Berlicum, Groenstraat 10
- Type: House
- Volume in cubic meters: 786 m3
- Living area: 201 m2
Meticulously cared for thatched villa equipped with every modern comfort, situated on the edge of the friendly town of Berlicum
This detached property has been completely redesigned and restyled by Studio Projet, using only top-quality materials and the latest technology. The house is ideal for those who don’t want the hassle of renovating or refurbishing and who are ready to enjoy a fantastic, luxury new home. The location of the house — in a leafy, green neighbourhood with all amenities on the doorstep — makes this property even more appealing to active families who may be keen on horse-riding, BMX, hockey, volleyball, football, tennis or bowls. What’s more, there’s a health centre close by with G.P., dentist and pharmacy, and the lively café Koekkoek is just a few minutes’ walk away!
As soon as you enter the property, it’s clear that the present owner has invested significantly in comfort. The entire ground floor has underfloor heating and there are countless charging points, USB and TV connections throughout the house. There’s a water softening system, an intruder alarm system with cameras, and three-phase power which would allow for charging an electric car. There are large windows with high quality double glazing throughout the house, many of which are tilt & turn.
When it comes to the finish, this house is nothing less than perfect. All the internal and external walls are beautifully plastered, and there’s top quality, low-maintenance PVC flooring throughout the property, with herringbone wood effect in the living areas and tile effect in the kitchen. Several of the internal walls have decorative wallpaper, with other walls painted in warm yet neutral tones.
Let’s take a tour around the house
The central front door under the newly replaced thatched roof on the street side opens into a hall with staircase to the first floor, downstairs WC and a door to the kitchen. In practice, however, the current owners and their visitors mainly use the ‘second front door’ to the side of the house, under the car port. This leads to a larger hall/ utility room with fitted cupboards along one wall, units for washing machine and dryer, and another door to the kitchen and living room. There is also a third entrance to the house, namely the double doors to the store room which currently houses bicycles, tools and an extra freezer. This room also has a tap connected to the mains water.
Entering the kitchen, you’re immediately struck by how light and spacious it is. It’s a fantastic, open space with ample room for a large dining table on the garden side. As you would expect, the kitchen is equipped with top quality appliances, including a Siemens steam oven and combination microwave oven, a Boretti wine cooler and an island with sink and six-ring induction hob, seamlessly integrated within the natural stone worktop. Also striking in the kitchen is what you can’t see, such as the dishwasher, neatly concealed behind a wooden panel which looks like drawers, and the extraction hood with filter, tucked away in one of the two identical lights above the worktop. There’s also a separate coffee corner alongside one of the side walls, with space for a large coffee machine as well as a second tap/sink built into the fitted cupboards spanning the entire wall. Very efficient! Virtually all the cupboards in the house, including the fridge, have push-to-open doors.
To the right of the dining table is an extra side room, set up as a lounge, with living flame gas fireplace and TV wall with attractive tile effect wallpaper. Situated under the pitched roof at the front of the house, this is a warm and characterful space with fantastic ceiling height. The perfect place to hang out with family or friends, chilling out in front of a movie or playing a game.
The large French doors out to the garden in the dining area invite you to explore outside. But first, let’s finish our tour of the ground floor. In a separate wing of the house, accessed via a small hall with skylight, is the spectacular bathroom and the master bedroom suite with large French doors to the covered outside terrace. Imagine waking up here, with a view across the garden (south east facing) and the sound of the birds! The master bedroom also has two built-in cupboards either side of an alcove with small desk. Between the master bedroom and the bathroom is a large dressing room with built-in wardrobes and cupboards spanning the entire width and height of the walls. More than enough space for any amount of clothes and shoes! Then we come to the stunning bathroom, with an elegant free-standing bath, separate walk-in shower, toilet and double basin vanity unit. The walls and floor are beautifully tiled with top quality materials. Here, too, is ample storage space, with another built-in cupboard and large drawers.
Although smaller than the ground floor, the first floor of the property still has four large bedrooms, situated partially under the sloping roof, and a small but beautifully finished and highly functional shower room. If desired, part of one of the bedrooms could be incorporated into the shower room to create a larger bathroom. On the second floor, accessible via a retractable ladder, is the carpeted loft with an abundance of storage space.
Now let’s explore the garden and the rest of the outside space. As you can see from the floor plan, almost the entire rear façade of the ground floor has French doors, for maximum enjoyment of the garden. A large proportion of the terrace is covered and equipped with electrically operated slatted sun blinds as well as outdoor heaters: so, rain or shine, warm or cold, you can always enjoy being outdoors.
The garden has been cleverly designed, with strategically positioned tall shrubs providing extra privacy without the feeling of being ‘closed in’. As you might expect given the vendors’ love of electronic gadgets, the garden is fitted with a sprinkler system and timer-controlled lighting. Bordering the garden on one side is a narrow ditch, maintained by the municipality ….your own moat!
All in all, this high-spec, beautifully finished property would make the perfect home for a family (five bedrooms!) or a couple/individual requiring plenty of work space and/or guest accommodation. The location of the property is outstanding, in relaxing, leafy surroundings with friendly neighbours, situated in a lively town (approx. 10,000 inhabitants) with all amenities and excellent connections. Just 5 minutes away by bicycle, in Berlicum itself, you’ll find supermarkets and a primary school, and the vibrant heart of Den Bosch is only a 15-minute drive away. What’s more, it’s just a short drive to the nearby motorways, which will take you to Amsterdam Zuidas or Rotterdam (one hour), Utrecht (45 minutes) or high-tech city Eindhoven (30 minutes). In short, the perfect location for a perfect house.
- Type: House
- Volume in cubic meters: 786 m3
- Living area: 201 m2
- Plot size: 785 m2
- Year of construction: 1965, renovated in 2019
- Price: Sold