Unique canal house in a prime location with a beautiful garden. Classified as a historical monument, the property is located on its own land and has an expansive living space of 648 mē, with modern features such as an elevator. Built around 1665, it has been tastefully renovated while preserving its monumental character. This striking building, the highest of the block, is located on the sunny side of the canal, flooding the living spaces with wonderful light. If desired, the house can also be used for double occupancy.
Situated in a great location on a lively and atmospheric part of the Keizersgracht, in the heart of the center of Amsterdam, between Leidsegracht and Leidsestraat, with all amenities within walking distance.
The building consists of a front and back house, with a beautiful, spacious staircase and the elevator in between. The front house has six floors, the back house four. At the back of the house is an additional three-storey extension. The top three floors of the front house can be inhabited separately from the rest of the house thanks to the elevator. There are separate toilets, five in total, on all floors, except for the top floors.
There is an entrance on the GROUND FLOOR along with a number of large storage rooms. On the garden side is an independent studio apartment, equipped with a bathroom, separate toilet and a kitchenette. Because this part of the house has an independent entrance, the studio is ideal for a live-in nanny or as a guest house.
The main entrance is on the FIRST FLOOR, which can be reached with a high, beautiful outside staircase. This floor in the front house has been specially renovated to a design by architect Wouter Fens. The layout is functionally modern with two surprising, five-meter high sliding walls and a mezzanine with library and large cupboards. During the renovation, a historic, hand-painted beamed ceiling came to light on this floor - resulting in a wonderful combination of modern and monumentality. The space, now used as a living room, is connected to the expansive kitchen/dining area in the back house via the hallway between the front and rear house. This adjoins a large terrace, designed by architect Peter Sas, with a view over the park-like garden area between Keizersgracht and Herengracht. A staircase leads from the terrace to the intimate garden and the boiler house. An office space is located in the extension next to the kitchen, also with a view over the gardens. The extension provides a lot of privacy for the terrace by blocking the view from neighboring houses.
The SECOND FLOOR can be reached with the large staircase or the elevator, and also with an additional internal staircase. In the back house is the master bedroom, adjacent to a luxurious bathroom, both overlooking the garden area. From the bedroom, a staircase leads to the yoga/sports room, the top floor of the back house, where the laundry room is also located. In the front house is an impressive second living room/bedroom with fireplace.
The staircase or elevator leads to the THIRD FLOOR, where there is now a large living and dining room with fireplace. This space could easily become a large bedroom with its own bathroom.
The FOURTH FLOOR is reached with the staircase. Here is a spacious bedroom with a bathroom and walk-in closets.
From here a staircase leads to the FIFTH FLOOR, the top floor of the front house, which consists of a sitting room, a bedroom, a bathroom and laundry facilities. At the rear, this floor has a sunny roof terrace with a panoramic view over the rooftops.
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