Recently extensively restored and modernised 17th-century whole canal house located on the corner of Keizersgracht and Reguliersgracht on private land. The windows on two sides and the views over the two canals make it one of the most beautiful locations of the canal belt, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 1670 national monument offers a combination of characteristic history and modern comfort.
All original details were lovingly restored in 2021-2022. On the outside, the chequered cornice of the roof, pavement, exterior facade, window frames with sash windows, front doors and painting have been restored to their former glory. The foundation was renewed late last century and the basement has a concrete finish drain. Internally, the home's marble and pine floors have been restored, and the wooden beams of the structure in the high-rise planks have been made visible again. These details make the rooms both robust and atmospheric. Of course, modern renovations have also been applied such as new pre-walls for insulation , a completely new electrical installation, meter box and heating and all pipes have been replaced. Walls and ceilings have been plastered and internally everything has been painted. A modern kitchen with an island has been installed and luxury sanitary facilities.
With four residential floors and an attic, the property has a living area of 123 m2. The property can be entered both via the main entrance on the borde staircase and via the lower entrance to the basement. Here you will find the work/bedroom with private bathroom and, on the entrance level, the modern kitchen and toilet. On the 1st floor the living room is located and on the 2nd floor a workspace and a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The window in the storage attic has views over the canals and through a dormer window there is access to the intimate roof terrace.
The open character of the neighbourhood makes this location highly desirable. Everything is at walking distance from the beautiful Keizersgracht and Reguliersgracht with its seven bridges. Such as the cosy Amstelveld with its café Nel, the Utrechtsestraat with its boutiques, cafés, restaurants and local shops. But also near Rembrandtplein and the Vijzelgracht, the flower market, the Amstel River, Carré and the Stopera, the Hermitage, the van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum. Several large city parks are within walking/cycling distance, including Vondelpark and Sarphatipark. Sailing with a sloop or supping can even start in front of the door.
Via various access roads from the A10 ring road, the property is easy to reach by car. There are various (covered) parking facilities at a short distance. Public transport has metro, bus and tram stops around the corner and Central Station a short distance away. With the strategic North-South metro connection, you will be at the Zuidas or Amsterdam Central Station within minutes.
Layout souterrain From the street a few steps down is the entrance to the souterrain. In the hall there are doors to all rooms and the meter cupboard. The modern bathroom is finished with concrete ciré and has a walk-in shower with handheld and rain shower and a raised ceiling. There are also a washbasin and a wall-hung toilet. The large work/bedroom with a beamed ceiling has a clear height of 2.05 metres. The room is bright as there are windows on the front and side walls. On the back wall, a large wardrobe wall is built in. Preparations have been made so that a small kitchen setup is possible, making the
basement can become fully self-contained. In the hall is the staircase entrance, equipped with a lockable door, giving access to the beletage.
Bel-etage From the street, the bel-etage can be reached with a spiral staircase. Through the authentic front door with wrought iron and an original bell, you enter the hall. Here is room for a cloakroom and at the back is an antique porcelain Victorian toilet. The living kitchen has fantastic views over the two canals. A spectacle that is always in motion and truly never boring.
The kitchen is custom-made and has a cabinetry with fridge, freezer, combi oven-microwave and a steam oven. The kitchen island includes a Quooker tap, dishwasher, induction hob and an extractor unit with remote control. The kitchen diner offers space for a large table with 10 seats.
First floor The cosy living room with a whopping 2.90-metre high beamed ceiling, offers unique views and beautiful light through the front and side wall windows. This makes this perhaps the most beautiful floor of the house. Currently furnished with several seating groups. A marble sink has been installed in the corner. Useful for setting up a coffee corner or perhaps a cosy bar to enjoy with family and friends.
Second floor On this floor, a spacious bedroom is furnished with its own en-suite bathroom, finished in concrete ciré with a walk-in shower and a wall-hung toilet. The washbasin with two marble-topped bowls forms the connection between the bedroom and the bathroom.
Built-in wardrobes with hanging and laying options have been installed and a work area has been set up in front of the front windows.
Third floor A new loft ladder provides access to the third (roof) floor. Currently used as a storage attic with an authentic flap window and lifting beam overlooking the canals. Through one of the two dormers, the intimate roof terrace can be reached with a walkable window. The decking terrace offers space for two or three chairs and offers complete privacy.
The special corner canal house can hardly be put into words. Do the photos and description appeal to you? Then you are welcome to come and experience the possibilities, atmosphere and fantastic views for yourself. We will be happy to make an appointment for a viewing.