House of Beauty
Enjoy seclusion in this neo -classical home of great styles... Stephanie Bell reports
There is a lovely laid back beauty to this stunning neo-classical style mansion house in Belfast's leafy Malone area.
Built in 1925 by renowned architects Blackwood and Jury, the house also has a cool New England vibe with its pretty wood shuttered windows and clean architectural lines.
Driving down Broomhill Park you wouldn't even know this house was there as it enjoys a very private site on this prestigious street.
Inside original features abound and the decor reflects the clean lines of the exterior with a lovely soothing palate of whites and neutrals beautifully set off with bold splashes of colour adding even more personality to this fantastic home.
It is a spacious family home with five bedrooms, master with en suite bathroom and dressing room, and all three reception rooms open onto a patio at the back for easy summer al fresco dining.
You step through a columned entrance porch into a Georgian style hallway which is filled with original futures.
Off the hall, the soothing drawing room enjoys a pleasant dual aspect with Georgian style sliding sash windows looking out on both the south and east sides.
There is another elegant south facing living room which opens into a semi-circular bay window and this room also has a fireplace and a French door opening to the delightful back patio and gardens.
The huge, bright kitchen has a modern designer feel. Units have been kept low which together with white walls open the space up.
As well as white units there is a large island unit with granite worktop and integrated dishwasher. This charming space has a contemporary hole in wall fireplace with granite hearth and exposed floor boards.
A long dining room with Georgian panelled built-in cupboards painted in a bright purple is a perfect entertaining space.
This exquisite room is calling out for friends to come round and visit. It also has the feel of the original era of the property when it was etiquette in big houses for all meals to be served in the dining room.
The ground floor also boasts a walk-in pantry and a laundry room with original Belfast sink and a range of built-in cupboards.
Upstairs three Georgian sliding sash windows and a feature semi-circular bay ensure natural light fills the large landing.
The decor in all bedrooms is again cool and contemporary with that lovely soothing vibe which seems to be an integral part of this very special home.
The luxurious master has dual aspect windows overlooking the garden and a working fireplace you can imagine lighting on a cold winter's night.
There is a huge walk in dressing room which would do the most fashion conscious couple proud as it has all the bespoke hanging space, pull-out drawers and shoe trays you could need.
A spacious en suite has a panelled bath with Triton shower, ceramic tiled floor and bath surround, a pedestal wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
The house has an upper level with a floored storage room with a Velux window.
Outside the gardens are enchanting with paved paths cutting through the lawns and mature trees and shrubbery. There is also a lovely summer house and a detached garage.
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