SPACIOUSNESS AND QUIRKY STYLE WITH VIEWS TO THE ANTRIM HILLS
A home with bags of style… Stephanie Bell reports
A SURPRISING amount of space and quirky designer style greets you inside this striking Belfast bungalow.
It is a really interesting home which is beautifully presented with heaps of room for a growing family.
It sits on Belfast’s Denorrton Park which is well renowned for quality architecture and its leafy surroundings as well as being close to the vibrant villages of Belmont and Ballyhackamore.
The heart of the house is the superb open plan kitchen with feature vaulted ceiling which opens into a sun room where there is a beautiful outlook to the back garden and the Antrim Hills.
There are two additional reception rooms, four bedrooms and a luxurious recently installed bathroom.
A veranda covered entrance porch opens into the reception hall where the features which give this house such personality begin with a lovely reclaimed herringbone wooden floor and striking period feature fireplace. There is a corniced ceiling and a rose and picture rail adding even more character.
The drawing room is a great size and has dual aspect windows and a bay and another really lovely fireplace with cast iron inset.
Glazed double doors open to the stunning kitchen. This room has been designed with great thought and flair in a rustic style with solid oak units and work surfaces with a big Aga cooker as a focal point set in a tiled recess with brick overhead and mantel shelf. There is a built in breakfast bar in solid oak and a Belfast jaw box sink with rustic mixer taps.
Exposed strip wood flooring and a glorious vaulted ceiling complete the look.
Double oak glazed doors open to a patio garden and an archway leads into a fabulous window lined living room/sun room.
This room also has a vaulted ceiling and dual aspect windows with great views over Belfast. An exposed brick wall and strip wood flooring continue the rustic them although the overall feeling is contemporary.
There is also a cosy snug with a cast iron wood burning stove set in a feature floor to ceiling brick recess.
The bedrooms also have lots of charm and the first one is finished with a solid oak floor and has a built in wardrobe while the second has a stripped and treated wood floor and a bay window.
The remaining two bedrooms have build in solid oak wardrobes and one has a lovely feature exposed brick wall.
There is a wet room on the first floor and a stylish modern bathroom on the ground floor.
Outside at the back is a large family garden laid in lawns with a raised patio and mature trees, shrubs, a strawberry patch and garden shed, plus wonderful views across Belfast to the Antrim Hills at the back. There is plenty of off street parking at the front with a garden laid in loose stone and lawn.
Another bonus with the property is two basement storage rooms.