iving and enjoying just 20 minutes from Amsterdam without traffic jams
This dream house is located on the outskirts of Mijndertrecht, close to the village centre with many shops, restaurants and other important amenities such as primary and secondary schools, public transport, and sports facilities.
Mijdrecht is geographically located in the centre of the green heart, 20 minutes by car from amsterdam, hilversum, utrecht and schiphol. Moreover, with 45 minutes you are in the hedge, amersfoort or alkmaar. A perfect location in the Netherlands. In addition, mijdrecht has many different types of facilities including library, swimming pool, sports hall, (secondary / primary) schools, cultural activities, jazz and literary cafe, (sports) associations, a good shopping center and a cozy center where year-round activities are organized on the famous town hall square. Mijdrecht has over 16,500 inhabitants. Mijdrecht is a residential area of the municipality the round fens. Since the last reorganisation on 1 January 2011, the municipality consists of eight village centres. These are: abcoude, amstelhoek, baambrugge, the hoof, avoidrecht, vinkeveen, waverveen and wilnis. The municipality of the round bogs is a green and water-rich area. Situated in the green heart, the municipality offers various opportunities to recreate and stay and to enjoy the peace, space and nature. Some key information about the municipality can be found on the website of the province of utrecht.
Location in the Netherlands:
Amsterdam Zuidas - ± 22 minutes by car
Amsterdam city centre - about 26 minutes by car
Stadshart amstelveen - ± 17 minutes by car
Schiphol - about 14 minutes by car
Utrecht - about 27 minutes by car
Hilversum - on ± 19 car minutes
Vinkeveen - about 5 minutes by car
Piet Boon designed and built the house, the garden was laid out under the architecture of piet oudolf. Two greats in their field, whose work harmoniously merges into a country house that can be called absolutely unique.
The house was built in a location where one can fully enjoy a fascinating view over the wide polder landscape under endless Dutch skies and the much praised Dutch light. The field of view extends to the horizon, where heaven and earth meet. Only interrupted by the contours of a few farms. No unsightly high-voltage pylons, no wind farms, no blocks of flats or industry. The neighbour's horses on the other side of the ditch, the blondly waving grass of piet oudolf in the backyard and the sunset that reflects in the cool swimming pond. Life is beautiful in the green heart of the Netherlands!
The current owner bought an old farm on this spot in 2006, which he wanted to renovate. On closer inspection, demolition of the setups proved to be the best option,' he says. The old farm was too bad. Because the style of piet boon appeals to us, the choice of who would design and build our new house was quickly made. We wanted a house to live and enjoy with our family, a house with lots of space, outdoor space and a beautiful light. The use of materials, the eye for detail and the perfect finish make this house a real dream home. It has become exactly as we had imagined it: a house that shows subdued at the front and opens at the back.
The country house was designed in the traditional style of a farm, as you often see in the Zaanstreek and West-Frisia, but bears the unmistakable signature of piet boon. Symmetry, use of natural materials and conservative colours, also in the interior, the zinc dormers and the partially sinking roof, the beautiful garden room with glass folding walls and fireplace at the rear and the modernist designed carport and outbuildings.
The special swimming pool in a dark color scheme with raised edge and overflow is also a design of bean.
The interior is characterized by a pleasant size of the individual rooms, the kitchen / dining room as the hub of the house and behind it a square living room with characteristic vertical fireplace and four set of doors facing southwest. The rooms are separated from each other by pivoting and sliding doors and everywhere in the house are integrated in the design custom cabinets and wall units. The kitchen and utility room also come from the workshop of piet boon, which translates into sturdy oak fronts and cabinet doors, worktops of gray veined solid carrara marble and taps and door fittings of brushed stainless steel. Sliding doors separate the dining room from the intimate library/music room with fireplace and the adjacent study/work room. The farmhouse offers a total habitable surface of 350m², excluding guesthouse (50m²) and the outdoor storage of 30m²
The first floor is entirely occupied by the master bedroom, the dressing room with fitted wardrobes and a luxurious bathroom, all together over 80m². In the basement you will find two more spacious bedrooms with natural light, one of which is now used as a gym and a comfortable second bathroom. Here is also the 'engine room' with all equipment and a state-of-the-art water treatment plant.
In line with the swimming pond in the backyard is a spacious pot lidded annex / guesthouse with covered terrace, which is now in use as a workshop. Here you will also find a sauna and a shower room. The garden of approximately 3,100m² explodes at the end of April in a sea of exotic colours and waving grasses, the style in which old golf has become world-famous. On several terraces, one of which is under the plane trees, it is here to enjoy to the fullest. From the wonderful view and the rural tranquility and privacy less than twenty minutes by car from Schiphol, Amsterdam and Utrecht. This is truly a house for bon vivants.