Amsterdam is famous for its skinny canal houses. However, in the early 20th century, the city was a testbed for the Amsterdam School movement, which combined expressionism, art deco and Jugendstil in Amsterdam-Zuid in a uniquely Dutch fashion. This 1929 home typifies this eclectic and creative style and is for sale for €1.399m.
The second-floor dwelling is located on Gerrit van der Veenstraat, in the Apollobuurt neighbourhood, and spans 136 sq m across two levels. A large hallway with herringbone flooring leads into the shared living spaces, including a reception room overlooking the park, the kitchen and a study. Both the office and the kitchen have access to balconies, the largest of which spans the width of the apartment.
Four bedrooms are on the upper level – two large, two small – but the real talking point is the large rooftop terrace, outfitted with an outdoor shower and views across the neighbourhood.