Take our video tour of striking Whitla Lodge and soak up bespoke features
A unique home with many stunning architectural design features in Lisburn, Stephanie Bell reports…
The unusual exterior design makes this bespoke Lisburn family home stand out and if the striking facade impresses, just wait until you get inside.
A wealth of unique architectural features have created a magnificent property where dramatic double height windows and ceilings abound and exposed brick walls, rich solid wood flooring and designer lighting all create a sense of space and style.
It is a beautiful home which also enjoys a great location in an exclusive end of cul de sac not far from the city centre.
The entrance hall is where the beauty of the design starts with a row of ceiling windows and a double height brick wall with tram-line high lighting and American oak flooring creating an impressive space.
A glass wall and door lead into a striking lounge where a bespoke vaulted ceiling and wall of glass overlooking the garden create a real style statement.
There is more of that rich looking American oak flooring and a gas fire with stainless steel surround and brick inset. French doors open onto a terrace and a sliding door reveals another living room.
This room also has a glazed panel overlooking the hallway and another high paneled ceiling with glazing and French doors opening onto a decked area. There is beautiful built in solid wood shelving and a desk.
Again a glazed door and glass panel from the hall leads into his dining room with high ceiling, American oak flooring and French doors opening onto a deck.
A lot of thought has gone into the design of the super sleek yet extremely welcoming and homely kitchen. The units are from the Rational Kitchen range at Robinsons and are topped with granite.
There is a Smeg built in gas hob, Siemens double oven and microwave, integrated larder fridge and dishwasher and a lovely island unit with a granite topped breakfast table built into it.
French doors open onto the garden and this room also has a vaulted ceiling.
Off the kitchen is a well equipped utility room.
Also on the ground floor is a contemporary family bathroom with cherry panelled bath with matching cherry vanity unit and a fully tiled shower cubicle.
The master bedroom is also downstairs and has a French door opening onto a patio and a range of fitted maple wardrobes. There is also a dressing room and a modern en suite shower room also fitted with a range of maple furniture.
A handcrafted staircase leads up to the landing where there is a gorgeous feature window designed by CS Design and a gorgeous chandelier.
There are four beautifully presented bedrooms up here, one with an en suite shower room and a study.
The house comes with an integral double garage with twin automatic doors.
At the back is a perfectly manicured garden in lawn with raised shrub borders, a timber deck at the side and cobbled paved patio and summerhouse.
At the end of the garden is a lovely woodland area with a pathway meandering through mature trees and shrubs.