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by Stephanie Bell

You get a bit of a surprise when you step through the door of this fairly ordinary-looking bungalow in Lisburn.

From the outside it is like any standard family home but inside the owners have really stamped their mark on it.

With creative flair the interior oozes personality and although this house is in the heart of the city you get that lovely cosy cocoon-like ambience usually only found in rural country cottage style homes.

Wooden beams, natural wood flooring and exposed brick have transformed the main living areas and the kitchen into rooms with bespoke beauty and personality.

It also enjoys a lovely location in a quiet cul-de-sac, located just off Harmony Hill in Lambeg close to many leading schools such as Harmony Hill primary, Friends and Wallace grammar schools as well as having easy access to Lisburn city centre.

Inside is deceptively spacious and offers a bright living room, a modern fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area and four generous bedrooms.

A wooden floor and wooden cornicing in the hallway are the first signs of the attention to fine detail which gives this home so much charm.

The sheer size of the living room is a surprise and dual aspect windows flood what is a large yet cosy space with natural light.

The overall look is contemporary but with bags of character which is to be found in the natural solid wood floor, wooden ceiling beams and a gorgeous natural wood surround fireplace.

Another room with great space is the kitchen/diner which again has a warm, rustic look yet with a modern edge.

The kitchen area is beautifully designed with cream country style units topped with granite and a huge Aga range cooker set in a recess with a feature brick surround and wooden sleeper shelf.

There is a breakfast bar dividing the cooking area from what is a bright, formal dining room.

One of the four bedrooms is currently being used as a second living room with French doors opening onto the garden.

Like the rest of the house the bathroom is tastefully finished with modern feature tiling and the added luxuries of an attractive vanity unit and chrome towel radiator. Outside there is a large driveway and a detached garage plus a front garden in lawns with shrubs.

The back garden is low maintenance with paving and a raised decked area and timber fencing.

Location appeal: 8 Parkwood, Lambeg, Lisburn

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