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This dazzling millionaire's home in leafy Cultra offers the best of the best in luxury living and location. Stephanie Bell reports...
With its million pound plus price tag you would expect the best of the best and that's exactly what you get with this wonderful shore side home.
It sits in what is arguably the most sought after location in Northern Ireland in Cultra and occupies one of the area's finest sites looking out over Belfast Lough.
This leafy upmarket suburb boasts some of the province's premium homes and this house designed by award-winning architect Des Ewing in 1999 fits right in.
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The house is nestled in a private site with extensive landscaped gardens with many mature trees and shrubs and a wrap around driveway with an abundance of parking and turning space.
There is a carport connecting to a boathouse with a large store/garage on the ground floor and stairs to an office/playroom/consulting room with separate shower facilities.
The house itself is substantial with four reception rooms, a study, designer kitchen, utility, cool room, playroom, six bedrooms, four with en suites and dressing rooms, including a fantastic master suite with its own living room, dressing room and en suite bathroom, plus a cloakroom and family bathroom.
Solid granite steps lead to double front doors and into a porch which in turn leads to an entrance hall which opens to a formal dining room.
Decorative columns and deep cornicing add a sense of splendour to this space which has a double picture windows overlooking the gardens and Belfast Lough.
There is an elegant formal drawing room with detailed corniced ceiling and other rich finishes which include a solid Irish beech wood floor, multi function light system, natural stone fireplace and picture windows taking in the wonderful sea views.
In a rear hallway there is a ground floor cloakroom and then the magnificent kitchen/living/dining room.
The kitchen has been carefully designed and fitted with solid wooden painted cabinets with polished granite worktops.
There is a large raised breakfast bar with Irish beech wood top, an oil fired double Aga with double hotplate, plate warmer, electric oven and gas hob and a door opens into a walk in cool room.
The dining area and living space are spectacular. A wall of triple height windows adds architectural splendour as does a white pine vaulted ceiling and minstrel gallery looking down from the first floor landing.
A sliding door opens to a crescent balcony with a barbeque area for easy summer entertaining.
There is a study and a sitting room which is entered via three double opening hardwood doors.
This lovely room is also full of eye-catching architectural features. There is a natural stone fireplace and a curved glazed wall overlooking the kitchen area, plus a sliding glazed door opening to a morning sun patio and barbeque area.
There is also a well equipped laundry room fitted with modern shaker style hand built wooden cupboards.
All of the bedrooms are super chic and modern with high end shower and bathrooms and the master suite really is quite spectacular.
Set under a New England style eaves ceiling with pine beams, this warm and luxurious space is designed around a double window looking out over the sea and features a large walk in dressing room as well as a second dressing area.
It also comes with a sitting area with double doors opening onto a crescent balcony and a decadent en suite bathroom.
While luxury abounds inside, the same attention to detail has gone into the design of the outside space.
The house is screened by a wall with a natural brick top and double entrance pillars and electric gates open onto the wrap around driveway which is trimmed in solid granite.
The extensive mature gardens come to life with colourful flowerbeds and an array of shrubs, plants and mature trees.
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