Grand villa with annex on a wonderful, spacious plot of land in Oud-Oegstgeest
“Sonne-Wende” villa has more than 400 m2 of living space. The style of architecture with characteristic details gives the residence a distinguished look. The thatched roof, masonry, bay windows, window frames with window panes, and the stained glass are all distinctive. The villa stands on an exceptionally large plot of land of 1419 m2.
The villa is situated on a pretty, leafy lane in the Oranje-Nassau area. Oud-Oegstgeest is not only rich in history and characteristic properties, but it is also surrounded by beautiful nature. Within walking distance are the De Kempenaerstraat with its pleasant shops and restaurants, a shopping centre, schools, sports facilities, and public transport. Leiden and access roads to the A44 are close by. Den Haag, Amsterdam, and Schiphol are exceptionally accessible.
The architect Hendrikus Wilms designed the villa and lived in it in 1920-21. The architect’s working space was established in the original annex. Several villas in the Oranje-Nassau area were designed by this architect.
The beautiful covered entrance is at the side of the building. You enter the foyer of the villa with its authentic stained-glass draught exclusion doors. You’re immediately struck by the stylish bordered fish-bone parquet floors that you find throughout most of the ground floor.
The foyer gives onto the spacious reception hall with high ceilings and imposing stairwell with a particularly beautiful stained-glass window. From the hall, you enter the front room, the back room and the corridor to the pantry and the annex. In the hall, there is a large storage cupboard (originally the toilet) with a granite floor.
The front and back rooms were originally connected, flowing one into the other (so-called “kamer-en-suite”). The front room is a wonderful place to have your sitting room. There are 2 lovely bay windows with stained glass over them. The natural light coming through is wonderful. The room has 2 large built-in cupboards.
The back room is an ideal spot for a dining room. The French doors open onto a raised terrace with steps to the garden.
You go from the hall to the annex via 3 steps on the stairway. There you find 2 very large rooms and a separate 2nd annex with toilets.
At the back there is a noticeably sunny space (approx. 60 m2) with French doors to the garden. This is a wonderful spot! This space would serve well as a huge family kitchen. Then you will definitely want to spend a lot of time here.
Next to it is another beautiful room (approx. 25 m2), that will make an excellent family/ TV room.
The stately platform stairway comes along the beautiful stained-glass window to the first floor. The light landing has a fine ceiling height. On this level too, you have the beautiful bordered oak fish-bone parquet floor. Gorgeous panelled doors open in to various rooms.
On this floor, there are 4 spacious bedrooms. Most of these have the characteristic bay windows with the stained glass over them or French windows to a (possible) terrace on the annex.
The modern toilet has a hanging toilet bowl and small wash stand. The walls are tiled from floor to ceiling with metro tiles.
There is enough space to build a beautiful bathroom.
From the landing, you take the stairs to the 2nd floor.
Here you find a huge open space (approx. 65 m2 of living space) with a lot of natural light coming in through the various windows. This is a fantastic place in which to create a master bedroom with a bathroom and a dressing room en-suite. Potentially an amazingly luxurious private domain
There is a retractable staircase to the roomy storage attic.
You reach the (wine) cellar of about 16 m2 via a stairway in the hall. The ceiling height here is 2 m. The central heating boiler is situated here.
Around the villa there is a wonderful huge garden. The garden behind the annex where you can place the kitchen, is south-facing. It is a perfect spot to play, lounge, and enjoy.
There is a free-standing stone garage on the property.
In short: Huize 'Sonne-Wende' has everything to be a great family home!
The photos are just an indication of how the villa can be after a renovation. The property needs to be renovated both internally and externally.