After visiting the only residential island in the Netherlands, you will certainly be convinced that people in 1881 were also highly skilled at constructing their homes. This fort features many elements that remind you of the station of armed forces. At the same time, it is luxurious and beautifully finished, making it a comfortable living space. Around 2000, the fort was made habitable. The current apartment has a living area of approx. 274 m² and a double garage. In total, this location includes eleven dwellings, of which eight apartments and three waterfront villas situated along the canal. The location on the edge of the Biesbosch National Park is also ideal.
In short, a wonderful living environment for nature lovers, but also an ideal location relative to the cities, including Dordrecht, Gorinchem and Rotterdam. The A15 - A27 motorways are also within reach!
‘Fort Steurgat’ was constructed in 1881-1882 at the foot of the Merwedebandijk southwest of Werkendam. It served to close off the river and dike along the Merwede. Although several plans were made, the fort was not covered by inundations. Fort Steurgat has a simple basic form and was equipped with large, bombproof barracks. The depot with two underground gunpowder warehouses at the front of the fort is connected to the bombproof barracks by means of a postern. In the sixties, there was a protective shelter from which, under special circumstances, one could maintain contact with Dutch ships. Between 1998 and 2000, the fort was transformed into an exclusive residential island. The existing buildings were converted into three villas, three penthouses and five apartments. The bridge over the fort moat, which was once replaced by a dam, has been reconstructed.
From a vaulted central entrance, this beautiful penthouse can be reached by stairs as well as a lift.
Through the entrance of the penthouse you can reach the spacious hall with cloakroom and access to the fully tiled toilet with urinal and sink, and the meter cupboard.
The hall opens onto the corridor, which connects to the first bathroom. This bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower, washbasin and designer radiator.
From the hallway, you enter a beautiful, light glass-covered patio of approx. 30 m². The patio is part of the living room and together they have a total area of approx. 88 m².
The living room is situated on the south and offers a view of the Kruithuis and Biesbosch across the entire width (11 m). The living room leads to the kitchen (approx. 17 m²). On the other side of the living room is the rooftop terrace of approx. 12 m², featuring fantastic views to the south. The attractive living room has a lightly plastered wall and ceiling and features a gas fireplace.
The fully equipped kitchen (Bulthaup) has a corner arrangement and is equipped with a hard stone top, sink with Quooker, separate Aga stove, stainless steel extractor hood, coffee maker, refrigerator and pull-out pantry. There is also a separate kitchen island with hard stone work top and double sink. The kitchen is equipped with ample cupboard/storage space.
The master bedroom (bedroom 1) on the north façade features its own luxury bathroom equipped with underfloor heating, a whirlpool bath, steam cabin, double sink, toilet, bidet and designer radiator.
In addition, there are two spacious (bed)rooms (2 and 3) that both open onto the patio. These rooms are currently being used as a study room, and each have a floor space of over 20 m².
Vaulted room: Via the patio you reach the staircase, which is located next to bedroom two. Via this staircase, you enter the area beneath the penthouse, where the vaulted room is located. This space can be used as a bedroom, study, guest room, hobby room or practice room. Water and electricity are also available here, for example for a pantry or bathroom. Through the spacious vaulted room, you can enter the outside terrace on the north side.
On the ground floor of the fort is an additional storage space for use by this apartment.
The garage is situated behind the fort. It has a floor space of 56 m² (7 x 8 m) and offers space for two cars. The garage is equipped with a central heating boiler, a radiator and hot and cold water. The floor is tiled.
- The entire apartment is provided with a natural stone floor. Except for the master bedroom, all floors are provided with floor heating;
- Central vacuum system;
- South-facing apartment overlooking the 'Steurgat';
- Double garage;
- Bordering the edge of the Biesbosch National Park;
- Service costs are €447 per month.
• Mechanical ventilation • Roller shutter • Cable tv • Outside sun screen • Lift • Sliding door • Balcony • Garage for multiple cars • Steam cabin
Het Fort 7, 4251 LZ Werkendam
• On the waterfront • Near nature area
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