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This millionaire's home in Cultra combines period beauty with stylish modern interior design and luxury fittings. Stephanie Bell reports...
This luxury Victorian home which dates back to 1905 is one of the original period properties which make up the unique character of leafy Cultra.
An area renowned for its fine homes set in mature, private gated grounds, this millionaire's house has all the exceptional detail you would expect from a property in this area.
Cultra is also sought after because of its ideal location close to the coast, Holywood town centre and is just a 15 minute drive to Belfast and Bangor.
Living here you are a short stroll from the seaside and the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club.
The property has been comprehensively restored in recent years creating a magnificent period home with lots of original charm and character as well as luxury contemporary finishes.
Every inch is immaculately styled with important details such as bathrooms and flooring all straight from a designer's roll book.
It is a spacious home offering lots of gracious rooms downstairs for family and entertaining.
There is a grand reception hall, cloakroom, drawing room open to a formal dining room, living room, a second fabulous open plan living and dining room with full length windows which opens to a state-of-the-art kitchen.
There is also a utility room and on the first floor there are four bedrooms, one with en suite shower room and a spacious bathroom. On the second floor are a spacious fifth bedroom and a luggage/store room.
The house also comes with an annex which is currently being used as a home office with its own cloakroom/WC but could easily be adapted for use as a games room, workshop, or guest suite.
Sitting well back from the main road and nestled on a private, mature site of over half an acre, electric entrance gates open onto a sweeping pebbled driveway.
Double entrance doors lead into a charming hallway with tiled floor and corniced ceiling and rose.
There is a cloakroom with a contemporary wash hand basin set in a modern vanity unit.
The main drawing room which opens via an ornate arch into a magnificent formal dining room is beautifully styled in contemporary colours.
There is a showcaseperiod style marble fireplace with pewter inset and slate heath and more deep cornicing and decorative ceiling roses.
This room feels grand and inviting, while further down the hall the living room is designed with a more laid back vibe with one wall devoted to a contemporary bespoke bookcase with concealed back lighting. This room also has an ornate marble fireplace, ceiling rose and cornicing.
Contrasting against the period beauty of the original house is the magnificent modern open plan extension which leads via a wall of glass to the garden.
The dining area sits in front of the floor to ceiling windows and dividing it from the living area is a sleek modern central fireplace with gas log effect fire.
Walnut flooring runs throughout and double doors lead to a private south-west facing patio for easy summer dining.
Steps take you up to the kitchen which is fitted with contemporary units from Robinson Interior.
A wall of frosted glass cabinets contrast beautifully with high gloss units and rich walnut worktops and there is a central island unit.
Integrated appliances include a five ring Gaggenau hob, Neff coffee machine, microwave oven, plate warming drawer, Gaggenau double oven and Gaggenau stainless steel extractor hood which comes down over the hob on the island.
There are also twin Fisher and Paykel dishwasher drawers.
The utility is also fitted with a good range of units and plumbed for a washing machine and ducted for a tumble dryer.
The bedrooms all have a modern, designer feel to them and the bathroom including the en suite are both chic and stylish.
The family bathroom is spacious with pride of place given to an 'Agape Spoon' bath and matching twin basins set on a wall hung white vanity unit.
The cistern is concealed and there is a walk in wet room style shower and chrome heated towel rail. Feature polished ceramic floor tiles add to the contemporary feel.
Outside is another delight with a large paved patio opening onto an extensive lawn surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.
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