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  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Country Living
  • Over 50 Years Old
  • 4+ Fireplaces
  • Historic
  • QC Approved Listing
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  • In-City
Property description
Magnificent and unique country home dating from 1937, under supervision of Dudok architecture possessing three exceptional rooms with large semi-circular (5m diameter) glass windows. The villa has a floor area of approximately 700 m2 and an extremely generous, attractively landscaped garden with a spacious, south-facing terrace, all on a magnificent 4,160 m2 plot. The house has been completely renovated drawing upon the expertise and designs of Jan des Bouvrie. In 2010, the current owners added double glazing and extensive insulation and renovated part of the ground floor, the first floor, the stairs to the second floor and the second floor itself. The villa features a wonderful large kitchen, double indoor garage, covered and heated terraces, heated outdoor pool, three living rooms, a generous double office space, six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Dutch architect and urban planner Dudok did not belong to a particular design movement but chose to follow his own path instead, incorporating the best elements from the different movements. The Town Hall in Hilversum is one of his most striking works, and in America in the 1950s, he was honoured as one of Europe’s greatest architects. Location This family home is located exactly between the centres of Blaricum and Laren. Previously an artists’ village, nowadays Laren is home to boutiques, restaurants with outdoor terraces, golf courses, hockey fields, tennis courts and other sports facilities. The local high school Laar & Berg offers bilingual education, and the international schools in Hilversum and Amsterdam are also easily accessible. The villa is close to Blaricummerheide, a nature reserve in the Gooi that is known for its pleasant rolling landscape and, together with the Tafelbergheide, forms the most undulating heathlands in the Gooi. It’s the perfect place for nature-lovers to walk the dog or go horse riding, running or mountain biking. Blaricummerheide is also known for its sheep fold which is well worth a visit. Koningin Wilhelminalaan is very convenient to arterial roads, with the A1 putting you within 30 minutes of Utrecht, Amsterdam, the Zuid-As and Schiphol Airport. Ground floor The ground floor consists of the entrance, vestibule, spacious hall with wardrobe, guest toilet and double office space, as well as an original art deco staircase leading to the first floor. It gives access to the central music room/library with a gas fireplace and a unique connection to the garden via a renovated original glass wall, more than four metres in width, which can sink into the floor. From the music room/library you enter the main air-conditioned living room with a gas fireplace. The main living room has again a strong connection to the garden via large semi-circular (5m diameter) glass windows. From the music room/library, you also access the second living room with gas fireplace, followed by the very spacious open kitchen equipped with every possible appliance and a natural wood burning open fireplace. The kitchen also features large semi-circular (5m diameter) glass windows providing a unique connection with the garden. French doors open from the kitchen onto the covered and heated terraces with views of the pool on one side and the splendid verdant wooded garden on the other. Both terraces offer total privacy. The utility room has its own entrance and toilet, as well as the connections for washer and dryer. First floor The first floor features transparency, space and light. The large master bedroom suite consists of four parts 1) a spacious sleeping area with a unique view over the garden through large semi-circular (5m diameter) glass windows, as well as a modern gas fireplace and air conditioning 2) a generously proportioned bathroom and wellness area with a 6 person sauna and tanning bed, as well as a huge double bath, double washbasin, toilet and bidet, a double rain shower (with Vola taps and cherry wood finish and wall unit) 3)a large dressing room with built-in wardrobes (Neue Wiener Werkstaette), a balcony with patio doors to the south/garden, and 4) a separate room for shoes/storage space/fitness. In addition, there are also three spacious bedrooms on this floor, two of which have custom built-in wardrobes and matching desks. There is a bathroom with two separate showers, three washbasins, and a bathtub, toilet and urinal. The large central landing provides transparency, space and light across the first floor and provides access to the patio. Second floor This floor, with its three balconies, is accessible via a solid cherry wood staircase. There are two spacious double bedrooms, each with its own custom built-in wardrobes, matching desks and bathroom equipped with shower, washbasin and toilet. The height of the rooms contributes to the spacious effect. Adjacent to the TV corner, there is a large area that could serve as a play/games room/bar, which also gives access to the storage and central heating area. Basement Access to the double indoor garage and swimming pool facilities. There is also storage space for garden furniture. The basement features a large gym, storage area and wine cellar. The whole villa is in excellent condition and has a magnificent landscaped, completely enclosed garden, heated swimming pool and separate garden house. The building is fully secured with video intercom, electric gate, alarm system, security locks and camera system. (2017) This is a warm and cosy family house where you’ll always feel at home and enjoy peace, quiet and privacy. Special features • Built in 1937; • Architecture by Dudok; • Located directly adjacent to the Gooi Nature Reserve; • Living area of approx. 700 m2; • Lot area 4,160 m2; • Wonderful huge kitchen with open wood burning fireplace; • Two spacious living rooms and a central music room/library, all with a unique connection to the garden; • Six bedrooms and four bathrooms; • Double office space/study; • Gym; • Four gas fireplaces; • Four balconies; • Double indoor garage; ample parking space in front of and next to the house; • Covered and heated terraces; • Heated outdoor pool; • Splendidly landscaped garden with lots of privacy.

Koningin Wilhelminalaan 2-A Blaricum, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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