This stately Neo-Renaissance canal house from 1893 is located in the old centre of the historical city of Delft, 50 minutes from Amsterdam by car, 15 minutes from The Hague, 20 minutes from Rotterdam and easily accessible by train. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is 30 minutes by car and Rotterdam The Hague Airport 15 minutes. The house is solidly built and sumptuously finished with approximately 450 m² living area (excluding attic and basement) and includes a large beatifully landscaped garden approximately 18 meters deep and 20 meters wide. The house’s total volume is approximately 1800m³ and the total lot size 650m². This impressive merchant’s home overlooks one of the most beautiful and historic canals in the old centre of Delft and is conveniently located close to services and facilities in the city centre. Public transportation is easily accessed with tram and bus stops around the corner and the train station within walking distance. Verhicle acces is also convenient with ample street parking available (with resident’s permit). A private parking space may be rented in a resident’s parking garage 100 meters away.
Everyone who walks along the canal will immediatly be struck by the impressive façade of this canal house which is a municipal monument. The house was extensively renovated to a very high standard in 2007 with many original details previously lost now restored. The house is divided into 3 floors with eight spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms. At the rear of the house, the large, imposing park-line garden wit hits beautiful old trees is a paradise for birds and a peaceful green oasis in the middle of the city.
Behind the strikingly wide front door you will find the entrance hall, with its classic “draught door”, beatifully etched glass and marble wall paneling. Behind it, there is a wide hall with original marble floor. Directly in the front of the hall is a room that is currently used as an office. This room is very suitable for a home office or home practice. In the hall, the magnificient circular staircase immediatly catches the eye. Further down the hall is a toilet, a wardrobe and stairs leading to a practical wine and storage cellar.
The living area measures 75m² and is divided into three parts: living room, dining room and conservatory. The ambience created by the four-meter-high ornamented ceilings, oak herringbone parquet floors and majestic art deco finishing is one of spacious elegance. The bright and airy living room has an exquisite marble art deco fireplace (functional). Carved wooden sliding doors seperate the living room from the next room, which is currently used as a dining room. Beyond the dining room is the conservatory, a bright and cozy area that looks out to the garden. From the conservatory, patio doors open onto the covered outdoor terrace of the garden which has outdoor heating.
A modern designer kitchen with built-in equipment and an adjacent utility room is situated at the rear of the house. The kitchen floor is tiled with the original mosaic black and white tiles. The back door tot he garden is located at the back of the kitchen.
The circulair staircase with beautiful wooden hand rail and cast iron spindles leads tot he upper floors. The two very spacious rooms at the front of the first floor are currently in use as a study and offer a great view of the canal through their large, high windows. One of the rooms is connected by a walk-through closet with doors oneach side tot he large room of 45m² at the rear. This enormous room is now in use as a game and playroom. There is a spacious fourth bedroom at the rear of the first floor. There is a roomy, modern bathroom with bath, double sink and walk-in shower on the first floor with a seperate toilet.
There are three bedrooms on the second floor. The bedroom at the rear is used as a master bedroom and has a connected bathroom, sauna and large walk-in closet. The bedroom has a large balcony which overlooks the entire garden in all its glory. The two other bedrooms on the second floor are more than 15m² in size. There is a modern bathroom on the landing with walk-in shower and double sinks, and a seperate toilet.
A room housing all of the mechanical functions of the house is located in the front section of the second floor. It is also currently used as a washing and ironing room with access tot he seperate mechanical area where the two central heating boilers and the inverter for the solar panels are located. At the very top of the house there is a spacious attic that can be reached through the laundry/ ironing room; it is currently used fot storage.
Ancient brick walls enclose the fantastic park-like garden filled with beautiful old trees, and sunny terraces. The garden also contains a large natural stone garden table with seating for 10 people, and a large storage shed for storing bicycles and garden implements. At the back of the garden is a stand-alone garden house currently in use as a music studio. There is also a convenient access to Annastraat at the back of the garden
Canal house, Terraced house
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Alarm, Cable tv, Air conditioning, Solar panel, Smoke duct, Sauna