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THIS bright and lux­u­ri­ous fam­ily home in Belfast’s sought-af­ter BT9 area has re­cently been re­stored and ex­tended to an ex­cep­tional stan­dard.

In­side is quite breath­tak­ing, with glo­ri­ous spa­ces filled with de­signer touches and top-notch fix­tures and fin­ishes.

The at­trac­tive Arts and Crafts style prop­erty also charms with its many orig­i­nal ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures, in­clud­ing cor­niced ceil­ings and pe­riod fire­places — lots of them.

It en­joys a se­cluded site with won­der­ful gar­dens, which have been cre­ated in a cot­tage style, of­fer­ing a calm­ing oa­sis in the heart of the city.

Built in 1908 and ex­tended and ren­o­vated in 2007, it is a spa­cious fam­ily prop­erty ex­tend­ing to around 4,000 sq ft, with five bed­rooms and three re­cep­tion rooms.

Ev­ery well-fin­ished room im­presses and the ad­di­tion of a mod­ern lux­ury kitchen with con­ser­va­tory-style fam­ily room is a real show stop­per at the heart of this spe­cial home.

This strik­ing room with its bright atrium-style roof has been beau­ti­fully de­signed, with re­pro­duc­tion pan­elling to blend in with the orig­i­nal house.

The kitchen, too, is state-ofthe-art and over­all, this home will wow this most discerning viewer.

Half-pan­elled walls in the hall­way are an in­di­ca­tion of the plethora of fea­tures which makes each room in­di­vid­ual.

The main liv­ing room is an ex­ten­sive space, where pride of place is given to a grand mar­ble fire­place which wouldn’t look out of place in a coun­try manor house. This room stretches 35 feet into a beau­ti­ful cir­cu­lar bay win­dow and is fin­ished with a solid wooden floor.

An el­e­gant din­ing room with orig­i­nal wood pan­elled walls also has a beau­ti­fully carved, wooden-pe­riod open fire­place.

No ex­pense has been spared in the de­sign and cre­ation of the lux­ury kitchen, which is lined on each side by large win­dows and an open­ing lead­ing to the fan­tas­tic fam­ily/con­ser­va­tory.

The white units are topped with black mar­ble and cen­tre to the room is a huge is­land. A large, bright red Aga cooker, with two gas rings and two dou­ble ovens, is set in a fea­ture re­cess with nat­u­ral wood man­tle and other ap­pli­ances in­clude an in­te­grated dish washer and pull-out twin larder fridge. There is a good-sized din­ing area and the room opens to the con­ser­va­tory.

This, with its atrium glass room, has been stylishly de­signed as a re­lax­ing fam­ily space and just off it are a study and a rear hall­way.

The house also has a fully-equipped util­ity room, with wood pan­elling and a cute cloak­room on the ground floor.

Up­stairs is ev­ery bit as gra­cious and im­pres­sive, start­ing on the beau­ti­ful land­ing, where the pe­riod wall pan­elling con­tin­ues and two orig­i­nal fan lights flood the space with light from above.

Each of the five bed­rooms of­fer incredible space and light, with large pic­ture win­dows and beau­ti­ful in­te­rior styling — all have orig­i­nal fire­places.

Bed­room one comes with a lux­ury en suite with cor­ner shower, with jets and half-pan­elled wooden walls.

There is a wash hand basin in the sec­ond bed­room and bed­room four, which opens to a su­perb bay win­dow, and is fit­ted with wardrobes and match­ing chest of draw­ers.

The main fam­ily bath­room is as op­u­lent as you would ex­pect and has a de­signer feel, with a cor­ner shower with jets and rain shower, a free-stand­ing bath, Adelhi sink and toi­let with high flush. An orig­i­nal fire­place adds a spe­cial touch to what is a gor­geous space.

Up­stairs also has a laun­dry room with a gran­ite work sur­face and sink which is plumbed for a wash­ing ma­chine. Out­side, there is a large garage with an elec­tric re­mote con­trol door.

Cast iron dou­ble elec­tric gates lead to a large pavior brick drive­way area to the front and side.

Pretty flower beds and trees pro­vide pri­vacy to the front of the prop­erty and at the back, there are ex­ten­sive lawns with a pond and rock­ery, again com­pletely se­cluded.

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