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This attractive Georgian-style luxury home has been designed by renowned architect Des Ewing to cater for the modern family. Stephanie Bell reports...
Designed by renowned local architect Des Ewing, this imposing house stands proud in leafy Cairnburn Road opposite Belmont Park in Belfast.
The house sits on the edge of a delightful collection of traditional rectory style homes with walled gardens.
With its red brick exterior and beautifully proportioned sash windows, the Georgian style of the property fits in perfectly with the character of the area.
Inside, there is around 4,000 square foot of spacious and bright accommodation spread over three floors with a superb open plan kitchen/living/dining room at the heart of the house.
There are three reception rooms including the dining area off the kitchen which opens into the beautifully sheltered rear garden.
The first floor has four bedrooms and there are a further two bedrooms (or a studio, study or home office) on the second floor.
The house has three bathrooms and a cloakroom on the ground floor.
Luxury finishes can be found throughout and the ground floor benefits from under floor heating and there is also a Beam Central Vacuum system.
The area is well renowned for a superb provision of primary and senior schools including Campbell College, Sullivan, Strathearn and Bloomfield, all within close proximity as well as easy access to the City, George Best Airport or the M3 motorway network.
The house sits in maturing landscaped gardens and the entrance is impressive with steps leading up to the front door which has an arch fanlight and side panels.
The glazed entrance fills the hallway with light and it is finished with a ceramic tiled floor. It has a cloaks cupboard for storing all your outdoor wear.
You enter into a wonderful elegant drawing room where pride of place is given to a magnificent period style cast iron fireplace with oak surround and gas fire. Ornate cornicing adds to the period style of this lovely room.
There is also a formal dining room finished with a ceramic tiled floor, corniced ceiling and two windows which create a lovely bright space to dine with friends or family.
There is a ground floor cloakroom and double doors lead into the huge open plan kitchen/living/dining room.
The amazing proportions of this room strikes you first and the styling is superb with beautiful natural oak wood units which have been well thought out and designed.
Two built in matching window seats are another lovely feature and there is also a central island unit with polished granite work surface.
A cream Aga cooker takes centre stage in the kitchen and there is also a built in dishwasher and a four ring gas hob.
Different flooring has been cleverly used to define the different spaces with solid wood in the kitchen area and polished wood in the living area.
French doors lead out onto the garden.
There is also a rear hallway leading to a boiler room and a good sized, well equipped utility room.
The bedrooms are all fresh and modern and the master comes with a walk in wardrobe and luxurious en suite with roll top ball and claw foot bath and a full tiled shower cubicle with rain shower.
Two of the remaining five bedrooms have built in slide robes.
There is a family bathroom on the first floor and a shower room on the second.
Outside the house there is a double garage with access to a roof space.
The property is entered via remote control gates leading to a driveway with parking for several cars. There is a front lawn with mature trees and a generous garden at the back with paved pathways cutting through the lawn and raised shrub beds. There is also a barbeuyqe area.
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