Video: Helen's Bay dream home in one of Northern Ireland's most sought after locations
Designed to be the ultimate forever home Brookfield is a beautiful bespoke modern house which sits in one of Northern Ireland's most sought after locations. Stephanie Bell reports...
If you have ever imagined what your dream forever home would be like this opulent bespoke beauty is sure to come close.
Set in seven acres in one of Northern Ireland's most stunning locations in Helen's Bay, everything has been thought of to ensure Brookfield offers the ultimate in modern family living.
The buyer of this one-off home will also have the benefit of a full professional interior designer to help them create the all-important finishing touches such as kitchens and bathrooms.
No detail has been overlooked in the quest to ensure this is a very special home.
Surrounded by seven acres of screened grounds, the site also benefits from a wonderful rural aspect, ideal for housing rare breed animals or for those with an equestrian interest.
It is perfectly placed in Helen's Bay offering access to good schools, a variety of walking trails, cycle paths, sandy beaches, golf courses and yacht clubs.
It has been designed by renowned local architects Alan Patterson Design.
Under the skilful guidance of founding partner, Alan Patterson, the design team has nurtured an enviable reputation for producing a consistently fresh and individual approach to its work and this is reflected in Brookefield.
And you know you have arrived somewhere special when you reach the electric entrance gates complete with security camera.
These open onto a bitmac driveway with border lighting and trees on either side.
Estate railings separate the adjoining lands from the immaculate gardens.
There is a parking area to the front of the house laid in flower beds with box hedging and granite steps lead to a solid wood front door with glazed side lights and fan light.
There is a triple car garage with electrically operated roller shutter doors and lighting and security cameras around a courtyard.
The garden which features a large terrace is fenced off and there are outside electrical sockets, plus hot and cold water taps for easy entertaining in the summer.
Inside fine details include cornicing, deep architraves and skirtings, a central vacuum system, underfloor heating downstairs and smart wiring with speakers in the main living rooms and the master bedroom suite.
Set over three floors there is over 5,000 sq ft of luxuriously finished accommodation.
An entrance porch leads into the hallway and the extensive ground floor living accommodation which includes a drawing room with bay window, a formal dining room, an open plan living/kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceiling, an orangery, utility room, boot room, cloakroom and two WCs.
Up the ash spindled stairway and you arrive at a gallery first floor landing where you will find the master suite with its large walk in dressing room and en suite, plus a guest bedroom with en suite and another bedroom with en suite.
On the top floor there are two more bedrooms and a bathroom.
A generous allowance is included in the sale price to enable you to select your choice of finishes from the nominated suppliers and personalise your home.
You will also have the support of leading interior design Thompson Clarke Interiors to help you choose your luxury kitchen, bathrooms, fireplace and tiles.
Thompson Clarke Interiors say: "Our aim is to expand on your initial ideas and inspire you with new ones; to ultimately improve and develop what you are looking for, all within the given budget and timeframe.
"Once we have established the style you're after, we will bring you directly to the best suppliers and manufacturers for your needs, share our tricks of the trade and help you make those key decisions when choosing bathrooms, flooring, fireplaces and the all important kitchen."
The house opens for the first time tonight with a viewing for interested parties from 5pm-8pm.