EXCEPTIONALLY COMFORTABLE AND LIGHT DOUBLE UPSTAIRS APARTMENT OF 134 M2 (GFA 171 M2) EXUDING A WONDERFULLY SERENE ATMOSPHERE. THE PROPERTY IS PART OF A NATIONALLY LISTED BUILDING AND SITS ON FREEHOLD LAND IN THE HEART OF AMSTERDAM’S HISTORICAL CITY CENTRE. THE RESIDENCE OFFERS MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF THE CANAL AND EVEN TOWARDS THE ROYAL PALACE.
This charming upstairs apartment is part of a splendid listed building with a rich history. Particularly eye-catching aspects are the façade, designed by architect Philips Vingboons, and the imposing reception hall. In the past, the house also served as the official residence of several mayors of Amsterdam. The apartment we are proud to offer comprises a spacious living area with a luxuriously appointed kitchen-diner and sleeping quarters on the floor above, offering two good-sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom. The living area features beautiful exposed beams and a classical and open wood-burning fireplace. Upstairs, you will see the gorgeous roof construction and the authentic pulley. And last but not least, the apartment comes with two roof terraces.
Apart from the views of the canal and towards the Royal Palace, the impressive Soho House is right across the canal, and you can see the famous tower of the Westerkerk from the third floor. On top of that, the house is right around the corner of the popular Nine Street shopping and, thus, in the heart of the city centre. The layout, location and finish ensure that this is a highly coveted property in one of the most popular locations in Amsterdam.
The Homeowners’ Association (VvE), registered as “Singel 286”, consists of 5 members and is privately managed. The service charges are €405.88 per month and the members convene at least once a year.
The stone steps outside lead to the main entrance of this stunning building. The imposing reception hall is lined with marble and includes a beautiful and high ornamental ceiling. The broad wooden staircase leads to the first floor, where another very spacious hallway gives access to the apartment. Behind the private front door is the internal staircase to the second floor, leading directly into the living area. This dual-aspect floor is divided into a comfortable seating area at the front and a spacious kitchen-diner with access to the first roof terrace at the rear. The broad sitting room has two large windows offering spectacular canal views and a beautiful mantelpiece with a wood-burning fireplace.
The high-end Arclinea kitchen-diner is at the rear, fitted out with a broad island with ample cupboards and drawers. The matt white island units are combined with a sand-coloured composite worktop and include various built-in appliances, such as an induction hob and a modern extraction unit, a dishwasher, and a Quooker tap. The kitchen gives access to the large roof terrace of no less than 23 m2, which significantly extends the use of the living area. The terrace is finished with terracotta-coloured outdoor tiles and offers both a seating and a dining area. It is the perfect spot to enjoy the morning and afternoon sun. Thanks to the many windows at the front and back, this floor is exceptionally light and airy.
This floor is finished with broad oak parquet flooring and still retains the original beamed ceiling.
The glass door in the kitchen leads to the hallway where you find the separate toilet, the meter cupboard, and a good-sized storage space/larder, which also includes the central heating unit and the white goods connections. Here, the wooden staircase leads to the sleeping quarters upstairs. The spacious landing includes broad built-in cupboards running along its entire length. The bedrooms are on either side of the landing and both include spacious built-in closets. The gorgeous roof construction creates a very romantic atmosphere in both rooms. The bedroom at the rear also has a Velux skylight (with a mosquito screen) whereas the other bedroom has an attic that reaches as far as half the length of the landing. Both bedrooms have access to the second roof terrace, which catches the sun almost the entire day.
The centrally positioned spacious and modern bathroom is finished with anthracite floor tiles and white wall tiles. The bathroom features a jacuzzi, a walk-in shower with a hand-held shower and a rain showerhead, a wall-mounted lavatory, and two sleek washbasins with a broad matching mirror. The bathroom also has a broad window to ensure excellent ventilation.
Lastly, the apartment comes with a private storage room of 4 m2 downstairs, which can be accessed from the street.
LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY
The apartment is in a truly prime location, right in the heart of Amsterdam and just around the corner from the popular “9 Streets” shopping area – known for its many unique galleries, boutiques, and wonderful trendy shops. Many other well-known shopping streets, as well as supermarkets for your daily groceries, are all nearby. Amenities such as schools, nurseries and child daycare facilities, and sports facilities can also be found within easy walking or cycling distance. Naturally, this part of Amsterdam boasts a huge variety of wonderful cafés and restaurants. And last but not least, countless cultural highlights and theatres are within easy reach. Public transport connections and the Central Station are a short walk and the arterial road to the A10 Ring is just a few minutes by car. The North/South metro line stop on the Rokin is just a 4-minute walk from the apartment, from where it is just 8 minutes to the WTC/Zuidas and barely 30 minutes to Schiphol Airport (by metro and train).
The area offers paid on-street parking (Mon-Sat from 09:00 - 00:00, on Sundays from 12:00 - 00.00) and residents can apply for a parking permit. According to the Amsterdam municipality website, there currently is a waiting list for parking permits (waiting list details per 6 December 2022, permit area Centrum-2e).
-Comfortable, light and serene double upstairs apartment of 134 m2
-Part of a listed building retain many of its original details
-Impressive and authentic entrance and reception hall with high ornamental ceilings
-Magnificent living area, very light and airy and with a fireplace
-Luxuriously appointed modern kitchen-diner with an island and access to a large roof terrace
-Two good-sized and romantic bedrooms with access to a second roof terrace
-Modern and spacious bathroom with a jacuzzi
-Façade designed by Philips Vingboons, a renowned 17th-century architect
-The property has served as the mayor’s residence on numerous occasions
-Located in the historical city centre and offering magnificent views of Soho House
-Near the Royal Palace and the Nine Streets shopping area
-Situated on freehold land
-Foundation restored in 1992
-Small VvE with 5 members, service charges: €405.88 per month
-Transfer date in consultation
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.