Bolwoningen (bulb houses)
The Bolwoningen community in Den Bosch
Globe shaped stilt houses
Den Bosch - The city of Den Bosch ("'s Hertogenbosch" or simply "Den Bosch") is famous for its 'Bossche Bollen'. The pastry is filled with whipped cream, coated entirely with a thick chocolate icing and has the size of a tennis ball.
This chocolate ball must have been the inspiration for Dries Kreijkamp (1937-2014). This Dutch architect created 50 globe shaped houses ("bolwonigen").
The globe-shaped houses are well suited for individuals or couples with no children. The house consists of a cylindrical base, accommodating storage and utility spaces, and a semi-three-story fiberglass sphere. Inside the house, a spiral staircase is leading from the groud floor to the bedroom and, slightly higher, an intermediate floor with bathroom. The uppermost floor is a vast open space with the kitchen and living room. The round windows provide natural light and a panoramic view.
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Bolwoning for rent?
Type: 44 sqm globe shaped house. Well suited for individuals or couples with no children
Built in: 1984
No of rooms: 2
Rent (2012): €422,24
Description: Unusual shaped house: Home for the enthusiast! Detached bulb house in the Maaspoort, Den Bosch. Layout: entrance hall with washing machine connection and meter cupboard, bedroom with loft bed, shower room with toilet (3 m²), living room with open kitchen. The house has central heating and has a garden (46 m²) with storage room (6 m2). Fences may not be placed.
Living room: 12 sqm
Bed room: 10 sqm