‘De Lichtbaak’, a unique and special architecturally designed villa, can be found on the Jagtlustweg estate in Epe. Dating back to 1959, the vintage villa is situated in the natural surroundings of the Noord-Veluwe on an extraordinary 13 hectare plot. You’ll be able to endlessly enjoy the natural beauty of heathland and forest, as well as a landscaped garden, a charming pond and a large meadow. The villa was built according to the architectural design of J.W.C. (Joost) Boks (1904-1986). The client at the time wished to be able to display his collection of crucifixes in a museum space that had to be part of the new house. This museum space connects the various wings with each other, and this space features seemingly arbitrary square and horizontal cut-out openings. The original collection of crucifixes was successfully sold by Sotheby’s auction house. The current owners have restored the entire building with great care and attention to detail, using the original design, the pure design language and the original materialisation as the starting point. This has resulted in a wonderful timeless, modernist villa that is unparalleled elsewhere. The combination of a modern, architecturally-built house in a natural setting is rare in the Netherlands.
The driveway brings you to the setting of the house, which is hidden behind the trees. The driveway ends at an attractive square, giving you a view of the house. The main entrance is on the left side of the square. On entering the house, you come into a spacious and light hall with wardrobe and toilet. To the left is the sleeping wing, and to the right are the kitchen and utility room. Straight ahead, through two attractive French doors, is the dining room, which is directly connected to the adjoining kitchen. Looking outside, you will see the ornamental pond, a sublime architectural detail that works like a mirror to give the room an extra dimension. To the left of the dining room is the library, a unique space with the original panelling and wall units. A prominent feature of the room is a spiral staircase giving access to the upper floor. A small staircase takes you to an even higher landing. The crucifix museum was originally located here. If you return to the dining room, you can enter the magnificent living room on the left. It’s a large, elongated room with a breathtaking view of the pond and the meadow behind it, the whole bordered by a forest. A sturdy fireplace divides the room into three parts. The kitchen is to the right of the hall. This spacious kitchen is equipped with luxury built-in appliances and a glass counter top. The kitchen gives access to the utility room and cellar. To the left of the hall is the split-level sleeping wing. A short staircase takes you down to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have access to the garden, and the third bedroom has its own bathroom. The upper floor of the bedroom wing contains two bedrooms with bathrooms, including the master bedroom with a private bathroom equipped with a steam shower, toilet and double basin.
The grounds also feature a greenhouse with a sprinkler system. Behind the greenhouse is the brick stable, which includes two horse stalls, a saddle room and a separate hay shed. To the right of the square, there are four storerooms. Two are closed storage areas with underfloor heating, and the other two are bicycle sheds. A staff residence with extra ground can also be purchased, in consultation.
The estate is classified under the Estates Act, which offers various tax advantages. The location is convenient for the A28 and A50 motorways and is only a few minutes away from the charming village centre of Epe.