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Unparalleled views and plenty of privacy. Outdoor living is truly paramount for the current residents of this modern and stylish country house in the rural area of the village of Fleringen. Less than five years ago, this house was built for the family, completely according to their current and future wishes. Everything about this house is spacious, comfortable, and sustainable. A picture-perfect home on a spacious plot surrounded by the ash trees of Twente. A house that resembles the Twentse feeling: generous, bountiful, and confident yet modest.
A delightful vacation feeling
There are plenty of surprises. For example, the cozy guesthouse in the garden or the swimming pond that borders the veranda. It creates a delightful vacation feeling. Here, you can literally step onto the paths and lanes. On a clear blue day, you can imagine looking at the Kroezeboom, the oldest summer oak tree in the Netherlands, which, at over 500 years old, is still surprisingly vital. A historical landmark that always continues to enchant with its many stories.
What a appearance!
"What a beautiful place, isn't it?" says the owner. And to think that a few years ago, there was nothing here. There was an old house across the road. Through some plot relocation, the house was demolished, and 'their' plot became available. "We were lucky to be the first ones to show interest." It was granted to them. In the western part of the country, they saw a house that served as an example. "The presence was exactly what we were looking for. It had to be like that." Lots of zinc, a perfect combination with the gray-mottled sleek stones from which the exterior walls are built, and the design slate tiles proudly covering the roof. A sturdy country house that has formed a beautiful marriage with the landscape. A perfect match in heaven.
Generous and yet cozy
Their own living wishes served as a model for the interior. It had to be generous and yet cozy. A welcoming home for anyone who drops by and optimal privacy for each family member. The ingenious floor plan of the house proves that these are not contradictions. The spacious kitchen/dining room seamlessly transitions into the living room but is partly separated by a wall that serves as both a beautiful wood stack for the fireplace and incorporates the fireplace itself. What deserves to be seen is displayed in the open built-in cabinets, while anything that doesn't fit the aesthetic can be stored behind closed doors. Or in the spacious utility room, which can be accessed from both the kitchen and the outside. Convenient when you come home with full bags of groceries. The supplies can stay in the storage room, and the fresh goods can go to the kitchen. Nothing has been left to chance here. Over 100 m² of living pleasure on the ground floor alone!
As soon as the sun makes an appearance, the current residents are outside. And while the children jump from the trampoline into the water, they open the garden doors wide. "From April to October, we basically live outside," says the owner. "From the kitchen, we can easily bring dinner to the table under the veranda. And from the living room, we can comfortably sit with guests on the low sofa." If the wind becomes a bit too insistent, the glass panels of the veranda can be easily adjusted so that nobody takes offense. And if that's not enough, there's always the covered terrace behind the guesthouse, where the view is different once again.
The outdoor life opens up inside as well, as everything in this friendly country house showcases the Twente landscape at its best. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, the view is optimal. Here, you see mostly green, occasionally interrupted by a group of cows. It's as if it all belongs to the already spacious plot... Conversely, this also provides a lot of light in both the living room and the kitchen. On a clear winter day, it's delightful to enjoy the warmth brought in by the sun rays behind the glass.
Privacy and connection
"Enjoyment" is a word that definitely suits this country house like a second name. It was built for it. This applies to the living room, which can be described as both spacious and cozy. "When the children want to chill, we simply close the doors." And when there's something to celebrate with family and friends, the sliding doors disappear into the wall cabinets, allowing everyone to stay connected. The fireplace, located on the border between the kitchen and the living room, is also cozy. The glass walls keep it safe and the air clean, while the crackling fire is visible from all sides. Let's be honest: who has a fireplace in the kitchen...
A solid foundation
Enjoyment also lies in the materials carefully chosen by the current owners. Zinc and high-quality synthetic make the exterior low-maintenance. And inside, the foundation is stylish and practical. A nice detail: cleaning won't require much time from anyone. "When I give the ground floor a thorough cleaning, I'm done in no time," says the owner. "It's not only spacious but also a very easy house." Ideal. This leaves plenty of time for enjoyment.
The house is practically maintenance-free. Yet, it is also designed in a way that allows everyone to easily add their personal touch. Whether your style is country, classic, romantic, design, or industrial, every interior fits perfectly in this villa. How is that possible? It's all about the floor plan of the house, the choice of materials and colors. Everything is just right, and when the foundation is solid, almost anything is possible.
If we were to describe that foundation, the words neutral and unity come to mind first. Light gray natural stone is used throughout the floors, extending into the veranda and even the terrace in front. Where wood is added, light oak has been chosen. The fact that the stair steps, the wardrobe, and the shelves in the kitchen nook are all made of this honest material creates unity. Here, you get the feeling that everything is in harmony. The same unity can be found in the black of the natural stone kitchen island and countertops, the black of the interior doors, and the black cladding of the guesthouse. This color palette will also be encountered in the bathroom and upstairs toilet.
Sustainability is emphasized.
Cooking with induction, underfloor heating throughout the ground floor that naturally keeps the house pleasantly cool on warm summer days. On the upper floor, there is only a radiator in the spacious laundry room. "But we've never turned it on. Even in winter, you can walk around upstairs comfortably with bare feet."
These are gifts
Now that we're upstairs anyway, the first floor features three spacious bedrooms, a family bathroom and a large laundry room. Together, they cover over 90 square meters, but they feel cozy because the walls, starting more than a meter high against the exterior walls, slope slightly. The master bedroom naturally has a delightful walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, and a surprise is reserved for the third bedroom. Behind a door, it's unwrapped: a bright study area can be found here. That is if you can concentrate on studying, as the view is enchanting here too...
The family bathroom is worth mentioning. Beautifully lit niches in the wall next to the bath (with whirlpool) and a double sink against the opposite inner wall. The shower area behind it is both open and out of sight. Two people can easily stand under the warm water jets here. Thankfully, there is no toilet in the bathroom. For that, we need to open the adjacent door. Naturally, the light gray natural stone from the ground floor is also present here.
We take one more flight of stairs up, and another big surprise awaits. The second floor has three interconnected spaces. The first is furnished as a sitting room and study. A door leads to the bedroom, with a clever walk-in closet behind it. Clothing is concealed from view, which is ideal for messy teenagers who value their privacy...
And then there's the guesthouse
They can also find privacy in the guesthouse in the garden. The owner mentions that her children enjoy spending evenings with their friends there. On the ground floor, the leisure area (with a bar and separate toilet) shares the space with the carport, which doesn't necessarily need to accommodate cars. On the upper floor, there are two more rooms. One is furnished as a sitting room with a simple pantry, and the second room is currently used as storage but could easily become a bedroom. Adding a shower area to the guesthouse could make it suitable for a bed and breakfast. But honestly, we prefer to keep this country house all to ourselves. It's a wonderful home where everyone has their own space. A home that exudes connection throughout. A turn-key ready country house on the ancient land of Twente, surrounded by a landscape that only changes with the seasons.
Is there nothing left to desire? Honestly, what would truly complete the country house are solar panels. They would easily fit on the sloping roof of the outbuilding. Out of sight, but aesthetically pleasing. Because the landscape should take center stage here...
Tranquility, but also liveliness
Although it's completely secluded, Fleringen is just around the corner. This village is part of Tubbergen, but Ootmarsum is just as close. The town is known for its many artists, galleries, and museums. The streets here are still authentic, and half-timbered houses steal the show. Here, you won't find typical chain stores, but rather unique shops and delightful eateries. And there's always something happening throughout the year.
Always coming home
Tubbergen is also worth mentioning. Here, you'll find the nicest shops and restaurants, ranging from fashion and lifestyle to delicious local products. These gems are located close to each other in a charming shopping street with many terraces. Many residents of Fleringen do their shopping here, and the children attend secondary school. They always return home to the peaceful Fleringen, the village under the oak trees that even has its own castle with the beautiful name Herinckhave. It's a historic estate with vast grounds, where history tells stories dating back to the fourteenth century. It's the same ancient land where this sturdy country house is also situated. If that doesn't capture the imagination...
|Asking price||€ 1080000 K.K.|
|Kind of house||singel family home|
|Building type||detached house|
|Year of construction||2018|
|Construction Type||existing build|
|Type of roof||gabled roof|
|SURFACE AREAS AND VOLUME|
|Living area||340 m2|
|Plot size||1985 m2|
|Shed / storage||detached stone|