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Period 19th century property with a new dimension … Stephanie Bell reports

by Stephanie Bell

Published 07/05/2015

This handsome period home with modern touches dates back to the 1800s and is situated in a great location in Victoria Road, Holywood
This handsome period home with modern touches dates back to the 1800s and is situated in a great location in Victoria Road, Holywood
The open plan extension leads to a raised garden
The open plan kitchen/dining/family room with modern styling
The drawing room has a marble fireplace and twin Georgian windows

If you want to add a special new dimension to your home then this is how to do it.

The gorgeous extra living space created at the rear of this handsome period home adds an ultra contemporary element to a property that also perfectly captures the charm of a bygone era.

The best of both worlds can be enjoyed here with the uber-stylish new open plan extension complete with bi-fold glass wall which allows the room to merge with the outdoors.

Dating back to the 1800s, it is a handsome house from the outside and also has a great location in Holywood on the Victoria Road.

Inside you have an elegant period drawing room which opens to a formal dining area.

A door leads to the fabulous extension with modern kitchen, breakfast area and family room all opening on to a raised rear south-west facing terrace and gardens.

There is a side entrance to the property leading to a rear hallway and utility room and modern wet room with WC.

Four double bedrooms are located on the upper floors and on the first floor return is a recently fitted bathroom.

An entrance porch with stone tiled floor opens on to the reception hall - a long bright space with dado rail, decorative ceiling arch and stone tiled floor.

You can enjoy the grandeur of the original property in the beautiful drawing room which is elegant in styling and has a lovely marble fireplace, corniced ceiling and two bright Georgian-style windows with shutters.

Through to the dining room and a wall of built in bookcases adds character in a room which is spacious enough to comfortably hold a dining table for eight to 10 people.

You then step through to the new open plan kitchen/dining/family room where as well as the modern styling you get a great sense of space and light which falls from a ceiling window and a wall of glass.

The way this room opens to and merges with the outside is just wonderful. The kitchen is in contemporary high gloss white with a mixture of granite and solid beech work surfaces. It comes with a Bosch 5 ring gas hob, double oven and dishwasher.

There is also a large and modern breakfast bar which seats five. This opens onto the family room which has a feature contemporary cast iron wood burning stove in front of that amazing concertina glass wall.

The ceiling window is remote control and has remote control blinds.

Off the kitchen is a handy storage room with large built in cupboards, a modern wet room and utility area.

Upstairs the recently installed bathroom is also contemporary in style finished with striking mosaic tiles and fitted with a white panelled deep filled bath, fully tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC.

The bedrooms are all pristine, boasting some period features and one is fitted with an excellent range of robes.

Outside this house delights even further. A front driveway leads to a shared parking area.

At the back is a south facing garden with that beautiful quarry tiled patio area, lawns and lots of mature shrubs and trees.


Featured Property: 61 Victoria Road, Holywood

Belfast Telegraph

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