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Property: A beautiful period home with a wonderfully modern twist in south Belfast

Beulah-Anne Sinton

There’s no denying that south Belfast is peppered with beautiful period homes. Here in the tree lined avenues of BT9 charming red bricks, fairytale bay windows and delicate cherry blossom trees are as standard helping to ensure that this area remains one of the most desirable postcodes in Northern Ireland for generations to come. 

The area’s popularity and appeal needs no introduction and not many would turn down the prospect of living here. 

However fans of contemporary design and modern, carefree living might shiver at the prospect of an older build - even if it is in an area that they love - fearing that it might need bringing into the 21st century with renovations and extensions suitable for busy family life.

This property at 71 Marlborough Park South, just off the Malone Road, is a fine example of a property that strikes the balance between the beautiful old and the convenient new just right.

It enjoys all the wonderful charm of a period build but has been sympathetically renovated and extended leaving its prospective buyer, and we anticipate that interest will be high, nothing to do but simply move in and start enjoying all the benefits of setting up home in this area.

It is a six bedroom property offering bright and spacious open plan living. Through this inviting pillar box red door, lies a treasure trove of curiosity and thoughtful design. Take a step back in time and marvel at the original tiles and cornice celling. The drawing room and lounge are exquisite spaces flooded with natural light and beautiful fireplaces for extra warmth if desired. 

However it is the open plan kitchen/living and dining area that will strike a chord with all fans of design. Easily befitting of any episode of Grand Designs, this is a truly wonderful space offering a raised fitted kitchen - including an AGA range - with recessed spotlighting and beautiful tiling. Step down into the den and dining area which offers lots of natural light courtesy of Vexlux skylights and of course, patio doors to the beautiful rear garden. More about that later. Meanwhile exposed timber beams add a wonderful earthy element to this otherwise very modern space. 

Upstairs six bedrooms are generously sized with lots of intricacies such as wooden floors, fireplaces and skylights adding to each one’s own individual style. 

Outside there’s lots of space for parking with your driveway tucked away neatly behind a beautiful stone wall and iron pedestrian gate. There’s also a spacious garage/garden store with front and rear access. A beautiful enclosed south facing garden is meanwhile perfect for an early summer barbecue with its paved spaces and of course, easy access to the main house. We’ll happily toast to that. 

You really do need to book a viewing to discover all that this exciting property has to offer but a quick check of Google Maps will show you how you are within the catchment areas of leading primary and grammar schools along with excellent sports and leisure facilities. You are also mere minutes away from all the parks, shops, cafes and restaurants of the vibrant Lisburn Road.

What is this property’s unique selling point? There really are too many to mention.

To see for yourself contact Fetherston Clements Estate Agents today on 028 9066 111.

Offers in the region of £650,000. 

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