Villa in Zegveld, Utrecht, Netherlands
Hoofdweg 76 3474 JG ZEGVELD
"The most beautiful house in Zegveld"; is what the owners of this municipal monument are often told. This former rectory was completely restored in 2006, creating the stunning family home that it is today.
The rich history of this stately home includes a number of renovations, which have hardly affected the character of the property's exterior. In fact, the renovations have only served to strengthen its authentic feel. The interior of this property is extremely elegant and comfortable and was thoughtfully modernized while preserving its original charming details. The layout makes this an ideal family home, with enough private space to enjoy and a magnificent family kitchen to bring everyone together after a long day.
A house with undeniable appeal!
The layout of this unique house is as follows:
The stately entrance leads to the elegant central hall. The hall leads to the comfortable family room with pocket doors to a second living area that currently serves as a dining room. The family room features a charming mantel with a gas-burning fireplace. French doors from the dining room open to the back garden. Adjacent to the front door entrance is a beautiful study/ den that connects to the exceptionally bright sunroom extension.
The kitchen/ lounge is at the rear, where French doors offer a gorgeous view of the garden. The side window in the kitchen allows for added daylight entry. The contemporary kitchen, with a chef's island, offers ample cupboard and worktop space. The wall cabinets harbor a full range of appliances, including a coffee maker. The kitchen is equipped with every conceivable modern convenience and its layout and atmosphere make this the perfect central family hub.
A characteristic door in the central hall leads to the stairs to the first floor. This level accommodates four spacious bedrooms, each with their own specific charm and character. Three rooms are fitted with sinks. The master bedroom is at the rear and offers a wonderful view of the garden. This room, and another front bedroom, is fitted with a decorative mantel. The central, practical bathroom is fully tiled and fitted with a walk-in shower, vanity and decorative radiator. The bathroom accesses a heated laundry room with the fittings for the laundry machine and dryer. There is a separate second restroom off the landing.
Hidden behind another door on the landing are the stairs to the second floor. The attic is an open space and offers plenty of storage space. There are two small dormer windows to the front and the rear. This floor also accommodates the central heating unit. The remarkable roof structure is a distinct feature of this home. The roof was modernized in 2006 and fitted with an insulated panel roof.
The garden of this home has also been seen to by the current owners. The impeccable landscaping of the well-tended garden matches the atmosphere of this impressive house to a tee. At the front, there are characteristic square boxwood hedges and screen linden, and gravel on the ground. At the rear, terraces with extra-large tiles, gravel lanes, a mirror pond, stunning sycamore plane trees and breathtaking unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape. With ultimate privacy. The terraces blend seamlessly into a veranda, a lounge and sun deck, a lawn with an orchard and a vegetable patch. The garden also features a newly-built brick shed which is divided into two sections, both with a practical loft attic. The charming veranda is at the rear of the shed. A wonderful place to unwind on hot summer evenings. The fireplace adds extra charm. All the way at the rear of the garden is a delightful waterside spot, with an unobstructed panoramic view of the meadows. A fabulous place to relax!
The driveway next to the house can accommodate multiple cars.
Originally built in: 1823
Foundation renovation: 1991
Full restoration: 2006
Usable floor area NEN2580: 318 sqm
Gross internal area: 424 sqm
Gross volume: 1,070 m3
Number of rooms: 7
Number of restrooms: 2
Floor area external storage space: 39 sqm
Volume external storage space: 159 m3
Plot size: 2,665 sqm
Zegveld (Woerden Municipality) is a country village with a population of approximately 2,300 people. The village is a few minutes' drive from the city of Worden. The central location in the Groene Hart (Green Heart) region offers excellent connectivity to Amsterdam, Hilversum, Utrecht and The Hague. With sports facilities for soccer, tennis and gyms, beautiful biking and hiking treks, an elementary school, cafes and a range of shops, this is truly a magnificent place to live.
This property must be seen - the pictures and description do not do full justice to the house, and experiencing it for yourself is the only way to know whether this will be your future home. It would be our pleasure to arrange a full viewing. Please call us to schedule an appointment!
Zegveld, Utrecht, Netherlands