In a former grocery store (on private land) on the Tweede Jan van der Heijdenstraat, the current residents, together with an architect, have realized a very special double ground floor house. The retail area has been transformed into a great living/dining kitchen with large, security and double glazed shop windows at the front. This beautiful property also consists of a large sitting room at the back with patio doors to the veranda that opens out to the lovely garden, three bedrooms, a beautiful bathroom with bath and walk-in shower and a very surprising back house. The back house is directly connected to the front house and consists of 2 floors overlooking the garden and is now used as a B&B. The annex is also very suitable as a work/consultation room or possibly for an au-pair. It has its own toilet and shower.
In short, an ideal family home with lots of storage space in the middle of the city, but also in a remarkably quiet and highly sought-after area.
Not only the Albert Cuyp market is nearby, but also the Sarphatipark and the river Amstel!
Via the outside staircase you enter directly into the cozy large living / living kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with all modern appliances such as a 5-burner gas hob including a wok burner, a large convection oven at eye level, freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher and a Quooker. The kitchen is handmade with a long granite countertop with many handy storage drawers. The beautiful floor and the internal staircase are made of side-pressed hardwood laminate. Adjacent to the kitchen is the spacious sitting room. As a separation between kitchen and sitting room, a custom-made, multifunctional cabinet floating above the stairs has been placed in which the TV and a work cabinet are concealed. An Italian coffee corner has been made at the kitchen side: marble worktop with a small sink and espresso machine. The large veranda with French doors, adjacent to the sitting room, also provides access to the lovely sunny garden.
The charming back house is not only accessible from the inside but also via a separate corridor with its own front door on the street side. The back house consists of a sitting/study room with its own toilet, a staircase to the top where the bedroom is located with its own shower. The view of the garden is as a painting!
The three large bedrooms and the bathroom are located in the basement. The large master bedroom has 2 fitted wardrobes and 2 large walk-in closets. The windows are double glazed. The bathroom (with underfloor heating) has a walk-in shower, a large bath, two washbasins and a toilet and bidet. Opposite the bathroom a large storage space has been created in a very ingenious way. The doors in the basement are all beautiful custom-made sliding doors to make full use of the extra sophisticated space.
This double ground floor apartment is located in a remarkably quiet part of the bustling Pijp with the Amstel and the Albert Cuyp market around the corner. There is a very varied selection of nice restaurants, trendy coffee shops, cozy bars and many shops. For your daily shopping you can go to the Ceintuurbaan and the Van Woustraat. From the house you can easily reach the Amstel with Carré, the Hermitage and the Ysbreeker within walking distance. The North/South line makes the location of the house even more attractive. Public transport is also a stone's throw away, tram 3 and 4 and bus 284 and 246. You can also reach the A1, A2 and Ring A10 motorway in a five-minute drive.
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