This remarkably pleasant residence defies convention with its unconventional layout. The living spaces are on the ground floor while the sleeping quarters are situated at the garden level. The house is unusually spacious and generously proportioned, creating exceptionally large rooms with a total area of almost 290 sqm. The layout encompasses six rooms in total, including three bathrooms. The luxury is reflected in the exquisite finishing, beautiful kitchen, and bathrooms, all without compromising the original architectural features. This apartment is part of a characteristic building constructed in the Amsterdam School architectural style. In addition to a delightful garden, the house features a rooftop terrace.
This stunning home enjoys an excellent location in Amsterdam Zuid, along the wide De Lairessestraat. The Concertgebouw is easily accessible by bicycle, and the renowned Cornelis Schuytstraat, with its numerous specialty shops, boutiques, and cozy terraces, is just a stone's throw away. In this neighborhood, you'll find renowned establishments such as brasserie (and butcher shop) De Schuyt, brasserie Joffers, restaurant Verhulst, florist Menno Kroon, Mulder bookstore, the Organic food for You supermarket, and Tom Ensink's greengrocer. Near the corner of Koniginneweg, you'll find Meijsen bakery, the specialized chocolate shop Arti Choc, and the wine store Bâtard. Many residents also have their favorite local shops, including Zikking butchery, Wessels greengrocer, and Minerva bookstore. On Saturdays, they can explore these specialty stores in the neighborhood.
Furthermore, there are several good (international) schools in the immediate vicinity. Due to its proximity to the Vondelpark, the variety of dining options, and the abundance of shops and specialty stores, De Lairessestraat is a highly attractive place to live in Oud Zuid. For relaxation, you can walk to the Vondelpark in just a few minutes, and every Saturday, there's the Zuidermarkt at the Zuidermarktplein, where you can enjoy delicious fresh organic products.
• Usable living space of approximately 289 sqm
• Roof terrace of approx. 20 sqm
• North facing garden of approx. 72 sqm
• Leasehold land from the Municipality of Amsterdam. Current lease period from March 10, 2021, to July 31, 2044, AB 1994. Annual canon payable is €3,088.01
• Application for the perpetual leasehold transfer with AB 2016 has been submitted in a timely manner, and the leasehold canon has been fixed beyond July 31, 2044
• Energy label: C
• Architect H.L. de Jong in Amsterdam School style
• VvE service costs €150 per month
• National monument
• Municipal protected cityscape
Homes with distinctive characters and unique qualities have always fueled my imagination. They give a house a unique identity. “The Gerard” is one such exceptional residence. Although the name of the house refers to the first name of the painter De Lairesse, his baroque style is nowhere to be found in the partially whimsical but also sleek design of the buildings constructed in the Amsterdam School architectural style in this part of the street. The house has two welcoming entrances, is remarkably spacious, and features a large central landing that provides access to all generously proportioned rooms around it. In my opinion, living here is particularly pleasant, given the elevated position of the living space compared to street level and the sunny south-facing aspect. The entire house has been thoroughly modernized and equipped with numerous luxury features and high-quality finishes.
The Lairessestraat has become more of a stately avenue than the bustling street it once was. The tramline is primarily used for morning and evening trips to the depot and doesn’t disrupt the peace. Buses here are electric, making this location easily accessible and conveniently located with respect to Valeriusplein and Vondelpark, adding to the grandeur of the neighborhood.
Kees Kemp | Real Estate Agent Broersma Residential
In the heart of Lairessestraat, nestled between Lassusstraat and Dufaystraat, stands an extraordinary architectural masterpiece dating back to 1919-1921. Originally comprised of 12 single-family homes and 6 duplex homes, this structure is the epitome of the Amsterdam School architectural style, conceived by the visionary architect H.L. de Jong at the behest of W.J. Baartscheer Jr. De Jong drew inspiration from the works of Berlage. The distinctive facade details, meticulously integrated both on the exterior and within, were integral to an emerging architectural movement. This five-part brick edifice boasts a complex layout. It consists of four interconnected residences in the central section (De Lairessestraat 154-160), flanked by two sets of four mirrored homes on either side (De Lairessestraat 146-152 and 162-168) and two corner pavilions (De Lairessestraat 140-142 and De Lairessestraat 170-172/Lassusstraat 9). The central portion and the adjoining intermediary sections are subtly set back, adorned with elegant staircases leading to entrance porticos. Here, the residences enjoy a greater distance from the road, enhancing the allure of the broad sidewalk. The taller corner pavilions boast striking bay windows on the corners.
This predominantly rectangular yet spacious structure comprises a basement, a ground floor, and part of the attic level, all beneath a mansard roof adorned with red roof tiles. The basement-level facade is executed in a darker brick that follows the curves of the design. The attic level is nestled beneath a projecting cornice, with natural stone buttresses framing the mullioned windows. The upper-level windows feature mullions. The entrance, with mullioned sidelights and a transom light, is set within a rectangular double portico, accessible from a crosswise sidewalk with decorative wrought-iron balustrades. Above the ground floor, there is a plastered string course. The basement window is adorned with decorative ironwork. The facade is further enhanced by the use of plastered ornaments.
Living and cooking
Upon entering the main floor, you step into a spacious foyer with a cloakroom. This generous hallway serves as the central hub of the home, providing access to all the rooms. The expansive living room with a cozy fireplace is located at the front of the house. Large windows and high ceilings flood the space with natural light, creating an inviting ambiance. The impressive ceiling height is accentuated by the particularly well-appointed kitchen, where the cabinets reach from floor to ceiling. The kitchen is a true showpiece with a countertop made of Onyx natural stone and comes equipped with a full range of Gaggenau appliances, including a large refrigerator and freezer, two dishwashers, two wine climate cabinets, a steam oven, and a conventional oven. To complete the culinary ensemble, there is also a Quooker, a warming drawer, an induction cooktop, and a gas stove. The Onyx countertop complements the brown/grey wooden finish of the kitchen beautifully.
From the kitchen, you have a view of the tranquil inner garden. In the side room at the rear, you’ll find a second sitting area with a gas fireplace, a home cinema, and a surround sound system. This living room can be closed off from the kitchen. This floor alone offers a spacious 127 square meters of living space.
Sleeping and bathing
The basement is a full-fledged floor with its own street-level entrance, making it practical and convenient, ideal for storing bicycles and for loading and unloading luggage at street level. The central hallway provides access to all the rooms. From the marble-floored hallway, French doors lead to the spacious and highly luxurious dressing room. This dressing room is en suite with the master bedroom and the bathroom. The master bedroom is situated at the peaceful rear of the house, offering views of the lush garden. On the other side of the dressing room is a generous en suite bathroom. This bathroom exudes luxury with its brown marble and features a bathtub, a steam shower, a walk-in shower, and a double sink. This space also includes underfloor heating and charming windows.
The second bedroom with its private bathroom has direct access to the garden. This room boasts a modern en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, double sink, and a bathtub. On this floor, you’ll also find a separate laundry room for the washer and dryer, along with ample storage space.
Via an internal staircase from the main floor hallway, you can access the second floor. Here, at the rear, is the third bedroom with its private bathroom and access to the rooftop terrace. The bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower, a sink, and a separate toilet. The staircase leads to the rooftop terrace at the back of the property. This terrace is a sunny spot throughout the day.
The outside spaces
The open kitchen with a dining area provides access to the veranda through French doors, leading to the spacious garden. The garden is beautifully landscaped and features a covered terrace of 13.5 square meters with a lounge set and heaters. Additionally, there is a 5 square meter storage space in the garden.
The garden is situated in the northwest and enjoys ample sunshine during most of the day throughout the summer months. Furthermore, the staircase provides access to the rooftop terrace at the rear of the property. The terrace is a sunny spot all day long.
This apartment boasts excellent accessibility by both public transportation and car. Tram line 2 provides a connection to Central Station and Nieuw Sloten from the tram stop at Valeriusplein. The Emmastraat bus stop offers various regional transportation options, including a direct route to Schiphol Airport. Buses departing from Haarlemmermeerstation connect to destinations such as Sloterdijk Station, Lelylaan Station, Zuid Station, and the Rivierenbuurt. The Ring A10 motorway, via exit S108 (Oud-Zuid), can be reached within 10 minutes. Due to its central location, the bicycle remains the preferred mode of transportation.
Parking is available through a permit system on public streets (permit area Zuid 8.1). With a parking permit for Zuid 8.1, you can park in Zuid 1, Zuid-2, and Zuid-8. A resident parking permit costs €177.08 every 6 months. Currently, there is an 8-month waiting period for permits in this area. It’s important to note that a second parking permit is not possible within this area (Source: Municipality of Amsterdam, October 2023).