Sublime living in greenery.
Majestic columnar red beeches flank the long driveway to the villa. They provide a stately entrance to a special and spacious house. The house was designed by Maas Architects from Lochem, in close consultation with the current owner. This firm is known for its bold, modern design style, in which sustainability plays an important role. This is also the case with this villa, where space, light, sustainability and ultimate living comfort have been harmoniously combined in a solid design.
The villa was built in 2005 on a beautiful, roughly 6,700 m2 plot on the Dedinckweerd estate, which covers 13.5 ha. The plot is bordered by an ecological zone around the Barchemse Veengoot stream. This very quiet and green area is located on a dead end street on the outskirts of Lochem, a short distance from the attractive centre with all necessary amenities.
The villa is designed in the shape of the letter 'H'. The style is modern, but charming and warm at the same time. This is partly due to the copper roof and the exotic, sustainable types of wood used, such as Iroko and Merbau. The villa thus exudes a very luxurious and robust feel. The layout is playful, with the kitchen and dining room, together 60 m2 in size, forming the literal heart of the house. The stylish, very complete kitchen is from Bulthaup and equipped with stone countertops and Gaggenau appliances. French doors open up to a private, covered terrace facing west. The adjoining laundry room, with stairs to a large storage cellar, is accessible from the garden. The living room with fireplace is an extension of the dining room, has a pleasant 'human' size and French doors to a south-facing terrace with mulberry parasol trees. Between the west and the east wing of the villa is a hallway with a comfortable study on one side and a separate television room on the other. In the east wing is the spacious master suite with French doors to terrace and garden, a beautiful walk-in closet and a luxurious bathroom with whirlpool, separate shower plus toilet and double sinks - all by Duravit.
There is another large indoor space, now used as a storage room with a staircase to the basement. And this is not just any basement. The various multifunctional rooms have natural light incidence, a ceiling height of 3.5 metres and a total floor area of no less than 310 m2. Currently used as workshop, gym, lounge and billiards room, hobby room, stockroom cellar and storage room. But also very suitable to create a commercial space, several bedrooms or even a complete apartment, for example for a live-in nanny or informal care.
On the floor above the west wing, accessible from the dining room, are four comfortable bedrooms, two with a balcony, a beautiful bathroom and a toilet room. The villa has fantastic light incidences through the abundance of glass and the application of voids that break the levels. And if it becomes a bit too much, there are electric blinds for almost all the windows. Thanks to the heat pump, the villa has a perfect indoor climate both in summer and in winter, which can even be controlled individually per room. Moreover, there is energy-efficient wall heating and underfloor heating or cooling, so that the house always has a pleasant, constant temperature. No matter the season. The master suite also has air conditioning. This also applies to the two bedrooms with balcony on the top floor. Thanks to all these measures, the villa has energy label A+++, which makes it very energy efficient for such a large house.
The park-like, low maintenance garden - with lighting, its own well and sprinkler system - has been beautifully landscaped and forms the ideal frame for the villa. On the property there is a large wooden shed for garden equipment, etc., a carport and parking space for several cars.
In short, this is a fantastic and very comfortable family villa in a unique location in the beautiful Achterhoek. Stunning nature, relaxation, beautiful villages and towns; here, you have it all at your fingertips.