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A beautiful bespoke designer home … Stephanie Bell reports

Published 22/09/2016

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This striking contemporary home in Co. Antrim is a testament to modern architectural design.

A dramatic double height wall of arched glass framed in black against white render makes a dramatic statement on the outside and inside creates a space that feels open, bright and unique.

The current owners have created a fabulous contemporary home set within an acre of grounds enjoying a serene semi-rural location in Newtownabbey.

Inside the level of finish in the open plan living spaces will appeal to the design conscious buyer with magnificent vaulted ceilings, imaginative use of glazing and a neutral colour scheme.

Heating bills for this vast interior space need not be a concern as the house is fitted with a Dimplex solar panel for heating water and a Brookevent Heat Recovery System.

The generous accommodation includes four bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, including the master which also has a walk-in wardrobe, a decadent family bathroom, top of the range kitchen with appliances and casual dining, an open plan living/dining room, family room, playroom and utility.

A driveway with parking for several cars leads to the impressive front of the property where double doors with glazed round windows open into a grand reception hall with double height ceiling and gallery landing.

An unusual tulip wood staircase stands out against the monochrome style of this large space and even the contemporary radiator adds a designer touch.

There is a WC with vanity unit off the hallway and double doors lead into the magnificent main living area of the house.

In this vast space the eye is immediately drawn to the wonderful arched picture window which offers beautiful views across open countryside and cleverly mirrors the vault in the double height ceiling.

A modern hole-in-the-wall Faber gas fire is the perfect addition to this bright and modern space.

A cool palette of white, grey and black combine to create a stylish, contemporary look in the designer led kitchen. A central island and sleek grey matt units with granite work tops are complimented by feature floating wall units and the latest appliances.

There is an integrated four ring Bosch ceramic induction hob, built in double Bosch oven and dishwasher and a Quooker instant boiling water tap.

Walls of glass add to the contemporary designer feel and there is a huge dining space with room for a seating area.

A separate utility room is plumbed for a washing machine.

Another lovely lounge is again designed around feature windows with French doors opening onto the gardens.

There is also a bright playroom which overlooks the back garden.

Upstairs and a gallery style landing leads to the well proportioned sleeping accommodation.

The master makes the most of the designer features with a minstrel gallery and glass balcony overlooking the feature glazed arched wall.

There is more than a touch of luxury here with a dressing room and a modern en suite with vanity unit, walk-in shower and chrome heated towel rail.

One of the remaining three bedrooms also comes with an en suite, which is partially finished with a vanity unit and low flush WC plus plumbing for a shower.

The family bathroom is another sleek designer space with a contemporary oval bath and modern sink set in a high gloss vanity unit. There is also a walk-in shower and polished porcelain tiled floor.

In addition the house comes with full planning permission for an 800 sq ft granny flat and garage and outside the lane has been piped for lighting and electric gates.

A patio at the back has been created for entertaining.

Belfast Telegraph

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