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This stunning Arts & Crafts style home boasts many fine features and luxury touches while enjoying a private and mature setting in BT9. Stephanie Bell reports…

The leafy Malone area of Belfast is renowned for its beautiful architectural houses and they don't come any finer than this much admired Arts and Crafts style detached family home.

Built in 1926, and designed by renowned architect Anthony Lucy, it sits in a conservation area and has a wonderful mature and private setting.

The location here is unrivalled. As well as the peace of this sought after part of suburbia comes easy convenience to all that's happening on the busy Lisburn Road as well access to some of the best schools.

This charming house sits on a lovely site of a third of an acre backing onto playing fields with wonderful gardens which mostly benefit from the afternoon sun.

The property has been restored and extended to an exceptional standard with the rosemary tiled roof replaced and the addition of cavity wall insulation.

Inside is generous, exquisitely finished family accommodation as well as a large two bedroom annex with its own front door.

The house still oozes lots of original character and has been tastefully updated and maintained with an extension added in 2010 to create a modern open plan kitchen/living/dining room which overlooks the gardens.

There is also a formal drawing room which opens to a sun room, a dining room, study, utility room, two ground floor cloakrooms, five bedrooms, master with en suite and French doors opening to a terrace and another upper floor bedroom with en suite bathroom and access to a balcony.

There is even more space in the garage which has a first floor area perfect as a home office with a play area.

Twin remote controlled gates and an electric pedestrian gate open onto a paved driveway with generous parking.

Hedging and mature trees screen the house from the main road and add to its charming exterior.

An entrance porch leads into the lovely hallway where you will find the first of many quaint features with wood panelling, an original fireplace and lovely staircase rising to the first floor.

There is a visitor's cloakroom off the hallway with ornate corner sink unit and wood panelled walls with separate WC.

The drawing room is an elegant light-filled space with a wonderful inglenook hand carved limestone fireplace and rich Rock Maple reclaimed parquet flooring.

It opens into a delightful sun room with the same attractive flooring and French doors leading to the gardens.

The study also has an original fireplace as does the dining room which features a window seat and more of that superb parquet flooring.

There is a cosy family room with an antique mahogany fireplace with multi-fuel Rembrandt stove with back boiler and a fabulous dresser by Design House.

This opens nicely into the modern kitchen/living/dining room which has been designed with a vaulted ceiling and feature roof light and lovely floor to ceiling windows with French doors opening onto the gardens.

The hardwood hand painted units with granite worktops feature display units by Design House and there is a central island unit and breakfast bar.

A recess houses an Aga cooker and there is an integrated Bosch dishwasher, a Neff electric two ring hob as well as a gas two ring hob.

The dining and living areas are bright with a wall of full length floor to ceiling windows and a vaulted ceiling with a stunning stained glass window featuring a hand painted circular scene of Mount Stewart.

An antique fireplace with reclaimed brick recess and slate hearth houses a multi-fuel stove.

The utility is well equipped with units and has an integrated double Neff cooker and is finished with a marble floor.

There is a family cloakroom also with marble floor and stained glass window.

A side entrance leads to another hallway with wine storage and cloak cupboards with another stained glass window.

Even the garage which is accessed off the living/dining area has been given attention with a utility area at the back with a Blue limestone floor and stairs leading up to the first floor office which has a stained glass window and maple floor.

The bedrooms are all beautifully finished as are the bathrooms and en suites.

The master is a serene space with a feature stained glass window and French doors opening to a magnificent south facing terrace with glass balustrade.

The en suite is pure luxury with mahogany panel bath and matching vanity unit, a bidet, gold plated taps and a marble floor.

Each of the bedrooms have their own rich features with built in wardrobes or vanity units and bedroom four and five come with en suites.

Bedroom five also has French doors opening onto a balcony.

There is also a luxurious family bathroom with panel bath, bidet, marble floor and gold plated taps.

The annex is high spec too and comes with an entrance hall with stained glass window, a kitchen/living room with folding doors opening to the garden, an upstairs with dressing area, two bedrooms and a luxury shower room.

This property continues to delight outside where there is a detached garden room which is fully insulated with a Blue limestone floor and French doors.

The gardens at the rear are magnificent with lawns, raised beds and patio areas in blue limestone with various seating areas with bespoke marble and slate seating. There are outdoor electric socket and water taps for easy summer entertaining.

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