Thelma is a timeless Dunmurry classic
There’s a great mystique about 17 The Green in Dunmurry - the sort that’s filled with wonderment fitting for its fairytale-like appearance.
And like the houses from your favourite bed time story, this one isn’t just bricks and mortar - it contains charm, character and dreams forged over generations that have been finely etched into its grand features.
With so much personality, the south Belfast property acquired the name “Thelma” at an early stage of its incarnation over a century ago, and retains the name to this very day.
Nobody knows if it was named after a person, a character from a story or just simply given a name because its graceful beauty demanded one.
The creation of the legend of Thelma came at an interesting juncture in Dunmurry’s history.
According to the census, the population of Dunmurry midway through the 19th century was several hundred people. With a growing population and enterprise throughout the area, location became key.
The landscape was quickly changing and the historical linen bleaching green made way for Thelma after the well known Dunwoody family laid the foundations for the house in 1908.
Some things never change though.
The layout of 13 rooms is the same as the day it was built. It has also retained many of its original features, such as stained glass and leaded windows and cornicing.
And, just as it was then, the area continues to be highly sought after.
Now The Green’s oldest property, which has been in the same ownership since 1975, Thelma has an enchanting and captivating quality the moment you set foot on her grounds. The rich, green terrain surrounded by shrubs and a variety of trees reveals a vast family home nestled among its splendid greenery.
Inside, three spacious reception rooms and five bedrooms visually impress, while its lounge and living room with feature fireplace and bay window offer unparalleled comfort, particularly in the long wind-swept nights of winter.
As historically rich The Green’s oldest property is, it keeps up with the practicalities of modern living by possessing a detached garage, an office and a kitchen which encourages endless creativity.
It also allows you to indulge, with a large games room offering enough capacity for a snooker table. The sound of 15 reds being racked up for another frame will sound even sweeter in your own home.
Sitting on delightful mature gardens with well stocked flower beds, you could be anywhere - but you are somewhere that continually rewards.
Thelma will nurture you inside and lends a hand to enriching your life outside, as the house is within close proximity to the M1, leading schools and shops.
The story behind The Green is one that gets better over time, and just like the classics, you will not want it to end.
For more information please call Templeton Robinson on 028 9066 3030.