The unique villa at Koningslaan 54 is in many respects a fascinating example of architecture in a location that's hard to match. Like a twentieth-century castle, the impressive residence is an imposing sight at the edge of the Vondelpark, next to the Diaconessenbrug crossing the small Vondelparkvijver. This great city villa offers every opportunity for stylishly combining a wonderful family life with a home-based medical or service-oriented profession.
The 'Willemsparkbuurt' is just as understated and fashionable as it was in its heyday. Particularly in the relatively small enclave north of Koninginneweg, daily life is characterised by a tranquillity that's unusual for the city. And yet, everything required for a satisfying urban life is just a short distance away. The immediate vicinity, along Amstelveenseweg and around Cornelis Schuytstraat, is home to a host of pleasant cafés, and you can treat yourself to a different culinary experience every evening in one of the area's hip or famous restaurants. Amsterdam's cultural centre, the Museumplein and the Concertgebouw are just five minutes away by bicycle. It is an enormous privilege to be able to live in this wonderful district. The villa, which was completed in 1912 to a design by Staal, adds an extra dimension to this.
English stately home
The 378 m2 plot borders directly on the water in Vondelpark. The terrace at the rear of the villa is accessible through French doors from the garden room and from the first floor by a private staircase, and features a quay wall with two wooden terraces and jetties. The garden is enclosed by an elegant wrought iron fence on the Emmalaan side, while the natural stone terrace with plane trees offers an engaging view of the Diaconessenbrug and Vondelpark on the other side of the water.
From all sides, the villa appears solid, perhaps even a little stern, but above all, 'Berlagian'. The brick building with stairs, bay windows, balconies, stained glass windows, staggered façades, and sturdy chimneys gives every impression of being a safe haven for a large family. A modest porch opens into the central hall, which is both a true work of art and a spectacular homecoming. The huge sandstone hearth with its tiled fireplace, beautiful wooden paneling and stairwell, marble pillars beneath an arched gallery, the stained glass windows and skylight, and the richly ornamented coffered ceiling - it's as if you've strayed into a classic English stately home.
Great location, right on Vondelpark. The living environment is ideal here, thanks to the district's pleasant blend of residential, working, shopping and hospitality uses. This is immediately noticeable in the atmosphere in this popular, fashionable part of the city. The neighbourhood is quiet and child-friendly. While all facilities are within walking and cycling distance, the use of a car or public transport is also a breeze. There are bus and tram connections to every part of the city.
Built on freehold land Suitable for residential and commercial purposes Residential function in accordance with Willemspark Van Eeghenstraat 2019 zoning plan Use in accordance with BAG-Viewer: office function Metrage conform NEN 2580: VVO 526,61 m2, BVO 680,92 m2 Surrounded by beautiful garden Situated right on Vondelpark National monument Fixed notary: Buma Algera Notariaat