This extremely charming, spacious (11 rooms, 277 m2), exceptionally delightful, family home is in one of the most beautiful streets in the Archipel neighbourhood – the Riouwstraat.
The house stands out because of the original stained glass front windows, the distinctive doorstep and the desirable layout with a living basement and a ground floor. The house is extremely light and almost embraces you through the very generously-sized rooms and the high, beautifully ornamented ceilings.
Riouwstraat 111 is a corner property with neighbours on one side only, it’s right next to the lovely Bankaplein, and it has views of the fountain.
The long, sunny, south east-facing back garden has different areas to sit in, is no less than 10.25 metres long and is an oasis of peace and quiet. The garden has rear access from the Billitonstraat.
Ideally located in the very sought-after Archipel neighbourhood, this property is close to the city centre and a short cycle ride away from the sea, the dunes and the beach. It’s right next to the lively Bankastraat where there is a supermarkt, specialty stores and delis, and plenty of places to eat out. Within walking distance of the Scheveningen Woods where there is the famous John & Junes pavement café, a playground built on a huge sand pit and a skatepark. Also, there are various schools and sports clubs (hockey, football, tennis) within cycling distance from this unique house.
Moreover, public transport links (tram/bus) and the major highways to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht are just around the corner (including via the Hubertus Tunnel).
You enter the home via a big front door, into an impressive hall that has marble floors, high ceilings and a very distinctive staircase to the basement and the ground floor.
Downstairs, you come into a spacious hall with a room to hang coats that also has access to the cellar, then there is a cloakroom with a WC, the luxurious, open-plan kitchen and two adjoining rooms with French doors out to the sunny garden.
A few steps take you up to the living area where there is a fabulous, light, L-shaped sitting room to the rear and a very large front room. Together, these two floors form the living part of the home. The floor above is for sleeping and studying and the top floor is a real surprise with the original exposed beams creating a truly romantic feel.
Basement / first floor:
Hall with a cloakroom fitted with a WC and a side window. Access to the cellar / storage room. Fabulous adjoining living room and dining room with the original, period feature sliding door unit separating the rooms, decorative ceilings, a marble floor with underfloor heating, a fitted cupboard and an open fire. The open-plan kitchen is fitted out with every appliance you can imagine. Four French doors open onto the beautifully landscaped back garden, which is an urban oasis with a wine grapevine, roses and plants that are in bloom all year round. The garden is very private, with a beautiful, old wall separating it from the the Billitonstraat, into which there is rear access.
Grand hall with a second cloakroom fitted with a WC and the original, period feature sink, and a window. Fabulous, light, L-shaped living / dining room with decorative ceilings, an open fireplace, beautiful parquet floors (Point de Hongrie), a sliding door unit separating the rooms and fitted cupboards. French doors and then steps take you down from this floor to the sunny back garden.
From the landing there is a spacious, light, sunny, main bedroom to the rear with views across the garden and a wall of fitted wardrobes. There is also a big front room with a fireplace, a wall of fitted cupboards and views of the fountain on the square. There is also a side room to the front of the property. The grand bathroom has a big window, a large corner bath (Jacuzzi), a third WC, a separate shower and a double sink unit with a mirror and integrated lighting. The bathroom can be accessed from the landing but also from the main bedroom.
Landing with a fitted cupboard that houses the central heating boiler, and a further cloakroom with the fourth, built-in WC and a handbasin. The delightful rooms are under the exposed beams in the roof with very high ceilings. There is a lovely side room to the rear, then a big bedroom to the rear with a bed built into the wall and a big walk-in closet with plenty of storage space and a sink. There is a further large bedroom to the front with an unusual fitted wardrobe and a sitting area with views out onto the street. The second bathroom has a shower and natural daylight, and there is a room with a simple kitchen unit with a worktop, sink and space for a washing machine and dryer.
Also worth knowing:
– Usable living space: 277 m2;
– Set on a plot of 151 m2 of freehold land;
– There are 11 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 WCs and a very grand open-plan kitchen;
– The front windows are fitted with stained glass;
– All of the outside paintwork was done around five years ago;
– The property was as good as totally rebuilt in 1998. The top floor was renovated in 2015;
– Extensive electric circuits with an RCD / safety switch;
– Because of when the property was built, an old property and a materials clause will be included in the NVM sales contract;
– The handover date is flexible and can be discussed.
In a nutshell: a fantastic, perfectly located house.
Will we be seeing you at Riouwstraat 111?