Sotheby's International Realty - Abbekerk, NH
Former doctor’s residence with a rich history in the centre of Abbekerk
It’s almost impossible to express in words the uniqueness of this house. It’s something that you have to experience, have to feel, for yourself. Still, to give you an idea, we can best describe Dorpsstraat 62 in Abbekerk as gracious, grand and imposing. On entering, you step into history, as it were, an impression fuelled by the authentic 19th century elements combined with present-day conveniences. Most of the details are still original, such as the ceiling with ornaments, fireplaces, balconies, marble floors and the wooden doors.
The house has a parterre, first floor and attic floor. There are five bedrooms, four bathrooms and various other rooms, such as the authentic reception room. The park-like grounds are 1,561 m2 in area and splendidly landscaped. There is a spacious coach house (2004) adjacent to the house, and at the back an attractive, private terrace. The home was completely renovated in 1992, and since then has been maintained with zest and pure passion.
Front door, hall, billiards room equipped with a fireplace, gas stove and built-in cupboard. Guest room with meter cupboard (20 groups), fireplace, gas stove and bathroom with washbasin, shower and toilet. The corridor features underfloor heating, a marble staircase to the first floor, and a back door. Scullery with washer connections. Old brick cellar with a central heating system and water pump. Third bedroom equipped with bathroom, washbasin, shower and toilet. Separate toilet with hand basin. Fourth bedroom with built-in wardrobes, bathroom with built-in cupboard, double washbasin, shower, bath, bidet, toilet and underfloor heating.
Spacious landing/corridor and toilet with hand basin. Fifth bedroom equipped with built-in wardrobe and adjacent bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Living room with two authentic fireplaces and a balcony. Kitchen (1992) equipped with a six-burner ceramic stove and grill plate, two extractor hoods, microwave, oven, freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher and sink. The entire floor features marbled walls.
On the second floor, there is a huge attic with exposed beams, chimneys and storage space.
The magnificently landscaped plot is 5,561 m2 in area and offers a lot of privacy. There is an old well on the property, a terrace at the rear of the house, and a coach house. The garden features automatic lighting. The coach house, built in 2004, is 6 x 12 metres in size and equipped with built-in cupboards, electricity, large double doors and a side door. The shed is completely insulated and has a loft.
- The property is a national monument;
- There are four monumental trees on the property;
- The roof of the house was completely restored in 1983;
- The house was completely renovated in 1992;
- One of the most magnificent properties in the region.
In short, this is a breathtaking property with a rich history and a cosy, homely atmosphere. It’s a special home that calls for special residents.