Yearning for a change of pace in 2017? This historic property for sale in Amsterdam’s canal district could be the ideal base, offering period living on a grand scale.
Built in 1672, the Dutch canal district house is a nationally listed building that’s stocked to the rafters with historic features, from marble fireplaces, to mouldings and parquet flooring.
Currently divided into three dwellings, the house – which is offered for sale as one property via Knight Frank for €8.25m – is arranged across four storeys. Its new owner could convert it back into a single family home, or see it as an investment opportunity, renting out one or more of its floors.
Step through its doors and you enter a grand hallway, with a sweeping stone staircase that ascends the height of the Amsterdam property. From here a kitchen-diner and conservatory branch off the entranceway and open onto a formally landscaped garden.
Up on the first floor there are two reception rooms, decked out with traditional interiors and high ceilings. Both have oversized picture windows that look out over the canal at the front and garden to the rear.
Meanwhile the upper floor – currently a snug bookshelf-lined apartment – has exposed timber support beams and a 50 sqm roof terrace with views over the city centre.
The Amsterdam property is on Keizersgracht (Emperor’s Canal), close to Utrechtsestraat, Reguliersgracht and the Amstel River. It’s also a stone’s throw from restaurants and delicatessens, and cultural venues, The Stopera and Theatre Carré.