A spacious patio house of approximately 258 sq m with a generous patio/garden and roof terrace, designed so that you can strike your own perfect balance between living and working, between comfort and utility. You can customize the layout to your exact wishes. Are you looking for office space at home? Accommodation for a live-in nanny? A studio? An extended playroom, sauna or gym? Or simply enough rooms – and bathrooms – for raising a large family? This delightful patio house in Amsterdam's popular Houthaven district can easily accommodate all this and more. It is quite simply one of the largest family homes in Houthaven, with a ceiling height of almost 3m and a desirable canalside location.
The property is part of the Nieuw Amsterdams Wonen project that is currently taking shape: a beautiful courtyard building in the rich architectural tradition of the Amsterdam School. Six residential floors overlooking a magnificent courtyard with patios and terraces. An easy-access parking garage is situated beneath the building, alongside individual storage facilities.
Living in comfort is what Nieuw Amsterdams Wonen is all about. In your own home and the building's communal areas, high-tech solutions will be incorporated to maximize your comfort. For the energy requirements of your home, we have adopted the principles of Trias Energetica, a cutting-edge sustainability strategy developed by Delft University of Technology. This winning combination of sustainable, energy-saving measures starts with a shell with a very high thermal insulation value and brings in renewable energy from the district heating network (dramatically reducing CO2 emissions) and on-site energy generation. No wonder it's been awarded an A++++ energy label!
Whether you want to heat up or cool down, the indoor climate is always at your fingertips. Industrial residual heat is used for both the underfloor heating and your running hot water. A thermostat gives you full control of how warm or cool you want your home to be. The same underfloor system that heats your home can also lower the indoor temperature with cold water from the IJ. This approach to cooling is highly energy-efficient, keeping temperatures down by ensuring that the structure of the building does not heat up.
Solar panels will be installed on the roofs. As an NAW resident, you will be able to make exclusive use of a number of panels. An ideal way to save on your energy costs.
Your high-tech communication needs will be met by a basic Domotica package. This grants you access to lightning-quick XS4All internet services from the moment you move in.
In short, Nieuw Amsterdams Wonen, developed by VORM and BPD, will be an extraordinary project, in terms of both design and sustainability. Not only will you be living in a beautiful, spacious and comfortable home, but you will also be investing in a property that looks to the wider world and our children's future: 100 per cent climate neutral. Sustainability is also a primary concern in the construction process, where the focus is firmly on sustainable use of energy and materials.
As one of Amsterdam's most desirable residential areas, Houthaven has so much more to offer than outstanding homes in a prime location. A host of creative companies have already settled in the area, which is now also home to a primary school, a secondary school, a nursery, out-of-school care, a residential care home and a playgroup. But there is even more on the horizon. Trendy bars, atmospheric restaurants and cosy terraces will soon be lining the waterfront. And meanwhile the underground garage at your disposal makes parking a hassle-free proposition.
The Reval Eiland section of Houthaven will be a low-traffic, green and sustainable island on the IJ, a mere stone's throw from Amsterdam city centre and with a park just around the corner. In short, it will be a fantastic place to live.
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to an option meeting. We look forward to sharing all the ins and outs of this wonderful project in general and this beautiful home in particular.