Video: Through the keyhole glimpse inside period gem on Bangor's Princetown Road
The spectacular views of Belfast Lough from this period home in Bangor will leave you enthralled ... Stephanie Bell reports
The charm of early 20th century architecture is combined with modern standards in this impressive period Bangor home.
Outside you get a very favourable feel for what is a handsome home sitting on an elevated site offering soothing sea views in the sought after Bangor West area.
Several rows of steps lead up to the double solid wood front door and once across the threshold, the bright hall gives an immediate sense of the high standards of modern finish achieved during a recent major refurbishment.
The house was built around 1904 and while undergoing renovation the current owners were sensitive to its origins so that it still exudes the warmth and character associated with properties built in that era.
And while the presentation of the house and its internal layout has been greatly enhanced by the refurb, the all important ground work such as plumbing, electrics and a new roof has also been taken care off.
This included installing charming new period style windows with double glazing and thermal toughened glass.
The house offers heaps of space with three reception rooms and four bedrooms, and whether you are starting a family or expanding your brood there is more than enough room for everyone here.
Family living will no doubt evolve around the luxury kitchen with casual dining and living areas which opens to a patio and the garden.
Location is another draw of this superb semi and again for families it is convenient to leading primary and senior schools in the area, as well as Bangor's town centre.
A quaint entrance porch opens to the bright, modern hallway where a warm cherry wood solid floor gives a sense of quality along with feature floor lighting.
The dining room harks back to the origins of the property with corniced ceiling and picture rail and a wonderful fireplace with carved wood surround.
Double doors open from here onto the kitchen.
This bright modern room is a real delight and has been finished with exceptional taste, right down to the feature radiators and the choice of limestone flooring.
The walnut units are topped with granite and there is a central island, also with granite work surface, and twin sinks plus an integrated Bosch dishwasher.
A raised breakfast bar in solid wood is another superb feature and away from the work area is a bright living space with a cast iron multi-fuel stove and a dining area with double doors opening onto the garden.
The drawing room is an elegant space with bay window and solid cherry wood floor, corniced ceiling and carved wood surround fireplace, and enjoys excellent views of Belfast Lough.
There is also a beautiful contemporary family room with a bay window and carved wood surround fireplace.
A cloakroom with WC and a well kitted out utility, both with limestone floors, complete the extensive ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs and the beauty of the original house abound with fireplaces in every room including the bathroom.
The overall feeling upstairs though is contemporary and bright with lots of good taste and fine finishes.
There is a cloakroom with solid wood flooring and tongue and groove ceiling, plus a shower room with limestone floor, in addition to a gorgeous bathroom.
The bathroom has a freestanding bath with mixer taps and is wonderfully styled with a limestone floor and cast iron fireplace.
The master bedroom is lovely sanctuary with Lough views from its large bay window, a marble fireplace and an en suite dressing room.
As well as four bedrooms, there is access via a Slingsby ladder to a roof space which has been fully floored and has Velux windows, light, power and a TV point.
Outside is just as impressive with a pebbled driveway with ample parking and turning area.
There is a patio with lighting which takes full advantage of the Lough views and a large front garden in lawn with lots of mature shrubs and plants.
97 Princetown Road, Bangor
Offers around £440,000
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