FORMER 156M2 (GFA 207M2) BLACKSMITH SHOP FROM 1749 CONVERTED INTO A MODERN FAMILY HOME PRESERVING THE ORIGINAL DETAILS AND PROVIDED WITH THREE BEDROOMS AND EQUIPPED WITH A SLEEK AND BRIGHT BATHROOM AND A BACK YARD, SET IN THE PICTURESQUE PART OF DIEMEN.
This unique deeply renovated property, with its original blacksmith shop exterior gracing the 7m wide building, is now being offered for sale. What an opportunity! The previous owners had opened their home for the national Open Monument Day, since “De Oude Smidse” is an official municipal monument, the new owner is cordially invited to do so again!
This unique 1749 house has a large space upstairs with 3 bedrooms, a beautiful front room in the "outhouse", a small basement used as a TV room, kitchen in the outhouse offering access to the split-level room and, lastly, the courtyard behind the house.
In short, a beautiful combination where the past melds seamlessly with the present!
Entrance is through the original doorway of the old blacksmith shop, evoking days of old with original doors and the original fireplace. Below, behind the rear section of the blacksmith shop, a hatch opens into a 1m-high crawl space, under-stairs toilet, and wardrobe next to the stairs.
An original staircase leads to the spacious bedroom floor where there is a bedroom at the front, partly under the sloping hood. The second bedroom is located on the side and the Master Bedroom with stove at the rear of the house.
A central heating/boiler unit is tucked away behind the bulkheads under the sloping ceiling, where connections for washing machine and dryer are also available. Rooftop structures with insulated skylights (HR ++ glass) for maximized natural light sit atop either side of the sloping roof.
A chimney from the ground-floor room (used as a smoker, which still gives off a lingering smell when you open the wooden door!) sits in the middle of the open space and the blacksmith shop. A bathroom separated from the rest of the room by a 2m radiant wall is located in front of the chimney. This bright bathroom boasts a beautiful white bathtub, double vanity and two rain showers above a ceramic and glass tiled flooring with underfloor heating. The other side of the chimney is allotted to a sleeping area where the original bedstead is still preserved and a third bedroom has been realized.
The blacksmith shop offers access to the so-called "middle room" of the house, which is located behind the blacksmith shop. In this beautifully-restored room, the original stone wall seamlessly blends with modern details, such as the smoothly plastered niche in the wall with the additional connections for the concealed floor heating unit below it. The floor, which is also insulated, benefits from underfloor heating that re-radiates heat back out into the room through the white cement floor. There is also a wood stove in the room which is still used regularly and where you can relax with a delicious glass of wine in a lazy chair. This room offers access to the basement, currently used as a TV room, where underfloor heating is also fitted in the white cement floor. The original brick wall in the basement has been preserved.
The front room leads to the "back room", which accommodates the kitchen and offers access to the so-called "split-level room”, currently used as office, and the original bedstead.
The kitchen comes with a simple kitchen unit with built-in dishwasher and double sink with cooker. A large American refrigerator with double doors and double freezer is separately offered for sale. In addition to the refrigerator, there is also a separate countertop with a large four-burner stove, but a big Smeg stove would certainly not look out of place here!
A small stairway from the kitchen leads to the adjacent back garden.
In short, a carefully restored and unique house that lends itself to many purposes ranging from living, living/working to (partial) development.
LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY
Thanks to its ideal central location, the area is very popular. The renovated shopping centre "Diemerplein", with such stores as Hema and an AH XL supermarket, is within walking distance. There are various sports facilities and public transport - tram line 9 and the bus stop around the corner - within walking distance. The train stations in Diemen Centrum and Diemen Zuid can be reached by bus, and in Diemen Centrum’s case, also by a short walk through the main street. There are several arterial roads nearby (A1, A2, A10). In a nutshell, excellent accessibility and 10 minutes from the heart of Amsterdam! Are you looking for calm and quiet? Then the nearby Diemerbos is definitely for you.
There is sufficient (blue zone) parking available in the area. Residents can apply for a parking permit.
- Municipal Heritage site from 1749 of 156 m2 (BVO 207 m2);
- Former blacksmith shop converted into a complete house with the original details preserved;
- Bedroom floor with three good bedrooms;
- Insulated roof exterior and façades;
- Semi-insulated glass;
- Re-jointed rear exterior wall;
- New windows and frames in rear exterior wall;
- Tucked away in the quiet picturesque part of Diemen;
- An irrevocable environmental permit has now been granted for the adjacent plot for the realization of a building of 3 apartments;
- Transfer by agreement.
This information was composed by us with due care. However, we can accept no liability whatsoever for any inaccuracies, incomplete information or otherwise, nor for any loss or inconvenience that this may cause. All specified sizes and dimensions are indicative. Purchaser has his/her own obligation to investigate all matters which are important to him or her. Pertaining to this house, the broker-consultant is of the vendor. We advise you to make use of an expert (NVM) broker to guide you for the purchase process. If you have specific wishes regarding the house, then we recommend you to communicate these in a timely manner to your purchasing broker and to do an independent examination of these things. If you do not make use of an expert representative, then the law considers you enough of an expert to be able to have a good grasp of all matters which are of importance. The MVA conditions apply.
The usable surface area is calculated in accordance with the NEN 2580 standard determined by the industry. The surface area may therefore deviate from similar buildings and/or old references. This is mainly due to this (new) calculation method. The purchaser states to be sufficiently informed about the aforementioned standard. The vendor and the broker of the vendor do their very best to calculate the correct surface area and content on the basis of own measurements and to support this as much as possible by posting maps with dimensions. However, if the dimensions happen not to have been (completely) determined in accordance with the standard, then this is accepted by the purchaser. The purchaser has been sufficiently given the opportunity to check the dimensions. Differences in the indicated measurement and size do not provide any right to the parties, also do not the adjust the purchase price. The vendor and the broker of the vendor do not accept any liability in this matter.