VAN BREE No. 150 – A spacious ground-floor residence spanning nearly 230 m², spread across three levels. This stunning home underwent a complete renovation and redesign in 2021 under the expert guidance of Büro Kif Design Studio. The property has also been featured in an edition of Stijlvol Wonen magazine. The main floor features a beautiful en-suite living room with a kitchen at the rear. On the upper level, you will find an impressive four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with one of the bedrooms offering access to a rooftop terrace. The lower level boasts a separate bedroom with its own bathroom, complete with a shower, sink, toilet, and bidet. Additionally, this floor includes a media/office room with access to the 30 m² garden. The meticulous renovation and thoughtfully designed spaces make this ground-floor residence a truly remarkable find.
This ground-floor residence offers a private entrance featuring a charming vestibule and an antique glass door adorned with decorative lilies. The hallway includes a spacious toilet with a small sink and a cloakroom tucked beneath the staircase. The living room en-suite showcases a seating area, original ceilings, and a fireplace with an open hearth. Through elegant sliding glass doors, you enter the dining room with its original ceiling, seamlessly connecting to the luxurious open kitchen equipped with high-quality built-in appliances. The garden room, accessible via sliding doors and a steel staircase, was created during the foundation renovation. The lower level encompasses an open space currently used as a play area, a guest room with its own bathroom, and a technical room housing the central heating system and connections for a washing machine and dryer. The first floor features a master bedroom with access to a spacious terrace, a large bedroom with a front balcony, and two side rooms currently used as studies. A centrally accessible bathroom serves the floor, while the master bedroom enjoys a private en-suite bathroom. The garden, accessible through French doors from the garden room or via the garden staircase from the kitchen, boasts a tiled surface with lush green borders.
Two hundred years ago, where the Museumplein now stands, there were farms. In the early 20th century, the construction of the Museumkwartier began to create more residential space. The influence of architect Cuypers is recognizable in both the initial dwellings and the neo-Gothic design of the Rijksmuseum. This period is beautifully portrayed in Thomas Rosenboom's novel Publieke Werken. Together with the neo-Renaissance-style Concertgebouw, these buildings shape the character of the neighborhood. The arrival of the Van Gogh Museum also brought the contemporary architecture of Gerrit Rietveld to the Museumplein. The neighborhood's offering of restaurants, cafes, and shops is as eclectic as its architectural styles, perfectly complementing the area's international allure. Haute couture enthusiasts and buyers can indulge in the P.C. Hooftstraat, home to renowned fashion houses such as Burberry, Ba&sh, and Isabel Marant Étoile.One of the advantages of this neighborhood is that the city center, De Pijp, and Amsterdam Zuid - including the Vondelpark - are all within walking distance.
• Approximate living area: 228 m²
• North-facing garden of approximately 30 m²
• Situated on freehold land
• Energy label: B
• Renovated and furnished by Büro Kif Design Studio in 2021
• Foundation renewed in 2003
• Renovation year: 2015
• Protected cityscape (Rijksbeschermd stadsgezicht)
Van Bree No 150
A home with character and history, entirely transformed by the current owner into the present time, while preserving the distinctive features inherent to a property on Van Breestraat. After assisting them with the purchase of this ground-floor residence, we have been entrusted once again to sell this exquisite home on their behalf. Following the acquisition, they devoted considerable attention to the finishing touches and details of every space. The bathrooms have been renovated, a new kitchen has been installed, and great care has been taken regarding color schemes and wall finishes. All of this was carried out under the guidance of Büro Kif Design Studio. The impressive outcome has also been featured in the May 2022 edition of Stijlvol Wonen magazine.
In summary, this ground-floor residence exudes exceptional taste and will capture the imagination during a viewing.
Ronald van de Bijl – Makelaar Broersma Wonen
Nestled in the heart of desirable Amsterdam Zuid, a timeless residence awaits at Van Breestraat 150. This exquisite home, enveloped in the charming Neo-Renaissance style, exudes an unmistakable sense of elegance and refinement.
Neo-Renaissance, the most beloved architectural style of the 19th century, is a period that reinterpreted the Dutch Renaissance of the 16th century. Characterized by horizontal layers of natural stone embedded between the brickwork and the stepped gables, the distinguishing features of Neo-Renaissance are almost indistinguishable from those of the original Renaissance era.
On the bel-etage (first floor), you enter through a private entrance and step into a vestibule adorned with an antique glass door depicting a scene of lilies. The hallway boasts a spacious guest toilet with a small sink and a cloakroom tucked under the staircase. The living room, divided into a front sitting area, retains its original ceilings and a fireplace with a mantelpiece. The en-suite area features beautiful glass sliding doors that lead to the dining room at the rear. This dining room also boasts its original ceiling. The luxurious open kitchen seamlessly connects to the dining area and is equipped with various high-end built-in appliances, such as a steam oven and a Quooker (boiling water tap). Sliding doors and a steel staircase from the dining room provide access to the garden room. This room is an extension created during the foundation reinforcement and cellar expansion project. The staircase creates an open connection with the underlying basement level.
The garden can be accessed through French doors from the garden room or via the garden staircase from the kitchen. It features a beautiful wooden fence with slender planks and built-in lighting. The garden itself is entirely paved, with borders adorned with various green trees and shrubs. Despite its northern orientation, certain areas of the garden receive sunlight during specific parts of the day in the summer.
The souterrain level features an open room adjacent to the garden room, currently used as a children’s play area but also suitable as a home office. Towards the front, there is a guest bedroom with its own bathroom, complete with a shower, toilet, bidet, and washbasin. Additionally, there is a utility room housing the central heating system, boiler, and connections for a washer and dryer. An adjoining storage room is also available for added convenience.
Two hundred years ago, where the Museumplein now stands, there were still farms. In order to create more residential space, the construction of the Museumkwartier began here at the beginning of the last century. With the establishment of the Van Gogh Museum, the contemporary architecture of Gerrit Rietveld also found its place on the Museumplein. The range of restaurants, cafes, and shops in the area is as eclectic as the architectural styles and perfectly complements the international allure of the neighborhood. Haute couture enthusiasts and shoppers can indulge themselves in P.C. Hooftstraat, where fashion houses like Burberry, Ba&sh, and Isabel Marant Étoile can be found. The great advantage of this neighborhood is that the city center, De Pijp, and Amsterdam Zuid with its famous Vondelpark are all within walking distance.
The ground-floor residence benefits from its convenient location in relation to the A2 and A4 highways, accessible via the Ring A10 using exits 108 and 109. It is also surrounded by several tram stops on Willemsparkweg and Van Baerlestraat. Additionally, it is close to bus stops that provide access to destinations such as Schiphol Airport and Amstelveen. The location is particularly central, with easy access to the vibrant city center, culturally rich Oud-Zuid, Beethovenstraat, and the beautiful Vondelpark.
Parking is possible through a permit system on the public road (permit area Centrum Zuid 8.1). With a parking permit for Zuid 8.1, you are allowed to park in Zuid-1, Zuid-2, and Zuid-8. A resident parking permit costs €177.08 for a 6-month period. Currently, there is a waiting period of 4 months for permits in this area. It is not possible to obtain a second parking permit in this area (Source: Municipality of Amsterdam, June 2023).