Extremely rare opportunity to acquire the prestigious, historic manor house Leeuwendijk located in the centre of the popular village of Loenen aan de Vecht. Large period rooms, 4-6 bedrooms, River garden with private jetty and mooring rights, private garaging and parking, staff accommodation.
Loenen aan de Vecht is a picturesque village in a central and well connected location only 20 mins drive from Schiphol airport, the cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht, and the international schools in Hilversum and Amstelveen.
This listed property (Leeuwendijk is a Rijksmonument), dates from 1735 and boasts a rich heritage. Since the Dutch Golden Age it has been the country seat and family home of both nobility and influential Amsterdam merchants. It was the official residence of the Mayor of Loenen aan de Vecht in 1795 .
Completely restored and modernised to the highest standards between 2014 and 2016 under the supervision of renowned architects and restorers, Leeuwendijk combines tradition and heritage with contemporary luxury. On a generous plot in the centre of the village, it is walking distance to local amenities and highly rated restaurants. It offers a double garage, private parking and an additional riverside garden on the river Vecht with private mooring. It has views over both the village and the river.
Leeuwendijk is a beautiful example of how heritage and contemporary luxury can be successfully combined without destroying the orginal spirit of the building.
Ground floor:Leeuwendijk boasts a beautiful symmetrical classical facade with an ornamental double entrance door with transom window above, opening to a grand entrance hall. The entrance hall has marble flooring and panelling and decorative stucco work above the doors and on the ceiling. Original period doors lead to the main period rooms, the open plan kitchen/ dining area and main staircase.
Living room:The main period room at the back of the house has been turned into a spacious and light living area with a large fireplace, custom built shelves and views to the garden. All the period details such as the period doors, windows and the ornamental, stuccoed ceiling have been carefully restored. The room is accessed from the main hallway and leads to the dining room/ study. All the period rooms have had new oak flooring laid in a chevron pattern.
Kitchen/ Diner:The large, open plan kitchen/ dining room is situated in a new extension that connects the main house to the garage. There is a large lantern light above the central island and floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to a covered dining area in the back garden. The kitchen has been custom built to the highest standards with concrete surfaces, high-end appliances from Gaggenau and Miele, and an abundance of both storage and countertop space. The dining corner in the kitchen has its own gas fire, making it both a light and cosy room.
Dining room/ Study:This period room has a beautiful view to the back garden and is connected to both the kitchen and the living room, with an additional door to the main hallway. It would be equally suited for use as either a formal dining room or study. It still has its original antique china cabinet.
Snug/ media room:The snug/ media room, accessed through period doors on the right of the main hall, is used as a snug and TV room. It has a working fireplace, custom built shelves and views to the side garden. A discreet, built-in, state-of-the art multimedia system provides a projector, automatic cinema screen and surround sound. As in the living room, the ornamental ceiling and original features have been carefully restored.
Gym:The smaller, remaining period room, is currently used as a gym.
The second part of main hallway leads to the original central staircase and gives access to the side entrance, wine cellar and separate toilet.
First floor:The monumental staircase leads up to the generous first floor landing with ornamental ceiling and gives views over the garden. The landing gives access to the master bedroom suite, bedroom 2, the ironing and laundry rooms and the staircase to the second floor. All of the bedrooms have their original exposed beam ceilings. The master bedroom suite consists of a large bedroom with wooden flooring, walk-in wardrobe and sumptious bathroom and takes up almost half of the entire first floor. It has expansive views over the front garden and the river. The bathroom has beautiful Italian marble floors, a walk-in shower, a free standing bath and the luxurious fittings as found in high end hotels. Bedroom 2 lies at the back of the house and overlooks the garden. It has its own luxurious en-suite with large walk-in shower, basin and toilet and custom built-in wardrobes. The ironing room, also with wooden flooring, connects to the laundry room and has several built-in wardrobes with extra storage space. These two rooms could easily be turned into an additional bedroom and en-suite if so desired.
Second floor: A landing on the second floor leads to bedrooms 3 and 4 and two large loft storage areas, one of which could be turned into an additional bedroom. Both bedrooms have exposed beams and an en-suite bathroom with toilet, wash basin and walk-in shower. Additional rooflights and dormer windows have been added to make the bedrooms light and airy. Bedroom 3 has an additional fun element in a ladder leading up to a small void with sitting area.
Garage with staff accommodation: Outside, an extension was built housing a large double garage with automatic doors. The garage is connected to the house through an internal hallway that leads to the main entrance hall. Above the garage, there is a spacious studio apartment consisting of a combined living/ bedroom area and separate bathroom. It is currently used as an office but could easily accomodate live-in staff.
Garden: Leeuwendijk has three separate garden areas to the back, side and front of the house. All of them have a formal design with lawns, borders and various terraces. The back garden enjoys a high level of privacy and seclusion. It has lovely views over the village church and a local park with old trees. The side garden gives direct access to the Dorpsstraat in front of the house. The Dorpsstraat is a quiet, one-way street, used exclusively for local access, cyclists and pedestrians. The front garden bordering the river has its own jetty with private mooring rights. It also has a separate seating/ outdoor kitchen area next to the river with 1800 views over the river.
The Loosdrechtse en Vinkeveense Plassen (two large recreational water areas), Amsterdam and Utrecht are all accessible by boat from the river Vecht.
Leeuwendijk is unique in that it is situated on a generous plot in the middle of a popular village with amenities. Yet, the garden is of a size that is easily maintained.
In summary, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire an historic manor house with all the contemporary luxuries in a prime location. If you’d like more information or would like to book a viewing, please contact one the following estate agents: Dhr D.W. Gerwig: Gerwig Makelaardij te Breukelen Tel: 0031-346262543 or mobile: 0031-650526296