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Period remodeling 16 Ardenlee Avenue

A recent remodel has transformed this fine period Belfast property into a stylish high end home with many beautiful original features. Stephanie Bell reports…

Restored period charm

This beautiful period property has been transformed into a modern family home with some sumptuous finishes. The accommodation is set over three floors and many original features have been retained while up-to-the-minute luxuries have been added. The spacious home has a new kitchen, two reception rooms, both with original cornicing and matching ceiling rose.

There is also a utility, family bathroom, five bedrooms, two with en suites plus the master has a walk in dressing room and a luggage room. The house sits in a leafy street just off Belfast’s popular Ravenhill Road, close a range of top schools. The detail inside is very impressive and you step from an entrance porch with its original tiled floor to a bright and modern hallway, again with many original features such as cornicing, ceiling rose and stained glass window, plus a lovely herringbone style floor.

Chic designer feel

The lounge has a chic designer feel and is a large space with a bay window and attractive stone fireplace with granite hearth. Much thought has gone into the kitchen/breakfast room where granite work surfaces top white modern units and the centrepiece is a large six ring stove style cooker set in an ornate recess. There is an integrated washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and wine cooler fridge.

A central island also serves as a breakfast bar and lovely herringbone wooden flooring adds a warm, rich finish to this bright room. The dining room is another soothing reception space with original coving and ceiling rose, wooden herringbone floor and two sets of double doors leading to back gardens. There is a downstairs cloakroom and on the first floor, a well equipped and plumbed utility room.

Modern design with natural finishes

The bathrooms are all new with a modern design feel and the main family bathroom comes with a panel bath, corner shower cubical and modern twin’s sinks. The master is another beautiful room with a natural stone fireplace, a very stylish walk in dressing room and an en suite shower room. On the top floor, bedroom four also comes with an en suite and bedroom five has a cast iron fireplace and a dressing room. The house sits behind a mature hedge with gates leading onto a tarmac driveway. There is a lawn to the front and back with a paved patio in the secluded back garden. There are also two garden stores.

WHERE: 16 Ardenlee Avenue, Belfast

HOW MUCH: Offers Over £550,000

WHO TO CONTACT: GOC Estate Agents, tel 90662366