Villa Ganesvoort is set upon a dramatic site that overlooks the ocean on two sides. WK Ganesvoort erected upon an old stone rampart a homage to The Petite Trianon at the Palace of Versailles designed by China & Goodies owner MariedePolignac.
Your tour starts at grand wrought iron gates that face the North Sea and a small beach. Passing through the gates a hedged and tree lined drive leads to the formal entrance court designed by Patch Thibaud. Notice the beautiful antique Italian fountain and reflecting pool. A fine vintage Mercedes from the Ganesvoort antique automobile collection is parked at the entrance to the villa.
The entrance hall is lined in marble and the grand staircase with its sweeping gilded iron railing takes you to the Piano Nobile, where the principal living spaces are. Some of these spaces are a reception room, the furnishings decorated in subtle shades of green, pink, and blue. Then the main salon with white Boiserie, silver crystal sconces and gilded chandelier, a glass piano and comfortable sofas and chairs. The same color scheme is also repeated in the bedroom. The last room which goes out to the garden terrace is the dining room, this room uses the while color scheme, but also blends in dark grey, black, green and lots of gold gilt in the chairs, tables and decorative objects. As you tour the main rooms, please try not to step on the poodles, Louis & Marie Antoinette who may be the reincarnated spirits of the former King & Queen of France.
Going outside there is a relaxing terrace on the south side often used for small cocktail parties and small dances. One can next descend a set of rocky stairs to the private beach or walk through the formal French parterre garden. Both lead to the pool terrace and garden pavilion. The garden pavilion is a recent addition to the estate and is furnished like an old conservatory from the Belle Epoque era. The glass structure looks out to the ocean beyond and during dances here in the late evening the space is filled with moonlight, creating magical shadows as the dancers move across the space and the swaying palms.
Please enjoy you visit to Villa Ganesvoort and please enjoy the champagne and caviar tables in the gardens