This beautiful castle farmhouse with optimal privacy, living pleasure, authentic elements and loving attention to the smallest details not only welcomes you, but certainly conquers your heart.
The classic yet contemporary 4-storey castle farmhouse is located in a wooded Belgian villa district close to Maastricht and Maastricht-Aachen Airport. At 2 km from the plot is the connection with the international highway network that connects all major EU cities.
You can fully enjoy all contemporary luxury and comfort in this building, built in 2007 by the renowned company 'Villabouw Missotten'.
The rural villa, portrayed in 'The art of living' is built of handmade old paepe stone and is rich in historical details such as a separate 'service entrance', window shutters, 2 antique chimneys (one of which is gas-fired), monumental chimneys and of 'massangis doré' (Burgundian stone) realized tympanums, stairs, facade skirting and even a loophole.
All door and window sills, columns, consoles, plinths and ventilation chambers are made of durable blue stone. Thanks to a 'hayloft' door on the first floor of the outbuilding, a barred hatch, a cedar wood 'construction' complete with thatched roofing, you will actually feel as if you are in the vestibule of a castle. The long sightlines in both the villa and the garden are connected to each other but also provide many spectacular views.
Once inside, all spacious rooms with high ceilings, including a spacious orangery as well as an office and library, breathe a sunny, elegant and atmospheric atmosphere.
Antique valleys from a Burgundian monastery, which partially adorn the ground floor, show wonderful wear and tear thanks to the ravages of time and literally bring the past back to life. The other floors in the house are finished with wide grey oak planks with a warm appearance.
The kitchen, utility room, the many built-in, display case and radiator cabinets, the Brussels castle curtains and stuccoed moulds; really everything in this villa is handmade with dedication.
The 'chic' dining room connects through the main corridor with a view to the monumental garden to the living room which offers pleasant relaxation due to the optimal incidence of light until late in the afternoon.
These rooms are equipped with double sliding doors so that the axis structure of the building comes into its own when they are open, but there is also optimum privacy created as soon as they are closed.
The office annex library, also accessible from the living room via a large sliding door, completes the efficient use of the ground floor.
Not least because, from there, the front and back gardens form each other's mirror image, as it were, because of the sophisticated garden architecture.
The toilet on the ground floor is located in a subtly designed and almost inconspicuous indoor porch where you can refresh yourself in a comfortable and discrete way on an old natural stone drinking and feeding trough, now serving as a sink, fed with water via a robust antique copper tap outlet of course with sensor controlled.
In the spacious and optimally insulated building on the 1st floor is a 5-star hotel worthy master bedroom with a spacious luxurious dressing room including marble folding and storage table and bathroom with toilet.
Furthermore, you will find a very comfortable suite consisting of a living room, bedroom and bathroom, a toilet and a beautifully finished vestiare.
The living room can just as well serve as a bedroom all the more because it can be closed with double sliding door.
On the conditioned 2nd floor is a 3rd large bedroom and study (2 integrated tabletops) with bathroom, toilet and a spacious workshop, now used as a fitness room but also here as a bedroom to be used.
In fact, this castle farmhouse with 5 spacious bedrooms of which there are currently 2, multifunctional as these are, used as fitness room and suite-living.
The unique villa is equipped with a very advanced indoor and outdoor alarm and security system, 'state of the art'.
In the well-conditioned and ventilated basement are a beautiful wine cellar with very spacious to ceiling adjoining tanning cabinets and a cozy Wiener cafe with professional tap and refrigeration system.
The highlight in the basement is the original cinema entirely in 'cinema-red' which therefore radiates warmth and lushness. The furniture consists of restored cinema chairs of the 100 year old famous house 'Fibrocit Bruxelles' and a custom made relaxing design sofa.
Old and new go here also miraculously and in harmony together ...
Jan Joris, the garden architect of Belgium, signed for the design of the beautiful planted and sunny park garden, which is completely surrounded by the forests of the Belgian Kempen so that around the plot optimal privacy is offered, even at the front.
In short: In this villa you will enjoy the comfort and tranquility that this magnificent house exudes and you will never be bored by its originality. The perfect finish and the use of pure, historical and luxurious materials give you the ultimate living happiness.
Year of construction: 2007
Living space: 665 m2
Volume: 1970 m3 Kasteelhoeve.
Plot area: 3383 m2
Parcel width front: 45 meter
Parcel width backside: 30 meters
Lot length: 90 meters
Parking spaces street side: 5 cars
Carport covered: 2 cars
Garage: 2 cars
Parking on private enclosed grounds: 5 cars
Insulation: roof and cavity insulation, floor insulation, double glazing
(safety glass/sun protection),
Construction/concrete works: reinforced concrete; floor slabs and basement/cellar walls,
floor slabs 1st floor and 2nd floor and all construction beams
self-supporting concrete slabs; floor slab at floor level.
Frames and doors: hardwood and oak.
Finishing of floors: full of oak and reused old Burgundy roofs.
Finishing ceilings: hand-made moulds, living room, dining room and main hall.
Finishing walls: limestone paint, in warm so-called 'Flamant' shades.
Paintwork exterior: completely renewed September 2017.
Heating: central heating system Buderus: boiler and boiler 2007, annual maintenance.
Air conditioning / heating system: Fujitsu installation, basement (cinema / cafe) and 2nd
floor, annual maintenance.
Equipment kitchen: Miele: hot air and grill oven, steam oven, microwave, coffee machine,
dishwasher, gas hob 6 burners integrated in hand milled double
Carrara marble top, refrigerator, plate warmer.
Venduro Pro Line stainless steel hood (12 stainless steel filter elements).
Grohe design mixer with 'mousseur' and hand shower.
Equipment pantry: Miele: freezer, washing machine and dryer.
Equipment cafe: AFM Europe (Refrigeration) professional double cooling.
Stainless steel bar bottle cooler.
Double faucet (for lager and special beer).
Sanitary bathrooms and workshop: Paffoni designer mixers,
Bathroom master bedroom: Bath, double sink with underframe, toilet and shower.
Bathroom suite: Toilet, shower, double sink and underframe.
Cabinets: The many built-in, under-cabinet, display case and radiator cabinets are handmade.
Garden: Water source (125 meters), pump controlled, qualified water.
Plc controlled and rain dependent lawn spraying system and Plants / hedges.