‘De Witte Hoorn’ (The White Horn), a unique property in prime location.
This well-maintained, monumental canal house has a rich history and a gorgeous city garden, and is located in the city centre on the well-known, stately street Oude Delft. Once inside, this special property will reveal all its secrets.
The property has a lot of authentic characteristics and has a practical layout and could be used as a home practice or office. The current owner has also used this property as a house with a home practice. The rooms on the canal side are perfect for this. That is what makes this house ideal for either a large family or a combination of living and working. It can also be used as a double occupancy property (multigenerational home). The property was originally built as a front house and annexe. The front of the house (Oude Delft) has a separate entrance hallway that provides access to the annexe and the adjacent garden. The hallway is covered and can be used to park bicycles as well.
This national monument, built before 1650, is located on the banks of the most beautiful historic canal in the old city centre. The view on the water of this, by Delft standards, wide canal is gorgeous, and all facilities of the city centre are within walking distance, as is the train station (3 minutes). All in all, a great location.
This is a unique property with lots of space, height, and beautiful daylight. A lot of the authentic elements are still in place. The house has been renovated various times over the past years which has added to the unique property that it is today.
Ground floor: Entrance, hall with a large study at one side and a stately dining room on the other side. The dining room was previously used as practice. The hall has an impressive height, a classic black/white marble tile floor, and a beautiful monumental oak staircase with a built-in wardrobe. A (second) kitchen in original condition is situated next to the hall. This kitchen provides access to the covered hallway next to the house, which has a lot of storage space and leads to the garden. The hall is also equipped with a toilet with antique tiling and an original sink.
Situated at the back of the hall is a spacious antechamber with an adjacent music/study room. There is a wide passage which leads to the sunny lounge with monumental mantel and a view on the beautifully landscaped garden. One side of the lounge provides access to a toilet and a hallway, and the other side leads to the kitchen, which is accessed through a wide opening. The dining room/kitchen is particularly tasteful; it is fitted with old marble flooring and partially tiled with plain white wall tiles (also known as ‘Delftse witjes’). The kitchen is located in a practical corner and has ample cabinet space. The living room has French doors leading to the garden.
The ornamental ceilings in the various rooms on the ground floor are in original and well-preserved condition.
The characteristic, peaceful garden has a large terrace as wide as the facade, a practical storage, a nice lawn, and lots of old trees. The L-shaped garden is southwest facing, sheltered, and provides lots of privacy. A quiet green oasis in the middle of the city where birds fly free.
First floor: The impressive staircase leads to the first floor which houses six full-fledged spacious bedrooms. The annexe has a second staircase leading to the first floor. The master bedroom is situated at the calm and sunny back of the house and has its own marble bathroom with sink and shower. The rooms have beautiful high ceilings. Second bathroom with double sink, bathtub, and toilet. Third bathroom with toilet and bathtub. Various (deep) built-in closest, on the landing too. Second floor: Two bedrooms and a lot of extra space which provides the possibility of building more work/bed/hobby rooms. The beautiful, original roof construction is visible on this floor. There is a lot of practical storage on this floor to be used for hobbies, storage etc., and an extra bathroom (with toilet, sink, and shower).
Third (attic)floor: Spacious attic of approximately 35m2/376ft2 with skylight windows and extra storage space, previously used as a darkroom. The unique roof construction is in good condition.
- National monument
- Total living area of approximately 500m2/5381ft2 and volume over 2000m3/ 70629ft3;
- This property has been in use as a house and is well suited for double occupancy or a home office or practice;
- Year of construction 1650 or earlier;
- Old building clause (Oud-pand clausule) applies;
- Virtually all original doors, panelling, stucco ceilings with ornaments, mantels, etc. are still in place;
- The property is equipped with heating through a combi boiler (2015);
- The property has exceptionally high ceiling, particularly the central hall with staircase is unique and impressive;
- Situated on 495m2/4328ft2 private ground;
- Unique property in prime location with lots of possibilities.
History Oude Delft 45 Mr. Dirk Evertz. van Bleiswijck (1639-1681) lived here around 1642. He was the mayor of Delft in 1675 and an executive for the Admiralty of Zealand in 1681. He rose to fame as the writer of Beschrijving der stad Delft, (Delft, 1667), which is still indispensable for the historic studies of Delft. He also oversaw, at the request of the government of Delft, the drawing and editing of the ‘caerte figuratyf’ (map) of the city of Delft.
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