This stun­ning con­tem­po­rary home has been de­signed for lux­ury liv­ing and makes the most of its coastal set­ting. Stephanie Bell re­ports...

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THE ad­dress is Holy­wood in Co Down but this sen­sa­tional lux­ury home wouldn’t look out of place in Hol­ly­wood Hills, Los An­ge­les.

Truly a dream home, the con­tem­po­rary de­sign of this ar­chi­tec­turally stun­ning prop­erty has been in­spired by its su­perb sea­side lo­ca­tion.

Vast walls of glass up­stairs and down look out across Belfast Lough.

Easy to reach deca­dent deck ar­eas make out­side liv­ing easy and for calm­ing walks or sum­mer fun, the beach is at the end of the gar­den.

The prop­erty was built in 2006 and is lo­cated in the heart of the highly re­garded Cul­tra/craigavad area.

The spec­i­fi­ca­tion is sec­ond to none with ev­ery com­fort and lux­ury con­sid­ered.

A high tech home, it has a multi room mu­sic sys­tem, ho­tel grade wifi mesh sys­tem, pro­gram­mable dim­ming light sys­tem which also ex­tends out­side, CCTV se­cu­rity and you don’t even have to worry

about a power cut as there is a standby power gen­er­at­ing set.

The prop­erty also has a geo­ther­mal un­der­floor cen­tral heat­ing sys­tem.

While de­signed to op­ti­mise the sea views from all the main rooms, it also en­joys an at­trac­tive wooded back­drop, and a sweep­ing drive­way from the bot­tom of Glen Road to au­to­mated en­trance gates.

The ac­com­mo­da­tion ex­tends to 7,000 sq ft over three floors with stairs from a glazed re­cep­tion hall lead­ing to the up­per ground floor and a lower ground floor.

On the up­per ground floor, there is an im­pres­sive 880 sq ft liv­ing space with a fea­ture dou­ble height ceil­ing/gallery, and floor to ceil­ing glaz­ing over­look­ing the ma­ture gar­dens, wood­land, pond, and Belfast Lough.

This area pro­vides the prin­ci­pal liv­ing and din­ing space with slid­ing doors lead­ing to a cov­ered ter­race with a can­tilevered up­per level cre­at­ing an at­trac­tive de­sign fea­ture.

It is fin­ished with solid wooden floor­ing and a beau­ti­ful con­tem­po­rary mar­ble fire­place in the main liv­ing area.

This vast room leads to a mag­nif­i­cent con­tem­po­rary kitchen with fit­ted Bulthaup units and Gagge­nau ap­pli­ances, with slid­ing doors open­ing to a pri­vate ter­race and an out­door liv­ing room.

The ul­tra mod­ern Bulthaup units are topped with lime­stone and there is a large is­land with break­fast bar and in­set stain­less steel sink.

A fea­ture slid­ing frosted door leads into the study which is fit­ted with a built-in be­spoke solid wooden desk and shelv­ing. Again full length floor to ceil­ing win­dows look out over Belfast Lough.

There is a huge util­ity room fit­ted with Bulthaup and lime­stone work sur­faces. Vir­tu­ally a sec­ond kitchen it comes as four ring Gagge­nau in­duc­tion hob with dou­ble oven, in­te­grated Gagge­nau deep fat fryer and an Amer­i­can style fridge freezer.

There is also a laun­dry room and a mod­ern cloak­room and an at­trac­tive draw­ing room on the south­ern side of the house.

On the lower ground floor the space has been de­signed as a games room and there is a three car in­te­gral garage.

Up­stairs and the beau­ti­ful gallery land­ing with glass ban­is­ter looks over the liv­ing/din­ing room be­low.

There are four bed­rooms all with full length win­dows look­ing out over the sea and each with its own en suite.

The mas­ter suite is lux­u­ri­ous with a mod­ern gas fire and a slid­ing door open­ing to a pri­vate ter­race. An op­u­lent en suite fea­tures twin in­set wash hand basins and a dou­ble walk in shower plus an in­dul­gent sunken bath set in front of a floor to ceil­ing win­dow.

The dress­ing room is fit­ted with full length wardrobes with slid­ing hard­wood and frost glass doors.

Two of the re­main­ing three bed­rooms have built in wardrobes and bed­room four also has a dress­ing room.

The beau­ti­ful de­sign fea­tures have been car­ried through to the ex­te­rior fin­ishes and lay­out.

Here a mix of zinc, treated hard­wood, glass and gran­ite blend into the con­trast­ing fo­liage and wood­land cre­at­ing a mag­i­cal out­door space.

There are se­cluded pa­tio ar­eas care­fully po­si­tioned to max­imise the views and sun­light at dif­fer­ent times of the day.

There is a gen­er­ous fore­court area to the front of the prop­erty with park­ing.

The unique out­door liv­ing room is a lux­ury ad­di­tion with fea­ture hard­wood panel walls, wood strip floor­ing, fea­ture wall light­ing and glazed walls with slid­ing doors open­ing to a ter­race.

There is also a gar­dener’s WC and a store/plant room, plus a triple garage with re­mote doors.

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