Prestigious residence located in Nedelišće, near Čakovec.
Located in town of Nedelišće, near the county's main city of Čakovec, this property features a first class three-bed, two-bathroom house which stands behind an older house (the original dwelling) with an external office and garage linking the two.
There are three large bedrooms, each fitted out and decorated to the best standard. The ground floor space is dominated by open-plan design taken to its limits in that the lounge, dining area and kitchen are all within a single space yet by good use of furniture, there appears to be just the right level of separation, one from the other. The entire house boasts the touch of good design.
There are two very large bathrooms and, in keeping with everything else, are beautifully appointed with the best of everything. The hallways, upstairs and down, are bright and spacious and contribute to the feeling of luxury, they are not just passageways giving access to the rooms. The staircase follows the same context; light, spacious and pleasing to the eye. There are two upper floor external areas, one is best described as a large terrace (pictured) which overlooks the garden and BBQ area, the other is a very attractive gangway style balcony.
Starting with the main house....
The hallway has top quality floor ceramics which are warm to the touch due to the under-floor heating and cool in the Croatian summer to give good relief from the heat of the day. The walls are 'super flat' and painted in white thus making best use of the natural light from the front door/panel unit which, itself, is not just a plain slab of uPVC but has just the right level of decoration to match the context of the entire house. Wooden doors lead to the integral garage (centre of picture), the downstairs bathroom (left), to the upper level and, behind the camera position, to the open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge.
The lounge is both large and very bright, thanks to the larger-than-normal southerly and westerly facing windows. The floor is of modern laminate material designed for hard wearing and to remain unaffected by the heating pipes immediately beneath it. Do not be mislead by the word "laminate", in many modern cases, including this one, it provides a beautiful surface without the drawbacks of parquet. The colour scheme and use of modern lighting reflects the light touch of good design. Everything shown here (pic) will remain as part of the sale. Behind the camera position is the dining area. Next...
The dining area shares the same open plan space as the lounge and the kitchen. The big advantage, apart from the open space feel of everything, is that windows are located on two flank walls giving lots of natural light to both spaces. A large air-conditioning unit is located here which, we are assured, provides sufficient cooling for the entire ground floor when needed - and it is needed in this region from late May through to early September. The unit doubles as a fast-start heater if required. The glass door leads out to the lovely rear garden and BBQ area. All windows are fitted with modern venetian style blinds as they face generally westward. To the right is the kitchen.
The kitchen area is enormous, this pictures shows about 60% of it (see the rest on the following image). The cupboards, fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality, no expense was spared here. All the utilities are to remain: Cooker, dish washer, fridge etc. A detailed list will be compiled at the time of purchase. The floor ceramics reflect the latest designs and, of course, boast under-floor heating.
The kitchen contd... The window overlooks the rear garden.
Accessed from the main ground floor hallway is this huge American style bathroom... and yes! under floor heating. Fully tiled in 'heavy style' ceramics from floor to ceiling and with best quality fittings throughout. Whatever Americans do in these massive bathrooms, we don't know but, whatever it is, there's plenty of space here for it.
The stairs between the ground and first floors are hard wood items, the upper section has no risers thus making best use of the light from the frosted window in the rear wall. The handrails, stair supports and brightwork appear to be manufactured in stainless steel.
The stairs viewed from the upper landing.
Moving to the upper floor, there are three large double bedrooms leading from a central hallway which is much wider than is the usual case and benefits from ample natural light. As is the case on the ground floor, everywhere on the upper floor features underfloor heating. This room has windows on opposing sides thus continuing the theme of bright spaces with natural light. The under-roof nature of the design means each room is not a mere 'box' but boasts a multi-angled ceiling which is high enough not to cause problems yet adds a degree of interest to the feel of the space. The fitted furniture, bed and loose furniture is to remain.
This bedroom has its own glass access door to the front balcony (shown later) which, again, means there are no gloomy places in this house. Plenty of space, a complex ceiling and sunken lighting all make this bedroom a lovely space.
The third and last, but no means 'least', bedroom continues the feeling of modern comfort mixed with a touch of homeliness. Clearly the designers worked hard to achieve three bedrooms of such good taste.
Following the lead of the ground floor bathroom, the upper floor version has fully tiled floor and walls but with the added feature of an attractive corner-style bath tub. As is the case for both bathrooms, there is a frosted window for natural light but it is not overlooked by the neighbours. This bathroom also has a fitted bidet.
This is a view of the front balcony, the door in picture leads to the second bedroom. The windows to the left of the door are what gives the upstairs hallway such a bright aspect from the amount of natural light flooding in. The balcony is not overlooked by neighbours, it has a view directly down to the sideway. The window (just out of shot to the left) provides daylight to first bedroom.
Viewed from the upper floor terrace which is accessed via a door from the upper floor hallway. There are neighbours but the size of all the gardens and screening effect of the mature trees generally means this property can be described as "secluded".
There are three useful basement spaces, this is one. All are perfectly dry, all are eminently practicable for storage and/or utilitarian use.
Viewed from the side driveway, showing the main entrance door (left), the garage (centre) and the office (right).
Internal view of the garage.
This external room was once used as an office, it mis well appointed and can easily be put into a more useful purpose than merely storage. It meets the Croatian code for home offices (separate entrance etc) should you wish to register a business here.
Built in the 1950s, the original house has two bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, entrance hallway with WC, bathroom, pantry/store and two basement rooms. It has gas fired central heating via hot water radiators and is sold with all fittings, fixtures and furniture as shown. The structure, fixtures and fittings are in good shape, the house is in a move-in condition albeit the decor is in need of renewal. The doors and twin pane windows are of wood construction, the parquet floors are of high quality and in good condition. The roof has been repaired recently with most of the guttering replaced. One flank wall of this house is directly on the boundary with the pathway outside, the adjacent road is a fairly busy route between the cities of Čakovec and Varaždin. The three front facing windows as shown in this image are (left to right): Lounge, kitchen, first bedroom.
The entrance hallway leading from the wide driveway, up a few stairs and on to the internal main entrance double door. There is adequate lighting with switches inside and out. There is a small WC accessed from a door next to the main entrance door.
The entrance hallway leads to this large space which was used as a dining room by the previous occupants. The floor is laid with solid block parquet, heating is via a wall mounted radiator. The rest of the house is accessed directly from this room.
The main day room/lounge is a well cared for good sized space. The floor is laid with wooden floor boards currently covered with carpet. The window is large and gives ample natural light, it looks out over the adjacent roadway. There is another window at the opposite end of the room behind the camera position which further adds to the light and airy feel.
The main bedroom is located on the ground floor and follows the pattern of the lounge and kitchen with its parquet floors, large window and wall mounted radiator. Everything is in good shape and ready for use. The bed and bedroom furniture was all made by a family member who was a carpenter in the days when they made furniture this way. The style you may like or dislike but there's no escaping the craftsmanship which went into putting these walnut pieces together.
The kitchen, shown here in two views, occupies the centre of the house and has a large centre window. The floor is of parquet, the wall around the cooker is fully tiled. We understand everything is functional so whilst not being a modern kitchen of your dreams, it is useable as it is.
There is a small table and chairs in the centre showing that the space is large enough for a breakfast table or similar. The kitchen equipment includes an old style wood burning range cooker which is fitted into the wall and has its own chimney.
The bathroom is 3/4 tiled and contains a shower cabinet, wash hand basin. The gas fired central heating/hot water boiler is located here as is the washing machine. A large radiator ensures comfort on cold days. There is no window.
There is a large room on the upper floor, once used as a second bedroom. It is not an 'attic room', it has a full sized windows, a low radiator, full electrics and lighting and is accessed via an internal natural wood staircase.
Layout and orientation of the property.