A townhouse that is impossible to capture in photos! A must-see!
In 1889 a Nursery School founded by reverend Jan Nieuwenhuizen, previously a Civil Affairs office, and since 1999, the current owners joined forces with X&L Design to create an enormous (ca. 340sqm),yet welcoming home. Unique ceiling heights, gorgeous original facade details and a long south-facing backyard are just a few of its highlights.
Neighborhood and area
Just a 15-minute drive from Amsterdam is this stunning townhouse in the inner city of Monnickendam.
Schiphol is a 30-minute drive away. Cyclists, runners and hikers can indulge in their hobbies in the beautiful Waterland region: plan trips to Uitdam, Durgerdam, Holysloot and Gouwzee. The area is home to 3 marinas and Hemmeland has several beaches and beach pavilion Strandvier. Grocereies are available within walking distance, and there is a lovely weekly Saturday market on Noordeinde. Culinary buffs can treat themselves to an unforgettable experience at Michelin Star restaurant De Posthoorn.
Layout of the house:
Private sidewalk out front of the beautiful facade with original bricks that reflect the history of the Nursery School. Entrance with a coat area, with wooden cladding.
The first section of the nearly 20-meter long living space with a (semi-)open plan kitchen features cast flooring, flowing through into original herringbone wooden flooring.
The semi-open plan kitchen has a travertine marble trim, so that the countertop is just hidden from view. The stainless-steel countertop is a perfect match with the large stand-alone stove with an oven. The kitchen is fitted with a wide range of appliances and offers ample storage space in the drawers.
Across from the kitchen is room for a long dining table, ideal for entertaining large groups of friends or for dinners with a large family.
The dining and sitting area are slightly separated from the rest of the space by the wooden stairs leading upstairs. There is a restroom below the stairs.
The spacious yet welcoming sitting area has approximately 4.5m ceilings and a designer fireplace (suspended) by Dominique Imbert.
The back door opens to the garden (ca. 225sqm) which faces south and has several tiered areas and a gorgeous view of the de Nicolaas en Anthoniuskerk church. The ca. 40sqm garden house is fitted with gas, water and electrics. At the rear is a secluded veranda. The garden house also accommodates a storage room. The garden has mature and diverse plants and a number of decks.
The garden also accesses the vault cellar, spanning ca. 72sqm - only 13 of these cellars exist in all of the Netherlands!
Back in the house, on the way upstairs, is a mezzanine floor: a lovely spot for a work station, and due to the open gallery there is still direct contact with the living room.
A few more steps lead to the bedroom floor. Before reaching the bedrooms, you will find yourself in the 'invisible' library: the diagonally positioned wooden planes are initially hidden from view.
The master bedroom is at the front and spans the full width of the building. With a deep windowsill and stunning wall details. The master bedroom connects to the master bathroom with a bathtub, vanity, spacious. walk-in shower and ample daylight entry via the skylights. Finishes include Vola faucets and natural stone. A large walk-in closet completes the master suite.
There are 3 more bedrooms at the rear and the side of this floor. Each with a mezzanine, and generous ceiling heights. These bedrooms have a private bathroom with a shower and a vanity. There is a separate restroom.
The attic floor features a large room overlooking the water of Gouwzee. This level also includes a large bathroom with a shower, vanity and a toilet. On the opposite side of the landing is the laundry room/ utility room.
-remodeled according to architectural plans;
-beautiful ceiling heights;
-large south-facing garden with a garden house;
-15-minute drive from Amsterdam, 40 minutes by bicycle;
-Just a 30-minute drive to Schiphol.
Naturally it is our pleasure to offer you a personal tour of the property. However, due to corona virus we have adopted a number of precautionary measures, and will discuss these with you when you schedule an appointment. Are you interested in a property, but would you prefer not to schedule a viewing on-site (yet)? Please let us know. We can also offer you a viewing by video call, so that you can ask the realtor any questions you may have as he/she walks you through the property.
This property was measured in accordance with the Measurement Code. The Measurement code is based on NEN2580 standards. The Measurement Code is intended to ensure a more universal survey method for indicating total usable floor area. The Measurement Code cannot fully preclude discrepancies between individual surveys, for example due to differences in interpretation, rounding and restrictions to the actual performance of the survey. Despite the due care we have taken in measuring the property, the measurements may deviate. Neither the seller nor the realtor accept any liability for such deviations. Given measurement are indicative only. If the exact dimensions are crucial to you, we recommend that you take the measurements yourself or enlist your own survey professional.
This information was drafted with the utmost care. However, we are not liable for any unintended omission or inaccuracy, etcetera nor any consequences related thereto. All measurements and floor areas are indicative only. Subject to the NVM general terms and conditions.
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