In a fabulous spot at the heart of Hilversum is this immaculately maintained and distinctive semi-detached urban villa. This romantic villa with its large garden and annex, has the look and feel of a country home and offers an oasis of calm after a busy day's work.
The urban villa, from ca. 1900. is tucked away in a lush setting. The beech hedge out front ensures optimum privacy, and the driveway can accommodate two cars. The current owners have renovated the property with the utmost respect for the architectural style of the early 1900s. The property still boasts the its tall ceilings, original panel doors and a living area with pocket doors. In short: all the charm of the early 20th century, but with every modern comfort and convenience.
Extremely central location. A five-minute bicycle ride will take you to the Hilversum's city center, where you can enjoy a day's shopping, watch a movie, visit the theater or enjoy the city's culinary delights, with plenty of options for an intimate dinner for two or a family meal. Several elementary and secondary schools are within walking distance, including the International School Hilversum. The woods and the heathlands are a stone's throw away. Another exceptional feature of this property's location is that it is just a two-minute walk from the train station. The train will take you to Utrecht Central Station within 15 minutes, to Amsterdam Central Station within 25 minutes and Schiphol Airport within 45 minutes. Do you prefer to travel by car? The highways toward Utrecht (A27) or Amsterdam (A1) are only a few minutes' drive.
Ground floor: entrance, spacious hall with a restroom, coat area and access to the large cellar. Separate den/study/family room with a very modern electrics cupboard and French doors to the patio to the front.
The living room is vast yet intimate due to the pocket doors. The front room features a charming sun room with wrap-around windows and a mantel with a gel fireplace. The back room, with molded ceilings, features a second fireplace and a second sunroom with French doors to the patio and garden. Traditional solid oak herringbone parquet flooring with a double border compliments the fundamental elegance of the rooms. The kitchen/lounge faces the garden and is fitted with a dishwasher, Quooker and a robust Smeg stove with 6 gas burners, teppanyaki griddle and large oven. The cupboard wall holds a large refrigerator/freezer, a second refrigerator and a combination oven/microwave and plate warmer. An open passage leads to the dining area with French doors to the garden.
The double landing staircase, with a restroom on the half landing, leads to the second floor. The large landing accesses three bedrooms and a bathroom. The first large bedroom to the front has French doors to the balcony. The second, equally spacious, bedroom is to the rear and features a large fitted wardrobe, marble mantel with a gel fireplace and a beautiful view of the garden. The bathroom is fitted with a baht, large walk-in shower, vanity and a custom-made cupboard for the laundry machine and dryer. The bathroom furthermore features comfortable underfloor heating. The staircase leads to the second floor, which currently accommodates a bedroom with exposed trusses and ample storage behind the side panels. This floor also has a large, open work area that can easily be converted into an extra bedroom by putting up a wall. There is a sink just off the landing. Plenty of storage space behind the panels and in the attic.
This villa sits on a substantial 630 m2 plot. The front garden is enclosed by a high hedge, ensuring optimum privacy. The driveway allows for off-street parking of two cars. The back garden is a generous 25 meters long and is beautifully landscaped, with several patios - one directly behind the house. A few years ago, an annex was built to the side of the house, in keeping with the style of the villa. The annex consists of a covered terrace with heaters and lighting, so that you can enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather, and also accommodates a heated studio/ hobby room. There is a large shed with French doors to the front of the annex, ideal for storing your bicycles and garden tools.