Villa 'Oersberg’: a house with a view
Along the stately ‘s-Gravelandseweg lies villa ‘Oersberg’, with its park garden and pond. Here, in the 1920s, the renowned architect Hanrath designed a magnificent villa. The villa was briefly owned by Prince Bernard in 1951 for his mother, Princess Armgard. In 1953, architect P.C. Houbolt bought the villa with the intention of converting it into four apartments, in consultation with future residents. One of these apartments is now for sale as a condominium created by merging two former apartments. It’s a fantastic opportunity for a cosmopolitan, a world traveller or a city dweller looking for a characterful apartment in natural surroundings, but with all amenities including public transport, private parking, proximity to the A2, A1 and A27 highways, a bustling town centre, local and international schools, sports clubs, music venue and film theatre, etc., all at a stone’s throw. This special part of the villa is located on the first and second floor and has a magnificent view of the whole garden and the resting area for the Corversbos roe deer. It’s a paradise for nature-lovers, with thrilling views of kingfishers and roe deer from your house. It’s just three minutes from your house to the woods for a walk or a run.
In short: An uncommon property seeking an aficionado with taste, style and the creativity to recognise the many layout possibilities.
The villa is prominently situated on the ‘s-Gravelandseweg and you reach the front door by an attractive driveway of white pebbles, bordered by rhododendrons. The main entrance is here, with an attractive and original staircase. The entrance to the apartment is on the first floor, which you reach by ascending the splendid staircase with landings.
On entering, you find yourself in a spacious entrance hall with a wardrobe, storage cupboard, pantry and the meter cupboard. This leads into a library/sitting room/bedroom, located exactly on the central axis of the house and the grounds, with an open fireplace and a balcony with views over the Corversbos. The adjacent living room also has a fireplace and a bay window overlooking the garden and resting area, and a spacious balcony with a wonderful view of the pond. At the front is the closed kitchen with built-in appliances. On this level there is also a large bedroom or dining room, and a bathroom with shower, toilet, double washbasin and washing machine set-up.
The second floor is accessible through its own front door via the central staircase, but also via an internal staircase from the first floor. Here you’ll find an entrance hall opening into a spacious room. This is adjacent to a large bedroom with separate bathroom, equipped with washbasin, bath, toilet and washing facilities. Finally, there is a second bedroom.
Given that this condominium was originally two separate apartments, there is two of everything. In addition to the apartment, there is a double garage, two cellars and two guest rooms, the latter now having been converted into a single study/guest room with its own washbasin and toilet.
The park-like garden consists of a large lawn surrounded by superb yew hedges. The communal garden, more than a hectare in area, is professionally maintained on a weekly basis (except during the winter months). There is a right of way at an entrance to the Corversbos.
There are five garages on the property which have been built in the same style as the house. Two of these garages belong with the apartment and are ideal for storage and for parking two cars. There are also a number of parking places available on the grounds.
By purchasing an apartment, as apartment owner you automatically become a member of the Owners’ Association (VvE) for the building in which the apartment is located. The VvE manages the common parts of the property and takes care of the common interests of the owners. This includes maintenance of the building and common areas.