SEMI-DETACHED CITY VILLA IN FAÇADE ARCHITECTURE WITH SPACIOUS SIDE GARDEN.
This monumental family home from 1875 has approximately 302 m2 of floor surface area and a - for city standards - uniquely large side garden with a recently restored fence on the front side. The house is a gem because of its façade architecture with its rich architectural design and beautifully preserved details, both inside and on the outside. The house has a full multifunctional basement floor with its own entrance at the rear. Therefore, it also perfectly suitable for a home office/(general) practice or for a separate residential unit for your family or au pair. The villa is located on the Plantsoen, a nineteenth-century, monumental city park. In Leiden, this part of the city is considered one of the most attractive places to live and work. The historic centre and the city's many university buildings are in the immediate vicinity. Various schools, sports facilities and shops are within walking/cycling distance. Reputable international schools are located in Oegstgeest, Wassenaar and Voorschoten, all within 15 to 20 minutes by car. In Leiden itself, an international primary school will open its doors in September 2022. The university medical centre (LUMC) is located nearby. Thanks to its location and the nearby arterial roads, you can be in the centre of The Hague or Amsterdam within half an hour. Or you can enjoy a refreshing walk on the beaches of Noordwijk or Wassenaar. Public transport, with 2 NS (Dutch Railways) stations at five minutes' distance will take you straight to Schiphol Airport or other places in no time at all. Connections to the A4 and A44 motorways are excellent. In other words, it's an ideal location for expats! LOCATED IN A PRIME LOCATION BY THE PARK, CLOSE TO THE CITY CENTRE. What immediately catches the eye are the beautiful details from this architectural period: profiled gutter frames, brick cornice gables, a plastered corner bay with dummy joints, balcony consoles, consoles in ledges, a chequered pilaster strip in the middle of the gable, sash windows and arched lintels, flat arches above the windows. The villa is a textbook example of façade architecture: the front façade has a rich architectural design, while the rear façade is soberly designed. Here, the memory of the destruction of the city walls in the 19th century is kept alive. A hardstone staircase leads to the covered porch on the front side of the house. You then enter the house through the imposing double doors with skylight and then enter the spacious open porch with adjoining hall. This is where the beautiful staircase and the guest toilet are located. From the hall, you have access to the former en-suite room, the kitchen and the toilet with natural light that pours through the stained-glass window. Both the porch and the hall have a stunning original marble floor. The former en-suite room truly has that wow factor. The living room has a good width in terms of size and has high ceilings with recently restored, authentic ornamental details. Large windows provide plenty of light and a great view over the park. A hardwood parquet floor has been laid on the floor. Staying here offers a sense of freedom, wealth and calm in the middle of the city. The kitchen annex conservatory is wonderfully sunny. Here, you can thoroughly enjoy what this location has to offer: unobstructed view from the front over the Plantsoen, unobstructed view from the rear and view over the lovely garden. French doors give access to the balcony with a stairway to the garden. The kitchen and conservatory together offer enough space to create a very fine lifestyle kitchen. CHARACTERISTIC DETAILS ARE VISIBLE EVERYWHERE. The imposing staircase leads to the landing. The large window with stained glass provides plenty of wonderful natural light. You will also find fine high ceilings on this floor. The master bedroom, two bedrooms, the bathroom and the separate toilet can be reached from the landing. The master bedroom is wonderfully spacious. And the original ceiling with original ornamental details is gorgeous. This bedroom has a large set of windows with breath-taking views: everyone would like to start their mornings here! This bedroom has a corridor with washbasin to the bedroom at the rear. The two other bedrooms are also excellent in terms of size. In addition, the side room has an unobstructed view of the front and rear sides and a private balcony. The immaculate bathroom also has its own balcony. An ornamental ceiling is also found here. The natural light is wonderful. The balcony has wrought iron railings and rests on ornate artificial stone consoles. A staircase takes you to the second floor. Here you will find the 4th bedroom and a large open space. The 4th bedroom has a washbasin and a closet (which contains a boiler). The large open space has 3 Velux skylights with panoramic views over Leiden. This space can be rearranged as you see fit; there is plenty of room to create, for example, two or three more spacious bedrooms and a bathroom. A UNIQUE VILLA WITH FANTASTIC DIMENSIONS. Via the built-in staircase in the hall, you reach the hallway in the basement; a fully functioning residential floor. An outside door is located on the 4th Binnenvestgracht. This floor can therefore be used independently and is perfectly suited for use as a home office/(general) practice or even as a dual residence. It is also an excellent place to create a fitness, yoga or wellness space. From the hallway, you reach the three rooms which have plenty of daylight, a toilet and a storage room. The original granite floor has been preserved in the room at the front. In the large room at the rear, the original (kitchen) cabinets are still in excellent condition. This is also where you will find the washing machine connection and a utility sink. At the rear, in the smaller room, there are several closets and the central heating boiler. The more than spacious private garden (for city standards) is a real treat! Beautiful plants and almost year-round colourful flowers create a wonderful outdoor feeling. The garden is separated from the road at the front by a splendid, monumental fence. What else can you expect? - Alarm system. - Recently renewed flat roof. - Exterior paintwork done in 2021. - Exterior façade of the basement at the front was impregnated in 2021 (the stone cladding has been removed for this and replaced). - Remeha HR combi boiler. - Architectural inspection and quick scan asbestos available on request. - The house is in excellent condition but requires some maintenance where the finishes are concerned. - Municipal monument. - Non self-occupying and age clause does apply. - Project notary: BMS Netwerk Notarissen In short: A rare opportunity to purchase a great family home in a prime location.