The Hague
Snelliusstraat 80

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The Architect's philosophy

“ I could count twenty such …
Who strive …
To paint a little thing like that you smeared
Carelessly passing with your robes afloat–
Yet do much less … –so much less! “

Robert Browning

A home that feels like a summer breeze, airy and soft, cooling and pleasant.
A home where the walls don’t feel like obstacles,
where affection goes hand in hand with spaciousness.
We have tried to create a home that puts a smile on everyone’s face.
As always, energy efficiency, sustainable materials, the highest quality finish are the pillars and the foundation of our pursuit.

“ Though they come back and cannot tell the world.
… Somebody remarks “

Hier mogen we met recht en trots spreken, “ welkom , gerealiseerd door ons “ .



Willebrord Snellius (born Willebrord Snel van Royen) 13 June 1580 – 30 October 1626 was a Dutch astronomer and mathematician, known in the English-speaking world as Snell. In the west, especially the English speaking countries, his name is attached to the law of refraction of light (Snell’s law).

The Snelliusstraat is located in the Duinoord district, which shows a very varied street scene due to its varied street pattern and (public) spaces. The curvilinear street course is characteristic of the neighborhood and provides surprising sightlines.
The Groot Hertoginnelaan illustrates this the strongest. Striking about half of the avenue is the open building structure where the neighborhood borders on Zorgvliet.
Here the whole of buildings, street profile, park and water form a beautiful and smooth transition to the residential area.
Stylistically, the buildings of Duinoord form a homogeneous image, determined by the late 19th century dominant neo-Renaissance style.

Characteristic are high storeys and facades in clean masonry with numerous ornaments in natural stone or plaster.
The use of wooden bay windows and varying gable ends contribute greatly to the painterly effect of this architecture.
The variety in use of materials and ornamental ring and the successful urban silhouettes give this district a particularly strong cohesion in structure and building image.

Finally, part of the Duinoord district has been designated a National Protected Cityscape, including Snelliusstraat.

Points of interest

1. The shopping street Reinkenstraat, with many catering, craft and specialty shops
2. Café Madeleine, where you can enjoy a nice breakfast or lunch
3. Cafe Franklin
4. Sunny Court, the astonishingly large hidden urban garden, accessible from the Lvm
5. Da Braccini, voted the best Italian restaurant in the Netherlands


In 1891 the Hague banker Dr. D. P. Scheurleer submitted a plan to the municipality, which was adopted in 1892 in an amended form by the ”N.V. The Hague Building Land Company Duinoord”. This company had made large land purchases southwest of the Zeeheldenkwartier for this purpose. The residential area to be built on these sandy soils was mainly intended for the wealthy. The original plan was drawn up by the director of the Public Works Department, I.A. Lindo, which has been modified, among other things, from a traffic engineering point of view, so that better connection options with existing (and new to be built) districts were realised. The construction was completed between 1892 and about 1902. The southwestern boundary of the district was determined by the Afvoerkanaal and the route of the steam tram to Scheveningen. This tram track ran on the Reinkenstraat – Carnegielaan route behind the houses of the Obrechtstraat.
The Society “Duinoord”, wishing to prevent speculative construction such as in the Zeeheldenkwartier, organized a competition in 1892 for facade designs, to which architects and builders could submit. The result is various detailed facades.




Description & Features

Snelliusstraat 80 – SUSTAINably RENOVATED

A unique project in beautiful Duinoord.
The sustainably insulated shell and HR++ glass make the house very energy efficient.

Entrance at street level, entering the vestibule which provides access to the hall. This has a beautiful tile floor and playful, but harmonious colors on the wall.
At the front the living room, which has a wooden floor, original ornamental ceilings which have been restored by our team and a beautiful sliding separation in the middle.

The house has large windows on both the front and rear, through which the light finds its way from the front to the back.
The living room has an electric fireplace.
Through the sliding separation with stained glass you will find the dining room and kitchen with a cooking island equipped with the following Siemens equipment; dishwasher, combi microwave, oven, fridge-freezer and an induction hob with integrated extractor.
The tiled floor in the hallway is also featured in the kitchen. In addition to a lot of storage and closets, the kitchen also has a nice seat in the corner and the island has an exclusive item, namely a build-in display cabinet.
The entire house has new wooden frames with Jargo insulating glass (HR ++). This is insulating glass with optimal sun- and sound-resistant properties, which clearly contributes to a reduction in energy costs due to the excellent insulation values.
Located next to the back room is a semi open office/study space, which with a glass wall can provide the necessary silence if desired.
This object has a colorful character with a palette of subtle pastel colors against the dynamics of the anthracite separation, the mixed tile floor and the warm ”tan” shade in the hallway.

At the rear, from the patio doors, is a lovely south-east-facing garden, which offers a lot of peace (and greenery) in an urban environment.
The garden has been deliberately kept green for a large part with new turf and a beech hedge as a separation from the neighbors on the left.
A terrace has been created with tiles, which offers space for a sitting area. The anthracite color returns in the rear facade, with three outdoor lamps for a pleasant mood light in the evening.

On the ground floor is a good-sized bedroom, the first bathroom which has underfloor heating, a walk-in shower, vanity unit with 2 Solid Surface washbasins and two illuminated mirrors. There is also a design radiator for a warm towel, all wall taps and built-in shower set are made of brushed brass.
Finally, under the stairs is the separate toilet of the ground floor.

On the first and second floor there are the same sized bedrooms as the master bedroom on the ground floor, finally on the third floor there is the technical room, where the washing machine connection and the new HR boiler are located. The second bathroom is also located on this floor, which is equipped with a free-standing Solid Surface bath, a vanity unit with two Solid Surface washbasins and mirrors and a toilet. This bathroom also has electric underfloor heating.

– Insulated shell
– Crawl space insulated with EPS flakes
– Electricity installation completely renewed and increased capacity added
– Completely new wooden frames with HR ++ glass
– All piping has been renewed
– The roof has been completely renewed
– New luxury kitchen with all desired built-in appliances from Siemens
– New floors
– New economical HR combi boiler in combination with a completely new central heating system

The house will be delivered with the Cattenburg Standard
” A home that is ready for the future”

on request
Property type
Ground floor with intermediate construction
Year of construction
approx. 141 m²
Outdoor space
51 m² garden South East

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