along the neighbour’s wall. The open plan space has a very unique shape of the letter Z and offers to use the space in different ways based on the occasion and the owner’s preference. After entering the house, you come directly to the area in front of the new fireplace that divides the open space into the east and west part. On the East side of open space is situated the living room. On the west side, a dining room invites you to enjoy every dinner accompanied with a beautiful sunset view visible from the balcony. The spacious kitchen is comfortably connected with the dining room. The kitchen island provides enough space and gently divides the area intended for cooking. On the other side from the kitchen, you also find a working space that might serve as a small home office. The second floor consists of a spacious master bedroom with a luxurious walk-in closet, a bathroom with bathtub and two other bedrooms.
The Geuzenkwartier consists of a triangle between the Van Boetzelaerlaan, the Westduinweg and the Kranenburgweg. This neighborhood consists mainly of small houses from around 1910-1915, characterized by the diagonal street pattern with large, square-like intersections, and the frequent appearance of Art Nouveau architecture. The Staten- and Geuzenkwartier is part of the Scheveningen district.
To the north of Willem de Zwijgerlaan, the buildings are generally lower than to the south of this avenue or in the Statenkwartier, namely only two floors. We often see an extra floor towards the corners of streets. The Geuzenkwartier, which was built in a few years from 1909, is simpler and less open in design compared to the Statenkwartier. In Sonoystraat we come across a relatively early example of porch houses. Here too there is a clear transition architecture with a rest of the neo-styles next to new forms. The Geuzenkwartier has several variants of stacked construction, which are interesting in the development of residential construction in The Hague.
The port of Scheveningen
The Museon with the adjacent omniverse
The Kurhaus on the boulevard in Scheveningen
The Afas Circus Theater
Brasserie Meys on the Frederik Hendriklaan
And the World Forum
Maps by Balthazar Florisz, which were produced between 1611 and 1615, show that some connecting paths between The Hague and the village of Scheveningen already existed at the present Scheveningseweg (map 2.1.). Approximately parallel to the coast, between the old and the young dunes, there was a beach plain with a stream, approximately at the current Segbroeklaan and Stadhoudersplein.
This situation remained largely unchanged in the centuries that followed. The paths to Scheveningen were replaced by a single dead straight ‘Zeestraet’. The Zorgvliet estate was created between the beach plains and the Scheveningseweg.
The urbanization of the area between Scheveningen and The Hague started in the second half of the 19th century. Scheveningen becomes more than just a fishing village and expands in an easterly direction, including the Duinstraat. A number of villas are being built along the Scheveningseweg on the south side. A refreshment channel is dug through the dunes from the Conradkade to the sea and a rail connection to Scheveningen is laid.
In addition, a road will be constructed along the east side of the canal, which will be connected to Scheveningen at the current Westduinweg.
The Geuzenkwartier consists of a triangle between the Van Boetzelaerlaan, the Westduinweg and the Kranenburgweg. This neighborhood mainly consists of small houses from around 1910-1915 and also covers the Verversingskanaal (official Drain Canal), built in 1888.
In the ‘Geuzenkwartier’ most streets are named after fighters from the Eighty Years’ War, including many Geuzen, such as Lumey, Boisot and Sonoy.
Jan van Hout (Leiden, December 14, 1542 – there, December 12, 1609) was city secretary of Leiden, secretary of the university, Dutch-speaking poet and innovator.
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