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De Laagt 8, Maarn Broker: Biltstede real estate, De Bilt. Mr. G.J. Visser.Magnificent country lodge hidden in the forests of Maarn with lots of privacy and within a 40 minute reach of Amsterdam.Hidden in the woods in Maarn lies in one of the most beautiful residential places of The Netherlands: ‘t Berghuis, a former hunting lodge on estate Den Treek-Henschoten. Remarkably hardly anyone knows about this engaging little pearl that breathes the great Ardennes outdoors atmosphere with abundant wildlife and fantastic walking possibilities. If you are unfamiliar with the surroundings you can only find ‘t Berghuis by chance. A detached guest house, a beautiful outside pool and a breathtaking view – far into the Gelderse Vallei – complete this desirable home. The detached thatched sheep barn, wood on stone, has been rebuilt into a stylish, comfortable and daring guest house. It received the name: ‘Dwerghuis'. The present owners – they too found ‘t Berghuis by surprise – started the renovation in 2004. Due to the national monument status of the house, they left the original interiors intact using the finest fine materials and great craftsmanship. Nothing was left to chance where quality of the materials and design is concerned. The renowned architect Evelyne Merkx (Concertgebouw Amsterdam / Hermitage Museum Amsterdam etc.) has taken the responsibility of making this house into one of the most remarkable residences in the midst of nature in The Netherlands. The magazine Residence devoted a full 12 page feature article to this house in its October 2012 issue. Landscape architect Michael van Gessel of Amsterdam (well-known throughout The Netherlands for his groundbreaking work in the Vondelpark Amsterdam, the Hermitage Amsterdam etc.) brought the sight lines/views of 19th century landscape architect Zocher back in the garden. He accomplished a seamless transition of the garden to the rest of the landscape. This was created, following an English example, by using a ‘ha-ha', a sunken retaining wall barrier of stacked stone with a barbed wire railing behind it. As a result the living room, kitchen and study now have an uninterrupted view in the extended park landscape designed by Zocher. It creates a phenomenal view over the fields, where at nightfall often deer and roe-deer are seen. The ruinous swimming pool has been reconstructed anew using grey and black presentations, thus creating a harmony with the environment.Summary dataGround surface: 4.350 m²User surface: Main house: approx. 270 m² Guest house: approx. 70 m²Building content: Main house: approx. 1.075 m³ Guest house: approx. 300 m³Year of construction: 1840, renovation 2004-2006Global division: Main house: Entrance, hall with wardrobe and staircase, sink and toilet. Transparent facade of steel and glass. Living room (approx. 31 m²) with high French doors to terrace, original wooden internal shutters, lovely round fitted wardrobes and antique wood stove. Study or library (approx. 23 m²) with French doors to terrace. Kitchen (approx. 23 m²) provided with built-in appliances and double French doors to the side garden. Access to the man-sized basement (approx. 14 m²) with fitting/connection for washing equipment. 1st floor: beautiful landing stairs and very spacious landing. Master bedroom (approx. 22 m²) with private bathroom and access to the front balcony. Two spacious bedrooms, one with sink and fixed closets/cabinets/wardrobes. Separate bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet and sink. Stairs to spacious attic floor.Attic floor: bedroom (approx. 21 m²) with sink and storage cupboard. Huge central heating room (approx. 37 m² -due to the pitched roof and the construction of the beams this large space is not suitable as bedroom) adjoining attic (approx. 15 m²). Guest house: Royal living room (approx. 40 m²) with wide French doors, open kitchen furnished/provided with six burner gas stove, oven and refrigerator. Bedroom (approx. 9 m²) and sleeping loft. Basement: beautiful bathroom (approx. 11 m²) with sink, walk-in shower, bath and toilet. Sauna and central heating area.Location: Sheltered location in the forest of Maarn, excellently accessible in the middle of The Netherlands. Travel time to Utrecht: 15 minutes. Amsterdam in only 40 minutes.Details: National monument. Ground in charge of leasehold. Leasehold approx. € 34.000,- per year. Ranked under ‘Natuurschoonwet 1928' (nature conservation act). No transfer tax due.Maintenance: Perfect. Report of independent construction inspection available. The building was renovated under architecture in the period 2004-2006.Purpose of use: Private residence.Energy label: Not available.Price: € 1.800.000,- k.k. (buyers cost)

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