Love at first sight!
Only the birds, high in the trees, disturb the peace and quiet in the spectacular garden of villa Holsterduyne. The charming estate is nestled high on a dune in the middle of Aerdenhout. This is the kind of house that people talk about when they say: ‘It was love at first sight.’
Seldom has a villa built in the traditional chalet style felt so at home in the typically Dutch landscape. Like a warm nest, Holsterduyne rests on a dune crest in the middle of Aerdenhout, near Bentveld, the beach and the prestigious Kennemer Golf & Country Club. The westerly wind carries the scent of the salt sea air. From the Mr. H. Enschedéweg, the drive climbs to the charming estate, which, apart from a few details, seems as if it has been plucked from the Swiss Alps. Behind you, the automatic wrought-iron gates close, and then you hear... nothing. Until high in the pines, a woodpecker breaks the silence, as if to say: this is my home too! The location is literally unique: surrounded by nature, but anything but remote. Everything you need is within arm’s reach.
Romantic architectural style
Holsterduyne is a beautiful example of this romantic architectural style, which the haute bourgeoisie imported to the Netherlands around 1900 after becoming enchanted with the characteristic mountain cottages during their holidays in Switzerland. The villa is characterised by its gently slanted roof with broad eaves, ornamental bay windows, red-and-green Louvre shutters, and white stucco walls. The beams bearing the front veranda are decorated with subtle wood carvings – a playful reference to the frequently opulent woodwork applied to the eaves and mouldings in the original chalets.
The villa from 1907 is situated on a magnificent rolling 8.900 m² lot, with a cosy terrace featuring an open hearth at the rear. From there, a paved path meanders among the trees and hedges to the tennis court (with permeable synthetic pavement) elevated above the line of sight. Here you can also find a spacious hexagonal pavilion made of concrete, with wood panelling. Inside, the ground floor features a pantry with kitchen appliances and a wine cooler, as well as a toilet and shower. The first floor offers a luxurious space with an open fireplace completely surrounded by glazed windows, which is ideal for use as an office, meeting space, or dining room. The pavilion also has a roof terrace with a panoramic view all the way to Haarlem.
The fenced and illuminated garden surrounding the villa is truly idyllic, and takes optimal advantage of the natural differences in elevation. Stairs are recessed into the undulating lawn, and you may be surprised to find a comfortable terrace situated in the perfect place to catch the fall of light. ‘Downhill’ near the entrance gate, the owners have commissioned a stylish two-car garage, with a studio apartment upstairs – ideal for use as guest accommodations, independent children, or accommodations for a nanny or groundskeeper.
Complete privacy, quiet, and calm
And then there’s the villa itself. This is a house that one can fall in love with at first sight, which is exactly what happened to the current residents 30 years ago. At the time, the chalet was concealed from view and sunlight by a wildly overgrown garden, but they immediately recognised its potential. The villa is literally a warm, safe nest, where the residents and their children can enjoy the unparalleled luxury of complete privacy, quiet, and calm on a daily basis. And they can do so in the elegant, stylish ambiance characteristic of this type of estates from the early 20th century.
Life in the villa takes place around the spacious central hall and eye-catching stairway, with black-and-white marble floor, wainscotting, and walls with craftsmanlike Venetian stucco. From there, you enter the charming study/library with a decorative fireplace, the sitting room, the cosy living room with fireplace, and the dining room with its beautiful ornamental mantle and bay window accessible from the rear of the villa. The high coffered ceilings (3.20 m) emphasize the sense of space, and although the home’s 550 m2 of floor space is anything but small, the various rooms have a pleasant human scale that exude an intimate, snug atmosphere. The modern, luxurious living kitchen is also located at the rear of the villa, and features Gaggenau appliances and a workmanlike Wolf stovetop. The first floor holds the master bedroom and bath, with space for four more bedrooms and a second bathroom. A massive attic covers most of the house.
Villa Holsterduyne surrounds its residents with charm and a unique atmosphere. If there is such a thing as the ‘ideal’ family home, this might just well be it. Located on a beautifully wooded dune crest, it is very close to Haarlem and just a 30-minute drive from Amsterdam and The Hague.
The detached villa with garage, woods and dune, lawn, garden, and other features located at Mr. H. Enschedéweg 12, Aerdenhout is listed in the cadaster as City of Bloemendaal section B, number 2553, 78 ares, as well as a plot of land with the structures, including a garden house/pavilion post and a tennis court, located behind the Mr. H. Enschedéweg 12, 2111 EB Aerdenhout, listed in the cadaster of the City of Bloemendaal, section B, number 6552, measuring 11.53 are.
• Built on freehold land on a beautiful lot measuring 8,953 m2
• The lot is equipped with a well-fed sprinkler installation, and is fully enclosed
443 m2 net floor space, 550 m2 total floor space, net volume 1,293 m3, total volume 1,712 m3. There is plenty of room to expand the villa to the rear; ask about the surprising options available
• Pavilion near tennis court:
53 m2 net floor space, 102 m2 total floor space, net volume 144 m3, total volume 211 m3
• Tennis court:
Water permeable tennis court, type Porous Kushion Kourt
• Guest accommodations:
34 m2 net floor space, 122 m2 total floor space, net volume 69 m3, total volume 293 m3
• Total floor space:
Net floor space 530 m2 (total floor space 774 m2)
Fitness Room, Garden, Tennis Courts.
Family Room, Guest House Separate, Library, Living Room, Office.
Fencing, Sunny Area(s), Tennis Court(s), Terrace.
Glass, Stone, Wood.
Carpet, Stone Tile, Wood.
Garden View, Panoramic, Trees.
Country Home, Villa.