Occupying an elevated site nestled in the Craigantlet Hills with panoramic views over the undulating countryside to Belfast Lough and beyond. Designed by C2 Architects, London, this unique, contemporary property extends to approximately 4,160 sq ft.
Demonstrating the concept of pure contemporary architecture, the layout has been conscientiously designed to maximise on natural light and space. Externally, the materiality of the facade amalgamates zinc, timber and glass which complement the beautiful rural surrounding. Internally, the property has been finished to an exceptional standard and specification.
Accommodation is arranged over two floors and can be adapted to suite the occupiers' requirements. Briefly comprising entrance hall, family area, living room, kitchen open plan to dining, studio, four bedrooms - master with dressing area and en suite, plus a double garage, plant room, utility and two store rooms. The site extends to circa one acre and incorporates ample parking, gardens with indigenous planting and lawns plus a 16m x 12m swimming pool with electric over and wooden bridge.
"The glass enclosed first floor gives a sense of freedom and space; the freestanding structures define specific areas.
The ground floor is characterised by solidity and enclosure.
The two floors blend together by way of the grand entrance and a large curved cedar wall, which fuses the exterior with the interior. The transparent and the solid, one floating above the other, create a subtle play of elements in the superb, modern country house"
- C2 Architects, London
Uninterrupted 360 degree view over the rolling countryside to Belfast Lough as far as Ailsa Craig and the Ayrshire coastline
Curvilinear wood ceiling - raw concrete ceiling
Bespoke glass steps staircase with stainless steel handrail
Pietra Serena tiles - Junkers wooden floors - fossil stone steps
Underfloor heating - steel vents
Floor to ceiling glass - internal steel pillars
Double integral garage - twin electric doors
Glazed sliding wall - Security System
Bathrooms by Starck & Boffi
Walk-in dressing area by B & B Italia
Proactive statement of pure contemporary architecture
Handcrafted Zinc roof
Wooden slatted balcony to front and rear elevation, with stainless steel panels
2 x external staircases leading to garden
12m x 6m heated swimming pool with electric cover - wooden bridge
Slate patio & path areas
Ground floor walls clad in Silurian blue stone
Extensive outdoor lighting
Entrance gate with camera - intercom system
COVERED RECEPTION PORCH:
HARDWOOD FRONT DOOR.
SPACIOUS DOUBLE HEIGHT TILED RECEPTION HALL:
LED floor lighting.
FAMILY AREA: 24' 0" X 16' 8" (7.32m X 5.08m)
Ceramic tiled floor, double glazed doors to external pool with thermostat control, feature sliding partiiton to . . .
BEDROOM (3): 13' 2" X 10' 8" (4.01m X 3.25m)
Mahogany woodstrip flooring.
BEDROOM (2): 14' 3" X 13' 2" (4.34m X 4.01m)
Mahogany woodstrip flooring.
DRESSING AREA: 10' 5" X 3' 10" (3.18m X 1.17m)
BEDROOM (4): 12' 11" X 10' 10" (3.94m X 3.30m)
BATHROOM: 10' 4" X 7' 10" (3.15m X 2.39m)
Modern white suite comprising, free standing with free standing mixer taps with telephone hand shower, contemporary wall hung wash hand basin with mixer tap low flush WC, fully tiled built in shower cubicle with built in shower unit with body spray, part tiled walls, cermamic tiled floor, extractor fan.
LARGE LINEN CUPBOARD:
UTILITY ROOM: 12' 0" X 7' 0" (3.66m X 2.13m)
Plumbed for washing machine, shelving, lagged pressurised copper water cylinder, tiled floor.
PLANT ROOM: 22' 4" X 8' 0" (6.81m X 2.44m)
FEATURE MARBLE & GLASS STAIRCASE TO . . .
KITCHEN OPEN PLAN TO DINING AREA: 34' 2" X 12' 0" (10.41m X 3.66m)
Contemporary fitted stainless steel, with twin tub sink with mixer tap, ceramic touch screen and ring induction hob, stainless steel extractor fan, built in oven with matching integrated combi microwave, built in coffee machine, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge freezer. (* DISCLAIMER: Since these photographs were taken, the kitchen has been changed to stainless steel)
Open plan to . . .
LIVING ROOM: 27' 0" X 15' 7" (8.23m X 4.75m)
Feature fireplace. Built in concrete home entertainment stand and shelving, double glazed sliding doors to north facing BALCONY with fabulous views over surrounding countryside and Belfast Lough. Double glazed sliding doors to south facing DINING BALCONY overlooking pool and rural aspect.
Sliding partition doors to . . .
MASTER BEDROOM: 17' 10" X 13' 10" (5.44m X 4.22m)
Floor to ceiling mirrored walls, tiled floor, double glazed sliding patio doors to north facing BALCONY.
ENSUITE BATHROOM: 11' 4" X 7' 5" (3.45m X 2.26m)
Freestanding bath, contemporary wash hand basin with wall mounted mixer tap, low flush WC, floor to ceiling mirrored walls, tiled floor, part tiled walls, extractor fan.
WALK-IN DRESSING AREA: 11' 10" X 7' 3" (3.61m X 2.21m)
Range of built-in cupboards, tiled floor.
Low flush WC, contemporary wash hand basin, wall mounted taps, feature tiled wall, ceramic tiled floor, extractor fan.
STUDIO: 24' 5" X 23' 8" (7.44m X 7.21m)
UPPER REAR HALLWAY WITH SPIRAL STAIRCASE LEADING GROUND FLOOR LOBBY.
Sweeping tarmac driveway to ample parking.
DOUBLE GARAGE: 25' 3" X 22' 3" (7.70m X 6.78m)
Electric up and over door, light & power.
Mature elevated site c. 1 acre, incorporating indigenous planting and lawns. Quarry boulders lining sweeping driveway leading to parking area framed with granite kerbs. Gabion walls - bespoke concrete flowerbed.
(Please note all measurements are to widest point)
Travelling along Craigantlet Road towards Bangor, turn right onto Ballybarnes Road. Number 97 is located about half a mile up the road on the left hand side.