HomeFinder Property of the Week - 5 Cambourne Park, Malone, Belfast
This imposing period property in Malone has recently been extensively renovated and skilfully styled to give it a cool, contemporary edge.
The new finishes are of the best quality making this a luxurious family home.
It sits on a generous site in the highly sought after, tree-lined Cambourne Park, and was designed in the 1930s by renowned Belfast architect Thomas Houston, and built by Alexander McDowell.
Properties of this era have become synonymous with high quality construction and generous proportions, and this one is a prime example of both.
Inside, it offers a spacious layout suitable for a number of different family requirements with accommodation which includes a reception hall, cloakroom with WC, drawing room, dining room, living room, kitchen with casual dining area, utility room, five bedrooms, two with en suites, and a family bathroom.
There is a real feel of prestige inside and out where electric gates open to a driveway which cuts through gardens laid in lawns, to a large parking area.
At the back of the property there is a lovely paved patio area which leads to a generous garden, again with extensive lawns which are bordered with mature trees and shrubs.
Sitting in one of south Belfast's most popular neighbourhoods it is also within range of excellent schools and recreational amenities.
An open entrance porch leads into the hallway where a natural solid oak floor and matching oak architraves give an immediate sense of the rich finishes which are found throughout this gorgeous home.
There is a cloakroom with a modern white suite and finished with designer Geberit tiled walls and floors just off the hallway.
The drawing room is a huge, bright and open space with a real contemporary vibe. Original features compliment the recent renovations - there's a lovely corniced ceiling with the addition of low voltage lighting, and there is also a recessed dog grate gas fire with granite hearth.
A family snug is another stylish space with fabulous cornicing and a hardwood floor.
The heart of this elegant family home is the show-stopping kitchen/living/dining room where everyone can congregate for eating and relaxing.
Again created with an eye for modern style, black-framed folding floor to ceiling doors are a great feature opening onto the back patio and flooding the dining area with light.
The living area has its own unique feature with a hole in the wall feature gas fire. The kitchen from Parks features contemporary high gloss units with granite work surfaces and a full range of top appliances including a Neff five-ring touch screen hob, integrated oven, plate warmer, microwave, Miele coffee machine and dish washer.
There is a rear hallway with access to the back garden, and a utility room which is fitted with low level units and a sink, and which is plumbed for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Upstairs and the bedrooms all offer a wonderful sense of space and again the styling is up-to-the-minute.
The master comes with an indulgent wet room with low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
Two of the remaining four bedrooms are nicely fitted with vanity units with wash hand basins and another has a newly installed en suite shower room.
The family bathroom is another cutting-edge space with a fully tiled shower cubicle, a modern vanity unit with sink and a chrome heated towel rail.
The beautiful outdoors has been recently landscaped and there is an attached gorge.