Going Dutch…

House Hunting in … Amsterdam

MARCELLE S. FISCHLER | New York Times | July 31, 2013 | link

Herman Wouters for The New York Times

A restored 17th-century house on the Prinsengracht, one of Amsterdam’s main canals, is $3,652,592 million. More Photos »

A FIVE-BEDROOM HOUSE ON AN AMSTERDAM CANAL

$3,652,592 (2.795 MILLION EUROS)

From the front of this quintessential 17th-century Dutch home — looking across its canal, the Prinsengracht — you can see the Anne Frank House and the crowned spire of the 1620 Westerkerk bell tower. A 12-room building with landmark status, it was renovated and restored more than a decade ago. It has a new foundation, original wide floorboards and ceiling beams, and two fireplaces with large antique tile surrounds.

Through the front door is a large entrance hall with an Italian marble floor. It connects with a hallway running along the left side to the kitchen, which is tiled in ceramic with a radiant-heated floor, white wood cabinetry, granite countertops, an oversized range and a breakfast area.

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