Minervalaan 103 is a transparent, luminous, and modern villa. A property with a solid foundation that seeks the challenge of being modernized into one of the most exquisite residences on the avenue.
Situated on the largest plot of this street, the villa enjoys a central and open location. Parking space is available on the property, and the garden offers the possibility of multifunctional use. The living level of the three-story, 447-square-meter building is beautifully elevated above ground level.
With nearly all-glass walls on three sides and plenty of space, this level can be transformed into a stunning living floor. The upper sleeping level is suitable for a total of 4 to 5 bedrooms, 3 to 4 bathrooms, a dressing room, and a laundry room.
In the basement, there is a guest residence, additional storage space, and room for utility installations. The floor plan also allows for the creation of an internal elevator, and there is a new garage on the property.
As it is not a monument and not part of a protected cityscape, there are no restrictions from these regulations. The Glass House Villa has the potential to become one of the most beautiful villas in Minervalaan.
Minervalaan is a beautiful, wide, and tranquil avenue, the axis of the South, and this property is located in the section between Apollolaan and Minervaplein. To the north, the avenue connects to the Hilton Hotel and Cornelis Schuytstraat leading to Vondelpark. To the south, the avenue runs all the way to the Zuidas. Within walking distance are Beethovenstraat and Olympiaplein, where the owners buy their bread from the French bakery and cheese from Tromp. Beethovenstraat also provides them with Hergo, the butcher, while Zikking, the butcher on Marathonweg, is their secret address.
• Approximately 447 m² of living space
• Approximately 108 m² of terrace surrounding the house
• Approximately 130 m² of garden surrounding the property
• Three stories
• Located on leasehold land owned by the Municipality of Amsterdam. Current period: December 28, 2021, to August 15, 2030. Annual ground rent according to AB 2016 is €19,039.40.
• Transition to perpetual leasehold with AB 2016 has already been completed, and future ground rent payments have been chosen
• In anticipation of rising inflation, the owner applied in 2022 to convert to perpetual leasehold. Details can be obtained through our office.
• Energy label E
• Concrete foundation from 1957
The Glass House Villa
Dit woonhuis aan de Minervalaan is wellicht een van de meest opmerkelijke in de buurt, met bovendien het grootste perceel in de straat. Na vele jaren door deze straat te hebben gefietst en telkens weer verwonderd te zijn over wat er zich achter deze gevel schuilhoudt, krijgen we nu de kans om dit unieke ontwerp te koop aan te bieden.
Dit huis werd eind jaren ’50 ontworpen en gebouwd, en het had destijds al een zeer moderne uitstraling. Het betonnen casco dat nu aanwezig is, vormt een uitstekende basis om hier een duurzame en eigentijdse gezinswoning van te maken. Met de ruime tuin rondom het huis biedt deze woning de gelegenheid om weer het meest prachtige huis van de straat en de buurt te worden.
Wij hebben het volste vertrouwen dat de nieuwe eigenaar hier de komende jaren met veel plezier zal wonen en dit huis tot zijn recht zal laten komen.
The Glass House Villa
Perhaps, this is one of the most remarkable residences on Minervalaan, boasting the largest plot on the street. After years of cycling through this street and being consistently amazed by what hides behind this façade, we now have the opportunity to present this exceptional design to you.
The house was designed and built in the mid-1950s with a remarkably modern approach for its time. As a result, the current concrete shell provides an excellent foundation for transforming this property into a sustainable and contemporary family home. Coupled with the spacious garden surrounding the house, this is a unique chance to restore it to its former glory, making it once again the most beautiful home on the street and in the neighborhood.
We anticipate that the new owner will find immense joy in residing here for the years to come.
The residential house, designed by architect Martinus Kamerling in 1957, is an excellent example of the New Building concept. This design made use of a lot of glass and concrete, and originally, the house was clad with light blue tiles as wall finishing. However, it was later decided to insulate the facade and provide it with plasterwork. Despite being over 65 years old, the house still maintains a modern and contemporary look.
Architect Martinus Kamerling was a member of the architects’ association De Acht and Opbouw, which was involved in the working group for the Noordoostpolder. Within this group, plans were made for the new village of Nagele, which mainly consists of similar buildings with flat roofs and lots of glass. It is likely that these experiences inspired Kamerling to design the house on Minervalaan.
In 1969, the original design underwent a modification. An extension of the first floor was added, fully enclosing it, and aligning the facade with that of the ground floor. This adjustment has remained unchanged to this day.
The last modification took place in 1989 when the garage was replaced with living space, and a glass facade was installed in place of the garage door. This created an independent apartment in the existing basement.
Original design and recent usage
Over the years, this residence has undergone significant interior renovations, resulting in the creation of spacious, expansive rooms and living spaces. To provide an impression of how this home can be transformed into a contemporary modern residence, we have designed a new layout, as illustrated in the alternative floor plan.
Living and cooking
Upon entry, there is a vestibule with a wardrobe and a toilet, followed by a spacious central hall with an open staircase and a passenger elevator. The L-shaped living room is oriented towards both the garden and the street. There is a direct connection to the kitchen at the rear, with access to the terrace and the garden. Adjacent to the kitchen, there is a pantry or utility room. At the front of the ground floor, there is a study, and at the rear garden side, there is a playroom or media room. A laundry room can be situated between these two spaces.
Sleeping and bathing
On the first floor, accessible by stairs or the indoor elevator, there is a spacious landing with a separate toilet and built-in closet. The master bedroom is situated at the rear of the house and features ample glass elements overlooking the garden, as well as access to a terrace with a spiral staircase leading to the roof. The master bedroom is generously sized and includes a dressing room and a private bathroom that can be equipped with a bathtub, spacious walk-in shower, and double vanity unit. Additionally, a separate enclosed toilet can be created within this bathroom. This floor still offers space for four more spacious bedrooms and three additional bathrooms.
In the basement, there is a fully self-contained guest accommodation consisting of a living room with an open kitchen and a bedroom with an adjoining bathroom. Thanks to its private entrance, this space is suitable for various uses, such as accommodating a nanny, and it is also connected to the main house via the stairs and elevator. Furthermore, the basement includes a wine cellar, a technical room, and a laundry/ironing room.
The Minervalaan is a beautiful, wide, and tranquil avenue, considered the axis of the Zuid (South) neighborhood. This property is located in the section between the Apollolaan and Minervaplein. To the north, the avenue connects to the Hilton Hotel and the Cornelis Schuytstraat leading to the Vondelpark. To the south, it extends to the Zuidas district. Within walking distance, you’ll find the Beethovenstraat and Olympiaplein, where the owners purchase their bread from the French bakery and cheese from Tromp. The Beethovenstraat also provides access to Hergo, their trusted butcher, while Zikking, located on the Marathonweg, is their secret butcher’s shop.
In addition to these amenities, the property’s location is extremely central and easily accessible. The Amsterdam Ring Road (A10) can be reached via several routes, and tram line 24 is just a one-minute walk away. Zuid/WTC station is within walking distance or a minute’s bike ride. Metro and train connections, including those to Schiphol Airport, are excellent. It takes only 10 minutes by train to reach Schiphol Airport.
Parking is possible on the property itself. Additionally, on-street parking is available through a permit system (permit area Zuid 5).
With a parking permit for Zuid 5, you can park within Zuid 5.
A resident’s parking permit costs €142.20 every 6 months.
There is currently no waiting list for permits in this area. A second parking permit costs €355.51 every 6 months. (Source: Municipality of Amsterdam, September 2023).