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lucien 03-23-2013 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by fortimo (Post 1530713)
The plan of the Villa Eikenhorst (first and second etage):
Villa Eikenhorst
Villa Eikenhorst

From this article:
Los prncipes de Orange ya viven en su nueva casa, Villa Eikenhorst
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Other article with some picture:
Eikenhorst
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There's more on the Eikenhorst here::smile:

Home - Het Koninklijk Huis

fortimo 11-23-2013 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 1342469)
Google Vertaling
thank you Fanvanmaxima1:flowers:
here we can see some photos of the entrance inside! lovely!
I noticed 2 things one that the main door does not look to have very secure locks, like normal handle and that 's it! and in 2 wals it is like 2 paints the same? may be somebody can have better eyes than me?

One more photos for this meeting:
Officieel bezoek president Mali, 29 november - december 2011 - Het Koninklijk Huis

In this article there is a photo, if I understand correct, that it was made also in the villa:
https://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/4492/Neder...ar-wonen.dhtml

Other picture made in the villa:
https://vorstenvroegerennu.nl/?p=570

And an other meetings in the villa, here you can see very good the living-room:
https://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/03/p...n-johnson.html

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https://members3.boardhost.com/Benelu...378094594.html

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https://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/05/k...maxima_23.html

Duc_et_Pair 04-26-2014 01:22 PM

King Willem-Alexander received the Patriarch of Constantinople in his very own private living room at Villa Eikenhorst. The picture shows a lot of the interior:

Picture (source rkk.nl) https://statischecontent.nl/img/orig/...12f1da2ece.jpg

Marengo 09-29-2014 06:34 AM

The mobile cabin that the king will temporarily get in his garden will contain a hall, two reception rooms and a meeting room. Quite shabby, let's hope he will never receive foreign visitors there.

Dutch King moving into mobile cabin in backyard - News Summary R O Y A L B L O G. N L

Duc_et_Pair 09-30-2014 07:52 AM

The article is a bit tendentious if you ask me. "The empty palace in Amsterdam". I think the author will know that the Royal Palace in Amsterdam is in fact in use as a museum and totally unfit for living or as office.

Duc_et_Pair 02-21-2015 10:14 AM

When the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima moved into Villa de Eikenhorst, it looked like this and like this but now, some 12-13 years later, the building seems eaten by green plants.... Look at the situation now...

I can see that the greenkeepers are carefully cutting the ivy away from the roof and the woodwork, but I associate ivy with decay. It is hell of a work to prevent the ivy eating your woodwork and I think it is not exactly good for the house...

:ermm:

gerry 02-21-2015 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1752354)
When the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima moved into Villa de Eikenhorst, it looked like this and like this but now, some 12-13 years later, the building seems eaten by green plants.... Look at the situation now...

I can see that the greenkeepers are carefully cutting the ivy away from the roof and the woodwork, but I associate ivy with decay. It is hell of a work to prevent the ivy eating your woodwork and I think it is not exactly good for the house...

:ermm:

According to this article Can Ivy Damage Brick or Wood on Your Home? | Today's Homeowner
ivy can be beneficial to brick houses as it keeps the house cool and walls dry (Holland is VERY wet!). In that the Dutch know something about gardens, I would think that the decision to grow ivy on Eikenhorst's walls is well considered.:flowers::whistling:

Duc_et_Pair 02-21-2015 11:17 AM

We may assume that the King has plenty of gardeners to control the ivy. My parents had ivy as well and it was a never-ending fight to control the green getting hold of the woodwork and the rooftop...


When the King moves out of Eikenhorst, I hope he has a decent maintenance plan because it lasts only one year of neglect to get the house completely over-coverd...

Marengo 11-13-2015 05:18 PM

Prince Pieter-Christiaan & family will also be moving to the estate. He told this to magazine 'Prive'.

ashelen 11-13-2015 10:48 PM

I have this idea that if you have any plant on the walls of your house, you will have a lot of insects inside the house, really not my cup of tea!
Whe they will move out of the estate?

Duc_et_Pair 11-14-2015 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 1838667)
I have this idea that if you have any plant on the walls of your house, you will have a lot of insects inside the house, really not my cup of tea!
Whe they will move out of the estate?

It is actually a very environment-friendly solution to isolate your house: warm in winter and cool in summer, to give birds ample of possibilities to build nests and ach ja... insects... just place insect screens...

:lol:

A sustainable house with green walls and roof

Appartments in Mannheim (Germany)

Indoor green walls in an office in The Hague (Netherlands)

To fight graffitti: make green walls, a railway station in Amsterdam

An office in Monte-Carlo, principality of Monaco

Villa Eikenhorst in 2001

Villa Eikenhorst in 2015

The King will move to Huis ten Bosch in 2018/2019, so is the expectation. On Friday 12 November 2015 the Rijksvastgoedbedrijf (Government Real Estate Agency) has decided to grant the renovation of the palace to the construction company J.P. van Eesteren / TBI.

This company was one of the inscriptors into the public tender for the renovation of the palace. Now it has been announced that this company will remove all old plumbings, floorcovers, ceilings and sanitary. When this is done to the satisfaction of the Rijksvastgoedbesdrijf and with respect for the monumental surroundings, the company may 'win' the rest of the renovation project.

The costs of the renovation of Huis ten Bosch will be around 60 million Euro (65 million US Dollars). In this amount the stunning Oranjesael is not included: that has been separately renovated an few years ago, for an equally staggering amount of money.

ashelen 07-18-2017 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1838739)
It is actually a very environment-friendly solution to isolate your house: warm in winter and cool in summer, to give birds ample of possibilities to build nests and ach ja... insects... just place insect screens...

:lol:

A sustainable house with green walls and roof

Appartments in Mannheim (Germany)

Indoor green walls in an office in The Hague (Netherlands)

To fight graffitti: make green walls, a railway station in Amsterdam

An office in Monte-Carlo, principality of Monaco

Villa Eikenhorst in 2001

Villa Eikenhorst in 2015

The King will move to Huis ten Bosch in 2018/2019, so is the expectation. On Friday 12 November 2015 the Rijksvastgoedbedrijf (Government Real Estate Agency) has decided to grant the renovation of the palace to the construction company J.P. van Eesteren / TBI.

This company was one of the inscriptors into the public tender for the renovation of the palace. Now it has been announced that this company will remove all old plumbings, floorcovers, ceilings and sanitary. When this is done to the satisfaction of the Rijksvastgoedbesdrijf and with respect for the monumental surroundings, the company may 'win' the rest of the renovation project.

The costs of the renovation of Huis ten Bosch will be around 60 million Euro (65 million US Dollars). In this amount the stunning Oranjesael is not included: that has been separately renovated an few years ago, for an equally staggering amount of money.

Thank you for all the info , pity some links to the potos they do not work anymore!:sad:
I can imagine all this cost , it is incredible how much money it takes!
But would love to see at least in photos the inside of Huis ten Bosh and Villa Eikenhorst, I mean the private rooms, kitchen bedrroms, dressing rooms, must be stunning!

tommy100 12-26-2017 06:19 PM

What will happen to the Villa when the RF move into Huis ten Bosch? Is somebody else going to move in or will it just be left? If so I hope they learn from the apparent neglect of other royal residences (well assumed neglect given the large amounts of money now being spent on palaces) and keep Eikenhorst in a good condition to be used again.

Duc_et_Pair 12-26-2017 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by tommy100 (Post 2057200)
What will happen to the Villa when the RF move into Huis ten Bosch? Is somebody else going to move in or will it just be left? If so I hope they learn from the apparent neglect of other royal residences (well assumed neglect given the large amounts of money now being spent on palaces) and keep Eikenhorst in a good condition to be used again.

There was never a neglect of Noordeinde, Huis ten Bosch, Het Loo or the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. It are simply 16th C or 17th C monuments in the highest category which require restoration, renovation, modernization in every 30 or 40 years. Even when it is for the technical installations alone (climate control, wiring, security measures, asbestose removal, making the building more energy neutral) it already costs unbelievable sums.

In 30 years time the gilding of doorknobs have gone, the silk curtains here and there fade out, there are damages to carpets, some chairs crack or look worn out, the thousands lightbulbs maybe can better be replaced by modern OLED lighting, etc.) And there are personal wishes. The current royal couple has become accustomed to a direct access to the garden. At Huis ten Bosch it seems the King wants to construct private appartments in a side wing with a direct access to the garden. In a monumental 17th C building this needs a costly renovation to construct it according the King's wishes without damaging the exterior of the palace. The current royal couple also has requested a landscape architect to change the park around the palace. Also that will be a costly affair.

The Estate De Horsten has recently been given to the King. His mother Princess Beatrix owned the estate until recently. We may assume that his daughters will live on the estate. A few years ago some farmhouses, no longer in use as such, have been demolished and exclusive villas (in a countryside style befitting the estate) have been build.

Duc_et_Pair 12-27-2017 06:37 AM

During the Christmass Address of the King there were tweets on Twitter about "the white painting". Varying from "that is for the beamer on which WA watches sports" to other funny remarks.

It seems to be a scuplture by Ad Dekkers (1938-1974). During the Christmas Address the viewers saw it from the side, as an empty white painting. But when one is standing in front, a relief is visible: it seems to be a kerf in the empty white object which gives different results when seen from different sides.

Apparently it was a present of Queen Beatrix to Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima. The same work hangs in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It seems Princess Beatrix is a lifelong admirer of the art of Ad Dekkers and has collected various of his artworks in her residences.

The work in the Stedelijk Museum

The work in Villa Eikenhorst

An Ard Ri 02-25-2019 02:58 PM

Some tress were cut and new tress planted at the Villa Eikenhorst

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...19%20Wassenaar

Marengo 07-01-2019 03:39 AM

A story that will probably raise some eye-brows in the Netherlands:

The king is said to have plans to rent-out Villa Eikenhorst to Abdul Rahman Al-Otaibi, ambassador of Kuweit.

https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/...561964464.html

The rent will be 10.000 euros per month, which can be used for the upkeep of the house and estate.

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I am sure there will be some questions on how the king can fill his pockets by renting out a house which was renovated at the cost of the Dutch tax payer. But IMHO there is no point of letting he vila stand empty for the next decades.

Note that the king offered the house for rent on the website Funda on April 1st of this year, which was an April Fools joke. So we will have to wait and see if the present information is actually correct.

Duc_et_Pair 07-02-2019 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 2235846)
A story that will probably raise some eye-brows in the Netherlands:

The king is said to have plans to rent-out Villa Eikenhorst to Abdul Rahman Al-Otaibi, ambassador of Kuweit.

https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/...561964464.html

The rent will be 10.000 euros per month, which can be used for the upkeep of the house and estate.

--
I am sure there will be some questions on how the king can fill his pockets by renting out a house which was renovated at the cost of the Dutch tax payer. But IMHO there is no point of letting he vila stand empty for the next decades.

Note that the king offered the house for rent on the website Funda on April 1st of this year, which was an April Fools joke. So we will have to wait and see if the present information is actually correct.

120.000 annual revenue on an empty house is a lot. The villa is new build in the 1980's and has no any historic or monumental status. The house was refurbished by the Prince's own money. Unlike heirs in other countries he had to purchase a property.

An Ard Ri 07-02-2019 12:29 PM

Absolutely E120,000 is quite a lot and I'm sure we will be reading and hearing more on this!

Duc_et_Pair 07-02-2019 01:39 PM

Imagine that in 10 years the Princess of Orange will live at Eikenhorst. Then she will move into a well-maintained former residence of the Ambassador of Kuwait and the royal family has received 1,2 million in rent for it.

Big deal.

The alternative: an empty house, with all costs, no revenue and possibly a big renovation needed when the Princess of Orange want to use it.

B.t.w. I do not rule out that the Princess of Orange will move into the completely renovated romantic Drakensteyn estate (where Princess Beatrix lives) leaving Eikenhorst in rented state until the abdication of King Willem-Alexander (to become his private villa again after the kingship).

Drakensteyn Estate: https://www.hartvannederland.nl/wp-c...1-1000x562.jpg


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