Living the dream.....
This very special and unique water villa with a terrace and its own pier forms a long-cherished dream for many people. This three-storey residence, finished to a high standard in 2017, is a more than evocative place to live. Situated on its own land on the picturesque Prinseneilland.
Part of a small apartment complex of six neighbouring houses in the Dockside De Prinsenwerf project, completed in 2002. Characteristic of this building is the wooden truss construction visible in the facade and the sloping terrace that refers to the old shipyard. The starting point for the construction was to incorporate the nautical character of the location into the architecture. When the house was modernised and upgraded inside in 2017, everything was realised with great taste using high-quality materials. The result is a home with an absolute Wow factor, almost hard to imagine moving from this.
On the quiet island, behind the communal outer wall, the houses are reached, each with its own entrance on the courtyard side. Here you will find a safe place to park your bicycle and leave the life of the street behind you. The house is designed in a playful manner, with all the spaces connected in harmony. An open staircase connects the three floors of this 21st-century canal house. An open hallway with guest toilet and wardrobe is in direct connection with the rest of the house, making the terrace and water at the rear immediately visible and accessible.
Almost automatically, the outdoor area must be mentioned as one of the first features. Indeed, how special it is ... a terrace at the water's edge with its own terrace and dock. Here you can see the sun rise and set. Here life is enjoyed to the full when there is no resistance to go boating, swimming, SUP-ing or simply enjoying the beautiful weather. A Sedum green roof on the second bedroom provides a nice separation between inside and outside, and also gives the house itself extra privacy from the waterfront.
The modern and cozy kitchen offers space for a luxury floating kitchen with handleless cabinets and various Miele appliances, including a refrigerator, freezer and microwave, and an induction hob with built-in extractor. There is ample storage and working space, while the walls invite you to place beautiful art. So also for a modern chandelier, hung in the ridge of the loft of the house, which can illuminate the dining area in the evening. The floor-to-ceiling windows connect the house with life on the water, without compromising privacy. There is a door from the kitchen that leads to the aforementioned outside.
Through the open staircase you can enter the cosy living room, again in open connection with the rest of the house. There are rightly two seating areas created; one to retreat to and watch TV, a second where every visitor is drawn to the windows to enjoy the beautiful view. Because of the partly slanted wall of the roof construction, the artistic character thanks to the height and the used building materials, this is a wonderful place to be in every season.
TO THE FLOOR
A staircase finally leads to the ground floor where optimal privacy and lots of light are assured. Here is a long corridor that opens up all the rooms, but also offers a second exit to the terrace at the back.
Between the master bedroom and the second bedroom a green patio/terrace has been created, so that both rooms have doors to the exterior. The second bedroom also offers a wall-to-wall fixed window on the terrace side.
Both rooms are spacious, so green and quiet that it is almost amazing that this house is part of the bustling city.
ME-TIME / SPA AT HOME
On the same floor as the bedrooms, but at the front of the house, the bathroom is bathed in light. This is made possible by an ingeniously implemented skylight with mirrors and glass roof construction. It offers space for a bathtub, a spacious walk-in shower that gives the feeling of an 'outdoor shower' and a beautiful wide washbasin. There is also a second toilet on this floor. The light and light materials as well as the light oak contribute to the spa feeling.
A lengthy wardrobe provides ample space for clothes, while a deep storage area facilitates additional storage. Finally, there is a spacious built-in closet with washer and dryer connections.
GOOD TO KNOW
According to information gathered;
The central heating boiler is from 2015. Underfloor heating downstairs under a beautiful cast floor. All equipment in the kitchen is from the brand Miele, except the BORA built-in extractor. The All equipment in the kitchen is from the brand Miele, except the BORA built-in extractor. The whole house is double glazed and roof insulated. Energy label A.
Roofs were renewed in 2009. Exterior paintwork 2020.
In the street there is regularly a parking space for sale and for rent.
ASSOCIATION OF OWNERS
Because the residences were built simultaneously in 2002 and want a unified look, it was decided to create an Owners' Association (called De Prinsenwerf). Management is done jointly, administration by Rappange BV. There are house by-laws present. Service costs are EUR 300 per month, including water usage.
The house is situated on own land, so no leasehold.
AN OASIS OF PEACE NEAR THE BUSTLING CENTRE
The Prinseneiland forms together with the Bickerseiland and the Realeneiland the 'Western Islands'. For centuries, ships were built here and all kinds of related crafts were practiced. Today, its secluded location makes it one of the most sought-after, quiet and attractive neighbourhoods in the centre of Amsterdam. Water, little ships, artists' studios, greenery, streets without pavements and virtually no traffic, make the neighbourhood an oasis of poetic peace. The residents appreciate this and are very keen to preserve this atmosphere and improve it wherever possible. Haarlemmerdijk and Haarlemmerdijk Street are within walking distance, as is the Jordaan. There are shops, markets with a wide variety of offerings, from daily necessities to luxury items. And an international variety of excellent restaurants, cosy cafés, and even one of the most beautiful old cinemas in Amsterdam. Also within walking distance are tram and bus stops with excellent connections, including to the nearby Central Station.
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