PURE * living: “DROSTE CACAO” “ONE OF A KIND” canal house
Fantastic living in this unique canal house on the Spaarne in Haarlem. This monumental listed building, realized in a former cocao bean roasting house, was designed by the famous Haarlem architect Jacob van den Ban (1860-1943) and is located on the site of the former Haarlem Droste chocolate factory.
With unobstructed views over the Spaarne, the home offers a phenomenal combination of cultural heritage and modern living. The house consists of four floors with beautiful bright rooms, high ceilings, a private (boat) jetty, balcony, private parking space in the closed parking garage and an indoor storage.
The canal house is characterized by a very playful and spacious architecture with original industrial elements, including the original steel trusses, a riveted steel skeleton and the tile panel depicting the famous Droste nurse. From the first floor there is a view to the special, more than 7 meters high ridge with roof lantern, large skylights for beautiful light and breathtaking views of the Spaarne on all floors.
While the house offers an oasis of peace, the bustling city life is within walking / cycling /boating distance. Views of open water with sailing boats and dinghies and all hotspots just a stone's throw away. Shops, workshops, eateries and restaurants such as Colette, Fishbar Monk, ML and La Cucina di Georgia, as well as entertainment venues and museums such as Teylers, the Toneelschuur, the Stadsschouwburg and the Philharmonie are within walking distance. The house is conveniently located near the train station and the roads to Amsterdam, Schiphol, Utrecht and The Hague. The forests, dunes and beaches of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal are an important place for every Haarlemmer for relaxation and fun and can be reached by bicycle.
General: Large and very spacious central entrance.
Ground floor: Entrance with wardrobe. Very spacious living room with high ceilings where living and working can be combined, and where the industrial steel “1911” construction is immediately visible, toilet with fountain and storage cupboard, bathroom with walk-in shower and sink, (bed) room, study and pantry (kitchen ) and patio doors to the (private) jetty / terrace. The whole is fully equipped with underfloor heating.
Open blue steel stairs to the
First floor: landing with glass wall, Bülthaup kitchen island with various Miele / Gaggenau built-in appliances and open living / sitting area with the 7-meter-high hood construction in sight, laundry room, design toilet with fountain and urinal. The entire floor is equipped with underfloor heating.
Second floor / mezzanine:
Landing to open bedroom with designer bathroom with freestanding Rapsel bath, and Philippe Starck design taps, very spacious walk-in shower and sink.
Third floor / mezzanine:
Spacious sleeping floor
See the floor plans for layout and dimensions
* Living area 253m², total floor area 404m2.
* Leading national monument of very high cultural-historical value (Register of Monuments No. 513360)
* Former authentic cocoa roasting house from 1911
* Spacious and the industrial atmosphere is still tangible
* Location directly on the water with an abundance of light and sublime views
* Ideal to combine living and working (double CV and meter cupboard)
* Suitable for double occupancy
* Completely isolated
* Completely renovated in 2009 and converted into a luxury (double) house
* Jung home automation system
* Service costs house + parking total € 367.57 per month (incl. payment advance water)
* Private parking space in closed parking garage and separate indoor storage
* Possibility to rent an extra parking space
* Delivery in consultation
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