Prinsengracht 548 - Amsterdam
Monumental former warehouse 'De Waagdrager' (1690) on the Prinsengracht canal. A warm family home with separate guest house, office and parking space in the centre of Amsterdam. The first owner was Cornelis Ernst van Buuren, a Baptist entrepreneur. He built the warehouse measuring 43 meters deep and 5 meters wide, making it one of the deepest buildings on the Prinsengracht, even now. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Mähler Besse wine family became the owner and the warehouse served as a wine storage facility. Nowadays, the canal house is the comfortable home of a young, entrepreneurial family. They succeeded in combining modern comfort with a bohemian touch, giving it lots of extra character. A private lift, several bedrooms and bathrooms, a generous roof terrace next to the kitchen diner, guest apartment, piano room with the eye-catcher being the red library with its monumental beams and original windlass. The historic centre of Amsterdam is designated as a Unesco World Heritage site but this by no means makes it a dull part of the city. A short walk along the canal takes you to the Anne Frank house or the Royal Palace on the Dam. Additionally, just around the corner you will find museums (including the Rijks- & Van Gogh). Would you rather go shopping in the chic PC Hooftstraat or take some exercise in the Vondelpark? The choice is yours. Should you want to leave city centre, the Amsterdam orbital motorway A10 is quickly accessible in various directions. Parking your car is not an issue. A 24/7 secured car park is located next door.
Front entrance, office (55 m2) with access to vestibule, lift and staircase, games room, his and hers toilet and a beautiful piano room with high ceilings. The large marble fireplace, herringbone parquet floor and double open staircase rises to the mezzanine floor with easy access to the patio garden. From the garden, both the street, the side entrance and the adjacent studio guest apartment are accessible.
This floor consists of 2 bedrooms, each with private bathrooms (accessible from the 2nd floor) and a lounge with adjoining kitchen, accessible from the piano room.
2nd floor: Landing, living area with beautiful beamed ceiling and direct view of the Prinsengracht, hallway with toilet, technical area, kitchen-diner with beautiful old tiles and marble countertop, utility room and storage, directly adjacent to the lush green roof terrace, which measures over 80 m2!
The red library with open ‘atrium’ catches the eye. Not only because of its colour and height, but especially because of the monumental beams and original windlass. It is here you can experience the warehouse history of the building the most. A marble fireplace completes the room. A cosy place to read a book or listen to music.
This top floor with lots of windows (daylight entry) is multifunctional. An open space at the front, gives access and views to the red library. This floor also has a bedroom, bathroom and balcony. Ideal for an au pair or teenage child.
Located on the ground floor, next to the Prinsengracht 548, lies this apartment with its own entrance from the Prinsengracht (PG 550). A kitchen, living / sleeping area and bathroom make it ideal as a guest house.
The Prinsengracht 548 is certainly a unique property with a rich history. A beautiful warehouse of 43 meters deep, located on 360 m2 FREEHOLD PRIVATE LAND in the city centre. The front of the building has a beautiful brick façade, with striking ‘Amsterdam red’ wooden panelling. Seen from the back, the orange tile roof – harmoniously- complements the white plaster façades. And windows. Lots of windows!
But what stands out most? Peace and privacy. May we suggest a good glass of wine from the Mähler Besse family's collection in the library or on the roof terrace?