Houtmankade 16 - huis 1013MX AMSTERDAM

Asking price € 1.450.000 k.k.

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A former garage has been transformed into a unique one-layer ground floor loft of 230 sqm with a lovely secluded garden. At the front there is a wide view overlooking the canal, the back of the house is all glass and gives access to the quietly situated garden.

The sun filled residence is L-shaped and has an open plan. The ceiling goes up from three meters height in the front to five meters height at the middle and back part.

In 2014/2015 the property has been completely converted into a bright and spacious apartment. It has a new foundation, the front and back façade have many windows and there are two very large sky-lights in the roof with custom-made shutters. The roof is completely renewed. The house is featured with a sand-cement (concrete) floor. The partition walls are made of recycled glass frames designed by the renowned Dutch decorator Lars van Overbeek.

There is wall heating throughout the house and the walls are plastered with loam. Due to this combination the house is pleasantly cool in summer and comfortably warm in winter.

Environment / accessibility:

The house is centrally located in the city and close to the new housing construction project in the ‘Haarlemmer Houthavens’ and the newly build ‘Spaarndammertunnel’. From the front of the house there is a wide view over the harbor towards Amsterdam North.
The ring road A10 is easily accessible. Parking is possible on public roads via the licensing system and also in the (future) ‘Pontsteiger’ parking garage (also with parking permit). The house owners are eligible for two parking permits. There is currently no waiting list, for more information please contact the municipality of Amsterdam.

The loft:

The atelier is situated at the front. Behind authentic cloister doors are the meter cupboard (with power flow), a restroom and a storage cupboard for the washer and dryer.

The beamed ceiling is a real eye catcher in the house, with almost all original, old beams and with an iron bar in the seating area, where originally cars were hoisted up.

Three steps down you will enter the center of the house with a lounge area and the bathroom. The glass partition between the atelier and the living space can be completely opened.

The bathroom has a 1900’s free-standing bathtub (Affaire d'Eau), a large 1.20 meter washbasin with two faucets, a shower area and a toilet.

The bespoke and fully equipped kitchen has a generous sink (Affaire d'Eau) and an AGA stove with 6 burners and 4 ovens. The fridge, freezer and dishwasher are built in and neatly concealed behind wooden fronts.

The bedroom overlooks the garden. The walls - made of wooden panels - are double glazed (soundproof).

The living area is located at the back of the house. In addition to wall heating, this room can be heated by a wood stove (Dick van Hoff's Stone Stove for Weltevree). This accumulating heater slowly releases a lot of heat.

This part of the property is surrounded by vegetation. The garden is located on the northwest with afternoon and evening sun.

The renovation was carried out by a renowned contractor, under the direction of a architectural firm from Amsterdam. The construction was supervised by a building biologist to build ecologically. Ecological and durable materials have been used as much as possible.

This particular house was published last year in magazines such as Milk Magazine, VT Living, Seasons, El Pais and many others.

Features & amenities:

- Free hold ground;
- 230 sqm living space (measured according to NEN 2580);
- Well organized Association of Owners;
- HR ++ insulating glass;
- Roof windows with heat-resistant glass;
- Highly insulated: wood fiber and wool insulation in the walls;
- Morning sun in the front (in the atelier) and evening sun in the garden;
- Wide front porch;
- Possibility of a roof terrace.
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Costs for care
€   75 p/m
Entry date
Accepting (an offer or contract)
By mutual agreement


Type of house/apartment
Ground-floor apartment
Construction type
Existing property
Year of construction

Surfaces and content

Floor space
230 m²
956 m³


Total number of rooms
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms
Facilities bathroom
Bathtub, Toilet, Shower, Double washbasin


fully insulated, eco construction
Heating type
boiler, wood-burning stove
Hot water
Type boiler
Property boiler
Freehold property

Land registry details

Ownership structure
Full ownership

Outside Area

By a waterway, Waterside, Unobstructed views
Garden type
Well maintained, north west, 7 x 5 m
Surface area
35 m²
Accessible via back


Type of parking
Parking permits
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neighborhood information

The Spaarndammerbuurt originates from the 19th century and is originally a real Amsterdam neighbourhood. Recently the area underwent a real transformation. A big part of the neighbourhood is renovated and several streets, plaza’s and gardens were re-organized. The North side of this neighbourhood is more residential area and in the future this will expand in the direction of the IJ.

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