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In a stunning location, surrounded by water with a direct waterway to Vinkeveense Plassen lake area, is this detached, charming thatched villa. To call this farmhouse home is a genuine privilege. Tranquility, a sense of total freedom, space, nostalgia and ambience are just a few terms to define this home. The farmhouse is on a 1,500 sqm-plot, features a private 7.5 m-dock with a swimming ladder, an expansive and sunny garden with multiple terraces, a spacious garden annex with a veranda and - set off from the garden - a private parking area for at least two cars.
The farmhouse dates from approximately 1880 and was almost completely rebuilt and thoroughly renovated by the current owners in 2001, turning it into the villa it is today. This is a contemporary home, with all modern conveniences. The property makes for a spacious home which can easily be combined with use as an office or private practice. Double occupancy is also a feasible option. The home incorporates a warm, traditional look and feel with contemporary comfort. The home is exceptionally bright, and spans a total floor area of 252 sqm.
The ground floor accommodates the home office/ private practice, the bright living room, spacious hall and the kitchen. The first floor encompasses the master bedroom with a private master bath and walk-in closet, three bedrooms and a second bathroom. There is a beautiful garden annex (37 sqm) with a large veranda. The garden annex features all necessary elements to be able to serve as a residential unit.
This is a truly unique location for Vinkeveen. This property is in the town's characteristic ribbon development, boasting excellent connectivity and in the immediate proximity of all amenities. Amsterdam, Hilversum, Utrecht and Schiphol airport are a mere 20-minute drive away. Characterized by a mix of modern and traditional detached villas, Achterbos is a quiet area in Vinkeveen's well-known watersports district. A distinguished neighborhood!
The layout of the farmhouse is as follows:
A footbridge over the water leads to the house. By car, the property can be accessed via the adjacent driveway. The farmhouse has two individual house numbers, and two separate entrances. Upon entering the house, its spacious character is immediately clear. The modern hall leads to the front of the house, which currently accommodates a private practice. The hall also features the meter cupboard, the restroom with a wall-mounted toilet and washbasin, a coat closet and the staircase to the first floor. The living area features the family room with an open-plan kitchen and French doors.
The welcoming U-shaped living room faces the garden and offers a beautiful view of the garden and the water. French doors lead to the garden and the side terrace. Traditional sash windows underscore the warm and intimate feel of the room and the light modern cast floors feature comfortable underfloor heating.
The contemporary, sleek, handle-free Siemens kitchen (fitted in 2016) has wide soft-close drawers and is equipped with a range of appliances, including a Siemens dishwasher, combination steam oven, induction cooker, refrigerator/freezer with cooling zones (Liebherr) and a Quooker. The remote-controlled range hood is incorporated into the ceiling. The kitchen features beige/grey composite countertops. The kitchen also features a convenient walk-in pantry.
The double-landing staircase leads from the hall to the first floor, which is comprised of two wings. The spacious master bedroom is at the rear and is fitted with four custom hanging wardrobes, six four-row drawer units and a walk-in shoe closet/ storage room. The farm door in this room is a wonderful detail, and large windows bathe the room in light. The master bedroom has a luxury en suite bathroom with a double vanity, walk-in shower (rain shower and hand shower), wall-mounted toilet and bathtub. The bathroom is fitted with a Granito floor and underfloor heating.
The bathroom also features, neatly tucked away, the fittings for the laundry machine and dryer.
At the front of the property is a second large bedroom and two centrally positioned medium-sized bedrooms. The second bathroom is in between these bedrooms and is fitted with a shower, vanity, wall-mounted toilet, underfloor heating and tiled floors.
This entire level was fitted with a gorgeous Avatar Multisense herringbone design floor in 2017.
Home office/ private practice:
A private entrance leads to a hall with a separate restroom. The hall accesses four rooms, two of which feature French doors to the west-facing terrace. This area also features a modern cast floor. The front of the property can be converted into a residential space relatively easily. Removing one wall would create a single, large space: with a generous living room at the front of the house and an amazing kitchen/ lounge at the rear! Our brochure includes a floorplan and an artist rendering for this alternative layout.
The house is surrounded by an amazing, sunny and secluded garden with multiple patios and terraces. The beautifully landscaped garden includes 19th century chestnut trees, white hydrangea along the water's edge and several fruit trees. At the back of the garden is a spacious garden annex with a large grapevine-covered veranda. The garden annex features all necessary amenities such as electricity (individual distribution board) and connections to water/drains (for a restroom and shower). The rear section of the garden annex is fully insulated. Minor remodeling would make this an ideal unit for your (grand)parents or older child. The garden annex is fitted with Granito-look laminate flooring. The front of the annex has a storage area with a loft. Adjacent to the garden annex is a private 7.5 m-dock for your (sail)boat - from here, you can access the lake within five minutes.
A separate bridge next to the house leads to the private parking area which can accommodate at least two cars.
- Thoroughly renovated/ remodeled in 2001, original details were preserved;
- Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and in the bathrooms;
- On-trend light cast floors on the ground floor;
- On-lot parking;
- Volume 777 m3;
- 252 sqm residential floor area;
- Garden annex (built in 2008/2009) with all amenities for conversion into living quarters;
- Private dock with swimming ladder;
- Heated veranda;
- Sheeting walls renewed in 2008.
This property has so much to offer that we have probably forgotten to mention certain details. We look forward to showing you this exceptional home: you will be amazed by the traditional atmosphere and modern comforts it has to offer. Give us a call to schedule an appointment!
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