3369 sqft (313 sqm)
1169.0 sqm (12583.0 sqft)
Driving up to the Schouwweg 54 is a delight on its own. The corridor of green foliage gives the feeling of being miles away from bustling city life. The Schouwweg is one of the most wanted postal codes here in The Netherlands. The municipality of Wassenaar lies close to The Hague and has been the residential area the Royal family for centuries, as well as the location for several embassies. Lying practically on top of the old beach ridges, the soil is both sandy and fertile, allowing a great variety of trees and plants to adorn the beautiful village of Wassenaar. And it is exactly this combination, being in the heart of the Randstad and the overwhelmingly beautiful nature & sea shores closeby, that draws a specific crowd; Wassenaar’s community is one of the most affluent in the country. When living becomes art The villa at the Schouwweg 54 has been designed by Vlassak & Verhulst architects: When living becomes art. This highly renowned Belgian architectural design bureau did not only design the exterior but also thought out the entire interior. Trademark features for this architectural firm are: high-quality finish, meticulous detailing as well as the use of special materials. Old, re-used facing bricks and roof tiles add to the exquisite character of the house, adding warmth and a beautiful old ‘patina’. Whilst this house is a true classic to the eye, don’t be fooled by this exterior; the house is very modern and built to last for centuries. The house has its entrance at the driveway left of the house. The spacious hallway has a large garderobe, closed off by beautiful wooden doors. On the right hand, the staircase to the first story, on the left hand the toilet. The interiors Vlassak & Verhulst create are really something else. Wonderfully laid-out. Robust and natural materials set the tone. Storage is plentiful, resulting in comfortable and organized home. Ground level Upon entrance, both left and right of the door, two cupboards. Then on the left hand, the living room. The built-in book shelves offer a great amount of space and give a serene and classic look to the room. Three patio doors and three large windows make sure the living has plenty of light. The fireplace is the real eye-catcher and makes this room a family favorite. On the right, the spacious kitchen. Another example of extraordinary craftsmanship combined with the eye of an architect. Built-in cupboards transform the kitchen to a pantry and vice versa. The lines are modern, clean and sophisticated. Cooking is done on the cooking island, the two sets of patio doors offer a wonderful view of the garden and terrace. The patio doors offer access to the spacious porch, a dreamy place to host dinner parties whilst enjoying long evenings outside. First Floor The stairwell leads up to a light and airy landing. The first floor has two large bedrooms and a smaller room. The rooms are all equipped with plenty of built-in closets, a typical feature in the Vlassak & Verhulst design. The Master bedroom has patio doors, offering a grand view to garden from the beautiful balcony. On the right, the bathroom, laid out with shower, bath, sink and a separate toilet. A built-in cupboard offers a multitude of storage space for linen and bath towels. The left hand of the bedroom gives access to a beautiful and walk-in closet; every woman’s dream! The landing also gives access to a toilet and a separate, very light bathroom, with a large walk-in shower and a sink. Facing the street side lie the two other rooms; a large bedroom on the right, again fitted with large built-in closets and with beautiful, tall window parties. The other room accesses a staircase leading to the studio on the top floor. This studio consists of a bathroom with toilet, shower and sink, a light and ample bedroom, a walk-in closet and a boiler room. The main staircase leads to the attic, again a light space with lots of storage via several modesty panels.