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Video: Tour of Edwardian Belfast homes transformed for modern family living

A dramatic redesign is set to transform these two East Belfast Edwardian homes to offer the ultimate in modern family living. Stephanie Bell reports...

In the ever trendy and leafy streets of East Belfast where property is at a premium these two handsome Edwardian semis are undergoing a dramatic refurbishment.

The aim for this project is to deliver high specification homes which will offer "the ultimate living experience".

The development is on the Upper Newtownards Road, just a stone's throw from the heart of Ballyhackamore, winner of the "Best place to live in Northern Ireland" award by The Sunday Times in 2018.

The area is also sought after for its excellent range of schools from nurseries through to top secondary schools.

It is known proud period properties and quiet leafy streets which offer the suburban idyll.

These two homes will blend the beauty of the original Edwardian character with all the benefits of a modern new build.

The focus is on creating an upmarket and contemporary home with attention to the fine details like sash-style windows and a Bangor blue slate roof.

The emphasis on the design inside has been on modern family living with the creation of large, bright, open spaces.

And there is an abundance of space with an open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, a separate dining room, formal lounge, five bedrooms, master with en suite and dressing room, a shower room and a luxury family bathroom.

All of the rooms benefit from generous Edwardian proportions and character features such as deep skirting, coving and picture railing.

The five bedrooms are located on the first and second floors, including the master with a considerable dressing room and en suite with walk in wet room.

There is also a family bathroom, with luxury freestanding bath, and shower rooms on each floor.

The kitchen is high spec solid wood, in-frame units painted in Farrow & Ball colours, with solid Calcatta worktops and a top of the range Fisher & Paykel range cooker with generous double oven, and a six ring gas burner.

Stunning finishing touches include Assinder & Crofts Special Works solid brass handles and knobs and there is a full height larder and a large island with USB charging points.

A separate utility will also be well kitted out.

Large floor to ceiling sliding glass doors open onto the garden.

The main lounge is an elegant space with feature fireplace and large bay window.

The properties will be presented turnkey with tiled flooring in the kitchen/dining/living area, bathrooms and ensuite with high quality carpets in the bedrooms, stairs and landing.

A new gas heating system and high efficiency boiler will be installed and the lounge will feature a wood burning stove.

The exterior will also be finished to a high standard with gravel driveway and granite cobble entrance, turfed lawns and a flagged patio at the back.

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