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This elegant Victorian home combines grandeur with high end modern living in Helen's Bay. Stephanie Bell reports...
This beautiful Victorian home is nestled in mature grounds in one of Northern Ireland's most popular coastal towns.
An elegant home which has retained the grandeur of its day, the interior boasts many beautiful original features while modern everyday family life centres around a well designed contemporary open plan kitchen/living/dining space.
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There is also a large reception hall, drawing room, family room, dining room, utility, four double bedrooms, master with dressing room and en suite, a study and luxury bathroom.
The house has undergone extensive refurbishment in the past 15 years but still retains its original architectural beauty with ornate cornicing, original ceiling roses, panelled doors and deep skirting.
The house can be approached from one of two entrances at the front and back.
The mature gardens are completely private and abundantly panted with trees and extensive lawns.
The location is first class, just minutes away from Helen's Bay square and the train line and close to the beach, Crawfordsburn Country Park, the local golf club and road networks to Belfast and Bangor.
This beautifully presented home is hidden among its mature leafy grounds.
The front driveway leads to stone steps flanked by lawn which in turn leads to the front door.
The reception hall is stunning with an array of beautiful period features such as a decorative arch, corbels and deep cornicing.
There is a slate fire surround with multi fuel stove to provide the warmest of welcomes and a lovely exposed timber floor.
The elegant rooms on the ground floor are all teaming with these lovely period features and the drawing room has a fabulous feature bay window and a period fireplace.
There are more fireplaces in the family room and dining room, two elegant spaces with more frieze mouldings, corniced ceilings and the family room has a multi fuel stove.
The open plan kitchen/living/dining is a modern addition to the property and a fantastic space for casual everyday family life.
This room is beautifully styled with a range of two tone painted handmade Shaker style units with granite worktops and a large island and breakfast bar area.
Pride of place is given to a period reconditioned cream oil fired Aga with four ovens and three top plates surrounded by panelling and a decorative over mantle with display space and marble tile splash back.
There is an integrated dishwasher and space for a freestanding fridge freezer.
Glazed French doors lead to the garden and the floor is finished with marble tiles.
There is a back hallway with a WC and a utility room.
Upstairs and the bedrooms are all hotel boutique in style with more of charming period detail.
The master has a high level of luxury with a bay window and walk in dressing room and a modern en suite with a double shower cubicle with drencher shower.
The family bathroom is also ultra contemporary with a nod to the property's history in a beautiful claw and ball foot bath.
There is another double shower cubicle with electric shower and feature floor to ceiling tiling.
Outside this house is simply stunning with large, private gardens in lawn with entertainment areas, all surrounded by mature trees and plants.