At a beautiful located by the Vecht, this villa, remarkable in every respect, was erected in 1994. Usually traditional constructions are made by the Vecht, but the client did not want this. He wanted something very different. A house by the Vecht in a modernist style, making use of natural materials and absolute harmony between the exterior and interior. The villa was designed as one whole, where all shapes and functions serve the ultimate result - a Gesamtkunstwerk. The most peculiar of a building which emerges according to this conviction, is the complete uniqueness. You will not find a second one. It is also special that this villa is modern in architecture, but has a ‘classical class’. For both design and material use - plastering work, concrete, exotic wood and exclusive types of natural stone - the architect was apparently inspired by the first half of the last century, when famous architects design stylish buildings, in conjunction with nature and therefore always at the right location. That is how it is here as well, right by the water of a quiet creek, with view on a peninsula and the Vecht, which flows behind it. This beautiful view will never change, because both a large portion of the creek and the island belong to the own domain, which covers around 7.5 acres. Of that, approx. 5,000 m² has been landscaped as garden. And some thought went into this as well. From the recessed terrace near the swimming pool in the basement at the front of the villa, a stone stairway leads to the garden level and via large stepping stones a river of slate is crossed to the private lawn. The geometric layout and symbols refer to the Japanese garden architecture. There everything revolves around portraying the force and might of nature, and about philosophical profundity and contemplation. The side of the villa, with the ramp to the garage and the entrance, comes across as somewhat closed. A long pedestrian bridge leads along the top of the garage to the front door on the ground floor. From here a wooden bridge takes you across the lower situated terrace of the basement and goes along a gravel path through the lawn towards a wooden boat dock in the creek. Several dozen silver birch trees wave elegantly in the wind. They are there to soften the sleek lines of the villa. The combination of brick and white plastered walls, the columns on which the sleeping floor rests, the playful level differences and open connections between the three residential floors, both inside and outside the villa, form the essence of the architecture. The perfect detailing and the uncompromising choice for the best and most precious materials is a statement. The villa provides approx. 1,100 m² of living area and has a content of 3,500 m³. The living room has a fireplace and a wooden floor in herringbone with stone framework. Patio doors in a two floor high glass wall provide access to the wooden terrace and provide an amazing view over the water and the surrounding nature. The Bulthaup kitchen, with stone countertop and equipment from Imperial and Gaggenau, and the television room can be (partially) closed off from the living area by use of ingenious sliding walls. This can create intimacy. On the upper floor there is an entresol with study, which looks out over the living room downstairs, the spacious master suite with bathroom and dressing room, four comfortable bedrooms and an extra bathroom. The basement provides space to the completely tiled swimming pool - with sliding doors to a terrace, the sauna and fitness room, a double garage and plenty of storage space. The guesthouse in the garden consists of two parts. The upper floor, with bedroom and bathroom, is accessible through the terrace and the lower part is also accessible through the basement from the villa. This residential unit consists of a hall, a bedroom with wall closet and bathroom. Stairs provide access to the living room with pantry and patio doors at garden level. Thanks to the architecture, precious finishing and atmospheric ambiance this villa forms a unique property. You need to see and experience this.