Check Out This Retreat Surrounded by Nature Listed in the Netherlands

Just 20 miles outside of Amsterdam, a unique property awaits in Laren—the oldest town in the Netherlands’ Gooi region, as well as one of the wealthiest areas in the country. Laren is known for its history as a late 20th-century art colony, so perhaps it is not surprising to find such a creative listing here.

This unique property, with the main house resembling an African lodge, offers unobstructed views of the Gooisch Nature Reserve. In addition to the three-bedroom main house, there are two other structures on the property. A thatched roof is perhaps the home’s most defining feature, but the way the architecture blends with the landscape is paramount to the home’s design.

For buyers who love to get active, the idyllic location neighboring Reserve offers plenty of space to adventure with outdoor activities like hiking and cycling. The residence itself sits on its own two acres of lush grounds—including a garden designed by well-known landscape architect Wim Verzantvoort, two outdoor fireplaces, and a swimming pool—which may be admired from a balcony or patio area in the summer months.

Embracing its environment entirely, natural materials such as Travertine flooring on the first floor and natural stone in all bathrooms nod to the surroundings. Making a statement, the primary bedroom even boasts a leather floor. However, the home is fully equipped for modern living with heated floors, updated appliances, and a Crestron home automation system. Three indoor fireplaces and a sauna are perfect for unwinding after long days in Amsterdam, whether living here on the weekends or all year round.

The luxe property is listed with Netherlands Sotheby’s International Realty, with the price available upon request.