Belfast Telegraph

2.5 metre wide Northern Ireland house has £180k price tag

By Claire Williamson

Take a look inside this house which is just over 2.5m wide. What it may lack in size, it more than makes up in style.

This quirky Portrush property, on 87 Causeway Street, located on the desirable north coast, has only been on the market a couple of days but has already had offers of more than £180,000.

It’s understood the site of the house used to be an alleyway.

Then a couple of years ago, when the current owners found it, they saw the potential and transformed it into a stunning seaside three-bedroom townhouse.

Spread over three floors, a lot of thought has gone into this interesting property — to make the most out of the space and layout.

It has a kitchen, dining room/living area, outside shower and awning, family shower room and three bedrooms.

In addition, it has a small covered balcony section connected to the master bedroom and a snug area with sea views.

The space has been optimised with careful design — which was aided by the fact that its owner creates bespoke kitchens and furniture.

They built the kitchen to suit the property and built furniture to suit the unique shape.

The owners are looking at including the furnishings with the sale.

And those selling it believe it’s in an ideal location for either a tourist or home-maker.

To the left of the home is the Royal Portrush Golf Club — and, as it’s the home of The Open championship in 2019, it has made the location a property hotspot.

Managing director of Causeway Coast Sales Keith Walls, the letting agent for the house, said he feels it’s the perfect home — for holidays or everyday living.

“It’s perfect. It’s very easily run and only takes a fill of oil a year,” he said.

“It has a courtyard with a shower, for surfers or anything at the beach — it’s ideal.

“Upstairs, the master bedroom has an extension to the back, which has stunning views down the East Strand.”

Mr Walls said he was surprised when he first visited the unusual home, as he paid tribute to the clever design work, which makes the space feel much bigger.

“That was what surprised me, I see houses every day and I walked in to it and it blew me away actually, from that point of view,” he said.

“They put a lot of height into the ceiling at the back, which helps with the space.

“Also, the owner does bespoke kitchens, so they built the kitchen to suit the property and built the furniture to suit it.

“They will look at including the furnishings with the property because they are bespoke to it. The rooms are all good double rooms, none of them feel particularly small — it’s genius the way they did it.”

Mr Walls added: “It’s literally slap bang in the ideal location for anybody — golfers, surfers, holiday makers, or those wanting to go to The Ramore, you are within walking distance.”

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