2 June 2015

Victorian Grace


Designed by the architect Thomas Jackson for his son Anthony there was no stinting on the fine features when this beautiful Victorian family home was built in 1880.

It has been modernised over the past 20 years to create flexible accommodation to suit today’s family and offers endless accommodation with seven bedrooms and three bathrooms.

An impressive property it also sits in a prime location at the Lisburn Road end of Derryvolgie Avenue making it convenient to local shops and the city centre.

It is a big and very beautiful period house. On the ground floor there is an extra large dining room, a study with built-in bookcases and adjoining WC, drawing room, a craftsman-made kitchen, family room opening onto a terrace and a utility room.

Upstairs on the first floor is a family bathroom, four well-proportioned bedrooms with a drying room and separate WC and from the spacious first floor landing, a staircase leads to an upper level with three further bedrooms and a shower room and box room.

As well as ornature cornicing, picture windows and fireplaces throughout, the gorgeous period detail includes wooden framed sash windows in the front rooms, and wooden framed casement windows with double glazing in the kitchen and adjacent rooms.

The dining room is to the manor born with its intricate cornicing, decorative archway, beautiful ceiling rose, bay window and a wonderful oversized marble fireplace.

The same original details and another large marble fireplace gives an elegant feel to the lovely drawing room.

The family room has an unusual semi circle feature glass wall with a French door leading to a veranda and even more light floods this quaint space from Velux windows above. The kitchen has an oil fired Aga range and pine cupboards with bespoke dresser display units and a Belfast sink.

Upstairs the bedrooms all have beautiful fireplaces and fine period features.

There is a bathroom with an original cast iron bath complete with shower surround, plus a modern bathroom and shower room.

The house sits in spacious, mature grounds with a terrace at the back overlooking a huge, secluded lawn area. There is a driveway with parking at the front with gardens planted with flowers and shrubs. Secure double gates open to the driveway and there is an attached garage with carport.

Location appeal:  8 Derryvolgie Avenue, Malone Road

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