Amazing contemporary, luxury home with superb far-reaching views only minutes from the sought-after village of Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland
Matsu, at 92c Carnbane Road, Hillsborough, is an outstanding example of modern architecture. Meticulous attention to design detail and selection of materials has created a stunning luxury house finished to an extraordinary standard.
An exceptional location. A small country road but despite its tranquil nature, the prestigious property is less than half a mile from the A1 to Dublin, airports, the M1 and Belfast.
Large open plan kitchen, dining and living space with balcony – and two further reception areas. Five ensuite bedrooms, home office, gym with a sauna, cinema, built-in bar, wine store, large private patio with fire pit and hot tub – everything.
4,600 sq.ft. of accommodation is imaginatively configured over two levels. Access is either through the entrance foyer with its spectacular views, or privately from the carport past a boot room and adjacent utility room.
The thirteen-metre kitchen, dining and living area will be the social hub of the house. The end is completely glazed, and as it is elevated because of the sloping site, the views are spectacular. There are the same views from the principal bedroom suite on the entrance level.
Dramatic walnut and glass cantilevered stairs lead down to a large entertainment area and the rest of the accommodation in this luxury home.
The kitchen is sleek and visually uncomplicated, with appliances built into cutting-edge black gold slate effect cabinetry. Complimentary Sinquastone worktops extend to a large island that incorporates a downdraft induction hob and occasional seating. Behind the sink and Quooker 3-in-1 tap is a bronze mirror splashback.
Doors that are initially invisible push in to reveal a separate pantry. Appliances integrated in the kitchen include a slide and hide oven, combination microwave, warming drawer, dishwasher and tall fridge. In the pantry is a tall integrated freezer and a dual temperature wine fridge.
The approach to the prestigious property with its three-car garage and black shou sugi ban charred wall cladding is stunning. But there is no clue about the spectacular panorama of the surrounding countryside revealed once inside the house. Slievenacloy, Black Mountain and the Belfast Hills.
Advantage of the views is maximised by floor-to-ceiling glass, and by the balcony accessed from the family living area. The relationship between the downstairs entertainment area and the countryside is amplified by large expanses of glass that open to extend the living space onto an expansive private patio area that incorporates a hot tub and a fire pit.
The principal bedroom suite is on the upper entrance level that accommodates the family living spaces so it enjoys the same panoramic views. They are particularly impressive at night. The large ensuite facility is exquisite. It includes his and hers wash basins and benefits from extension of the integrated sound system fitted in the living areas. The spacious walk-in wardrobe combines double and single hanging spaces and drawers, all with recessed lighting.
A guest bedroom is also located on the upper entrance level, and downstairs are three further bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities, and adjacent to them is a fabulous family bathroom.
Matsu is a truly amazing example of modern architectural design for contemporary living. But it is not just about how it looks. It is about efficiency, convenience and modern comforts. Construction is of reinforced solid concrete wrapped inside and out with insulation, and the windows are triple-glazed.
An extremely airtight building with energy for the under-floor heating provided by an air-source heat pump. A whole-house mechanical ventilation system constantly extracts stale air and any moisture from all the rooms. Energy from the expelled air is recovered and supplements replacement air that is filtered and dehumidified, ensuring a healthy, comfortable living environment.
The cinema room has been professionally designed and installed for the best theatre experience. This space could of course be used as a children”s playroom, or a media room.
This prestigious property is just one minute from the A1. Three minutes to the Sprucefield Shopping centre and the M1 into Belfast city centre. Four miles to Lisburn with its consistently top-performing schools.
Less than half an hour to both Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport. One and a half hours to Dublin Airport.
One mile to the beautiful picturesque village of Hillsborough with its great variety of restaurants, coffee shops, delis and other amenities.
It is extremely unusual for a house so conveniently located to have total privacy, not overlooked by any other property.
Entrance Hall / dining area – 28sq.m.
Kitchen / dining / living area – 12.9 x 5.0m.
Balcony – 6.0 x 2.4m.
Pantry – 2.4 x 1.9m.
Utility – 3.6 x 2.5m.
Boot room – 3.2 x 2.0m.
WC – 2.1 x 1.8m.
Principal bedroom – 5.2 x 4.5m.
– ensuite – 3.3 x 2.0m.
– dressing room – 3.3 x 2.4m.
Guest bedroom – 4.5 x 3.2m.
– ensuite – 2.8 x 1.5m.
Reception room with Cocktail bar – 46sq.m.
Home Cinema – 5.0 x 3.3m.
Store – 3.5 -x – 1.4m.
Bathroom – 3.7 x 3.6m.
Bedroom – 33.7 x 3.0m.
– shower and basin – 2.3 x 1.2m.
Bedroom – 43.7 x 3.0m.
– shower and basin – 2.3 x 1.2m.
Bedroom – 55.0 x 3.0m.
– wc, shower and basin – 3.7 x 1.3m.
Gym, including sauna – 8.7 x 2.7m.
Home office – 3.7 x 2.5m.
Cocktail Bar Kitchen area – 3.3 x 3.2m.
Wine store – 2.0 x 1.5m.
Plant room – 3.0 x 2.0m.