A grand maison‘De Negen Linden' is a NSW classified estate in a wonderful and wetland environment, at a short distance from Amsterdam and close to a village with all amenities needed. Historical grandeur goes hand in hand with all conceivable luxury here.The nine linden trees to which the estate has derived its name are no longer there, but are not sorely missed. The private land of this NSW estate has so much to offer. Twelve hectares of forest, meadows, water and a monumental park garden. There is a sheepfold, five horse stables with 25 boxes, two washing locations and a solarium, a paddock with treadmill, two riding areas at competition format, a tennis court and even a deer park. An eighteenth century stone fountain tirelessly spits out the water skyward in the pond behind the manor. The wind whistles through the high trees and silence dominates otherwise. If you walk around here, it is not difficult to imagine the scenes that must have played out here. The carriages crunching across the gravel and then bringing the wealthy and sophisticated guests to the porch. Although the country estate suggests otherwise in every way, this enchanting idea is only an illusion. ‘De Negen Linden' does not have centuries of history, but was completely newly constructed between 2010 and 2012 under the direction of architect Egbert Hoogenberk. His agency ‘Harmonische Architectuur' (Harmonic Architecture) is specialised in renovations and new construction in a rich, historical style. ‘De Negen Linden' belongs to the most beautiful realisations of his comprehensive body of work and reflects the atmosphere and grandeur of an old estate up to every detail. But no matter how the ambiance might let you doubt this, the building leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to amenities and modern comfort. The symbiosis between the almost bygone lifestyle in a grand maison and all the contemporary luxury and comfort is unique and perfect. Descend to the swimming pool with wellness area in the basement and you will be amazed. The swimming pool with jet stream, marble columns, wainscoting and floors, ornamented ceiling and completely equipped bar is an oasis of luxury. There is a sauna with steam cabin, whirlpool and showers and opening doors to an amazing terrace, below the water level of the pond. Precisely the right climate is found in the wine cellar in order to keep the valuable inventory in prime condition. Use was made of the most beautiful Italian marble, natural stone, robust oak and beautiful parquet floors throughout the entire house. The imposing hall with stairway – with dormer window – forms the heart of the house, but there is also a lift which whizzes from one floor to the other. The space at every floor is overwhelming. Multiple sitting rooms, lounges, a dining room, billiard room and an enormous covered terrace on the ground floor – all with fireplace. In the cosy, professional kitchen, also with fireplace, the ‘Chateau' furnace of La Cornue dominates and all appliances are from Gaggenau. On the upper floor, there are eight very spacious sleeping suites and some children's and baby rooms. There are no less than seven bathrooms, one even more beautiful than the other. Everywhere in this family house avant la lettre the atmosphere is determined by striving towards harmony, warmth and opulent comfort. The house is equipped with state of the art home automation systems, even for curtains, external hatches and climate control – warmth and cooling. There is, of course, a very advanced security system. The coach house provides room for approx. five cars and there is a completely independent apartment on the upper floor. Ideal for indwelling personnel, caregiving or a nanny. A romantic tea dome adorns the forest edge – as it should be – and the driveway meanders across a valiant stone bridge through a wrought iron gate to the porch. Now that's what you call coming home.For more information and beautiful images of this unique estate, we would like to refer you to the website www.R365.nl.