Watch: Video tour of ultra-modern Holywood home for luxury family living
Ultra-modern architecural design has created a beautiful bespoke home for luxury family living. Stephanie Bell reports...
A striking blend of Iroko hardwood cladding, zinc, glass and masonry combine to give this home architectural beauty in keeping with its stunning, mature, wooded setting.
The design which makes the house so distinct on the outside is a real hint at the ultra cool spaces to be found inside.
The property is one of four unique detached homes set within a select cul de sac development completed just six years ago.
The location on the Ballymenoch Road sits above the town of Holywood, commanding views to Belfast Lough and the Antrim Hills.
High quality design is the hallmark of this exceptional home which exudes class and style at every turn.
Natural stone tiled flooring throughout the ground floor reception accommodation enhances the vast kitchen/dining/living space which opens through to a large sun room.
Floor to ceiling Iroko wood framed glazing ensures the interior living areas are light filled and the views maximised.
There is also a utility/boot room, WC and a further reception room which is currently being used as an office all on the ground floor.
The accommodation is laid out over three floors which are connected by a full-height, switchback staircase with galleried landings, and a bridge landing to the top with stainless steel and glass balustrades throughout.
Full height fixed glazing in the hallways and landings further maximises natural light.
A first floor lounge with large balcony commands excellent views to Belfast Lough and the Antrim Hills and coastline.
Four double bedrooms complement the four reception rooms, including master with en suite bathroom and walk-in his and hers wardrobes.
The entrance to the house is rather impressive too with a full height double glazed front door framed in Iroko hardwood with matching side lights.
The hallway with its double height ceiling and natural stone floor creates an immediate wow factor and leads into the gorgeous open plan kitchen/living/dining room which is a spacious, bright, ultra modern family area.
Again natural stone flooring is the perfect finishing touch with the huge floor to ceiling windows.
The kitchen is bespoke by Big Tree Joinery and is super sleek with a curved island and glass top breakfast bar.
Top notch fixtures include a chrome mixer/boiling water tap, an integrated Küppersbusch stainless steel oven and steam oven, dishwasher and induction hob. There is also an integrated slim line wine cooler and an integrated full-length larder fridge and larder freezer.
Sliding hardwood patio doors open to a sun room and the full height windows all have electric blinds.
The sun room has more of those fantastic floor to ceiling windows as well as two oversized full-height sliding doors.
There is a rear entrance lobby which leads to a patio and has a well equipped utility and cloakroom.
The second reception room, which is currently being used as an office, is wired as a cinema room.
A galleried staircase with footwell lighting leads to the first floor where there is a bedroom with luxury en suite, a second bedroom, lounge and family bathroom.
The bathroom is ultra contemporary with a floating vanity unit with drawers and a porcelain tiled splashback, mirror and wall light. There is a sleek tall bathroom cabinet and a freestanding oval shaped contemporary deep fill bath with chrome mixer taps and retracting hand shower.
The first floor lounge enjoys elevated views of Holywood and Belfast Lough and you can enjoy these from a large Juliet balcony.
On the top floor bedroom three also has two sets of double glazed doors opening to Juliet balconies.
The master also has spectacular views of the Lough and comes with two walk in dressing rooms and a superb en suite with deep filled bath, a floating vanity unit and walk in shower.
Outside this home is also a delight. There is a large detached garage complete with a shower for dog or boot washing and with a studio apartment above it.
The studio is accessed via a staircase at the back of the garage and has a vaulted ceiling and double doors opening to a Juliet balcony. The lounge is open plan to a kitchen area and there is a shower room.
The gardens are also really mature and spacious with lots of trees and lawns with marble/quartz stone paved patio areas to the front, side and back of the house. There is a long driveway with lots of parking.