Modern and magnificent detached villa (approx. 410 m2) situated at an idyllic location in a rural environment on the edge of Amstelveen, with wonderful views across the river Amstel and including a private jetty. This villa was built by architectural design in 1998, with a great eye for detail such as the dark grey slate roof. The location could not be better; just 10 minutes from the De Zuidas area, at cycling distance from primary, secondary and international schools, with a diverse range of shops and hospitality facilities nearby and close to the main roads and Schiphol Airport.
The villa is divided over three floors and has two separate entrances, perfect for the combination of living and working from home. With its spacious garden and southwest-facing terrace, and the unobstructed views of the Amstel and pasture lands, this well-maintained villa offers a feeling of rural living while being on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
The three floors include the elevated main residential floor, the first floor and the ground floor/basement.
Main entrance, stately hallway with a wide front door, built-in wardrobe, and the stairway to the first floor and basement. The living room is accessed via sliding doors with faceted windows and is a very spacious room with large windows at the front (sun-reflecting glazing) boasting magnificent views of the Amstel and the Ronde Hoep polder landscape. Together with the French doors leading to the terrace (43 m2) and the high ceiling (3 m), the living room is flooded with natural light, making this a wonderful space to live in. The room includes a Merbau herringbone parquet floor, indirect lighting in the suspended ceiling, a natural stone gas fireplace, electrically operated blinds, and built-in bookcases with an integrated sliding door to the adjacent kitchen.
The spacious kitchen (Poggenpohl) features a large island and breakfast bar, double sink, cabinets and cupboards along the walls offering ample storage, marble worktops (deeper than standard size), and various built-in appliances (Gaggenau), such as a 4-burner gas hob with separate wok burner and fryer, Quooker, dishwasher, Viking fridge/freezer, two ovens, steam oven, and a Teppanyaki grill. The kitchen gives access to the hallway as well as the terrace.
The terrace at the back of the house (southwest-facing), with steps leading down to the garden, has a surface area of approx. 43 m2 and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Additionally, the terrace can be covered by electrically operated awnings that also offer lateral protection (Markilux).
Very bright and spacious landing (large skylight) with access to all rooms. 3 (formerly 4) bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom includes a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with garden view. The bathroom features a large walk-in shower (2 shower heads), 2 washbasins, toilet, and built-in cabinets. The second bedroom is slightly smaller, includes built-in wardrobes with sliding doors, and also offers garden views. The third bedroom is very large (used to be 2 rooms), and boasts views of the garden and the Amstel. (Formerly 2 bedrooms) The second bathroom features a washbasin, toilet, walk-in shower and bath (jacuzzi).
As the villa is located along the Amstel dyke, the basement is at ground level, which is also the garden level, meaning that the entire basement gets natural light.
The basement also has a separate entrance. The hall with toilet, meter cupboard and technical area offers access to all other rooms.
Utility room: Large utility room with built-in storage, marble worktops, fridge/freezer, climate-controlled wine cabinet, dishwasher, and the connections for washing machine and dryer.
Bedrooms: 2 large bedrooms with built-in cherry wood wardrobes.
Study, bar with TV lounge area: 3 double French doors across the full width of the house leading on to the very sizeable terrace (incl. awning) with deep southwest-facing garden. The study and lounge area can be separated by a sliding door.
This floor offers all kinds of options and is currently used as additional bedrooms/hobby space. It would also be perfect as an independent apartment for, e.g., an au-pair or informal care. Moreover, as the plot offers ample parking space, it is perfect as an office/business space or home practice.
The river Amstel is at the front of the villa where you have a private jetty. From here, it is easy to reach the Amsterdam Canals or the Vinkeveen lakes by boat.
The fabulous and private plot includes fencing all around with an automated electric gate and atmospheric lighting. The driveway leads to a beautifully laid out parking area with room for about ten cars.
The property has a wonderfully large terrace and deep garden (55 m) at the back with a well-maintained lawn that offers lots of privacy. The entire garden is surrounded by a yew hedge. Additionally, there is an outbuilding (50 m2) with outdoor kitchen which is currently partly used as a garage for bicycles/scooter and partly as a hobby room. There is building permission to extend this outbuilding to 100 m2, allowing for a conversion to become, for example, a guest accommodation.
The front of the house and back garden are connected so cars can also reach the back of the garden.
Location and Accessibility
Detached villa at a quiet, rural location along the river Amstel near the Kruitmolen. Very centrally situated on the outskirts of Amstelveen, the Amstelland Green Area (outer territories Groenelaan, Waardhuizen) and Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. The Amsterdam Forest, Amstelveen’s ‘Old Town’, and Amsterdam are all within easy reach.
At cycling distance, you will have primary, secondary and international schools, shopping centres (Groenhof/Kostverlorenhof/Bankrashof) for the daily groceries, and Stadshart Amstelveen.
It only takes 10 minutes by car, via Amsteldijk Zuid and Noord, to get to the De Zuidas area and shopping centre Gelderlandplein. Access to the A9 and A2 motorways is also nearby and Schiphol Airport is just a 10 minutes’ drive.
- Stately modern detached villa
- Built under architectural design (John Webbers), inspired by the classic country mansions that once lined the beautiful river Amstel.
- Freehold land
- Plot surface approx. 2,315 m2
- Living surface 410 m2 (incl. outbuilding)
- External outbuilding of 50 m2 with building permission to extend it to 100 m2
- 5 (6) bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 separate toilet
- Domotics and alarm system
- Fully insulated and double glazing
- Energy label C
- Security glass at the main entrance
- Built-in roller shutters on the ground floor and residential level
- Individually operated air conditioning throughout the house
- Bespoke wardrobes, cabinets, doors, and panelling: Interior Decorator Vonder
- Private jetty
- Draft designs and advice by Hoogeveen Architects for possible adjustments optional