Right in the middle of one of the liveliest canal quarters in Amsterdam, REB has realised four high quality apartments. Sublime in its finishing and lay-out, with extra comfort and accessibility thanks to a recently added elevator, next to the original stairwell.
The 350-year-old Spiegelgracht, known as ‘the red carpet to the Rijksmuseum’, forms the heart of the Spiegel Quarter together with the adjacent Nieuwe Spiegelstraat. This characteristic quarter harbours countless antiques dealers, jewellers and art galleries. The short canal, that was once part of the second phase of the Amsterdam canals, is lined with various small and narrow canal houses, displaying unique monumental facades, details and ornaments.
The first designs of the current property on Spiegelgracht 21 date from 1881; here, the generously ornamented front and rear facade particularly catches the eye. Thanks to severe protests of local residents in the early 1900s, the plan to fill in the Spiegelgracht could be deterred. Partly due to this, the original appearance of this part of Amsterdam that is loved by many, has been largely preserved.
The main entrance on the ground floor contains marble flooring and a central elevator and stairwell to each floor. The attic apartment, situated on the fourth floor of the building, has a floor area of approximately 76 square meters. This apartment has a two-bed room lay-out, including one bathroom with a separate bath, walk-in shower area and a single toilet. The apartment features a large living room and an adjacent luxurious fitted open kitchen. Next to this, the apartment offers a laundry room, a cloakroom and, if possible, built-in wardrobes and storage space.
The premium parquet flooring in the apartment has been laid in a traditional herringbone pattern, with underfloor heating. The wet rooms (bathroom, toilets and laundry room) have been finished with beautiful tiles and minimum grout joint size. The property is completely renovated and fitted with new installations for water, electricity and ventilation and include a built-in gas fire. The apartment has a French balcony and French doors at the rear facade. An ingenious roof construction offers phenomenal views of the Rijksmuseum.
In short: this exceptionally located apartment offers spacious comfort on a modest scale.