Look inside: Video tour of contemporary Drumbo home - complete with swimming pool
This exceptional luxury country home with its stunning contemporary architectural design is a real must view. Stephanie Bell reports...
This exquisite one-of-a-kind family home is nestled in around 20 acres of private land in picturesque Drumbo.
Quality, grandeur and luxury abound in a home which has raised the benchmark for prestige architecture, establishing itself as a magnificent residence in a fantastic location.
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Situated on an elevated site with stunning panoramic views over the cities of Belfast and Lisburn, the house cuts quite a dash with its Siberian Larch Timber and natural stone exterior.
"The Leaves" has been constructed using some of the most durable and beautiful natural materials with great consideration given to natural resources including ground and solar heat technology.
The house is approached from a granite double pillared wing-walled gated entrance bordered by trees and ranch fencing.
The driveway reaches a fork where you can enter via the main front entrance or a courtyard at the back of the property.
You drive on to the front over a picturesque pond bridge leading to a roundabout with a planted centre feature.
The courtyard entrance leading to the rear of property is surrounded by two substantial barns and adjoins to the garage. One barn is equipped with power, lights and a diesel generator. The second has water, power and a concrete yard with cattle crush.
The building is surrounded by attractive professionally landscaped gardens with mature trees and shrubs.
The house itself forks into three separate "wings" each one looking out over the swimming pool or a feature pond.
Natural light abounds throughout the interior enhanced by clever window placement to take advantage of the spectacular views.
Throughout the interior the floor is finished in a polished fossil infused Irish Limestone tile and the skirting, architraves and doors are all solid natural stained oak.
Each interior room is very spacious and the house has a positive flow with designed areas linking living to entertaining to sleeping areas respectively.
A glazed entrance leads to a large hall with high ceilings and an impressive glazed wall overlooking the outdoor pond.
To the left is a grand formal dining room linked to the large family kitchen. The corridor to the far left of the hall leads to the spacious sun filled family room.
Immediately to the right is a spacious study/lounge overlooking the drive and at the end of the hall is the impressive drawing room.
Turning right off the entrance hall leading down a large hallway you can access a second kitchen and then onto the swimming area which has three private changing rooms included. This hallway then continues on to another hall which leads to storage rooms and all of the bedrooms.
Double oak doors open into the impressive hallway with floor to ceiling glazed wall looking out over a feature pond.
The dining room also impresses with is natural stone floor and modern Gazco remote gas fire with white pebbles.
Enter the kitchen and every conceivable gadget and appliance will make cooking in this grand space a pleasure.
The gloss Siematic units with granite work tops is pure luxury.
There is a large island unit for food preparation and those wonderful appliances include an oven, microwave, coffee machine, gas hob, dishwasher, two Leibherr integrated fridge freezers and an Aga range cooker.
A superb utility room is finished with high gloss units and there is also a store room and rear hall in this part of the house.
The family room is finished with a natural stone floor and a remote controlled gas stove fire with glazed front and stunning wall and drop lights.
The magnificent drawing room also has a stone floor and a sleek contemporary Gazco remote fireplace set in the wall.
This large room has a wall of glazing overlooking the landscaped gardens and open countryside.
There is another beautiful lounge or study with a large window overlooking the front of the house.
A large games room/swimming lounge with three oak changing rooms opens via sliding floor to ceiling glass doors to the outdoor heated swimming pool. This space is even catered for with a second 'entertainment' kitchen.
The house has six beautiful bedrooms, five with en suites and the master with a luxury en suite featuring a roll top bath and his and hers wall mounted sinks, a quad walk in wet room and a hand crafted fitted dressing room.
There is also a luxury four piece family bathroom with floor level glazed shower cubicle, a bath, wall mounted WC and mirror built in cabinets with shelving.
Outside the gardens are beautifully landscaped with many natural stone walls and large lawns with incredible views over Belfast and open countryside.
The gardens extend to around 2.5 acres and there is the potential to purchase surrounding land of 17.5 acres.
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