Façades of The Hague #145

Double villa Seinpostduin corner Zeekant, Scheveningen, along the beach.

The building was designed by the beginning of the 20th century by architect Johan Mutters (1858-1930).

Mutters was a fashionable modern architect, interior designer and urban planner of the Art Nouveau era, which is quite obvious in this double villa.

There are more stylish buildings designed by him in The Hague.

Later on he would design in a more Rationalist style.

This particular building was meant to be a hotel (which it partly still is), as part of the development of Scheveningen, turning from a poor fishing village into a posh seaside resort and spa around the turn of the century.

There are influences of half-timbered houses and chalets from Germany to render it a holiday feel.

The building is a municipal architectural monument.

Today it has to compete with horrible monstrosities that seem to have been designed to scare off any evil intrusion from overseas.

© Villa Next Door 2022

All pictures were taken in June 2017.

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague from #72 onwards: https://villanextdoor2.wordpress.com/category/facades-of-the-hague/

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