AN INDIVIDUAL BEAUTY IN BANGOR
Luxury living with a Spanish touch overlooking a Northern Irish lough… Stephanie Bell reports
THIS luxury home which sits in generous landscaped gardens with views over Belfast Lough boasts a striking Spanish influenced interior.
Filled with fabulous bespoke features it has open spilt level reception rooms, numerous vaulted wooden ceilings, paired with exposed brick walls and a show stopping solid oak staircase
leading to a minstrel gallery overlooking a dining hall.
Throughout the beautifully designed interior the very best finishes give the house a luxury feel and its rural location close to Ballyholme ticks yet another box.
As well as the spacious open plan living and dining rooms, there is a custom made kitchen, three bedrooms all with vaulted ceilings, two with en suite shower rooms, utility room and a downstairs WC.
The dining hall makes quite a statement with a double height vaulted ceiling and stunning bespoke staircase leading to a minstrel gallery. A double-sided fireplace in reclaimed brick serves this room and the lounge. French doors open onto a courtyard.
A step up past the fireplace leads into the lounge. Another vaulted ceiling and decorative beams give this room a wonderful sense of space and character. French windows with glazed side panels flood the space with light.
The bespoke Poggenpohl kitchen is top of the range and contemporary in style and layout.
There is an island unit with four ring electric hob, extractor canopy and breakfast bar and a full range of integrated appliances include an eye level double oven; microwave and fridge /freezer.
A wall of floor to ceiling glass windows gives the room an added contemporary feel and the floor is finished partly in ceramic tiles and part in laminate wood adding even more interest to this designer-led space.
A cosy family room also has a vaulted ceiling and there is a study area on the ground floor, WC and utility room.
A lovely downstairs bedroom with vaulted ceiling has French doors opening onto the garden.
Upstairs and the magnificent minstrel gallery landing is finished with another vaulted ceiling and solid wood floor.
There are two further bedrooms with vaulted ceilings including the master which has a walk in wardrobe and a luxury en suite with over-sized shower cubicle, a vanity sink with granite worktop and mirror.
The family bathroom is a five star spa-like room with steps leading up to a sunken bath and a sleek vanity unit with granite work top and a porthole window.
Outside a large detached garage features a games room with French doors which subject to planning permission could be used as further accommodation.
The grounds of the house are also quite special and a lot of time and money has been spent in creating superb kerb appeal.
A neat boundary hedge with pillars opens to a tarmac driveway with cobbled stone feature.
The front gardens are in lawns with ample parking and to the side and back there are beautifully landscaped patio area and a courtyard.