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For Sale: Zen-garden inclusive fitting house, Lelystad

Te koop: Zen-tuin inclusief bijpassende woning te Lelystad

Due to personal circumstances the property is for sale.

Nu ook op Funda, Eaglelaan 162, 8241 AP Lelystad.

The garden and house exterior can be seen here and on the main site, in particular on this page: House and garden. Below you find details about the house and some interior views. As I do not expect a foreign buyer, the remainder of this post is written in Dutch.


Vooraanzicht van onze Captiva bungalow

Met name in de tuin hebben we onze ziel en zaligheid gelegd. Helaas moeten we nu door omstandigheden, eerder dan gepland, afscheid nemen van dit fantastische huis op een prachtige locatie met veel ruimte en natuur waarin we met veel plezier wonen. En mocht u golf spelen of dat gaan doen, praktischer wonen kan dan niet. Zie voor een straataanzicht en wat tuin-impressies: House and garden.


Huis te koop, House for Sale

Adres: Eaglelaan 162
Wijk: Flevo Golf Resort
Postcode: 8241AP
Plaats: Lelystad

Bouwjaar: 1998
Aantal kamers: 4
Oppervlakte: ±170 + 27 m²
Perceelgrootte: 878 m²
Inhoud: ±640 m³

Vraagprijs: € 434.000. k.k.

Geïnteresseerd? Stuur een e-mail met naam en telefoonnummer en ik neem zo snel mogelijk contact op.

Woningruil met bijbetaling is een mogelijkheid. Wij zoeken een ruim appartement (> 120m²) met balkon en parkeergelegenheid in het midden of zuiden van het land.


Uitgebreide beschrijving

Voor foto's van de tuin, het huis de ligging en de omgeving zie House and garden. Via Table of Contents (Sitemap) is eenvoudig in te zoomen op alle details van de tuin.
Onderstaand vind u een aantal foto's van het interieur.

Een bijzonder huis geïnspireerd door het "prairie house" van Franklin Lloyd Wrigh, maar tevens in de Japanse shoinzukuri stijl. En dat laatste maakt dat het huis perfect combineert en integreert met de haast authentieke, abstracte (wereldwijd bekende) Tsjubo-en Zen-tuin, van bijna 900m², waarin het huis gelegen is.

Deze "Captiva" is een echte (rolstoelvriendelijke) bungalow. Het leven speelt zich volledig af op de begane grond met een zeer royaal woonoppervlak.
In de ruime hal bevindt zich tevens een deur naar de garage en de toegang tot het geheel betegelde gasten-toilet met hangend toilet en fontein.
De zeer ruimtelijke en lichte living is 74m² met een hoogte tot 3,70m, een halfronde glazen serre die bijna naadloos in de tuin overgaat, en een glazen schuifpui die toegang geeft tot het ruime terras van ±24m². De riante glaspartijen, vooral de erker, een schuifpui, geven een prachtig panorama uitzicht over de fraai aangelegde tuin en het achtergelegen uitzicht (de Japanners noemen dit Shakkei, geleend uitzicht).
Natuurlijk beschikt de woning over een prachtige, compleet ingerichte (Snaidero design-) half open keuken die opvalt door zijn praktische ligging en riante vloeroppervlak.

Vanuit de living gaat u naar de zijvleugel. Hier bevinden zich drie slaapkamers, waarvan de grootste ±21m² is, en is voorzien van een glazen schuifpui naar het terras. De vleugel herbergt verder een geheel betegelde luxe badkamer met aparte douche een ligbad en een (tweede) hangend toilet, een ruime berg- en wasruimte en een boilerkast met extra bergruimte.

De ruime garage is zowel vanuit de hal als vanuit de berging en de zijtuin bereikbaar en wordt met een radiograsfiche-afstandsbediening geopend en gesloten.

De prachtig ingerichte Zen-tuin, welke grotendeels op het westen is gelegen, is onder architectuur aangelegd, inclusief de volledige infrastructuur voor afwatering, verlichting en beregeningsinstallatie.
De tuin bezit naast het hardhouten hoofd-terras van 24m² nog meerdere kleine terrassen waarvan er één verdiept is gelegen aan de vaart achter het huis die de tuin van de golfbaan scheidt. In de zijtuin is, in stijl, een ruime kruidentuin ingericht.Vanuit de woonkamer en de tuin heeft u een haast panoramisch, vrij en blijvend uitzicht op de golfbaan, de daarop gelegen bossages en in de verte de IJsselmeerdijk.

Deze luxe woning is gelegen in een stijlvol ruim opgezet plan met gelijksoortige woningen, het Flevo Golf Resort,. Een brede eigen oprit waar meerdere auto's kunnen staan biedt toegang tot de voordeur, garage en de tuin. Het stadshart van Lelystad met alle voorzieningen bevindt zich op fietsafstand.

Het Flevo Golf Resort ligt ingeklemd tussen het Zuigerplasbos (304 ha, met een Belevenissenbos, prachtige meren en mogelijkheid tot kanoën) en het IJsselmeer met meerdere jachthavens en een strand, alles op loopafstand. Tevens een perfecte omgeving om te fietsen. Elke dag weer een vakantiegevoel.

Enkele voorzieningen:

  • Rust en ruimte in het midden van Nederland.
  • Goede staat van onderhoud.
  • Centraal stofzuigsysteem door de gehele woning.
  • Voorzien van een gezoneerde alarminstallatie.
  • Gehele woning voorzien van luchtverwarming.
  • Aansluiting voor telefoon, radio en TV in alle kamers.
  • Ruime garage van ± 27m² met elektrisch bedienbare kanteldeur en een zijdeur naar de tuin.
  • De meeste lichtpunten in de woonkamer zijn te dimmen en op afstand te bedienen.
  • De gehele woning is uitstekend geïsoleerd (energielabel B), voorzien van hoogwaardige dubbele beglazing en vloer, muur en dakisolatie.

  • Captiva dining/eethoek
    Captiva living
    Captiva serre (hoog)

  • Captiva serre panoramaview
    Captiva serre kijkje op de tuin en de golfbaan
    Captiva serre kijk op de tuin
  • Captiva keuken
    Captiva badkamer
    Captiva plattegrond
  • Captiva bouwnummer 111
    Flefo Golf Resort, aan de kust met haven en strand
    Flevo Golf Resort, Lelystad, Eaglelaan 162 omcirkeld

Voor foto's van de tuin, het huis de ligging en de omgeving zie House and garden. Via Table of Contents (Sitemap) is eenvoudig in te zoomen op alle details van de tuin.

De mooiste plek in Flevoland nominatie (bron: Omroep Flevoland):



 

De golfbaan waaraan de woning is gelegen wordt geëxploiteerd door: Golfclub Flevoland.
Bij de toegang tot de wijk vindt u het Golf Event Center.

 

Section on Slate Roofing added

Slate Roofing

 

On the page House and garden I have added a section named Slate Roofing.

The new section may be useful but is something we can currently only dream of.

Slate roofing, in the American context, is a very traditional type of roofing. Found extensively in East Coastal and Southern towns of the country, slate roofs provide the house with a certain vintage look that many homeowners seem to savor for the sake of nostalgia. However, nostalgia is not the only reason why slates are still the in-thing when it comes to roofing. There are many other associated advantages, as well.

Slates are found in many countries, most notably Japan, Brazil, China, Australia and the United States. In the United States, slates are predominantly found in Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, parts of Pennsylvania, Georgia and North & South Carolina. In Canada, Newfoundland is a prominent slate producing state.

In Europe the picture is very different. Whereas in many countries Slate roofing is well known, in the Netherlands it is almost non existing. Simply because we do not have rocks. Well, close to. Slates have to be imported.

Thanks to Richard Reagin, Research Coordinator with the National Construction Industry Council (NCIC), U.S.A.

Related:  House and garden, The technology behind (or under) the garden,
Slate Roofing, Thecarpentryway

 

Overall measurements to reduce maintenance, continued 3

Larix, after cutting

Again, a beautiful mature tree but just too un-maintainable, at least after my illness as described in: “Less is more”? Overall measurements to reduce maintenance.

Future will tell how this will develop. The tree is very strong and I have a good feeling about it.

Larix, halfway

The first in this series was:  “Less is more”? Overall measurements to reduce maintenance and "Overall measurements to reduce maintenance, continued 2".

larix-sizimg-IMG_4393

In The front garden compartment, two trees needed treatment being the Larix (Europeaus) decidua and the Prunus lusitanica, perhaps more a shrub than a tree.

This is to show how to maintain the beautiful mature Larix (Europeaus) decidua tree became a burden.

In Approach to realization of a (Japanese Zen) garden, 6 - Maintenance and tuning. you find the general methodology based on six iterative realization phases and the details on how we used this to realize Tsubo-en.

Prunus-lusitanica-tuning-resultIMG_3874

 

This is the more maintainable result of the Prunus lusitanica.

 

 

 

Prunus-lusitanica-tuning-wipIMG_3872

 

Niwaki-trees annual pruning and trimming for shape and size.

See: Hako-zukuri style Prunus lusitanica “tree” tuning.

 

Prunus-lusitanica, pruned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prunus-lusitanica, pruned

In this series:

Overall measurements to reduce maintenance, continued 2 and earlier “Less is more”? Overall measurements to reduce maintenance.

Related: The left side garden compartment in Tsubo-enThe main garden compartment, The front garden compartmentA forced recess: Infective or bacterial EndocarditisYear round activities in the garden.

 

Overall measurements to reduce maintenance, continued 2

Acer pseudoplatanus-platanoides

The first in this series was:  “Less is more”? Overall measurements to reduce maintenance.

In September 2015 we started to execute this plan in the left side garden compartment. Later in September  we continued in the main garden compartment, with the Acer palmatum "Bloodgood" and the Acer platanoides "Royal Red".  This was a quick win in that it was far more easier to remove the trees then to prune them.

The Acer pseudoplatanus "Brilliantissimuni" ( the orange-yellow one in between on this photo) was removed some years ago because of its leafs color that was too dominant.

autumn-colors-backIMG_4058

Note that this was a photo of some years ago. As you can see the trees where over 6 meter (20 feet) high.

This photo shows the coloring in October 2009. It shows also the size of the crown after six year and that was the main reason to eliminate these trees. We will miss the bird activities like the woodpeckers. I will discuss this in a separate Blog-message.

woodpecker

woodpecker

So far we have determinant three  different woodpecker species. As you can see, in summer and in winter.

 

woodpecker in snow
acer-autumn october 2009
Acer-pseudoplatanus-RIP

 

Below a photo of Midoritsumi or ‘green picking’, in 2012.

Pinus_densiflora-IMG_1094

In the post: Midoritsumi or ‘green picking’ the pine-trees, however, this was before my illness in 2014 (A forced recess: Infective or bacterial Endocarditis).

 

 

The following photo's are from September 2015, after this massive pruning and thinning exercise, where also many branches have been removed.

Pinus densiflora after thinning

Pinus densiflora after thinning

 

The Pinus densiflora is definitely one of our prides. This tree also provides a sort of balance against the karikomi and hako-zukuri objects in the main-garden section.

To remove the Pinus densiflora  is almost unthinkable.

That is why we decided to make it easier and less cumbersome to maintain.

One should note that every bud left un-pruned is likely to grow 50 cm (2 feet) or more in one season.
Pinus densiflora after thinning

It took over two full containers to remove the branches and needles.

container

Continued... Overall measurements to reduce maintenance, continued 3.

Related: The left side garden compartment in Tsubo-enThe main garden compartmentA forced recess: Infective or bacterial EndocarditisYear round activities in the gardenMidoritsumi or ‘green picking’ Pinus densiflora,  Midoritsumi, ‘green picking’ and Momiage ‘thinning’, combined.

 

“Less is more”? Overall measurements to reduce maintenance

Cryptomeria Japonica"yohaku no bi": "the beauty of empty space", also ma or aki. [2 (p118) ]. For the Western, non-Zen viewer, the art of yohaku is perhaps best described in terms of Mies van der Rohe's "less is more". However I am not sure if this is what was meant with the almost destruction of the left side garden compartment in Tsubo-en.

We now have some very nice beautiful, mature trees in our Zen-garden, both evergreens as well as  deciduous. However, there is a pragmatical problem. The problem is my health and condition as the result described in my post: A forced recess: Infective or bacterial Endocarditis. Now, about one and a half year later, the conclusion is that we will not be able to maintain the garden as it is today. Not only do I still need a hart-valve, also the brain-damage has some nasty effects. My vision and balance are not what it used to be and also my reaction speed is less.
Of course I can contract a horticulturist. Not only will there be very few around with the required skills, it will also be very expensive, in particular related to the higher trees.  This is reason that we desired a plan to be able to keep the Zen-garden. It is the beginning of this what that we describe here. I hope to be able to report you of the progress on this blog. Part of this is experimental, in that we take a substantial risk with the outcome. In the worst case a tree will eventually need to removed of the outcome is not acceptable.  How sad, but some trees will be removed by definition.

Also you have to be forgiving with regard to my writing because the cerebral infarction and/or brain haemorrhage left me with a substantial hole in my brain in the area responsible for speech, reading, write and speech-recognition.

This is the plants plan that shows the trees and shrub that will be removed or drastically be shortens, pruned or clipped. In principle trees will be shortened to 150 cm to maximum 175 cm ( i.e. 5 to 6 feet,) so that I will be able to maintain them  with my both feed on the solid ground.

maintenance-plan-2015-september

This is the original garden-plan Plants and planting (Shokobutsu) in Tsubo-en. On this page you also see a "Statement of caution" related to keep the gravel clean, one of the other reasons for this maintenance exorcise.
In September we started with the left side garden compartment that now has finished, for the time being.

Nothofagus-antarctica

This is what was left from the beautiful and mature Nothofagus antarctica. I have a good feeling that this will recover in the next year.

This is how it looked last year.  Nothofagus-antarctica

Also beautiful and mature is our Cryptomeria Japonica "elegans". Cryptomeria-Japonica-IMG_3834-356

As you can see, after my recovery of my Endocarditis and  the cerebral infarction and/or brain haemorrhage, it may not be a good idea to do this type of  garden maintenance.

The next photo shows how it showed in autumn 2013.

Below, what was left... before the twin-trunk got the finale height.

Cryptomeria-Japonica-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

left garden, Cryptomeria Japonica

Although not specifically Zen, or Japanese, the herb-garden Buxus sempervirens hedges was one of our topiary prides. R.I.P.

herbgarden-hedge-newdesignIMG_3934

 

Below you see the end resold.

Due to the size of this beautiful Buxus sempervirens hedges, little space was left for the actual herbs. Not only that, but it takes a whole day to do the pruning and cleaning, which is just to much.

See Topiary hedges, design and refine by experience in the the left side garden compartment.

left garden, buxus

 

 

 

 

 

left garden buxus heges

As you can see, the Buxus hedges are not eliminated as such, only minimized. If this means that, in one or two years, they still look good, or good again, that is just great. If this means that they require yet too maintenance, the hedges will removed then.

left garden buxus heges

This is the status on October 2015. I will report you of the progress, both, on the measurements to reduce maintenance as on how it

 

In "Zen means real attention" "Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing left to take away". Tsubo-en The Movie. A Japanese Zen Buddhist dry landscape meditation garden.

Both the garden en the owner in better times. In: Some (garden) activities during June 2009. This month featuring:
"Tsubo-en Zen Garden The Movie" and "The making of"
See the Fujitsu Internet mood film here.

Overall measurements to reduce maintenance, continued 2, To be continued...

Related: The left side garden compartment in Tsubo-enThe main garden compartmentA forced recess: Infective or bacterial EndocarditisYear round activities in the garden.

 

Truffles in Tsubo-en (Hymenogaster-olivoceus)

Painting The trigger "How to deal with Ginshanada soil settlement" was house painting during May/June 2015. During this period I also toke care of the whole of the gravel area and the surrounding borders. It is here where I found some truffles. This (false) truffles is a genus of fungi of the type Hymenogaster olivaceus [...]

How to deal with Ginshanada soil settlement

Settlement This photo shows the new solution,... for now. In the last 18 years the surface in our garden settled about 25 centimeter (10 inch), total. Halve way, as we know now, we invented different solutions for particular area's and problems. Unfortunately you do not know on forehand how low it goes and whit what [...]

Second Abundant bloom of our Wisteria sinensis

Wisteria sinensis bloom In my previous post,' Recovery of our solitary Wisteria-sinensis', I wrote about the blooming of the Wisteria-sinensis. Now, after almost three months, we have a second, relative abundant blooming, and this time with the leafs developed.   Although blooming is seen during the whole summer, we have never seen so many flowers at the same [...]

Recovery of our solitary Wisteria-sinensis

Wisteria sinensis, 20 may 2015   This frost-damage was particularly sad with regard to our garden pride, the solitary Wisteria-sinensis (see: Resurrection of our Wisteria sinensis). In 2015 we had a very late spring. Temperatures have not been very low, with average rainfall and average sunshine. Although the shape of the Wisteria sinensis is no longer solitary as it [...]

Midoritsumi, ‘green picking’ and Momiage ‘thinning’, combined

Pinus_densiflora-IMG_1089       Due to my health status during 2014 (see: A forced recess: Infective or bacterial Endocarditis) for the first time ever, my wife (on here own initiative) had done Midoritsumi, the ‘green picking’ of our Pinus- densiflora. This must have been a hell of a job, because it was done with a [...]