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Video: Inside stunning Holywood home with spectacular panoramic views of Belfast Lough

by Stephanie Bell

This arresting Holywood home is one you couldn't help but admire if you happened to drive along the Ballymenoch Road.

Its sheer size and eye catching contemporary design make it a real statement home from the outside.

Sitting on a prime, elevated position in this sought after locale, it also has spectacular panoramic views of Belfast Lough.

Inside is over 4,500 sq ft of cutting edge contemporary family living.

Designed by renowned local architect Alan Patterson, the combination of large picture windows and spacious open plan spilt level rooms opens up the interior to create a modern space which anyone will find a joy to live in.

Entering the property you get an immediate sense of its unique design as you step straight into a dining hall which opens into the lounge. There are steps down to a sun lounge which in turn opens into a most impressive living/kitchen/dining area stretching to 40 feet. There is also a ground floor study/playroom.

Natural light floods every corner through floor to ceiling feature windows in all of these reception areas which also maximise the beautiful lough views.

Upstairs - and what a staircase - there are four spacious en suite bedrooms with the option of a fifth bedroom or study.

The house design incorporates zoned gas fired underfloor heating and a ventilation system.

Special features abound in the open plan hallway/dining room/sunroom with its double height ceiling, large French doors, feature floor to ceiling windows and ash floor. Sliding bi-folding glass doors lead to the bright sunroom.

Into the lounge which also boasts a multitude of modern touches making this a cool and contemporary space.

A corner picture window takes full advantage of the lough views, while a vaulted ceiling gives an added dimension to this beautiful room and even the inset wood burner fireplace is sleek.

Modern technology as you would expect comes with an integrated AV system with multi room distribution.

A wall of glass stretches the full 40 feet of the bespoke designer kitchen which is top of the range.

The "Design House" units have been built in flush to the wall from floor to ceiling facing the windows giving the room a clean, uncluttered edge.

Two lava stoned topped islands allow you to enjoy the views through the glass wall while preparing meals.

Appliances include an integrated dishwasher, Bosch microwave oven, Bosch oven, Gaggenau 5 ring gas hob and an American fridge freezer with water and ice.

The room is finished off with a feature wall mounted gas fireplace and polished ceramic tiled floor.

There is also a well equipped utility room, WC with marble shelving and a cloakroom with built in wardrobes.

The playroom/study has French doors opening to the garden and wall to wall built in storage cupboards to tidy all the toys away. And there is a wrap around desk and a lovely solid ash floor.

A feature glass panelled staircase leads to a spacious landing and the bedrooms.

Another large corner window in the master bedroom opens up the beauty of the position of this house to its fullest advantage with views stretching across Belfast Lough to the Antrim Hills.

This gorgeous space comes with a walk in dressing room and a luxury en suite with wall mounted vanity unit, a tiled panel bath, shower cubicle with rain dance shower head and separate hand shower and a chrome heated towel rail.

In fact all four en suites are luxuriously kitted out.

The property sits in landscaped gardens and is accessed through electric gates which lead to a tarmac courtyard with an integrated lit parking bay.

There is also a double garage and extra parking spaces.

The gardens have been designed with easy maintenance in mind and are fully enclosed with lawns, mature trees and shrubs and a large paved patio at the back looking across the water.

A surprise at the back is a lovely detached garden sunroom with sliding bi-folding doors offering a private getaway and the perfect spot to enjoy the views, even on the wettest day.

Property of the Week: 4 Ballymenoch Lane, Holywood, BT18 0EF

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