A light, charming canal apartment at a super location on a very sought-after stretch of the lovely Keizersgracht. The property of approx. 100 m² on the second floor is part of a well-maintained characterful, listed building, sited on private land. The apartment has a light living room with great views of the canal, lots of storage space and a very spacious bedroom with an en suite bathroom. There is a private storage area in the basement.
The apartment is at a great location on a quiet section of the Keizersgracht near ‘De Rode Hoed’, a cultural centre. Because of its location, between Haarlemmerstraat, the Nine Streets and the Jordaan, the loveliest shops, most attractive cafes and best restaurants are all around the corner. The Noordermarket with its unique range of local produce and the Westerstraat, ideal for daily shopping, are within 5 minutes walking distance and you can walk to Central Railway Station in about 10 minutes.
You enter the building via the beautiful, spacious entrance on the ground floor, which you share with the other 2 members of the Homeowners Association. The light staircase leads to the property on the second floor.
On the front side of the house there is a large living room with a beamed ceiling and beautiful views of the wide canal, through 3 large windows. The adjacent, light open-plan kitchen is fitted with various built-in appliances and has an abundance of storage space. The good-sized window in the kitchen offers views of the large hall of the Rode Hoed which was used as a clandestine church in earlier times.
Through the corridor, with the entrance and cloakroom, there is access to the generously planned rear of the house. Currently this part consists of one large light bedroom with built-in wall-to-wall closets and an en suite bathroom. The room has pretty views of the well-maintained city gardens and offers a lot of privacy. The spacious hallway has lots of closets, a storage room and a separate toilet. In principle there is plenty of room in the rear of the house for 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
In the basement there is additional storage space of approx. 5m².
After the building, constructed in 1740, was partly burned down at the beginning of the seventies, it was re-developed into 3 properties in 1974. The Homeowners Association has invested in the outer structure of the house enormously in both 2000 and in 2014 and the building is periodically inspected by Monumentenwacht (Monument Watch). According to Monumentenwacht, concrete foundation poles were installed when the basement was renewed in '74 but, to date, no archive evidence corroborating this has been found.
- Located on private land;
- Light apartment thanks to triple aspect windows;
- Large amount of storage space;
- Double glazing in the rear part;
- Private storage area in the basement;
- Optional layout of the rear of the house with 2 bedrooms;
- The door on the left on the ground floor used to be the entrance to the clandestine church. Now it’s used as an emergency exit for the Rode Hoed.
- The current owner has owned the apartment for about 30 years.
- Listed building, so maintenance costs are, in principle, 80% tax-deductible.
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