Extraordinary, unique and sumptuous 475 m2 duplex penthouse apartment in the heart of the beautiful artists’ village of Laren. This original home was designed and furbished by Axel Vervoordt* to ultimate standards and with the finest materials and craftsmanship. The duplex penthouse is located on the top 2 floors of the Hamdorff building in Laren. It is in the heart of this most desirable village but extremely quiet and secluded.
Very luxurious living on the spacious entrance floor with library, sitting room, formal dining room, study, large kitchen and a second dining room. The penthouse boasts a separate suite with master bedroom, bathroom and walkin dressing room. Around the staircase 2 bedrooms with 2 private bathrooms and a laundry room. Extensive outside terracing, and outstanding treeline views.
Stairs and an elevator provide direct access to the entrance on the 2nd floor! The elevator provide also direct access to the top floor.
Entrance gallery with elegant walls and special wooden flooring and a high, elevated glass roof. Wide marble staircases, on each side of the impressive front door, rise graciously to the private chambers level. Your first reaction will be Wow!
LIVING AND WORKING FLOOR
Central access through double wooden doors to the attractive, bookcase-lined, high ceilinged, library of 32 m2 with 3 sets of wooden double doors onto the tranquil terrace.
This delightful and airy central library connects through wooden double doors to the wood panelled large family sitting room (32 m2) with an antique fireplace. 4 sets of doors that open to the terrace.
The formal wood-lined dining room (45 m2) has unique hand-carved wooden details and another attractive working fireplace. Adjacent is a service/guest room and WC with ornate marble hand basin.
The expansive office (29 m2) has wood-lined and wood-columned walls with hand-made wooden shelving and an imposing carved wooden ceiling. Hidden behind the bookcase, in one wall section, is a secret private bathroom with marble bath, especially crafted hand basin, WC and large marble lined shower. Ideally for staff or au pair.
The office opens to an impressive, light and airy meeting/dining room (23 m2) with 3 sets of double doors opening to the terrace where meetings can also be held outside.
The dining/conference room also connects to the extensive hand-built and fully equipped kitchen (32 m2) with marble-topped island, coolroom, 3 sets of doors to the terrace and a delightful 3-sided bay window with leafy views on all sides.
Off the entrance area is a room with panelled cupboards for many coats and a luxurious guest rest/make-up room with WC, hand basin and vanity unit.
Intricate wooden floors and advanced home management systems throughout.
From the central gallery area both sides of the winding open staircase rise up and come together, under the heightened glass roof, to the suites and bedrooms floor.
Magnificent master bedroom suite (50 m2) with extensive and highly attractive custom carved wooden wardrobing and dressing spaces. Sitting area with fireplace and wide archway to large bedroom area.
Private access through the panelled wardrobe (22 m2) with marble jacuzzi bath. Separate shower room and WC. Door to sumptuous dressing room (17 m2) with built-in climate-controlled cupboards (cedarwood), wardrobes and floor to ceiling mirror.
Corner bedroom (30 m2) featuring 10 windows with shutters, all enrobed in maple wood that rises to a central high point of +7 metres. Integrated maple wood wardrobing. Door to fabulous dark marble walled bathroom with comprehensive and luxurious shower facilities. WC with unique marble washbasin and doors to terrace.
Large utility room with washing and drying machines and double butler’s sink.
Double bedroom (23 m2) with built in wardrobes, door to bathroom ensuite with large built-in bath, wash basin, WC and shower.
Sunny library/reading area.