NSW Estate “Koekoeksweide”
On the NSW estate Koekoeksweide, of a large and spacious size of 12 acres, stands the manor with a content of 1250m3, a guest accommodation, horse stables and a double garage. On the location of the original farm, the characteristic house with outbuilding was realised in 1967-1968 in commission of antiquarian Harts Nijstad, the old director of Christie’s Amsterdam.
Architect P.C. van Uchelen made the design for a (at the time) new house, but with a classical atmosphere. The placement of original 18th century elements bear witness to this, such as a marble mantelpiece with contemporaneous framed painting of Aert Schouwman (1710-1792) and sculpted double doors.
The ground floor which is situated somewhat above the surface level provides an unobstructed view over the private land, the adjacent farmyards and the protected forest edge, a “home” for a particularly multitudinous bird population, varying from songbirds, owls, woodpeckers to the lonely hawk … and sometimes a cuckoo is heard, who gave their name to this NSW estate ‘Koekoeksweide’ (Cuckoo Meadow), as known from an old map from the 19th century.
- Entrance, with wardrobe and toilet, hall
- A master bedroom with fixed wall closet, annex bathroom with bathtub, double washstand and separate toilet
- 2 bedrooms
- Bathroom with washstand, toilet and shower
- Kitchen diner with scullery
- Dining room
- Living room with fireplace and marble mantelpiece, French doors
- Bedroom with fixed closets, annex bathroom with fixed washstand, toilet and douche
- Office/hobby space with fireplace
- CH area
Separate guest accommodation/office with upper floor
- 5 horse boxes are present
The location at the base of the foothills of the Lochemse Berg and the Paaschberg, in an amazing hedgerow landscape with the vicinity of woods and hills and a lush nature, and the beautiful city Lochem with its rich history and all its amenities within reach; that is in a nutshell the description of this beautiful estate.