Zonnelaan 12 2012 Tc Haarlem

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 4,134 sqft
  • 20,624 sqft lot
  • $843/sqft
Charming villa right on the Spaarne River!

Once in a lifetime!

This unique villa in Haarlem-Zuid is situated in a gorgeous and romantic location right on the banks of the Spaarne an
Charming villa right on the Spaarne River!

Once in a lifetime!

This unique villa in Haarlem-Zuid is situated in a gorgeous and romantic location right on the banks of the Spaarne and has a boat house, garage and two private boat slips. A lovely garden surrounds the house with plenty of privacy, many special corners, terraces and a water feature. Spacious plot measuring almost 2000m2!
The front entrance is marked by two stately pillars. There is plenty of parking within the grounds of the property due to the generous size of the driveway.

Architect J.C. Cramer built the house in the form of a ship, using elements from the Amsterdam School. This has a historical background: the client who originally commissioned the construction was a shipowner from IJmuiden. The main house has a sturdy shape and represents the hull of a (seaworthy) ship. The two terraces on the east and west sides are separated from the garden by walls that give the impression of a forward deck and an aft deck. The thatched roof and panelled facades give it a distinctive look. Over the course of time, the original outbuilding came to be used as offices, so it was connected to the house by an air bridge in the 1950s. This was built in the style of the house, with a thatched roof and weatherboarded gables. Because of its unusual design, the villa is listed on the Gemeentelijk Monumentenregister (Municipal Register of Listed Buildings).
It is also worth mentioning that, after the ship owner from IJmuiden, the house has been occupied for the last 95 years by a family of well-known yacht designers.

The inside of the villa is just as special and retains many of the original features, such as the oak panelling on the ground floor, the oak doors and frames, the fireplace in the front room and the chimneypiece in the hall. Magnificent views of and over the Spaarne river (open waterway with standing mast route) can be enjoyed from the gorgeous windows of this villa.
The outbuilding ( which was used as an office) offers numerous options, e.g. for live-in parents / au pair / home office or a practice / or an extension of the first floor.

This fabulous family villa is conveniently located near the Jan van Goyenstraat and Binnenweg shopping streets. The historic centre of Haarlem, sports facilities, schools, arterial roads, the Haarlemmerhout municipal forest, the beach, the sea and the dunes are also all within easy reach.
Build year:?1918 Living surface area: 384m². Volume: 1390m³. Plot: 1916m².

Ground floor
Side entrance, vestibule with original marble wall slabs, stately and generously sized entrance hall with wooden floor and oak panelling, an impressive hearth with fireplace and staircase with beautifully detailed woodwork, toilet. On the front side, an atmospheric living room with original fireplace, panelling all around and parquet floor with double borders, doors opening onto the front terrace. To the rear is an impressive second living room running the full width of the house, with a large round bay window and ornamental woodwork pilaster strips with ionic capitals. The atmospheric room has oak panelling all around and a fine cassette ceiling. From this room, you can enjoy truly fantastic views over the Spaarne. This room opens onto the terrace at the rear and is openly connected to the dining room.
Kitchen diner, utility room and access from the hallway to the cellar, which is divided into two rooms, one of which houses the central heating system.
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1st floor
Spacious landing with separate toilet and staircase cupboard, generous master bedroom at the front spanning the entire width of the house, walk-in wardrobe and access to the balcony, two bedrooms on either side of the landing and a fourth room (formerly two rooms) at the rear, now used as an office. This room boasts a large round bay window with stunning views over the Spaarne. Bathroom with corner bathtub, bidet, walk-in shower and vanity unit with two washbasins. There is a thatched air bridge from this floor to the adjacent office with a room underneath with a wash basin, toilet and side entrance. Separate room with windows on the front side. A built-in staircase leads to two basement rooms.

2nd floor
Landing, two rooms with large velux windows and a small bathroom with shower and washbasin. Large storage loft.

• Fantastic, attractive family home in a unique location
• Architecture-designed by architect J.C. Cramer in 1918
• Thatched villa with garage and boat house
• Municipal monument
• House is outdated and needs an upgrade to meet today’s standards
• Additional space in outbuilding, very suitable for e.g. a live-in nanny
• Fantastic family home: 5/6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
• Exterior paintwork: maintained annually
• No oil tank
• Asbestos inventory report available
• Within 3 minutes’ walking distance from the lively Jan van Goyenstraat/5 minutes’ cycle from the historic city centre of Haarlem, schools and sports facilities/10 minutes’ cycle from nature reserves and the NS railway station/25 minutes’ cycle
  • Listed May 09
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In Detail


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Garage
  • Fireplace
  • Panoramic / Scenic View
  • Privacy
  • Basement
  • Office
  • Parking


  • Privacy
  • Panoramic / Scenic View


  • Office
  • Fireplace
  • Basement


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