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Iepenrode, or Ipenrode, is the name of a villa in Heemstede, the Netherlands, between the Leidsevaart and Herenweg, located north of Huis te Manpad and south of Berkenrode. It was once the summer home of various mayors of Haarlem and is currently privately owned.
In the Middle Ages the property was owned by the wealthy Van Berkenrode family, whose name is still associated with the neighboring property. There were two buildings called "Voorkoekoek" and "Achterkoekoek", that were split when the Leidsevaart was dug. In 1608 the remaining eastern half was called "Voorkoekoek". In 1652 the property came into the hands of Cornelis Ormea, a "Lombard Banker", who built a "heerschapswoninge", or stately manor, on what was later to be the Leiden-Haarlem pull-canal. Ormea, with his partner Jean Laigner, ran the Bank van Lening in the Kleine Houtstraat in Haarlem from 1625 to 1661, when they sold the premises as a going concern to the city council.


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