This timeless and perfectly maintained villa on the Middenweg 3, built in 2010, fits in perfectly with its surroundings. A beautifully designed and fully balanced family home.
Less than an hour's drive from the Randstad, but it feels like endlessly far away from the hustle and bustle. From the A1 you can easily tumble into the tranquility of the Epserbos. This distinguished residential area is immersed in the rich greenery of the Gelderland scenery.
Located at a five-minute drive from Gorssel, 10 minutes from Deventer railway station, 15 minutes from Zutphen. Everything is within easy reach: art, culture, nature. The spacious residential area feels intimate because of the relatively narrow forest roads. The houses built here are varied; from classical houses from the first half of the last century to modernist cube houses. Everything here comes into its own, and this also applies to the classic, yet contemporary design of Middenweg 3.
The house is hidden behind exuberant greenery. A wide gate with automatic doors leads to the spacious driveway that can accommodate four cars. The house is built of anthracite-colored bricks with ceramic tiles. The garage roof is equipped with solar panels and the house is very energy efficient, partly because of the excellent insulation.
The light-coloured window frames and the covered entrance give the whole a very friendly appearance. The design is straightforward, not artificial. Everything about this house is well thought out, designed and realized with care and love. The top quality of the applied materials radiates from everything, without imposing. The materials are natural, with wooden window frames and dark bluestone and beautiful smoked oak herringbone parquet on the floors.
The large hall warmly welcomes you; generous and airy. Hang your coat in the wardrobe on the right, opposite the toilet. On the left is the staircase to the upper floor. A large mezzanine offers height and thus light and space. The rounded corners of the entrance and the applied colors give the whole a warm and welcoming look.
The dining room, living room and kitchen are well connected, without compromising on functionality. From the hall you reach, through double doors, the spacious dining room overlooking the woodland garden. Here is The Table that can do anything. Here you can read the newspapers together, turn a simple dinner into something special, and enjoy extensive family dinners which become memories for life.
On the left is the living room with access to a loggia, an outdoor room under the shelter of the upper floor. The living room is light because of the windows all around. As its warmly beating heart, it has a beautiful antique French fireplace of black natural stone. This space has a characteristic that is found everywhere in the house: A ratio between windows and walls that is wonderfully light and yet feels safe, because there is enough wall to "lean against".
To the right of the dining room is the kitchen, which really has been designed for those who love cooking. The kitchen has a generous island as its focal point and is equipped with every imaginable luxury. A sea of storage space in the basement, a double sink with a Quooker and a dishwasher. At the rear is a bar, so you can sit down while cooking. On the left is a spacious refrigerator with two ovens next to it, namely a convection oven and a steam oven with a fixed water connection. Then there is a spacious stove with three large induction burners, including one for Asian-style stir-frying. The burners are interrupted by a double teppanyaki plate, and there is also a warming drawer with sufficient height.
The kitchen opens onto a terrace, where you can enjoy the morning birds and sunshine through the foliage. Through two sliding doors on the opposite side, the kitchen is connected to a second living room, overlooking the front garden. The color applied here to the walls ("Bookroom Red") is very appropriate here. A stylish fireplace forms a whole with the custom-made book wall. This cosy space invites you to crawl away in a book or to watch a favourite TV series or film.
To the right of the kitchen is the fully equipped utility room, with a sink and a substructure with plenty of storage space. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer. To the right at the front is a large pantry. This space is not heated and remains pleasantly cool in all seasons. The ideal place for the wine collection. From the pantry you enter the garage, where there is enough space for a large car and bicycles. There is a wall-covering closet in which the water softener is concealed.
Through the hall the staircase to the upper floor. Upstairs is a large window with patio doors to the spacious balcony. On the far left is a room that is used by the current residents as a study. Spacious and overlooking the front garden. A wonderful place to work quietly.
Then the Master Bedroom. A true dream room, consisting of three rooms connected by spacious passages. On the left is a luxurious dressing room overlooking the garden.
In the middle the bedroom. The roof was extended here so that there are no sloping walls. The result is a balanced and serene room, with a beautiful view of the forest. On the right the bathroom, with on the left a toilet, on the right a large walk-in shower and then a double sink with storage space. A lovely large freestanding bath makes everything complete.
Through the loft and a spacious hallway, at the front a bedroom with stunning views of front garden and forest. Opposite this room, a second luxurious bathroom with toilet.
At the end of the hallway is the entrance to a surprisingly large room overlooking the garden at the rear and side. A lovely space for hobbies and also very suitable as a spacious workspace or children's playroom. From this room a beautifully concealed storage space is accessible, which also houses the boiler of the central heating.
In the middle of the landing is the staircase to the second floor. Here is a gym with a large skylight. The flanks offer more than enough storage space and at the front is a lovely spacious bedroom with a private bathroom.
Around the whole house is a beautiful oasis of green. The garden of almost 3,500 m² offers plenty of privacy. There are impressive lots of rhododendrons and a variety of mature trees and winding paths through the woods. The trees are far enough away from the house to allow enough light. Because the house is higher than the surroundings, the spacious lawn is beautifully sloping. The garden is very maintenance friendly. The mowing robot and the automatic sprinkler system keep an eye on things, so even after weeks of holiday you will still find the garden in tip-top condition. At the left back is a large covered wood storage. Right behind it is a cottage to store garden equipment. In the garden are several terraces and seating areas covering the main lines of sight.
Middenweg 3 is an impressive house, a loving and hospitable family home where endless stories have to be told and experienced. Come and see for yourself the beneficial peace of this beautiful piece of Gelderland.
- Year: 2010;
- Insulation: Optimal insulation;
- Heating: Underfloor heating and radiators;
- Outside terrace: one covered and several additional terraces;
Total volume: 1,454 m³
Living space : 366 m²
Other indoor space : 26 m²
Building-bound outdoor space : 33 m²
External storage space : 6 m²
Energy class : Energy label A
Land area : 3,477 m²
Acceptance : in consultation