At the heart of a nature reserve, just a fifteen-minute drive from Amsterdam's city center, the prime location for a spectacular home in De Barns.
Walking into this house for the first time and experiencing the enormous spaces hidden behind the facades and under the incredible timber roof guarantees the surprise of a lifetime. Every space is impressive in its own unique way.
With the exception of a number of fundamental and authentic elements of a 250-year-old farm, this is a completely new home/office that was built according to architectural plan. Sustainability has taken a central role: triple glazing, optimized insulation and geothermal heating and cooling have resulted in an energy label rating 'A' (!).
De Barns is by no means simply the sum of its rooms, but is based on a unique new residential concept that is characterized by the creation of a sense of intimacy in a large space. Every activity is facilitated according to its specific demands and logically positioned in the large available space.
In addition to its perfect and unparalleled residential function, the property also includes work spaces for artists, contemplators, musicians and encounters. The complex is comprised of a number of functional zones that are directly interconnected but can also be closed off with large doors. This Activity-Based concept is unique for a residential property. De Barns is ahead of its time in terms of its residential concept, architecture and sustainability, and is beyond future-proof.
ENTRANCE ZONE on the ground floor with a ridge height of 8.75 m: a 60 sqm office/meeting space, a historic 45 sqm wine cellar, and on the first floor: two guest wings with a bathroom and restroom spanning a total of 40 sqm.
LIVINGZONE on the ground floor, an enormous ca. 205 sqm space with a ridge height of 8.75 meters, incorporating: a large fireplace with a sitting area, a TV area, a 24-seat dining table, an open-plan kitchen with an AGA stove, a contemplation/conversation area and separately: a utility room and a laundry kitchen.
PRIVATE ZONE 1: on the ground floor a ca. 110 sqm space, with a ridge height of 6.50 meters incorporating: a designer bathroom, a dressing room, a library with a study/music area and on the open-plan first floor: the master bedroom.
PRIVATE ZONE 2: on the first floor a ca. 55 sqm space incorporating: a living room/ study, a bathroom and on the open-plan second floor: a bedroom
ANNEX: a separate ca. 85 sqm enclosed space and ca. 60 sqm roofed outdoor space incorporating: the equipment room, an artist's studio, a space for guests or a sauna.
GARDEN: the 5,715 sqm plot is at the heart of Naardermeer nature reserve. In between the main house and the annex, the garden is in a secluded courtyard style.
The grounds surrounding the house include an orchard with 25 classic fruit trees, and the grounds seamlessly connect to the nature reserve with grazing Galloway cows, sheep, and is home to deer and small game. A true paradise for a wide diversity of birds.
De Barns is in Naardermeer, the oldest nature reserve in The Netherlands. The land is owned by Vereniging Natuurmonumenten and was issued into ground lease under favorable conditions; €4,841.50 per three months (tax deductible)
Amsterdam's city center and Schiphol Airport are easily accessible by car. The infrastructure to and from Amsterdam and Schiphol via A1, A9 and N236 has seen complete redevelopment in recent years, leading to nearly no-traffic connectivity to Amsterdam's city center within 20 minutes.
The train station is approximately 4 kms from De Barns, with trains departing to Amsterdam 8 times per hour (ca. 14-minute commute) and 4 times per hour to Schiphol Airport (ca. 22-minute commute).
There are excellent secondary schools in Bussum and Hilversum. There are no enrollment restrictions. Schools can be reached safely by bicycle; 6 km in ca. 23 minutes by non-electric bicycle.
• Usable residential floor area ca. 515 sqm
• Volume 2,216 cbm
• Plot size 5,715 sqm
• Ridge height ground floor 8.75 meters
• Situated on ground lease land owned by Natuurmonumenten (Nature Preservation Society)
• Energy label A
• Prime location, spectacular setting
• Numerous windows with sweeping views
• This information was drafted with the utmost care. However, we are not liable for any unintended omission or inaccuracy, etcetera nor any consequences related thereto. All measurements and sizes are indicative only
• The Measurement Code is based on NEN2580 standards. The Measurement Code is intended to ensure a more universal survey method for indicating total net internal area (usable floor area). The Measurement Code cannot fully preclude discrepancies between individual surveys, due to e.g. differences regarding interpretation, rounding and restrictions to conducting measurement surveys
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