A FAMILY HOME CLOSE TO THE SEASIDE
A superb extended family home in a top location ... Stephanie Bell reports
THIS deceptively spacious family home enjoys a private setting back from the main road in a great location which puts it close to the beach in the popular seaside town of Bangor.
The house has been extended to around 3,000 sq ft adding two bedrooms including an en suite master bedroom, an impressive new drawing room and an open study area.
There is a lovely feeling of space and quality as you tour the well proportioned, bright rooms.
There are five bedrooms in total, a large kitchen with solid maple units opening to a casual dining area, beautiful open lounge with floor to ceiling windows on two sides, a family room, dining room, utility room, study, bathroom and shower room.
The location, which is just three minutes walk to Bangor West train station, is another major part of the appeal and one which enhanced the lifestyle of the current owners who say: “Our location, so close to the shore, is one of the many things we have enjoyed during our time here. We never tire of seeing the stunning sea view as you turn into Bryansglen Avenue.
“Strickland’s Glen is directly accessed from our garden and our children have spent many hours exploring and playing in the glen — it’s a beautiful backdrop to our garden at any time of the year.
“We have also enjoyed the convenience of living here, from being able to walk the children to school (or their now easy access to school buses), hopping on a train to Belfast, walking along the coast into Bangor town or Crawfordsburn Country Park, to having a petrol station, shops and restaurant so close to hand.
“The house has been very adaptable to our developing needs as a family and we have loved the light and airy feeling of space (both inside and out), the easy parking, privacy and beautiful setting.”
At the front of the house there is a huge parking space and feature steps lead up to an open covered entrance porch.
The entrance hall is finished with a solid walnut floor and leads to a cosy family room with large picture window and feature corner fireplace.
The formal dining room is also a bright and airy space with a large bay window.
The kitchen is fitted with solid maple units and has good dining space plus an integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher.
A glazed door leads to a utility room and there is an inner hallway with hot press and a staircase with solid oak handrails leading to the first floor.
The new extension blends per- fectly with the original house and a lovely touch is an open plan study area sitting in front of a floor to ceiling picture window.
The gorgeous new drawing room is finished with a solid walnut floor and French doors open onto a deck area with additional floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden and the glen beyond.
The family bathroom is contemporary in styling with a white panelled bath with Hansgrohe mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin also with Hansgrohe mixer tap, low flush WC, fully tiled shower cubicle with Hansgrohe thermostatically controlled shower unit and the walls are fully tiled.
There is also a modern shower room with fully tiled shower cubicle.
On the first floor another large picture window floods the landing with natural light.
The new master bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling tilt and turn windows.
An en suite dressing room has an extensive range of high and low level open hanging, drawers and open shelving, and the en suite shower room meets all your needs with a fully tiled Matki shower cubicle with mosaic detailing, chrome heated towel rail, beautiful wall mounted Duravit sink set on an American walnut shelf with chrome towel holders and mixer tap set against a glass tiled splash back.
There is also a stylish vanity unit with light and shaver socket.
Outside the property will impress just as much.
There is an integral double garage and extensive enclosed rear gardens laid in lawns with hedging and panelled fencing. A large flagged patio and raised deck area is ideal for summer entertaining.