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Nummer 2
Dijken, Netherlands

Amenities

Garden.

Parking

Garage.

Description

The farm is situated on a romantic, dead-end road, lined with willow trees and a few characteristic farms in a typically Frisian vast and lush landscape. The farmhouse proudly sits at the center of a 7500-sqm lot, adjacent to meadows and directly on the Frisian lakes which can be accessed via a beautiful creek (length: 200 meters) and private waterway access to Koevordermeer lake, De Kfurd.

The well-tended garden was landscaped according to the design of a landscape architect (Wybe de Vries), a typical Frisian farmer's garden with intimate terraces, sweeping views that blend in perfectly with the natural landscape - days here end with spectacular sunsets. Key elements include: a compact pear and apple orchard, mahogany trees, rose garden, robust and sumptuous hydrangeas, several south- and southwest-facing terraces, lined with breathtaking linden hedges.

Heated south-facing swimming pool (4 x 12 m) tucked away behind a lush hedge, a private marina with decking and reeds, small soccer pitch, and the terraces and the path that meanders around the house are paved with authentic cobblestones. The garden is completely surrounded by water: the creek and the private harbor. The driveway features gravel. The north-facing side of the garden includes a large parking area (ca 8 cars) that has been completely hidden from view from the house and the garden. A recently fully renovated barn including a large storage area for firewood is on the northern side.

Layout:
The living area with a ground floor level of 275 sqm of living space showcases 5 cozy authentic rooms, a guestroom with a private restroom and bathroom, a large, elegant kitchen/lounge, pantry, spacious restroom and a large entrance and hall. 2 rooms are currently used as a living/ family room (raised room and summer room), 2 rooms as a study ('molke' room and study) and one room is in use as a dining room.

Flooring in the hall, kitchen/pantry and restroom is made of manually cut Namens bluestone (50 x 50 cm) and features underfloor heating. The other rooms are fitted with radiators which have been encased with custom-made heating cupboards.

The house includes countless original details and elements, such as the cozy raised room with the original flooring, ceiling, timber fireplace (with tiling) and box bed (used as a large closet). Triple aspect windows (north-east-south) bathe the room in natural light. The raised room (4 steps) offers a panoramic view of the surroundings.
Steep stairs lead to a spacious storage attic above the raised room.

The 'summer room' connects the torso and the head: the neck. A room with an original ceiling, wall with box bed doors (used as closets), a magnificently restored fireplace, French doors to the garden, directly to one of the terraces.

The kitchen/lounge is the heart of this home and offers expansive views over the fields to the town of Langweer. Walls feature floor-to-ceiling original Frisian 'witjes' tiling, with a ton-sur-ton white color effect. Two gorgeous antique tableaus with painted tiles (Tichelaar) are true gems in this kitchen. A fireplace mantel with a mirror (from another farmhouse, but dating back to the same period) lend the kitchen/lounge exceptional character. The countertops and sink are custom made, rough polished Belgian hardstone. The kitchen is fitted with a 6-burner Boretti stove with two ovens (small and large), an American refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and a Quooker. A television has been neatly tucked away in the wall. The pantry, separated from the kitchen by a corridor, is modern and is fitted with a refrigerator, wine cabinets, a utility sink and a utility cupboard.

The 'molke' room - where milk was originally processed into cream and churned into butter, has been dug out (by the previous owners) and is now a study. This 'molkekeamer' is in the basement (below the raised room) and features windows to three sides. The dining room is the largest room and features large windows and antique French oak flooring.

A 'cow window' with the historic bars lends the room charm and character. The room is now used as the dining room but can serve any number of purposes. The study, which is actually situated in the former barn, features an antique fireplace mantel (not original, but completely fitting in style), antique French oak flooring, beautifully shaped 'cow windows'. The room features a built-in bookcase over two walls, giving it the genuine library look and feel. The guestroom can easily accommodate a double bed and has two cow windows with shutters. Parts of the beams are exposed, again emphasizing the historic farmhouse feel. The bathroom is fitted with a large shower and sink; a separate restroom ensures that guests can be accommodated in ultimate privacy and comfort.

First floor:
A French oak staircase (newly fitted) leads to the upper level, which is comprised of a master bedroom with a connecting bathroom and walk-in closet. This level incorporates two more bedrooms and a second bathroom. All rooms feature exposed wall beams - again lending the rooms a remarkable look and feel. The second floor encompasses a (workspace) attic.

The expansive master bedroom features two dormers that allow morning sunlight to stream in. The walk-in dressing room has two separate areas (closet and an area with the central heating unit and boiler). The connecting bathroom also features Namens bluestone with underfloor heating, soft green/white floor-to-ceiling tiling, a bathtub, two sinks and a luxury shower. Large slanted square Velux windows flood the bathroom in daylight. Both children's bedrooms are identical, one facing south, the other north. Both are fitted with two Velux windows and have a door with a view of the stable. The second bathroom also overlooks the stable and is fitted with a large shower and two sinks.

The stable was once home to the farm's cattle and served as storage for hay and feed. The stable, with ceiling radiators, is connected to the farmhouse by means of two French doors with 'historic' glass. This means that the stable is truly a part of the house, without making the space too expansive. The stable features a stunning tall hand-made French oak fireplace mantel, a true work of craftsmanship that reaches to the roof ridge (fitted during the most recent renovation). The stable's character has been preserved: beams and the roof ridge structure are exposed. Due to the potential fire hazard, the original straw has been removed from the roof structure. Large French doors have been fitted on the south facade, offering a gorgeous view that can be seen from deep inside the house.

The interior space of the stable is open plan, with an oxblood red floor, surrounded by 4 beams to both sides. Rooms have been incorporated on all sides, 3 guestrooms, a playroom, bath/sauna room, pantry, restroom and an equipment room and the garage. Three rooms in the stable are used as guestrooms, each with its own personality and wooden flooring. Small cow windows with shutters look out over the garden. Above one of the guestrooms are stairs to a room, that is currently in use as a playroom. The stable includes a luxury bathroom/ relax area, finished with stunning unstained wood, and a space with a sauna, Turkish steam bath, shower, double sink and a separate rest area.
A second pantry is used as a laundry/ ironing room with the fittings for two laundry machines, a dryer, refrigerator, professional dishwasher. The stable features two restrooms. An equipment room with 3 central heating units, swimming pool equipment and a large professional walk-in refrigerator is the final room in the stable.

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