Property: More than meets the eye on Lansdowne Road
Despite its traditional exterior, this detached family home on Antrim Road in Belfast offers a surprising and beautifully finished contemporary interior - perfectly designed to accommodate a family with space for entertaining.
The entrance hall is the first clue that there may be more to this property than initially one might expect.
A porcelain tiled floor leads the eye past the oak and glass staircase, and the feature curved wall, onto the bright open plan kitchen/family space.
Reconfigured around a centre island, this ultramodern kitchen flows into the extended living/dining space where double velux windows flood the room with natural light and patio doors connect the inside to the outside, where a further covered seating area and garden wait. And if the weather drives you indoors, to the front of the house there is a spacious yet very cosy lounge with solid wood floors that extends into a bay window and is warmly enhanced by wood burning stove.
Not ignoring the practicalities for family living, the ground floor accommodation also boasts a cloakroom and separate utility room.
It is on the first floor that you can truly appreciate the inspiring design of the very contemporary oak and glass staircase – the glass allows the natural light from the windows to filter through and flood the stairs and landing, whilst the use of oak adds warmth and a feeling of solidity, creating architecturally interesting angles that draw the eye.
Three of the four bedrooms and the recently refurbished and very modern family bathroom are on the first floor. The master bedroom includes a recently revamped and very stylish en suite shower room with feature Jack and Jill sink.
The fourth bedroom is on the second floor and with its solid wood floor, exposed brick wall and double velux windows is reminiscent of a contemporary New York loft style design.
It also has an en suite shower room.
The current owners of this property have succeeded in their efforts to combine artisan craftmanship with their flair for contemporary design whilst remaining respectful of the structure and its surrounding location.
In terms of location, it’s exceptionally placed for getting into Belfast, but also further north to reach the glorious tranquility of the open water and coastline, extending towards the Causeway Coastal route.
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