For sale: unique 153 m2 apartment, located on the second floor of a majestic national monument and boasting breathtaking views over the Amstel.
This historic building, built in 1886, was designed by A.L. van Gendt, the celebrated architect responsible for the Concertgebouw and Amsterdam Central Station. Many of the original details have been preserved. At the start of the 20th century, the building was home to the renowned Dutch politician F. Wibaut. Later it served as an annexe to the prestigious Amstel Hotel, located only a stone’s throw away.
Having undergone thorough renovations in 2009, the apartment is in excellent condition.
Its location by the Amstel is fantastic, with the incomparable Carré theatre, Stopera city hall/concert hall and the stores of Utrechtsestraat all within walking distance.
There is easy access by car and public parking is available by the front door. In addition, the apartment is easily accessible by public transport.
The building’s stately entrance hall has a double stairwell, complete with authentic features. A ground floor storeroom offers approx. 5 m3 of space for instance for wine or a pram.
The apartment’s own entrance is on the second floor. Once inside, the hall gives access to a bright and expansive dining room/open kitchen and adjoining living room, with six large windows offering sweeping views of the Amstel, four of which have doors that open out onto balconies. The apartment is on one level, and features parquet flooring throughout, high ceilings and doors. The entire apartment comes equipped with built-in handmade Swiss speakers for the ultimate in sound quality, as well as a top-of-the-range lighting system featuring spot lighting and designer lamps.
The modern high-end open kitchen is fitted with various appliances, for instance a Quooker, two Miele fridges, and an extra-broad free-standing Viking gas hob with two ovens.
At the left-hand rear side of the apartment is a generously-proportioned bedroom with doors opening onto a Juliet balcony, as well as a bathroom featuring natural stone and wood fittings such as a bath, separate shower, double basin and second toilet.
On the right-hand rear side of the apartment is a spacious room that could serve as a second living room or library, and behind it an extra bedroom with double doors for privacy.
The hall also gives access to a second bathroom equipped with shower, basin and toilet, as well as a separate room housing the central heating system.
In addition to the ground floor storeroom, there are two further external storage areas (3 m2 in total) in the shared second floor hallway, for instance for an extra freezer, washing machine and dryer.
This historic building comes complete with all conceivable modern luxuries and comforts; an oasis of tranquility in the centre of Amsterdam.
* National monument
* Ground lease bought out until 15 November 2048; continuous ground lease 1994
* Solid wooden window frames fitted with double glazing
* All rooms are interconnected (gross floorspace of 157 m2)
* Integrated home sound system
* High-end lighting system
* Monthly service charge of € 322
* Active owners’ association, Weesperzijde 32-33
* Seller will not be providing an energy label because the property is a national monument.