Truly unique home in the former “Grand Bazar Royal” building that was commissioned by King Willem II around 1843 as one of the first buildings ever to be built in the Willems Park area. In 1879, the Grand Bazar Royal was given a new spectacular façade that was designed in a truly eclectic style with eye-catching statues of women at street level that serve as pillars, holding up the top half of the façade. Today, the ground floor of this listed building is the “Sound and Vision The Hague” media museum, and above it there are two very luxurious apartments that are accessed via a lift.
This is an absolutely prime location in the prestigious Willems Park area, just around the corner from the distinctive Plein 1813 and within walking distance of the Palace Gardens, the lively Anna Paulownaplein and a wide range of high-class bistros, fashion stores and beauty salons. This location is well-known for its historic buildings, listed properties and for being so handy to get to the city centre and the A12 highway.
The stunning top floor apartment (on the 2nd floor) has a total living space of approx. 138 m², an exceptional ceiling height of approx. 4.46 (!) at the highest point, and two, sunny, south west-facing back balconies. The apartment received a complete internal renovation in 2018.
Communal entrance for just the two apartments with a classic staircase and lift up to the 2nd floor where there is the entrance to the apartment. The hall has a meter cupboard and a separate cloakroom fitted with a wall-hung WC and hand basin. From the hall, there are black steel double doors into the spectacular living room that is approx. 70 m² and approx. 7 metres wide in places, with a herringbone-patterned parquet floor, a gas fire with remote control lighter, and a fabulous ceiling height of approx. 4.46 metres at its highest point with the charming, intricate construction of the roof beams fully exposed. The rear balcony is south west-facing and the office, which is approx. 2.69x2.33, has been broken through and fitted with steel doors and beautiful windows on both sides, creating lots of natural light, streaming into the room. The luxurious open-plan kitchen is fitted with a solid stone marble-look worktop with a cooking island, a Bora induction hob with integrated extractor unit, a Quooker and Siemens appliances, including: fridge/freezer, microwave oven, oven and dishwasher. The sleeping area is accessed via two symmetrically positioned black steel doors that first lead into a technical room housing the central heating combi-boiler, the mechanical vent unit and space for a washing machine and dryer. The main bedroom is approx. 5.17x4.10 and is to the rear of the property, with a herringbone-patterned parquet floor, French doors out to the back balcony, integrated lighting, a custom made headboard and en suite bathroom that is approx. 7 m² and fitted with beautiful tiling, underfloor heating, a designer bathroom unit, concealed plumbing, a wall-hung WC, a bath and a walk-in shower with a niche and sliding glass doors. To the front there is a further big bedroom, approx. 4.25x3.00, with the same herringbone-patterned parquet floor and en suite bathroom that is approx. 3 m² and fitted with beautiful tiling, a walk-in shower with a niche, a heated towel rail and a bathroom sink unit. There is also a shared storage room on the first floor.
- ’s-Gravenhage section O number 8666 A-3
- Built in 1843
- Government protected cityscape
- Listed building
- Energy label: A
- 146/512th share in an active Owners Association
- Intergas central heating combi-boiler from 2017
- Old property, non-resident and materials clauses apply in the sales documentation
- Project notary in force
- Handover date can be arranged quickly, if required
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