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Dream dwelling

Nestled amongst leafy Cultra is this luxury Victorian home dating back to 1905. In an area renowned for its exceptional homes, this property is one of the original period properties which make up the unique character of Cultra. This highly sought-after area is envied for its location close to the coast, Holywood town centre and is only a 15 minute drive to Belfast and Bangor. Living here you are only a short stroll from the seaside and the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club.

This millionaire’s house has all the remarkable detail you would expect from a property in this area. The residence has been comprehensively restored in recent years creating a superb period home with lots of original charm and character as well as high-end contemporary finishes. The attention to detail is impressive throughout, with details such as bathrooms and flooring all straight from a designer’s roll book. This expansive home offers lots of elegant rooms downstairs for family and entertaining.

Generous accommodation over three floors

The property is comprised of a grand reception hall, cloakroom, utility room, drawing room open to a formal dining room, living room, a second wonderful open plan living and dining room with full length windows which opens to a state of- the-art kitchen.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms, one with en suite shower room and a modern bathroom. On the second floor there is a spacious fifth bedroom and a luggage/store room.

The house additionally comes with an annex, currently being used as a home office. This space enjoys its own cloakroom/WC but could easily be adapted for use as a games room, workshop, or guest suite.

Outside is a delight, with a large paved patio opening onto an extensive lawn surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.

Outside the property

High level of interior with designer finishes throughout

Nestled on a private, mature site of over half an acre, sitting well back from the main road, electric entrance gates open onto a sweeping pebbled driveway.

Double entrance doors open into a grand hallway where the eye is drawn to this an attractive stairway leading to the first floor with spindles. This area is finished with a tiled floor and corniced ceiling and rose.

There is a cloakroom with a contemporary wash hand basin set in a modern vanity unit. This room is similarly finished with a tiled floor and corniced ceiling.

Reception hall

The main drawing room is beautifully styled in contemporary colours. There is a showcase period style marble fireplace with pewter inset and slate heath and more deep cornicing and decorative ceiling roses. This space opens via an ornate arch into a superb formal dining area, adding to the grand and high-end feel of this room.

Further down the hall, the living room is designed with a more relaxed vibe.  A contemporary bespoke bookcase with concealed back lighting adds real character to the decor. This room also has an ornate marble fireplace, ceiling rose and cornicing.

Drawing room open to dining room

Living room

Magnificent contemporary open plan living

Perfectly contrasting against the period beauty of the original house is the modern open plan extension which leads via a wall of glass to the garden.

Sitting in front of floor-to-ceiling windows, the dining area is divided from the living area by a contemporary central fireplace with gas log effect fire. Walnut flooring runs throughout with double doors leading to a private south-west facing patio for easy summer dining.

Dining area

Living area

Steps lead to the kitchen, a magnificent space fitted with contemporary units from Robinson Interior. A wall of frosted glass cabinets contrasts beautifully with the range of high gloss units. A central island unit and twin Fisher and Paykel dishwasher drawers add to the high-end feel of this area.

The kitchen comes with integrated appliances, including 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.

The utility is also fitted with a good range of units and a stainless steel sink with mixer tap. This room is plumbed for a washing machine and ducted for a tumble dryer.

Kitchen

Chic and comfortable bedrooms

There are five bedrooms in the property, all with a modern, designer feel to them. Bedroom four also benefits from a stylish en suite shower room.

An ‘Agape Spoon’ bath is given pride of place in the family bathroom and is complimented by matching twin basins set on a wall hung white vanity unit. There is also a walk-in wet room style shower and chrome heated towel rail. Feature polished ceramic floor tiles add to the contemporary feel.

One of five bedrooms

Bathroom

Price: £1,295,000

Contact: Simon Brien Residential

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