Imposing suburban detached house in Varaždin, north Croatia.
A very large detached house located on a blind street in a suburb of Varaždin. Originally built as a maisonette (duplex) but which now has an internal staircase connecting the two levels resulting in a multi-room expansive residence.
View of the rear of the main house. The garden is of a size typical of suburban dwellings and is currently covered with block paving, this could be removed, wholly or in part, to recover as much garden as you wish. The balcony is connected to an upstairs room currently used as a bedroom. The entire property is securely fenced and is therefore suitable for those who like to keep a dog.... or children.
Moving into the house and starting upstairs on the street side. A large room in excellent condition with smooth, clean white walls and ceiling. The furniture is dated but of high quality, the floor is of top quality herringbone hard wood parquet. The ceiling height is an airy 2.6 metres (as it is in all the rooms).
[4.5m x 4.0m]
Continuing on the street side of the house, the next room is similarly in very good condition with clean white painted walls and ceiling. As before, the furniture pieces are in fine shape and clearly of high quality, including the rug, light fittings etc. The taste is conservative but expensive. The floor here is also of hard wood herringbone parquet and, as is the case in the rooms where this floor is featured, there are no visible signs of damage or shrinking.
[4.5m x 3.8m]
Moving across the central corridor (which is some 8.3 metres in length) to the rear side of the main house, here is a second bedroom which features the same quality walls, ceiling and parquet floor as described earlier. The wardrobe and storage furniture here is less conservative and is in fine shape.
[3.0m x 3.1m]
In the center of the house, rear facing, is a third bedroom which is also in fine condition regarding walls, ceiling and herringbone parquet. There is room for a single bed here. The furniture is fixed. This is the room which features a door and access to a small balcony (as described earlier), the balcony has a central light. Although this house is currently configured as having three bedrooms, it could have four and still boast a separate living room and dining room.
[3.73m x 1.76m]
Continuing upstairs on the rear side, there is a small bathroom. It contains a WC and wash hand basin. The room is functional but appears unfinished in that a shower base has been installed but, as yet, no cubicle or curtain. The water fittings for the shower have been installed. The walls are half tiled, the floor is fully tiled and has a floor drain/trap so perhaps the idea was to use it as a wet room.
[1.25m x 1.75m]
The internal stairway which connects the ground and first floors was a later addition to the house and installed at a time when natural wood finishes were the height of style. It is all natural wood, both the wall panelling and staircase. Behind the camera position is the main ground floor entrance door. The landing at the top of the stairs also has a main entrance door which gives access to the external staircase. The floor here is of large tile modern style ceramics. There are two bell push buttons at the street entrance which relate to one bell at the top of these stairs, the other at the bottom.
[3.15m x 2.6m]
The ground floor is almost an exact copy of the first floor layout. Under the upper floor front facing main living room is its ground floor counterpart. The same applies here in that the walls and parquet flooring are in excellent condition and the furniture, fixtures and fittings are all 'high dollar' items. The ceiling is an acquired taste and probably something you'd 'adjust' at an early opportunity.
[4.8m x 4.0m]
Staying on the front/street side of the ground floor, the dining room carries on with theme of having clean, smooth white walls and ceiling, herringbone parquet flooring plus furniture and fittings of the highest standard. There is a bed stored in the room at the moment yet even this doesn't dampen the classic sense of quality you feel in this space.
[4.0m x 3.8m]
Moving across the central hallway, it is positioned immediately below its counterpart on the first floor, there is a modern-ish bath room. There is a bath, wash basin, wall furniture and a modern curved bath complete with water jets. It is fully tiled.
[2.12m x 1.6m].
The rear side of the ground floor also has a pump room where well water is pumped and filtered for general use. Mains water is provided although not currently connected, the previous occupants preferring the free ground water. Next to the pump room is this good sized walk-in pantry with tiled floor and vent/window.
[1.56m x 1.69m]
Finally for the interior, this well appointed and equipped kitchen is located on the rear side of the house. It features wall tiling to about chest high and modern plain colour floor ceramics. The walls and ceiling are smooth, clean and white. The fitted kitchen units are of good quality and include a gas/electric cooker and hob.
[3.0m x 3.1m]
To the left (west) of the main house, behind a pair of high metal gates, is a hard standing area which is surrounded by a large garage (the double black wooden doors) and a storage room to its left. The white building to the left contains a workshop/utility area with power, gas and running water with drainage plus store rooms and a basement.
The main outbuilding contains a number of useful spaces including this utility room which has a tiled floor, the walls are plastered and finished as is the ceiling. The central heating boiler, hot water tank and associated equipment are located here, it will be no surprised to see the central heating radiator making this a useful year-round room.
A view of the immediate surroundings, the house is located on the right as shown. The street lamp is immediately adjacent to the main entrance which marks the beginning of the property which extends to include the white outbuilding seen at the end of the blind street.
A satellite image showing the suburban nature of the property, shown here within the yellow box. Livadsko Naselje means "Meadow Settlement", a nod to what was here before development into a residential zone.