Luxury living: High-end Killyleagh home complete with gym and cinema
This recently redesigned home offers the ultimate lifestyle for a modern family complete with its own cinema and gym. Stephanie Bell reports...
Sitting in around three acres of private landscaped grounds this sprawling and very striking property offers everything you could desire from a modern luxury family home.
The house enjoys a beautiful setting with panoramic views over the rolling countryside taking in the Mournes to the South and with glimpses of Strangford Lough and The Quoile River.
The landscaped grounds are laid out informally to blend in with the natural beauty of this location and include an entertaining space wired for sound with a covered terrace, built in barbecue and exposed timber trusses.
The house is located just a few minutes from the popular villages of Killyleagh and Crossgar with sailing and golf clubs on the doorstep.
It has been recently extended to provide over 6,000 sq ft of accommodation which includes a new "entertainment wing" with garaging, which could easily be used as an annex.
The standard of finish throughout is exceptional and the interior is ultra contemporary in styling.
There are five reception rooms and five bedrooms, four with en suites as well as a home gym and cinema room.
Luxury touches abound and include a BEAM vacuum system, sound system, an alarm and CCTV security system.
Steps lead up to a hard wood front door flanked by decorative columns.
The reception hall is a delight with a vaulted double glazed roof light and modern tiled floor.
Sliding doors open to a modern drawing room with a beautiful limestone fireplace with wood burning stove and attractive bespoke built in shelving.
A magnificent kitchen/living/dining room is ultra modern with a large roof light flooding the main work area with natural light.
The kitchen is fitted hand painted tulip wood units by Function Design Furniture of Killinchy.
There is a navy oil fired Aga, Silestone polished composite stone work surfaces and a large island unit with breakfast bar and inset stainless steel sink with a boiling water tap.
The appliances include an integrated dishwasher, ceramic hob, large integrated fridge, concealed built in Neff eye level oven and housing for a microwave.
The spacious dining/sitting area is finished with a ceramic tiled floor, recessed spot lights and speakers for an integrated sound system. French doors open to a terrace and the gardens.
Modern sliding pocket doors open to reveal a stylish living room which is also contemporary and again a lovely sense of space is created with a vaulted ceiling.
This room features a raised hole in the wall fireplace with contemporary gas fire and a recess for a TV above it. It is also wired for sound.
Another bright hallway with maple floor and a casual sitting area with glazed doors overlooking the garden leads to a lovely study or snug.
This room is finished with a marble fireplace with wood burning stove and is wired for a plasma TV.
Each of the five bedrooms is beautifully presented and the en suites offer decadent stylish bathing spaces.
The master bedroom suite is pure luxury with its own open plan landing with sitting area and study space leading to the bedroom with dressing room and luxury en suite bathroom.
Four double sky lights offer stunning country views.
The en suite is the perfect retreat with a double-end free standing bath facing a plasma TV, sound system, walk through wet room shower and twin wall hung vanity units with mirror above.
The accommodation continues in this huge home with another hallway leading to the garage, a cloakroom, boot room, utility and a separate kitchenette which opens via French doors to a barbeque area for easy food preparation while entertaining.
There is also a modern ground floor shower room.
The recent redesign has included a superb first floor open plan gym with wall mounted TV and a cinema room wired for home entertainment. French doors open to a large balcony.
The exterior of this property is every bit as special as the interior with a lovely stone walled entrance and sweeping pebble driveway which leads to a tarmac courtyard with generous parking at the back of the house where there is a large garage with twin remote controlled doors.
The professionally landscaped private gardens include lawns, terraces and a woodland area, plus a raised paddock which has a separate entrance.
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