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Living on an estate is an unparalleled pleasure and not possible for everyone. It requires passion and dedication to maintain a historical country estate. Often a thorough and costly renovation is required to bring the domain back into good condition. This is not the case with Prins Hendriksoord. This regal estate, with horse stables, service housing and an extensive office wing, at nearly fifteen acres, which once belonged to our royal family and was part of the domain of Palace Soestdijk, is in absolute mint condition and is currently offered for sale. At the end of a long, paved driveway the outlines of an elegant manor manifest themselves. No excess, no pomp and circumstance, but clear and simple in architecture. High windows in brilliant white plastered facades, with dark green hatches. The house exudes intimacy, in a grand manner. It basks in the protective embrace of an ancient park, with oak and birch trees as thick as trees should be and metres high rhododendrons full of delicate flower buds. At the front of the house, horses are grazing in a meadow fenced off with wooden barriers. Behind the house the silver water surface of a pond reflects the high heavens, the high trees and a white iron wrought bridge. It connects unseen banks, which seem to have been swallowed by the green. The river meanders below it and out of sight. The park, the refined way in which it has been landscaped, provides an almost mystical tranquillity to this place. Prins Hendriksoord can rightfully be called a regal estate. Prins Hendriksoord is situated in the northern point of the municipality of Zeist, a small part of the estate is located on Baarn territory. The park of nearly fifteen acres is situated adjacent to the vast forests of De Lage Vuursche. The famous landscape architect Jan Copijn (1812-1886) from Groenekan drew the design of the park of Prins Hendriksoord. In 1890, the park was enlarged and expanded with water features, cascades and fountains to a design of L.J. Ritter from Haarlem. At the same time, north of the house a charming white wooden pavilion was constructed, ‘De Beukenoot’, intended as lodge and billiard area. De Beukenoot was reconstructed as residential house in 1970. In the recent renovation, now two years ago, the pavilion was once again tackled and fitted with all comforts, including a beautiful kitchen and on the upper floor a new bathroom. De Beukenoot features an atmospheric living room with fireplace and on the upper floor two bedrooms. The large basement area below the pavilion was built into a saddle room and washing and storage area for the equestrian sport. Near the building a wooden horse stable with eight boxes and solarium was erected and a professional jumping garden was constructed. Prins Hendriksoord has only become more beautiful through the years. After various noble and prominent occupants and a short history as rest home, Prins Hendriksoord was purchased by the current owner. In 2005 and 2006, the house was completely renovated. From a somewhat neglected and sober condition it was transformed into a residential house of unparalleled allure. Prins Hendriksoord was also expanded with a spacious and very comfortable office wing, with own access gate, a discrete parking area situated behind high hedges and a representative entrance. The surrounding park, the new ashlar terraces around the house, pavilion ‘De Beukenoot’, the horse stables and other buildings are currently in an optimal state of condition. The magnificent hall of the house with the two main staircases turning away to the sides, the balustrade which provides access to all quarters on the first floor, the monumental chimneys, beautiful panelling and even the gold leather wallpaper from 1890 - everything is in an authentic new condition. But the historical awareness could not prevent that there was also ‘modern’ thinking and that past and present sometimes meet and strengthen each other in a playful way.
Nothing is missing in the beautiful kitchen: Completely custom and handmade from grey wash oak with granite countertops. The literal middle of the kitchen is the enormous furnace of La Cornue. The kitchen has been set up spaciously and provided with all comforts and fitted with all conceivable appliances. The beautiful dining room with fireplace and original panelling is situated adjacent to it. The central hall also provides access to the salon, a large office, a playroom and garden room with monumental hearth from 1880. All quarters offer a breathtaking view of the surrounding park. Especially the view from the garden room on the ‘meandering river’ is enchanting. On the first floor there are the master bedroom with own very luxurious bathroom and dressing rooms, other sleeping quarters, all with a bathroom. The second floor is, except for a guest apartment, a personnel apartment and an office, arranged as relaxation, lounge and fitness area. There is also a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a steam bath and a shower cabin. The roof of the office wing can be reached through the corridor, where a magnificent heated swimming pool of four to ten metres was realised. It is literally one of the many highlights, which Prins Hendriksoord has to offer to its new occupants. Prins Hendriksoord is a unique property for people who would live, work and enjoy with plenty of privacy in a very comfortable, stylish and carefree way. The recent renovation has been done at the very highest level, by making use of the most costly and most beautiful materials. The house does not need major maintenance in the upcoming years.
• Plot size impressive 15 acres • Total floor area approx. 2,200 m2 • Completely renovation • Usages residential and office • Designated as NSW estate • Price upon request
iving on an estate is an unprecedented pleasure and not possible for everyone. It required passion and dedication in order to maintain a historic mansion. It often requires a substantial and costly renovation to bring back the property in good condition. This is not the case for Prins Hendriksoord. This palatial estate, with stables, staff residence and an extensive office wing, at nearly fifteen acres, which once belonged to our royal family and was part of the domain of Soestdijk Palace, is in absolute mint condition and is currently up for sale. At the end of a long, paved driveway manifest the contours of an elegant manor. No excess, no pomp and ceremony, but clear and simple architecture. High windows in shining whitewashed facades, with dark green shutters. The house radiates intimacy, in a grand manner. It basks in the protective embrace of a century-old park, with oak and beech as thick as trees should be and metre tall rhododendrons full of frail flower buds. At the front of the house horses are grazing in a meadow fenced off with wooden fences. Behind the house the silver water surface of a pond reflects the high sky, the tall trees and a white wrought iron bridge. It connects invisible banks, which seem to have been swallowed up by the green. The pond meanders underneath and out of sight. The park, the refined way it is laid out, provides a nearly mystical tranquillity to this location. Prins Hendriksoord may rightly be called a royal estate. Prins Hendriksoord is situated in the northernmost tip of the municipality of Zeist, a small part of the estate is located on Baarn territory. The park of nearly fifteen acres borders directly on the vast forests of the Lage Vuursche. The famous landscape architect Jan Copijn (1812-1886) from Groenekan drew the design of the park of Prins Hendriksoord. In 1890 the park was enlarged and extended according to a design of L.J. Ritter from Haarlem with water features, cascades and fountains. At the same time, a charming white wooden pavilion was constructed to the north of the house, ‘De Beukenoot’, intended as hunting lodge and billiards room. D