Arts & Crafts Gem in South Belfast
If you love period details this detached house in the sought after Malone Road area of Belfast is worth a closer look. Its Arts & Craft style has been lauded by Dr Paul Larmour an architectural heritage expert who studied at Queen’s University.
Located in one of South Belfast’s most desirable tree lined streets, JP Rush designed Rushmount House in 1931. He designed it as a ‘Butterfly Plan’ property with the wings of the house set at an angle.
Many of the original features have remained since the thirties such as fireplaces, cornicing and leaded windows. The detached house is on an a secluded site surrounded with large gardens that catch the sun throughout the day.
Outside there is a parking space for several cars and a turning space lit by antique style lights. Top preparatory and grammar schools as well as shops and restaurants can easily be reached on foot.
An impressive front entrance leads into a welcoming wood-paneled hallway with a solid oak floor. The original features have been highlighted by up to date modern decor throughout the home.
There are 5 reception rooms on the ground floor including a lounge, dining room and sitting room. Upstairs there are five bedrooms and two family bathrooms and a reading room to escape to for some peace and quiet.
The lounge is comfortable and with lots of room for family and friends with a leaded bay window and mahogany fireplace. It’s original ceiling rose and cornices add to the period charm.
The formal dining room has that touch of thirties glamour with a mahogany and marble fireplace, oak flooring and built-in shelves.
The galley kitchen is light and airy with granite worktops and white units. The kitchen opens up into the orangery where there is a less formal dining area overlooking a sun terrace. There is also a snug off the kitchen and orangery if you fancy a rest after dinner!
Last but not least on the ground floor is the large modern family room featuring a sloping glass ceiling.
Upstairs is the reading room which is part of the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has a walnut floor, wash hand basin and built-in wardrobes. There are a further 4 bedrooms and 2 family bathrooms on the first floor. One of bathrooms features a jacuzzi bath, bidet and large corner shower.
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