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Watch: Video tour of £2.7m Holywood home with stunning coastal views

This stunning contemporary home has been designed for luxury living and makes the most of its coastal setting. Stephanie Bell reports...

The address is Holywood in Co Down but this sensational luxury home wouldn't look out of place in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.

Truly a dream home, the contemporary design of this architecturally stunning property has been inspired by its superb seaside location.

Vast walls of glass upstairs and down look out across Belfast Lough.

Easy to reach decadent deck areas make outside living easy and for calming walks or summer fun, the beach is at the end of the garden.

The property was built in 2006 and is located in the heart of the highly regarded Cultra/Craigavad area.

The specification is second to none with every comfort and luxury considered.

A high tech home, it has a multi room music system, hotel grade wifi mesh system, programmable dimming light system which also extends outside, CCTV security and you don't even have to worry about a power cut as there is a standby power generating set.

The property also has a geothermal underfloor central heating system.

While designed to optimise the sea views from all the main rooms, it also enjoys an attractive wooded backdrop, and a sweeping driveway from the bottom of Glen Road to automated entrance gates.

The accommodation extends to 7,000 sq ft over three floors with stairs from a glazed reception hall leading to the upper ground floor and a lower ground floor.

On the upper ground floor, there is an impressive 880 sq ft living space with a feature double height ceiling/gallery, and floor to ceiling glazing overlooking the mature gardens, woodland, pond, and Belfast Lough.

This area provides the principal living and dining space with sliding doors leading to a covered terrace with a cantilevered upper level creating an attractive design feature.

It is finished with solid wooden flooring and a beautiful contemporary marble fireplace in the main living area.

This vast room leads to a magnificent contemporary kitchen with fitted Bulthaup units and Gaggenau appliances, with sliding doors opening to a private terrace and an outdoor living room.

The ultra modern Bulthaup units are topped with limestone and there is a large island with breakfast bar and inset stainless steel sink.

A feature sliding frosted door leads into the study which is fitted with a built-in bespoke solid wooden desk and shelving. Again full length floor to ceiling windows look out over Belfast Lough.

There is a huge utility room fitted with Bulthaup and limestone work surfaces. Virtually a second kitchen it comes as four ring Gaggenau induction hob with double oven, integrated Gaggenau deep fat fryer and an American style fridge freezer.

There is also a laundry room and a modern cloakroom and an attractive drawing room on the southern side of the house.

On the lower ground floor the space has been designed as a games room and there is a three car integral garage.

Upstairs and the beautiful gallery landing with glass banister looks over the living/dining room below.

There are four bedrooms all with full length windows looking out over the sea and each with its own en suite.

The master suite is luxurious with a modern gas fire and a sliding door opening to a private terrace. An opulent en suite features twin inset wash hand basins and a double walk in shower plus an indulgent sunken bath set in front of a floor to ceiling window.

The dressing room is fitted with full length wardrobes with sliding hardwood and frost glass doors.

Two of the remaining three bedrooms have built in wardrobes and bedroom four also has a dressing room.

The beautiful design features have been carried through to the exterior finishes and layout.

Here a mix of zinc, treated hardwood, glass and granite blend into the contrasting foliage and woodland creating a magical outdoor space.

There are secluded patio areas carefully positioned to maximise the views and sunlight at different times of the day.

There is a generous forecourt area to the front of the property with parking.

The unique outdoor living room is a luxury addition with feature hardwood panel walls, wood strip flooring, feature wall lighting and glazed walls with sliding doors opening to a terrace.

There is also a gardener's WC and a store/plant room, plus a triple garage with remote doors.

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