The rear exterior at Legatirriff House. This image was taken in the evening which shows the extension lit up. Image used in the Grand design: Unique home in Upper Ballinderry blog post.
27 August 2020

Grand design: Unique home in Upper Ballinderry


This unique home in Upper Ballinderry fuses together traditional interiors with the ultra-contemporary, creating a property that will charm any viewer.

From the white-washed thatched cottage at the front, you enter into a marvellous modern extension that is made from glass and wood.

The rear exterior at Legatirriff House . This image shows the exterior of the extension which contains large windows that overlooks the country views.

Combining the old with the new, the two contrasting sections of this one-of-a-kind home merge together seamlessly, adding a level of luxury and enjoying the beautiful rural views that overlooks Lough Neagh.

Tucked away in landscaped grounds, this listed Georgian cottage is connected to the glass and oak sun room by two glazed links around a central courtyard.

The exterior of the modern conservatory in Legatirriff House. two glazed links connect the main house to the extension. This extension is made from wood and glass. Image used in the Grand design: Unique home in Upper Ballinderry blog post.

The original house dates back to the 1700s and is Grade 1 listed. In 2011, during the construction of the extension, the house was rethatched and lime rendered.

This property enjoys panoramic views over Lough Neagh which adds to the peace and tranquillity of the location. However, this listing is located only one mile from the A26 which leads to the M1, making it a perfect spot for working commuters.

Exterior of original cottage at Legatirriff House. This is a detached, two storey cottage with thatched roof. A floral arch and hedge separates the garden from the road. Image used in the Grand design: Unique home in Upper Ballinderry blog post.

The original charm of the cottage has been retained and is emitted through the window shutters, picture rail and a feature fireplace with wood burning stove. However, the interior has also been sympathetically updated to suit modern day living.

Moving inside and the interior briefly comprises of five bedrooms, a dressing room / nursery or study, three reception areas, two bathrooms and a downstairs WC.

The dining room is a beautiful area where the traditional cottage style aesthetic is combined with modern finishes. Original bi-folding doors are found in this room along with a stunning fireplace and cast-iron inset.

The lounge interior at Legatirriff House. This image features an original feature fireplace with wood burning stove.

The lounge features a wood burning stove with wooden mantelpiece, adding a touch of warmth to the room and making it the perfect space to relax.

A spacious and modern kitchen features a range of units that are finished with granite worktops. This area contains a range of integrated appliances which include a Bosch dishwasher, Hotpoint oven, Whirlpool induction hob and a Neff fridge / freezer.

The kitchen interior at Legatirriff House.

Solid oak doors open to the glazed hallway which links the oak and glazed sun room.

This modern space is undoubtedly the focal point of the home. There is vaulted and aluminium glazing which looks out over Lough Neagh and the countryside.

The sun room has plenty of sitting space as well as a dining area. There is also a Scan wood burning stove and bi-fold doors which provides access to the patio.

The interior of the conservatory at Legatirriff House. This extension is made from wood and glass and contains a vaulted ceiling. A wood burning stove is the focal point in the image.

Three beautifully presented bedrooms with tongue and grove ceilings are found on the first floor. There is an additional room which would make the perfect dressing room, study or home office. A family bathroom is also found on this floor.

A luxury feel is emitted from this family bathroom through the designer Kohrer vanity unit with granite worktop and splashback. This bathroom is a stunning room with a Bristan panelled bath, walk-in shower enclosure with drencher shower and a built-in vanity mirror.

Bedroom interior at Legatirriff House. This bedroom has wood panelled walls. Image used in the Grand design: Unique home in Upper Ballinderry blog post

A second hallway on the ground floor leads to a shower room and the fourth bedroom, from where stairs lead to the fifth bedroom.

The exterior is equally as jaw-dropping as the interior with a patio, pond and gardens that are landscaped with mature trees and wild flowers. A wood store and shed can be found in the garden. There is also parking available for multiple cars.

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