Kastanjelaan, Berkenlaan and Wilgenlaan have traditionally constituted a distinctive neighbourhood in the southern part of Aalsmeer. Over the years, the originally small 1930s houses were extended or replaced by entirely new developments. The plots are large, accessibility is excellent and shops are within walking distance.
The house at Kastanjelaan 18 was built in 2009 by a highly regarded local contractor. While the front retains the restrained appearance of the original building, there is a modern family home behind the facade. The well-insulated and energy-efficient house has a practical layout and is equipped with modern systems. In addition, the house provides a surprisingly large amount of living space. The deep south/west facing garden is a delight to anyone who is fond of gardening.
Aalsmeer is very favourably located in terms of the Randstand conurbationís major road links. Approximately 15 minutes by car from Schiphol airport and around 20 minutes by car from Haarlem and Amsterdam, Aalsmeer and its West End Lakes (Westeinderplassen) are a pleasant retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle of the Randstad conurbation. The Ophelialaan shops and a bus stop at which services to Amsterdam or Haarlem can be boarded are within walking distance of the house. Marinas, sports facilities, the bus station and schools are within cycling distance. Aalsmeer has an extensive range of catering establishments and many active clubs and associations. In short, Aalsmeer offers tranquility while being conveniently close to major urban centres.
- The house has burglar-proof glass and modern hinges and locks;
- Each room has cable/computer and telephone sockets;
- The current owner has made it possible to use solar panels and watch satellite TV channels;
- The entire exterior was painted in 2014 by a recognised painting and decorating company;
- The house is equipped with a heat pump. The system also provides cooling in the summer months, thereby ensuring optimal comfort.
An entrance area in which a toilet is located. The large living room has tiled flooring, underfloor heating and doors that open onto the garden. The modern open kitchen is equipped with built-in appliances. The utility area has connections for a washing machine and dryer. The cabinet that houses the heat pump is located in the utility area. In addition, there is a study and a modern bathroom with a whirlpool bath, a walk-in shower, a double washbasin and furniture unit and a toilet. The master bedroom, from which the deep garden can be accessed, is at the rear of the house.
Stairs in the entrance area lead up to the four (bed)rooms on the first floor. Each room has a dormer. The master bedroom is on the ground floor next to the large bathroom. A very practical small bathroom with a toilet, shower and washbasin is located on the first floor.
Stairs in the corridor of the first floor lead up to the loft space, which houses the heat recovery ventilator. There is ample storage space on this level and scope to create an attractive bedroom.
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