Mil­lion­aire Man­sion


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THIS lux­ury Vic­to­rian home which dates back to 1905 is one of the orig­i­nal pe­riod prop­er­ties which make up the unique char­ac­ter of leafy Cultra.

An area renowned for its fine homes set in ma­ture, pri­vate gated grounds, this mil­lion­aire’s house has all the ex­cep­tional de­tail you would ex­pect from a prop­erty in this area.

Cultra is also sought af­ter be­cause of its ideal lo­ca­tion close to the coast, Holy­wood town cen­tre and is just a 15 minute drive to Belfast and Ban­gor.

Liv­ing here you are a short stroll from the sea­side and the Royal North of Ire­land Yacht Club.

The prop­erty has been com­pre­hen­sively re­stored in re­cent years cre­at­ing a mag­nif­i­cent pe­riod home with lots of orig­i­nal charm and char­ac­ter as well as lux­ury con­tem­po­rary fin­ishes.

Ev­ery inch is im­mac­u­lately styled with im­por­tant de­tails

such as bath­rooms and floor­ing all straight from a de­signer’s roll book.

It is a spa­cious home of­fer­ing lots of gra­cious rooms down­stairs for fam­ily and en­ter­tain­ing.

There is a grand re­cep­tion hall, cloak­room, draw­ing room open to a for­mal din­ing room, liv­ing room, a sec­ond fab­u­lous open plan liv­ing and din­ing room with full length win­dows which opens to a sta­teof-the-art kitchen.

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

The house also comes with an an­nex which is cur­rently be­ing used as a home of­fice with its own cloak­room/wc but could eas­ily be adapted for use as a games room, work­shop, or guest suite.

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

Dou­ble en­trance doors lead into a charm­ing hall­way with tiled floor and cor­niced ceil­ing and rose.

There is a cloak­room with a con­tem­po­rary wash hand basin set in a modern van­ity unit.

The main draw­ing room which opens via an or­nate arch into a mag­nif­i­cent for­mal din­ing room is beau­ti­fully styled in con­tem­po­rary colours.

There is a show­casepe­riod style mar­ble fire­place with pewter in­set and slate heath and more deep cor­nic­ing and dec­o­ra­tive ceil­ing roses.

This room feels grand and invit­ing, while fur­ther down the hall the liv­ing room is de­signed with a more laid back vibe with one wall de­voted to a con­tem­po­rary be­spoke book­case with con­cealed back light­ing. This room also has an or­nate mar­ble fire­place, ceil­ing rose and cor­nic­ing.

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

The din­ing area sits in front of the floor to ceil­ing win­dows and di­vid­ing it from the liv­ing area is a sleek modern cen­tral fire­place with gas log ef­fect fire.

Wal­nut floor­ing runs through­out and dou­ble doors lead to a pri­vate south-west fac­ing pa­tio for easy sum­mer din­ing.

Steps take you up to the kitchen which is fit­ted with con­tem­po­rary units from Robin­son In­te­rior.

A wall of frosted glass cab­i­nets con­trast beau­ti­fully with high gloss units and rich wal­nut work­tops and there is a cen­tral is­land unit.

In­te­grated ap­pli­ances in­clude 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.

There are also twin Fisher and Paykel dish­washer draw­ers.

The util­ity is also fit­ted with a good range of units and plumbed for a wash­ing ma­chine and ducted for a tum­ble dryer.

The bed­rooms all have a modern, de­signer feel to them and the bath­room in­clud­ing the en suite are both chic and stylish.

The fam­ily bath­room is spa­cious with pride of place given to an ‘Agape Spoon’ bath and match­ing twin basins set on a wall hung white van­ity unit.

The cis­tern is con­cealed and there is a walk in wet room style shower and chrome heated towel rail. Fea­ture pol­ished ce­ramic floor tiles add to the con­tem­po­rary feel.

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

Don’t miss our ex­clu­sive vir­tual video tour of this prop­erty at www.belfast­tele­

4 Old Cultra Road, Cultra, Holy­wood PROP­ERTY OF THE WEEK:

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