A Warm Atmosphere in a Historic Dutch Villa

Nestled in the serene landscape of the Dutch town Aerdenhout, this 353-square-meter villa stands as a testament to refined living, seamlessly blending timeless elegance with contemporary luxury. Originally crafted around 1900 to house a notary, this enchanting country house underwent a meticulous transformation by Jeroen van Zwetselaar, marrying historic grandeur with modern comforts and design.

The architectural vision behind the restoration was to infuse warmth and a sense of movement into the space. The wall between the central hall and dining room was opened up, and aged brass-framed glass doors were installed. This architectural intervention created openness and allowed for fluid movement between key living spaces.

Inspired by Soho House, the interior design is focused on bespoke, handmade designs and the application of natural pigments in earthy tones across the walls. The harmonious mix of materials like brass, walnut, oak floorboards, natural stone, and leather creates a refined atmosphere.

warm dining room with fireplace
steel doors to dining room

Upon entering through the imposing double doors adorned with aged brass, visitors are greeted by ornamental ceilings soaring to an impressive four meters high, a hallmark of the villa’s historical charm.

dark golden wall
golden yellow dining room with fireplace
unique steel doors
kitchen with walnut cabinets
minimalistic walnut kitchen and gray walls
walnut kitchen and floor to ceiling windows

The minimalistic kitchen features walnut cabinets and doors leading to the garden.

living room with large sofa and fireplace
living room with golden walls
bedroom with canopy bed

The property boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a generous studio.

attic bedroom with wooden beams
bedroom detail
dining table
roof terrace
garden covered dining space

The villa has a deep, south-west-facing garden bathed in natural light and offering tranquil views of the lush surroundings. This private sanctuary is complemented by two private terraces, perfect for alfresco dining or simply basking in the sun-drenched ambiance.

garden with dinner table
exterior white A Warm Atmosphere in a Historic Dutch Villa

The villa is listed at Fantastic Frank Amsterdam for €2,750,000.

More images of this Dutch villa can be found on the website of Jeroen van Zwetselaar.