Built in 1743, the Sichterman House on the Ossenmarkt is currently for sale with an asking price of €2.2 million making it the most expensive home currently on the market in Groningen.
Boasting a living space of around 500 m2, seven bedrooms, and three bathrooms spread over three floors, the next owners of this small city palace will be living in an impressive monument built in the Louis XV style for Jan Albert Sichterman – a director for the Dutch East India Company. It lies on the Ossenmarkt, next to the courthouse.
The 18th-century house was built on behalf of Sichterman upon his return to his hometown after a lucrative career. His intention was to have the most beautiful house built in Groningen. The first stone of his dream house was laid on March 26, 1743. After Sichterman’s death, the house was split in two. The left part has been for sale since Wednesday.
A view of the Ossenmarkt
At the front of the house one finds the living room and library with an unobstructed view of the Ossenmarkt and a glimpse of the Oude Boteringestraat. The deep garden at the rear of the building, with a back entrance, offers a lot of privacy and sun.
As one would expect the building comes with stained glass windows, intricate details in all the nooks and crannies, and an intricate staircase that will prove to be a feast for your eyes. Once you’ve soaked everything in you can relax for a quiet moment in the private library featuring a wall-to-wall bookcase.