11 November 2016

Tasteful Transformation – 18 Rathgar Street, Lisburn Road, Belfast


VICTORIAN BEAUTY Historical home with a modern twist.

This Grade A2 listed terrace has been given a first class interior remodel and upgrade transforming it into a chic and very individual family home.

Rathgar Street links the quaint cottages of Great Northern Street to the vibrant Lisburn Road and Number 18 is part of a unique terrace known for its architectural beauty which includes stunning Arts & Crafts style stained glass panels and front window.

This is one of the most sought after residential locations in the city, offering a tranquil setting close to the many amenities of the trendy Lisburn Road.

The house itself is quite special inside and offers lots of family living space set over three floors with four bedrooms, one with en suite shower room and a vast and beautifully appointed open plan kitchen, living and dining room, plus an elegant first floor lounge.

A lovely addition is a sizeable south facing roof terrace on the first floor.

The ground floor has been opened up into one bright and spacious family area and while the overall feel is of today the original features still stand out and give the property unique character.

The stained glass window makes a superb period statement in the dining area which can be separated from the lounge with folding doors.

A feature gas fire stove and solid ash flooring with integrated shelving for books and media equipment all make the living space functional and attractive.

This opens into a beautiful modern kitchen where pops of yellow work well with white and grey to create a very up-to-the-minute look.

High gloss yellow cupboards on an island unit and one wall stand out against white units and this chic cooking area is further enhanced with a glass sky light on the ceiling.

The appliances are cleverly built in, most at eye level and include a microwave, coffee machines, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, oven, gas hob and bespoke basins with pull out spray tap.

Double mahogany doors open to the rear. Upstairs and you can escape the hustle and bustle of family life in an elegant and spacious drawing room which is finished with a warm maple floor and features a period cast iron fireplace with gas fire and ornate cornicing.

The bedrooms are all stylishly finished and a bonus on this floor is the private roof terrace which is completely enclosed on three sides and in direct line of the sun during fine weather.

Also on the first floor are a bedroom and a modern shower room with tiled vanity unit supporting a large ceramic basin complimented by a Victorian style heated towel rail.

On the second floor is the spacious master bedroom which comes with its own luxury en suite shower room, plus two more bedrooms and an airing cupboard with a Victorian clothes drying rack operated by pulleys.

A slingsby ladder offers access to a floored roof space.

18 Rathgar Street, Lisburn Road, Belfast – view this property on our website
UPS Estate Agents, tel 90661929

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