The renovation of Kingfisher
In cooperation with Kentie & Partners Architekten, Cobraspen Group realised the redevelopment of the office building into luxury apartments. The 1960s property has undergone a complete renovation with state-of-the-art materials such as black steel façades and a smart home system. The result: five stylish apartments under the name Kingfisher.
From office to residency
The luxurious apartments of Kingfisher are just a stone’s throw away from Amsterdam’s bustling city life. Situated on Koningslaan, in the quiet Willemspark neighbourhood, you will find complete tranquility. The beautiful Vondelpark and Cornelis Schuytstraat are within walking distance. A lively mix of traditional local shops, exclusive boutiques, cosy cafés, and atmospheric restaurants make ‘De Schuyt’ one of the most popular locations in Amsterdam.
With consideration for the original design, the building was given a facelift. The façade has been given a quality boost by adding handmade bricks and deepening and darkening the horizontal joints. The characterful marble staircase has been retained, as has the lift with round windows, typical of the 1960s. On the other side of the building, the aluminium façade was replaced by a much slimmer steel façade.
The spacious floors have been rearranged to increase living comfort. A generous basement has been added and the upper floors have been given a balcony. The roof of the penthouse has been transformed into a spacious roof terrace where residents can enjoy the beautiful view of Amsterdam.
1075 AB, Amsterdam-Zuid
Transformation of an office building into luxury apartments.
All apartments are sold.
Willemspark was designed in 1881 by J.G. van Niftrik as a series of villas surrounding ponds that run into Vondelpark. It was not until 1902 that the villas between Vondelpark and Koninginneweg were built and named after King Willem III.
However, during World War II the German occupiers did not accept the Dutch royal family. All street names connected with Dutch royalty had to be renamed. The renaming of this street was prevented because Amsterdam officials told the Germans that the street was named after the fictitious British-Dutch composer ‘Willem Spark’. This even reached the point that in 1943, a lecture was organised in honour of Willem Spark’s birthday.