Herengracht 310-A, 1016 CD Amsterdam
We proudly offer this magnificent and exceptional ground-floor flat on Herengracht with a private as well as communal garden. The apartment was architect-renovated in 2016 with great respect for its listed-building status and has a good-sized bedroom, two nursery rooms, and on top of this a spectacular view of Herengracht at the front of the apartment.
This apartment is located right in the centre of the popular '9-straatjes' (the nine streets) where there is an abundance of boutique shops, cafés, and charming restaurants. The Jordaan, the Palace on Dam square, the many outstanding museums (the Cromhouthuis, Grachtenhuis, and Huis Marseille are in the next block), but even the established museums around Museumplein are only a stone's throw from this lovely building. Various tram stops are close-by and will take you in no time to Amsterdam Central station or Amsterdam Zuid station. You also have the luxury of parking your car right in front of your door and with the current parking permit system no waiting time is required to obtain a permit!
Via the Belgian limestone front steps you enter the building by using the beautiful, classic-style entrance. The hall with 18th century piecework and a marble floor (open-book) takes you to the main entrance of the apartment. It is almost as if you are entering a museum. The inside of the front door has a lovely restored wood painting from the mid-18th century. The hall through which you enter is fitted with many practical made-to-measure cupboards, such as a wardrobe and the toilet, and accesses the living room at the beginning of the hall.
Measured from the 40cm-thick secondary beams, the height of the room is 3.87m, while measured from the top of the ceiling it is a whopping 4 meters high; of course the huge windows make for quite a spectacular incidence of light. The antique window shutters are in excellent state and are still functional, the way they were intended. All ceilings that have been fitted throughout the years have been removed during the 2016 renovation exposing the original ceiling from 1620. Even the paint used in 1750 is still visible. And finally, the living room has a functioning wood burner. The floor is made of wide, 6-meter long original floor parts that have been there for centuries.
Coming from the hall you can reach the master bedroom and this room, too, has many practical made-to-measure cupboards. It also has a private patio with four spacious cupboards. These cupboards are placed where there used be a privy and are currently ideal to store firewood or an extra fridge/freezer. The central heating boiler is stored here, too.
The internal stairs that lead you to the rear annexe are made of pine and were only discovered when the ceilings from the 18th century were removed. The stairs are covered by an exceptional glass structure which is also featured in the Herenhuis magazine.
The rear annexe
Just as the entire front part of the house has wall heating, so have the two nursery rooms. Apart from wall heating this part of the house also has underfloor heating. Adjacent to the nursery rooms there is a modern and minimalist bathroom with a walk-in rain shower and a vanity unit and toilet. Like the first hall, this hall is provided with the same practical made-to-measure cupboards. The beautiful and impressive kitchen is situated in the rear annexe and is certainly one of the eye-catchers of the apartment. This kitchen has many aspects of monumental value among which a petit granit sink of 250 kg and a 6cm-thick marble work top, hood above the cooker, and cupboards including a cupboard in the wall behind the dining table. The marble floor has been restored. Any broken tiles have been glued and sanded. This extraordinary kitchen also has an 18th century set of water pumps with handle. Where once the old fireplace used to be, now an AGA cooker takes its place. Via the kitchen and through a communal corridor you reach the gigantic west-facing garden. The first 4 meters from the rear façade comprise a private garden; the rest of the garden is a communal one and part of the entire complex.
The garden is a lovely place to spend time. Any noise from the street is hardly noticeable, and in spring you can admire the magnificent flowers of the magnolia tree and the other spring flowers. In summer you can seek shelter in the shadow of the ancient trees or find a nice spot in the afternoon sun.
Last, but not least: the property has a communal guest room with a double bed, a laundry room (3 machines and a dryer), a darkroom to develop your photos, a bicycle shed in the basement, and a hobby room.
Named after the rulers of the city (in those days the city wasn't governed but ruled). The canal was there but it was no more than a ditch when they decided to widen it in 1612. Following this year it became the canal as we know it today: the first of the three main canals. The extended canal after Leidsegracht is part of the 1658 extension. Nieuwe Herengracht is part of this extension as well.
(Source: Stadsatlas Amsterdam)
- Exceptional ground-floor apartment of approx. 102m² (NEN2580)
- Private garden facing West (4 meters from the rear façade)
- Spacious communal back garden
- Renovated in 2016 which exposed many exceptional monumental details
- Entirely architect-renovated, approved by the Amsterdam Municipal Monuments and Historic Buildings Department (dossier is complete)
- Large part of the apartment is fitted with wall heating
- Partially fitted with underfloor heating
- Height of ceilings in front part of the house is 4 meters!
- Spacious bedroom + two nursery rooms
- Freehold building, i.e. no ground rent
- Nationally listed building
- Communal guest room
- Communal bicycle shed in basement
- Communal laundry room (three washing machines), darkroom, and hobby room
- Active and well-functioning owners' association, comprising 8 members, kept by own management
- Monthly service charges € 250
- Parking via the Amsterdam permit system; currently no waiting list
- Completion in consultation
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