On one of the best dream locations of the picturesque village Broek in Waterland, lies this breathtaking mansion. The direct surroundings are as unique and heavenly as the property itself: rich of history and nature. Moreover, the meadows in the area and the possibility to reach the villa by the scaffold in the canal near by, makes it simply perfect. This is all situated just a few kilometres from Amsterdam. Better than this is hardly possible.
During the 17th and 18th century, rich merchants, captains and shipowners started to construct their grand and stunning residences in this village. The result: unique properties painted in soft pastel colours and decorated with high-quality woodcarvings. This specific mansion was architecturally built in 1993 and is exceptionally modernised while respecting the Broek in Waterland style. With thanks to the use of traditional materials and qualified architecture, this monumental villa honours its authentic roots. Simultaneously, all the modern technologies available nowadays are well represented in the mansion. To be specific, this is one of the few residences in this area with a solid foundation of piles and is currenlty the only house with a concrete structure, guaranteeing you a dry basement at any time.
We absolutely recommend you to pay extra attention to the fine details in this villa, which are proof of its meticulous workmanship. You can see this art in the beautifully ornamental tree of life which is created above the wardrobe, the magnificent staircase balusters and arrows or the elegantly carved lady's head at the cellar door (a homage to the first female resident).
On the ground floor you can access the spacious and bright livingroom through the hall. On both sides of this room are marvelous windows that provide you a breathtaking view. Through the passageway you enter the stylish kitchen with a dining area. The kitchen has been completely renovated by the current owners and finished with modern appliances and ventilation system. Of course, everything has been renovated in consideration of the authentic design elements. From the utility room with extra refrigerators and laundry facilities, you can acces the storage room/ workspace and eventually step into the garden. The French oak floor, which can also be found on the lower floor, creates an atmosphere of unity and peace. Due to the fact that it is placed in four different patterns, it forms an optical distribution of spaces.
The feature that stands out when walking up the staircase, is the roof lantern that brightens up the floor. On the second floor you can find four bedrooms or study rooms and a spacious bathroom with a bath, shower and sink. The fourth bedroom has a personal shower room with a sink. A gorgeous wooden closet has been built across the enitre width of the hallway. Finally, a loft ladder will bring you to the attic which is currently used as a storage space.
The icing on the cake is without a doubt the charming landscaped garden, where a sea of roses bloom during summertime. Just choose one of the several lovely sitting places, so you can come to rest and enjoy the magical garden. Feel free to sit under the rose arbor or on the romantic couples bench. You can also opt to sit during the chill days on the heated porch that has been built in front of the garden shed. It is possible to reach the mansion with a boat, thanks to the lake and scaffold close to it. There are enough occassions where you can enjoy the water; just imagine organizing sailing or ice-skating trips along the typical Dutch low-lying land.
Even though Broek in Waterland is a small and cozy village, it offers all the facilities of larger cities: primary school, sport clubs, shops, restaurants and excellent public transport to Amsterdam. Once settled here, you will not want to move. That makes this property a unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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