The Leaves is an exquisite, individually-designed family home set within a unique elevated site with breath taking views over the countryside.
Approached from a granite double pillared wing-walled gated entrance bordered by trees and ranch fencing, this one-of-a-kind property is nestled in around 20 acres of private land in picturesque Drumbo.
Situated on an elevated site with stunning panoramic views over the cities of Belfast and Lisburn, the house is certainly impressive with its Siberian Larch Timber accompanied by a natural stone exterior. The property has been constructed using some of the most durable and beautiful natural materials with great consideration given to natural resources including ground and solar heat technology.
The sweeping driveway reaches a fork where you can enter via the main front entrance or a courtyard at the back of the property. The front is accessed over a picturesque pond bridge leading to a roundabout with a planted centre feature.
Surrounded by two substantial barns, the courtyard entrance is also adjoined to the garage. One barn is equipped with power, lights and a diesel generator. The second has water, power and a concrete yard with cattle crush.
Professionally landscaped gardens, mature trees and shrubs surround the house which forks into three separate “wings” each one looking out over the swimming pool or a feature pond.
Clever window placement means this property is absolutely bursting with natural light and also takes full advantage of the spectacular views.
Throughout, the floor is finished in a polished fossil infused Irish Limestone tile and the skirting, architraves and doors are all solid natural stained oak.
Internally, each room is extremely spacious and the property flows expertly with designed areas linking living to entertaining to sleeping areas respectively.
An impressive entrance leads to a large hall with high ceilings and a glazed wall which overlooks the outdoor pond.
The corridor to the far left of the hall leads to the generous sun filled family room. This room is finished with a natural stone floor and a remote-controlled gas stove fire with glazed front and stunning wall and drop lights.
To the right of the entrance is a spacious study/lounge overlooking the drive and at the end of the hall is the striking drawing room. This space is finished with a stone floor and a sleek contemporary Gazco remote fireplace set in the wall.
The property also enjoys a magnificent formal dining room, with its natural stone floor and modern Gazco remote gas fire. This room links to the large family kitchen.
The kitchen possesses every conceivable gadget and appliance, making cooking in this grand space a pleasure. There is a large island unit for food preparation and those wonderful appliances include an oven, microwave, coffee machine, gas hob, dishwasher, two Leibherr integrated fridge freezers and an Aga range cooker. The gloss Siematic units with granite work tops are the perfect luxurious finishes.
Turning right off the entrance hall leading down a large hallway you can access a second ‘entertainment’ kitchen and then onto a large games room/swimming lounge with three oak changing rooms opens via sliding floor to ceiling glass doors to the outdoor heated swimming pool. This hallway then continues on to another hall which leads to practical storage rooms and all of the bedrooms.
The house has six beautiful bedrooms, five with en suites and the master with a luxury en suite featuring a roll top bath and his and hers wall mounted sinks, a quad walk in wet room and a hand crafted fitted dressing room.
There is also a luxury four-piece family bathroom with floor level glazed shower cubicle, a bath, wall mounted WC and mirror built in cabinets with shelving.
The Leaves also benefits from a superb utility room, finished with high gloss units.
Outside the gardens are beautifully landscaped with many natural stone walls and large lawns with incredible views over Belfast and open countryside.
The gardens extend to around 2.5 acres and there is the potential to purchase surrounding land of 17.5 acres.
Price: Offers Around £1,500,000.
Contact: Rodgers & Browne