Living in the gardens of Amsterdam. Detached villa with thatched roof, big secluded south-facing garden, and double garage in the prestigious Rembrandtkwartier. This charming, well-maintained home - a designated national monument which was christened "De Dwarslatte" by its builder, the famous Dutch architect W.M. Dudok - is set on a plot of 945m² behind an electric gate. Originally built of wood on a stone foundation, the house was extended and thoroughly renovated in 2004 and now comprises 6 rooms, 2 bathrooms, and a lovely eat-in kitchen.
Entry with coat closet; hallway with guest lavatory and cellar cupboard; expansive living room (43m²) with fireplace and French doors to the garden; separate study/playroom; utility room with laundry connections, central heating unit, and boiler. The spacious, light L-shaped kitchen at the back features an extra large Boretti oven and double doors to the garden. From the entry, a second study/playroom/bedroom is accessible as well as an adjacent large bedroom with fitted wardrobes and doors to the garden plus a comfortable en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, double washbasin, and w.c.
The entire ground floor level is laid with heated Belgian stone and oak flooring.
A light stairway ascends to the first floor, where a landing gives access to a w.c., 2nd bathroom with shower and double washbasin, and 2 lovely, spacious bedrooms, of which one has a fitted wardrobe and a big sleeping aclove/play area. There is also a storage attic under the roof.
The beautiful, easy to maintain garden, whose lush greenery ensures privacy throughout the year,
faces due south and has several terraces. Other outdoor features include a sunny open pavilion ca 27m2 with lounging and dining areas and a jacuzzi hidden among the stands of bamboo. The gorgeous front garden is filled with white hydrangeas and there is off-street parking for several cars.
The property is a designated national monument, offering the possibility of subsidies for maintenance costs. The windows are double glazed, and there is an alarm, intercom, and electric gate. Extra locks and dimmable lighting has been installed throughout. The thatched roof has been checked and maintained annually. Both studies can easily be reconfigured as bedrooms or playrooms. The large double garage (43m²) is also suitable for repurposing as office, gym, studio, or guest quarters. The house's exceptionally large ground floor (146m²) makes it also suitable for elderly residents.
In short, "De Dwarslatte" is a unique home in an exceptionally desirable neighbourhood. Within easy reach of schools, sports facilities, the Naarden-Bussum railway station (within 20 minutes in the centre of Amsterdam), a swimming pool, shops, and motorways. A marina and the historic Naarden Vesting are close by, as is unspoilt countryside.
Facts and figures:
Usable living space: 196m²
Gross floor area: 249m²
Plot size: 945m²
Asking price: € 1.469.000,- k.k. (buyer pays closing costs)
Subject to contract award