Jan Luijkenstraat 4huis - Amsterdam
This is a monumental-classified large home (266m2) at the Jan Luijkenstraat. The house is set over 3 floors: basement, first floor and 1st floor on a car-free part of the Museum Quarter between the Rijksmuseum, the Stadhouderskade and the PC Hooftstraat. From the conservatory you have an unobstructed view of the gardens of the Rijksmuseum. At the rear there is an entrance to an intimate urban garden of approximately 43m2.
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Raise children in the beating cultural heart of Amsterdam. This part of the Museum Quarter is surprisingly quiet; cars and tourists usually choose a different route. Here residents can park their bicycles through their own back in the garden, and there is often sufficient parking spaces (with permits) available on the doorstep. The Vondelpark is just a stone's throw away and public transport has stops to every corner of the city. The museums are literally second walk away, as is the concert building ‘Het Concertgebow’. Everything you need is in the vicinity; childcare, renowned primary and secondary schools, international schools and universities. For fresh, local produce the Albert Cuyp market is only a few minutes by bike.
This building is living history and showcases the grandeur of turn of the century, with many original details, such as a marble entrance, stained-glass windows, herringbone parquet and ensuite rooms. This does not mean that the house is ready to move in; some work will still have to be done to adapt the kitchen, sanitary facilities and the garden to modern requirements. A quick look at a sketch of a possible layout shows that 5 bedrooms and 3 spacious bathrooms can easily be fitted in, with the blocking using the full length (over 15 meters) as living space. The house is truly Amsterdam architecture of the 19th century at its best, with high ceilings and ornate detailing in the fireplaces, doors, paneling and floors.
The underlying basement is closed off from the entrance with an original door. Via a wooden staircase you enter the hall below. The basement has ample headroom, but is not upholstered. The basement is almost completely open and is currently being used as a library. Thanks to the clever us of small windows and recessed spotlights, it is surprisingly bright and airy. There are 2 separate rooms, used as technical and storage rooms. In the next phase this would make an ideal utility area.
A richly decorated staircase, leads from the central entrance to the 1st floor. This has the same layout as the ground floor but wih a dazzling conservatory at the front, with an unobstructed view over the classic gardens of the Rijksmuseum.
At the rear of this floor is the master bedroom with balcony and direct access to the spacious, albeit dated, bathroom ensuite, with toilet, bath and 2 sinks. From the hall you reach the second bathroom, with walk-in shower, toilet and sink. These facilities also require modernisation.
Lastly, at the front of the house you are greeted by a clear, picturesque view of the classic gardens of the Rijksmuseum and at the rear an equally rewarding view of the private gardens.
Special mention: Additional property available. On the second floor of the house there is situated an independent city apartment of 90 m2. If desired, this can also be purchased as an independent apartment or as part of the family home.