Architecture

The building Havezate is a combination of the design of Cor Kalfsbeek and the furnishing by interior designer Piet Boon, and it offers absolute luxury and quality. The spectacular gardens that surround the main building have been specially designed by Piet Oudolf. You will find many facilities, such as the design swimming pool, restaurants, Spa & Wellness Centre, and the Business Centre - something for everyone.

Architect Cor Kalfsbeek

Cor Kalfsbeek is the Hof van Saksen architect. He designed both the Saxon farmhouses and the main building - the Havezate. Architecture with a light-hearted reference to the past, is how Kalfsbeek describes his creation. Seen from a distance, Hof van Saksen resembles a sea of thatched farmhouses. Once you are stood amongst them you see something quite different. The thatched roofs are styled with curved lines. There are Velux windows in neat recesses, where the thatch appears to be close-shaven. This design is also a compelling design feature, according to Kalfsbeek. A Saxon village consists of alternating large and small farmhouse buildings.
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The farmhouses are close together and then, all of a sudden large, open, green spaces are revealed. Strong elements of privacy and openness in one location.The Havezate, originally a prosperous country house, has been given a contemporary design. Here too, Kalfsbeek makes a light-hearted reference to the past. The plinth that characterises the outside of the Havezate continues as a dark brick edge around the entire building. Diagonally opposite the building is a 'barn'.The dark-painted wood and the three parallel tiled roofs seem almost medieval. However, the modern design is evident in the details when you get closer.

Interior designer Piet Boon

Piet Boon designed the entire Havezate. His interior designs are characterised by their timeless and functional elegance. "Despite the sheer scope of Hof van Saksen the implementation is finely detailed. You can see it, feel it and taste it. From the Grand Café to the fantastic indoor swimming pool,
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the entire building exudes style, without being remote." He prefers to use materials that are pure, honest and natural, and always uses robust colours. It is easy to see why his uncompromising design style has been recognised far outside of the Netherlands.

Landscape architect Piet Oudolf

Landscape architect Piet Oudolf, renowned for Ground Zero in New York amongst other things, designed the gardens of the Havezate. Four-meter high pergolas, a 36 meter tree-lined walk. Anyone walking down the long approach lane towards
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the main building will be astonished by the amazing entrance, which echoes the grandeur and the rural surroundings of Hof van Saksen. Simply a joy to behold.