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On the market: Unique Belfast home designed in the 19th century

A six-bedroom detached home in South Belfast has gone on the market with a price tag of £1,750,000.

Designed at the end of the 19th century by one of Belfast’s most renowned architects, this listing offers a lucky purchaser the chance to own a slice of history.

The rear gardens are 51 Malone Park.

Nestled in the heart of BT9, this secluded Belfast property was the work of one of the most in-demand and prolific architects of the era. Originally from Canada, William Fennell began his career in architecture when the family moved back to Belfast. Examples of his work can be found throughout Northern Ireland, including the Mater Hospital in the north of the city.

In 1884, Fennell was responsible for the Gate Lodge at Antrim Castle. A couple of years later, his design led to the construction of All Saints Church in Belfast’s University Street.

In 1899, he also designed Cushendall Presbyterian Church.

The sun room at 51 Malone Park. This room overlooks the well-maintained rear garden.

Dating back to 1901, Nephin at 51 Malone Park was constructed at the height of Fennell’s career and his distinctive touches can be found throughout the magnificent property.

If the six bedrooms and two reception areas across three floors of period accommodation is not enough, you will also get a sun room which overlooks the stunning mature gardens, a leafy avenue that is accessed by a pillared entrance and the benefits of residing in one of Belfast’s most desirable locations.

The open plan kitchen and dining area at 51 Malone Park.

While this detached home offers private and secluded living, it is only a short walk from the bustling Lisburn Road, Malone Road, schools, parks, golf clubs and shopping facilities. There are also public transport links nearby, making it a great spot for working commuters.

Corniced ceilings, oak panelling, oak strip flooring and period fireplaces can be identified throughout the accommodation. This accommodation briefly includes an entrance porch, an oak panelled reception hall, cloakroom, boot room, utility room, separate formal reception rooms which include the sun room off the drawing room, an office and an open plan kitchen / dining room.

The bathroom interior at 51 Malone Park. Image used in the On the market: Unique Belfast home designed in the 19th century blog post.

Four bedrooms, ensuite shower room and a family bathroom are found on the first floor.

Two further bedrooms and a shower room can be found on the second floor.

The bedroom interior at 51 Malone Park. Image used in the On the market: Unique Belfast home designed in the 19th century blog post.

Externally, the property rests on an extensive and mature south facing site that contains well-manicured lawns, trees, shrubs, generous parking and dual entrance to a double garage.

The gardens at 51 Malone Park

Viewing is by appointment only through selling agent Simon Brien Residential. Interested parties can contact the agent using the contact form that is found on the Propertynews.com listing page.

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