Wednesday, April 16

Architect Olthuis


I had to stop and park my car to make a picture when I saw this building fro the first time today. It is located Laan van Meerdervoort 215, and for a second I was transposed in Gaudi's world in Barcelona (Spain)! It is for me one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture in The Hague. This house is one of the 13 houses built on that location by J. Olthuis (1851-1921) in 1900-01, and is typical of the French-Belgian Art Nouveau style. All the 13 houses are not in the same style.

This house of 375m2 was for sale last year for an approximate €0,9m.

4 comments:

James Clark said...

Great photo. Even before I read the post Gaudi was the first thing that sprung to mind for me as well. Too bad they don't make them like that anymore.

Ineke said...

Not that i have it laying around or anything, but i think under a million is not even that much for such a house.

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

What a fine building that is.

A property of that size and shape would sell for at least 3 million in Boston (double that if it happens to be located in Beacon Hill or the Back Bay).

Lezard said...

I guess the price was not so high as it is located on a very busy street, I do not think there was a very big garden, and the neighborhood is not the nicest one... On top of that, it has not been listed yet on the monument listing.