Sit­ting Pretty


Belfast Telegraph - Propertynews - - Front Page -

SIT­TING proud on one of Belfast’s most fa­mous streets this beau­ti­ful sand­stone semi de­tached gen­tle­man’s res­i­dence comes with a rich his­tory dat­ing back to 1877.

Leafy Cyprus Av­enue was im­mor­talised in an early hit song by Van Mor­ri­son who was struck as a boy by the beauty of the homes in this tree lined street.

Now a con­ser­va­tion area, it is home to some of the city’s most strik­ing Vic­to­rian and Ed­war­dian prop­er­ties.

Num­ber 2 was designed by ar­chi­tects Young and Mcken­zie, and forms a part of two pairs of semi de­tached res­i­dences known as Plevna Vil­las.

As you would ex­pect the inside is full of char­ac­ter and team­ing with orig­i­nal fea­tures.

It is a spa­cious prop­erty with three re­cep­tion rooms and five bed­rooms.

It also en­joys a size­able south fac­ing ma­ture site with de­light­ful gardens to the front and side.

Unusu­ally in its 141 year his­tory this home has had just four own­ers who have en­joyed its unique qual­i­ties.

As soon as you step inside the front door you can see straight away the pe­riod ar­chi­tec­ture which makes this house so spe­cial.

The hall­way fea­tures orig­i­nal cor­nic­ing, a pic­ture rail and part wood pan­elled walls with a mir­ror in­set and built in cup­boards.

There is a mod­ern down­stairs shower room with van­ity unit and PVC pan­elled walls.

The first re­cep­tion room will charm you with its ma­ture out­look and fine fin­ishes. There is a semi solid oak wooden floor and a lovely ma­hogany fire­place with gran­ite hearth and open fire.

This fam­ily room leads di­rectly into the kitchen which is a spa­cious and bright room with am­ple din­ing space and mod­ern units. The ori­gins of the house per­me­ate this room too with lovely wood pan­elled walls.

The kitchen comes with an in­te­grated four ring ce­ramic hob and high level dou­ble oven.

There is also a util­ity area.

The liv­ing room is an el­e­gant space open­ing into a bay win­dow with high cor­niced ceil­ings and a rose, plus a gor­geous mar­ble fire­place with open fire.

There is also a draw­ing room with or­nate cor­nic­ing and a fea­ture glass block wall, plus built in cup­boards.

On the first floor the fam­ily bath­room is mod­ern and stylish with a van­ity unit, chrome heated towel rail and pan­elled bath.

There are five bright bed­rooms, one of which is be­ing used as a study.

Out­side a sweep­ing drive­way with gen­er­ous park­ing leads to a de­tached tim­ber garage.

The gardens are in lawn to the front and side with bound­ary hedg­ing, flowerbeds, shrubs, ma­ture trees and raised flowerbeds. There is also a court­yard with out­build­ings pro­vid­ing ex­cel­lent stor­age.

Don’t miss our ex­clu­sive vir­tual video tour of this prop­erty at www.belfast­tele­

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