An Architectural Gem with a Theatrical Garden

Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands
Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from € 550 nt
Light, Space and Playful Design

It doesn’t get better than this. The dream house of a choreographer (Jan van Opstal) and a theater director (Jo Willems), who also work as landscape architects, this vacation home rental in Maastricht is a uniquely creative architectural project, surrounded in grounds that are a work of art in themselves.

Designed in collaboration with Wiel Arets Architects, the property is a loft-like space that dazzles in white, wrapped in “glass skin”. Its combination of transparent and opaque glass walls and soft curtains can be opened and closed in response to daylight and seasons.

An open-plan space, it has no interior walls, but concrete columns support the structural slabs and harmonize with the neutral palette. We love the freestanding staircase, conceived as an independent piece of sculpture, that drops down from the central mezzanine, almost reaching the white cubes and polished floor below it. The house is minimally furnished, in blacks and whites, and cool features include the angular, freestanding bath in the master bedroom.

The surrounding gardens are an added bonus. Reflecting the owners’ theatrical backgrounds, they are laid out like a stage set. Divided into “rooms” each with its own plot, they feature soft sculptural trees and bushes, with a rectangular pond that takes center stage.

It’s a dynamic open-air theater that’s constantly changing and full of surprise elements. The garden has been featured in The Gardener’s Garden, a book of 250 must-see gardens around the world. It has been used for public events and exhibitions, including one for renowned glass artist Bert van Loo, two of whose designs reside permanently in the grounds.

Description

This vacation home rental in Maastricht has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. It sleeps up to four guests comfortably, and is pet-friendly. The lower level consists of movable units that can be used for storage, and curtains on movable tracks that can create different interior spaces. There is a roof terrace on top of the front entryway.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The garden is available for events.

AROUND

The house is located in a quiet, hilly suburb of the town of Maastricht, near the border with Belgium. It’s only ten minutes from the historical, cultural and gastronomic heart of the city, the golf course and the university.

Maastricht is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands, making it historically interesting, with attractions that include remnants of medieval city walls, an early 18th-century fortress, and a network of underground tunnels that run for several miles under the city’s fortifications. Other sights worth visiting include the Romanesque Basilica of Saint Servatius, and the old masters and modern art at the Bonnefantenmuseum in the Céramique district. And don’t forget a cruise down the river Meuse.

LOCATION

Maastricht, Netherlands. Nearest airport: Maastricht (10 minutes by car).

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round. The garden changes with the seasons.

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  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals
  • Architectural Residence H, Maastricht, Netherlands | vacation home rentals

Architectural Residence H

from 550/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
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Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info
Bedrooms2 bedrooms
Bed TypeKing beds
KitchenFully-equipped, high-standard design kitchen
Bathrooms2 bathrooms
AccommodateSleeps 4 guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyFamilies are welcome
Pet friendlyPets are welcome
ViewGarden views
Rates
Check-InFlexible
Check-OutFlexible
CancellationCancellation up to four weeks in advance without penalty.
NotesBTW number NL817814553B01
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay Additional
Standard rateJan 1Dec 31€5503 nights
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