STYLE FOR THE FAMILY IN BELFAST
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.