In the historic heart of mighty Kralingen lies an oasis. Gentle splashing water, crackling pebbles and rustling greenery embrace an unparalleled city villa: a beautiful monumental building, subtly modernised and equipped with a deft mix of styles. The Zonnehoek villa is a bountiful massage for the senses. Anyone who lives here will be surrounded by the richness of old and new worlds.
After passing through the gate, and entering the grounds of the Zonnehoek villa, a sublime cocktail of smells, sounds and styles greets you. The appearance of the 1890s building – with its white columns, pediments and balustrades which form a balanced mix of neoclassicism and neo-renaissance – resembles a Roman villa. Elongated cypresses breathe a Tuscan atmosphere. Pearly white pebbles which crackle under the feet are placed all around the house, resembling a moat. The estate is embraced by the historic tree splendour of Arboretum Trompenburg, famous for its wealth of unique global greenery, collected over the centuries.
Here, you do not merely enter one world, but several at once. And all those worlds have been thoughtfully and carefully mixed. To the left, a mighty and authentic sundial. Placed in such a way that the hour of the day can still be read. A scientific ode to the sun. Ditches and storage tanks, typical for the water management of Kralingen, make their way under the villa. Marked on the east side by a pristine white balustrade. In the distance, falling water splashes: your idyllic back garden begins here.
Once past the imposing oak wood front door, a modern Valhalla unfolds. Clean designs, straight lines, precious materials. Height and depth. And light, a lot of light. Modern, yes, but not without a hint of the past. Elements that are characteristic to a nineteenth-century harbour baron's palace have been very consciously and fully preserved. Colourless stained glass, a pine staircase with cast iron railings, beams in the attic and an undulating arch in the wine cellar. All exhibited so purely that you can almost literally feel the decades of footsteps, touches and glances that passed through this house. The way in which the history of the building and the sleek arts of the modern interior merge, shows true vision and craftsmanship. Then and now dance a perfect waltz.
The Zonnehoek villa is not a house for delicate souls. This is a place for cosmopolitans and adventurers. Here you can stimulate your senses, sharpen your mind and ultimately impress business associates and friends. House a large family. A carefree and private breath of fresh air after a long day in the busy city. Here you can endlessly pace, toil, and think hard about your next brilliant step. Or you can just sit and look. See how different worlds, times and colours, one by one, demand your attention. In your very own soothing city oasis.
The monumental villa was radically rebuilt and completely renovated in 2018 and 2019. Absolutely everything has been refurbished. From lighting to kitchens and sanitary facilities, all things design and of the highest conceivable quality. The technical installations are of an unprecedentedly high level and the house is also equipped with all the technical gadgets possible, and the most sustainable installations, such as extensive home automation, underfloor heating and cooling, water filters and of course state of the art security.
The architecturally landscaped garden is completely enclosed and very tastefully lit at night. The garden also has a computer-controlled irrigation system and fountain, and various lawn mowing robots.
Veni vidi exceditur!
- Year of construction 1890
- Municipal monument
- 1992 m² own ground
- 719 m² floor surface
- 3169 m³ volume
- Complete high quality renovation in 2018/2019
- Complete high quality insulation
- Extensive climate system
- Extensive alarm system with camera surveillance
- Advanced home automation system
- Air-conditioned design garage box made of glass and concrete
- Handover in consultation
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