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Is the country life the life for you, and are you looking for a location where you can keep horses or other (small) livestock? Then this is the opportunity for you! This characteristic farmhouse named Dwars Hoeve, is in a fantastic location. The lot spans approximately 10.000sqm. A municipal monument full of history and atmosphere with contemporary comfort.
The farmhouse, which dates back to 1908, has seen an extraordinary and respectful renovation, implementing countless original period materials and characteristic details. The extensive renovation has been done with impeccable attention to detail and has left the unique character of the home intact, while resulting in a luxurious home with excellent living comfort. Every detail has been incorporated or renovated with the utmost care.
The central and easily accessible location with excellent connections to Amsterdam, Hilversum, Woerden, and Utrecht is nothing short of unique!
The layout of the farmhouse is as follows:
A remote-controlled gate accesses to the beautiful lot.
The entrance t the home is situated at the side. The new front door is a replica of the original. A long hallway with terrazzo flooring and hard stone border accesses the living room and the welcoming kitchen/lounge. On the right-hand side of the hallway is the meter cupboard, the neatly tucked away coat area, the spacious restroom with wall-mounted toilet, replica Witjes wall-tiles and as a special detail, a stained glass window on the ceiling. This vast hall also features the staircase that leads to the first floor.
The charming living room and elevated room is at the front and is fitted with a number of, carefully restored, casement windows. The antique fireplace mantel is fitted with a new chimney pipe, so that you can fit a wood burner. The floor in the living room was newly cast and was fitted with natural stone and underfloor heating. A few steps from the living room lead up to the elevated period room, with the original banisters. The elevated room features wooden flooring that has been insulated from the cellar.
The modern kitchen can be accessed from the hall, the elevated period room, the pantry and the mud room. The solid oak kitchen in an Eco Flexa Monaco color scheme (RAL 6075) is finished with a burnished Belgian hard stone countertop with sink and is fitted with a full range of appliances. This includes a refrigerator/ freezer (ATG), a dishwasher (Miele), an extractor system (Siemens) and a close-in boiler. The AGA Six-Four stove is the focal point of the kitchen, and will make every culinary enthusiast's pulse quicken. Next to the kitchen window is a matching custom oak bench. The original stained-glass sliding doors lead from the kitchen to the study. One walls of the study is fitted with bookcases with a ladder and opposite this wall is a staircase cupboard for extra storage space. There is also access to the original pantry through French doors in the kitchen, which leads through to the terrace. This once served as the mud room, where the farmer could take off his dirty boots and work clothes when he came in after a long day's work on the fields. This room is currently used for storage. The mud room can be altered, as long as it stays within the monumental guidelines.
Beneath the elevated period room is the original cellar equipped with masonry cheese-vats. Copies of the original cellar screens were handcrafted and match those in the living room, the elevated period room, study, front door, and bedroom windows.
The former stable can be accessed from the kitchen, the side, and the rear. The barn has been partially modernized, now used as a bedroom and laundry room. The renovated space is equipped with underfloor heating (adjustable per area) and windows (one high and one low) and French window doors with wooden shutters that you can close from the inside. The separate laundry room, equipped with mechanical ventilation, has a nostalgic kitchen unit with a granite countertop. Behind the curtains underneath the countertop are a few shelves for storage. The central heating unit (Nefit 2015) is neatly tucked away behind the door. The laundry room is fitted with the same natural stone flooring as the house.
The master bedroom with a spacious bathroom can be accessed from the former stable. The bedroom also features large French glass doors to the terrace and a window with wooden shutters that can be closed from the inside. Feast your eyes on this marvelous bedroom; there are authentic elements everywhere. The bedroom has more than enough space to create a walk-in closet. The walk-in rain shower is concealed in the wooden beam, and of course, there is also a handheld shower. On the ceiling and wall, you will see a stained-glass window, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the lush surroundings as you shower. The modern bathtub in the middle of the bathroom matches the atmosphere of the home. On the back wall is a double oak vanity with mirrored cabinets just above it and an alcove with the toilet. The walk-in shower and the wall behind the vanity feature Witjes tiles, similar to those in the restroom. Here too, are natural stone floors with underfloor heating. The bathroom is fitted with mechanical ventilation.
The enclosed, original staircase leads to the first floor. This spacious level features a large landing with an authentic wooden beam structure and an insulated floor. The roof is insulated from the outside and is fitted with a Velux skylight. At the front of the house are two spacious bedrooms. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes. In one of the bedrooms, the sleeping area is on a mezzanine with a Velux skylight, leaving ample space in the room to use as you see fit. The original wooden door leads from the landing to an attic room above the former stable, ideal for storage. The layout is easy to adjust to your own tastes and wishes.
The unique home is on a large, private, wrap-around lot. The terrace faces east and partially fenced. This allows for an unobstructed view of the surrounding farmland. The largest garden is at the rear and to the west. The garden and the yard can still be landscaped to suit your preferences. Parking space is no issue.
• New cast-iron radiators (antique style) throughout
• New floors in the living room, hall, kitchen, and study.
• Remote-controlled gate with trench fencing
• Zinc gutters and roof drains
• Double glazing throughout the house and in the renovated section of the stable
• Gross floor area 577sqm