THIS UNIQUE APARTMENT, PART OF A NATIONALLY LISTED BUILDING IN THE CITY CENTRE OF AMSTERDAM, OFFERS TRULY MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF THE SINGEL CANAL! BEHIND THE HISTORICAL FAÇADE, ON THE SECOND AND THIRD (TOP) FLOOR, YOU WILL FIND THIS APARTMENT OF 116M2 (GFA 157M2) WITH AN UNUSUAL LAYOUT AND NUMEROUS ORIGINAL DETAILS AND PERIOD FEATURES.
The building has recently been divided into apartment rights, sits on freehold land, and the top-floor windows are double-glazed. The spiral staircases, the living area with a loftlike atmosphere, the playfully designed bedrooms, the ceiling with exposed beams, and various other original features have resulted in an extraordinary residence. The extensive maintenance works carried out two years ago included the outdoor paintwork and new roofing.
The Homeowners’ Association (VvE) is yet to be established.
A few stone steps lead to the shared front door that opens onto a vestibule. A narrow wooden spiral staircase leads to the apartment’s private entrance on the first floor, where an internal staircase brings you to the living area on the second floor.
The loftlike layout of this space still retains many stunning features, such as the gorgeous beamed ceiling and the large windows at the front and back. The kitchen is centrally positioned. This floor offers plenty of space to create a cosy seating area by the fireplace and a generous dining area boasting splendid views of the canal. The living area is finished with beautiful wooden flooring and has long window sills running along the four large windows at the front, which offer spectacular and unobstructed views of the Singel.
The kitchen features taupe-coloured units combined with a grey worktop. The cupboards and drawers that make up the kitchen island offer plenty of storage space. The built-in appliances include a 5-burner gas stove with a wok burner and an oven, a fridge, a freezer, a dishwasher, an extraction hood, and a microwave. On top of that, the kitchen features a practical pull-out larder unit and a high storage cupboard and a 1.5 stainless steel sink.
Another spiral staircase, made of steel with dark wooden steps, leads to a modest landing that gives access to the two generously sized and playfully designed bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms. The high ceilings in the bedrooms show the original wooden beams/roof construction and include mezzanines accessed by wooden stairs. Both mezzanines have a head height of 2m and are wonderful multifunctional spaces to be used as an additional sleeping area, a study, or as a storage space. Both bedroom suites have white goods connections.
The bathrooms are finished in an anthracite-white colour scheme. The first bathroom features a bath with the original wooden casing, a toilet, a washbasin, and white goods connections while the second bathroom offers a shower, a toilet, and a washbasin.
The windows on this floor are all double-glazed.
LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY
The Singel is a prime location within Amsterdam’s historical city centre, with the popular 9 Streets shopping area around the corner, which is famous for its many galleries, quaint boutiques, and independent shops. Many other well-known shopping streets, as well as supermarkets for your daily groceries, are nearby as well. Amenities such as schools, childcare centres, and sports facilities can be found within easy walking or cycling distance. The property lies amidst a vast range of sociable cafés and great restaurants, many of which are on one of the magnificent and world-famous canals. Naturally, you will also find many of Amsterdam’s cultural highlights and theatres within walking or cycling distance. Public transport connections 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 Rokin is just a 4-minute walk, from where it is just 8 minutes to the WTC/Zuidas and 30 minutes to Schiphol Airport (metro/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 is a waiting list for parking permits (waiting list details per 10 October 2022, permit area Centrum-2e).
- Unique object with stunning views of the Singel canal!
- Nationally listed building
- Freehold land
- Third-floor windows double-glazed
- Building recently divided into apartment rights
- Transfer date in consultation