's-Hertogenbosch, César Francklaan 5

  • Volume in cubic meters: 790 m3
  • Living area: 195 m2
  • Plot size: 1103 m2
  • Year of construction: 1969

Create your own dream home in the highly desirable neighbourhood Den Bosch Zuid, within walking distance of the city centre.

It’s rare for this kind of property to come onto the market in the most desirable villa quarter of Den Bosch. The plot at number 5 César Francklaan spans some 1,100 m2, with a large, extremely sunny south-facing garden with swimming pool. The existing bungalow has been lived in by the same owner, who recently passed away, for the past 50 years; it’s now time for a new generation to come and enjoy living in this fantastic spot.

Renovate the existing property
The fact that someone has lived in the same place for so long, speaks volumes about the exceptional location of this property. That said, the property itself hasn’t been updated for many years, and needs extensive renovation and remodelling. This would be a huge project that would especially appeal to those who appreciate the sober architectural style of the late 1960s and are seeking a light and spacious bungalow with lots of large windows and a fabulous view across the garden.
The current house is a T shape with all the rooms on the ground floor. Stepping through the front door you enter a spacious hall with an attractive marble floor. This leads to a corridor with coat closet and downstairs toilet, a study that would also serve as an extra bedroom, the kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom, the exceptionally large south-facing living room and the integral garage. The living room is triple aspect, including a large glass façade with view across the garden and swimming pool. The kitchen is separate but benefits from a serving hatch, so you don’t always have to walk around via the hall. The two ‘arms’ of the T shape comprise the integral garage with storage room at the front of the bungalow, with the three bedrooms and spacious bathroom situated at the peaceful rear of the property.
As real estate agents, we would describe the existing layout of the property as ‘inspiring’; in other words, there are countless options available to create a truly fantastic home here. For instance, you could open up the living room, kitchen and passage to the garden into one impressive open-plan living space. Most importantly, let yourself be guided by what you want from a home, and remember that with a late 1960s property there are a great many flexible renovation opportunities.

Seize the opportunity!
We can also imagine that the lucky new owner of this fabulous plot would jump at the opportunity to create their own unique villa entirely to their own taste.

New build: let your imagination roam free
Instead of extensive renovation of the existing bungalow, a new build would also be a great option. If you’re looking to transform your notion of modern living into reality by building your own dream house, this is a golden opportunity. By taking a virtual ‘Street view’ stroll through the neighbourhood, you’ll notice both older, imposing homes as well as brand new, ultramodern villas. So, your new house would fit in here perfectly. The location and the plot — especially the exceptionally large, sunny garden — make this the ideal place for a new build, with plenty of options for a large or extremely large (or, indeed, a compact!) new house.
The land use plan allows for a brand-new home to be built with a footprint of up to 20 x 20m2. This equates to around 400 m2 of living space per floor. That said, no rights can be derived from these figures; in other words, no specific planning permission has yet been granted. A smaller house is also an option of course; this would leave more than enough space for a magnificent garden with large swimming pool. We can imagine that the lucky new owner of this fabulous plot would jump at the opportunity to create their own unique villa entirely to their own taste.

Fantastic location, easy access to shops, schools and leisure activities
César Francklaan is a fantastic location. The neighbourhood offers a perfect combination of green space on the one hand and close proximity to all amenities on the other. A 15-minute walk brings you to the vibrant heart of the city, with St John’s Cathedral six minutes away by bicycle. It’s a five to six-minute walk to the supermarket and to popular secondary school Sint Jans Lyceum, and just a three-minute drive to the A2 for those who work outside Den Bosch. This is also a top location in terms of leisure activities, with the Zuiderplas lake and Golfparc De Pettelaar both close by.
This property with its own swimming pool would make the perfect home for an active family, for flex workers or for those wishing to start their own practice from home. The land use plan offers more opportunities than we can describe here.

Plenty of space for space
The phenomenal building opportunities for this plot can also be viewed on the real estate agent’s website. However, for more detailed insight into the specific building options we advise you to contact the Municipality of Den Bosch on (073) 615 51 55.

Would you like to arrange a viewing? Then contact us!
Would you like to renovate the existing bungalow, or do you dream of building your own unique home? Then contact Gijs den Hollander to view the current property in this fantastic plot at César Francklaan 5 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Your contact person
Mr Gijs D. den Hollander
T: 073- 657 34 44
E: contact@denhollander.com

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