Unique, monumental villa in a fantastic location in Bloemendaal, on a green, quiet lane in the Hartenlust villa district!
This villa, built as a Montessori school for preschool and primary education, was built in 1930 according to a functionalistic design by architect J.H. Groenewegen. The upstairs section of the villa was used for housing in 1938, and in 1981 the whole school was renovated for housing. The result is a light, cosy villa, partly thanks to the many large windows. The ground floor has a wonderful, spacious living room, which thanks to its size is reminiscent of the previous classroom. Upstairs, the layout can be freely modified due to the non-bearing construction. The current layout is 3 bedrooms (previously 4) and 2 baths. Around the villa is a beautifully designed garden with multiple terraces. The back garden faces south and offers full privacy, partly thanks to the position by the park at the back with the Acaciavijver. At the front of the parcel, there is the possibility to park multiple vehicles on the premises. The parking space can be locked with an electric fence. Within walking distance is the cosy shopping street of Bloemendaal and the NS station with a direct connection to, for example, Amsterdam. Also within a short cycling distance of the Haarlem downtown, the heart of Overveen, various sports facilities including the hockey club Bloemendaal, schools for both elementary and secondary and higher education, the Bloemendaal beach and various natural areas, including the Kennemer dunes with the Wed dune lake. Thanks to the quiet lanes in the vicinity, it is a great neighbourhood for children, who can play together in the street.
Date of construction: 1930. Living area: 235 m². Other indoor space: 10.4 m².
The building's outdoor space: 34.3 m². Volume: 897m³. Parcel: 1,080 m².
Entrance, large hall with marble floor, WC and coat closet, as well as access to storage (10.4 m²) with a built-in cupboard, suitable for your wine collection. From the hall, through double doors, to the spacious living room with plenty of large windows and a beautiful view of the garden. At the front of the living room is the office/coffee room with a view of the front garden. The living room has a marble floor with underfloor heating, a large hearth with an authentic fireback dating from 1698, and a large sliding door to the terrace in the back garden. In the round extension at the back is a cosy dining room realised with a (gas) open fireplace and a door to the garden. This is connected by a hall with the kitchen, which has various built-in appliances. Via the unique stairwell in the round extension to the…
Large landing with separate WC and shower room, a climbing wall dating from the 1930s, a remnant of the past as a school, royal master bedroom (previously two rooms) with two washbasins and access to the balcony (34.3 m²) that extends across the full width of the house. Bathroom (can be reached via the master bedroom and via the landing) with bath, washbasin, shower and marble floor with underfloor heating.
Second bedroom at the back, also with access to the balcony at the back of the house, and a third bedroom with washbasin (in a cupboard) adjacent to this room with a connecting door. This room can also be reached via the landing.
Can be reached via a sturdy loft ladder. Plenty of storage space, built-in cupboards with sliding doors and 2 large Velux dormer windows.
• Fantastic, attractive family home in a beautiful location
• Wonderful, landscaped garden designed by E. Proost
• South-facing back garden and terrace on the 1st floor with electric sunscreens
• National Monument
• Oil tanks removed
• Parking on the premises
• A 5-minute bike ride from the Bloemendaal centre/20-minutes by bike to the beach. Schools, sports facilities, natural areas and NS station (direct connection to Haarlem, Amsterdam and Alkmaar) a short distance away
• Architect: J.H. Groenewegen was one of the founders of the functionalistic Amsterdam architectural school “the 8“. The former Montessori school is a typical example of “New Building”, in which the function determines the design and layout of the building and the use of materials and techniques considered modern at the time is particularly prevalent