It’s Friday and that means it is time to share with you another 10 dream homes from Propertynews.com. This week features the former family home of a world renowned golf player, a battle of red-bricked dwellings and a magnificent family home with your own private gym! Are you looking for your next dream home? Then you have came to the right place!
1. Belfast Road from John Minnis
First up on this week’s list is this stunning red brick semi-detached in Holywood. However, this is no ordinary red brick home. Have a closer look at the garden and you will see an artificial putting green. Can you guess who grew up in this house? Hint: he is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful golf players. It is, of course, Rory McIlory! This is the former family home of the golfer and boasts a purpose built artificial putting green while the garage has been renovated for budding golfers to the practice their winning swing. This room has been wired for ‘video analysis’ with two screens mounted to the walls and a green screen wall to perfect your drive. This property also consists of two reception rooms, a fitted kitchen with a range of appliances and four spacious bedrooms as well as a contemporary white bathroom suite. If all that isn’t enough, you can also enjoy stunning views of Belfast Lough to the rear. Do you know any future world-class golfers? This may be the property for them!
2. St Johns Avenue from Natalie Clarke Residential
Next up is another striking red brick dwelling, this time on the Upper Ormeau Road. This house has been tastefully renovated with energy efficiency playing a lead role through the inclusion of solar panels and part solar glazing. The interiors are sleek and stylish, suited to the modern way of living. The stunning kitchen is finished in stainless steel and white gloss units with an integrated fridge freezer, integrated oven and microwave, built-in gas hob and separate griddle unit, integrated dishwasher and built-in above shelving. This property features two well-proportioned reception rooms and four generous bedrooms, room for all the family! Two sets of French doors open to a south facing, private rear garden that would be perfect for enjoying those crisp Autumn evenings. Is this city property your dream home?
3. Danesfort Park North from GOC Estate Agents
Property number three on this week’s list is 8 Danesfort Park North located near the sought-after Stranmillis Road. This striking four storey townhouse is set on a private site with a detached garage to the side of the dwelling. At the heart of this home is a luxury kitchen that opens to a family dining room where patio doors open to an enclosed garden, perfect for those who love to entertain. This contemporary kitchen features a built-in Smeg cooker with 5 ring gas hob, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher, pull out corner unit and a wine rack. Four bedrooms highlights that there is plenty of room for all the family while the master includes an en suite and built in robes. With many leading schools and local amenities close by, this is the ideal location for a growing family!
4. Norwood Avenue from Reeds Rains
The fourth property on this week’s list is 52 Norwood Avenue, a semi-detached dwelling in Belmont. Located in one of East Belfast’s most desirable addresses, this house has been finished to the highest of specifications which can be seen through the Parkes Interiors luxury walnut kitchen. This kitchen is a stunning area complete with bespoke stone work surfaces, concealed under lighting, recessed spotlights, free standing central island with granite work surfaces and breakfast bar. This room opens to the family and dining room which features French doors that open to the rear garden. Even the family bathroom emits a luxurious feel with a chrome heated towel rail, vanity unit with chrome mixer tap and a walk in shower cubicle with power shower and rainforest drencher head. There are also three generous bedrooms, the master featuring a bay window. The interiors are striking, modern and stylish and need to be seen to be believed. Is this the dream family home for you?
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5. Wellington Gardens from Fetherston Clements Estate Agents
We are half way through this week’s dream home list, and number five does not disappoint. 29 Wellington Gardens in Bangor is skylights galore, with windows lining the ceiling above the kitchen, letting the natural light flood in. This kitchen opens to a living area and dining area, creating a bright and spacious hub of the home. The kitchen features a breakfast bar, four ring gas hob and eye-level double oven. This area also features French doors that open to the rear garden, allowing even more light to filter into the family area. This dwelling also consists of three generous bedrooms and family white suite bathroom that features a panelled bath, corner standing shower, free standing vanity unit, heated towel rail and four recessed spotlights. Moving outside and the landscaped gardens are laid in lawn and features a paved patio area, perfect for entertaining or relaxing outdoors.
6. Downview Avenue from McMillian Estate Agents
Number six on this week’s list is this magnificent family home in Belfast. This detached residence offers luxurious, generous and spacious accommodation for those looking to live in the city without compromising on the space. The family lounge is the perfect space to unwind with a feature fireplace with gas fire, built-in speaker system and double doors that open to a balcony, allowing you to take in the breathtaking views towards Cavehill and Fortwilliam Golf Club. Moving to the open plan kitchen/dining area, this bright space features French doors that open to a balcony, allowing natural light to flood in and eat as a family while looking over the views. The kitchen is built for modern living with a built-in 5 ring ceramic induction Neff hob, built-in double Neff fan ovens, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge and breakfast area. This property also consists of four generous bedrooms, three of these containing en suite shower rooms and large dressing room in the master. The study can also be renovated into a fifth bedroom. The exteriors is just as impressive as the interior with a feature granite patio area, mature plants and shrubs, water features, views of the golf course and a spiral staircase leading to the first floor balcony found to the rear of the property.
7. Ballynahinch Street from Maison Real Estate
This week’s number seven sees the first apartment to make this week’s list. This unique three-bedroom apartment can be found in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Hillsborough. The accommodation is spread out over two floors and retains many of its original features such as sliding sash windows with original interior shutters. The exposed brick antique fireplace helps to keep the original atmosphere around the property. The contemporary kitchen juxtaposes with the period feel as this kitchen designed for modern living. This stunning beech kitchen is complimented by mosaic tiling and features a central island with double sink and drainer, integrated double oven, integrated dishwasher, glass display cabinets, wine rack and recessed lighting. This bright space also features double French doors that open to a Julliette balcony. The rear of the property features a private courtyard garden with a brick patio area surrounded by plants and shrubs. Is this your dream home?
8. Lisbane Road from Grant Estate Agents
If you are looking for rural living then house number 8 may be the one for you. Built in 2005, this modern family home sits on approximately 2 acres of land with views of surrounding green fields – the ideal getaway. The accommodation extends to around 2,500 sq ft with five bedrooms – ample room for all the family. When entering the property, you are greeted by a grand pine staircase, cornicing, recessed spotlights and tiling, adding to the wow factor. The master bedroom is like small house with an en suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. The second bedroom also features an ensuite shower room with a pedestal hand wash basin, walk-in shower, tongue and groove panelled ceiling and recessed spotlights. The kitchen features an open plan living and dining space, perfect for entertaining and family nights, while looking over countryside views. Is this your dream country getaway.
9. Belmont Church Road from Templeton Robinson
The penultimate property on this week’s list is 49 Belmont Church Road, a stunning red-brick terrace property in Belmont. The interior is quirky and unique and resonates with the modern way of life. The open plan kitchen and dining area rests at the heart of this home with floor to ceiling doors opening to a decked area in a private garden. The kitchen features a range of appliances such as an integrated AEG microwave, Fisher & Paykel double ovens and Neff dishwasher. There is also a built-in book shelf for your own miniature library. The living room is the perfect area to unwind with bay windows, a brick fireplace with slate hearth and cast-iron fire. The master is a stunning bedroom with feature bay windows, fireplace with cast-iron and tiled inset and a feature radiator. There are a further 3 bedrooms throughout the property, perfect for a growing family! The well-maintained rear garden features a timber deck with inset lighting, great for entertaining in the crisp Autumn evenings. A unique red-bricked property that is looking for its next owner.
10. Meadowlands from Armstrong Gordon & Co.
Last, but by no means least, is this magnificent detached family home in Portstewart. 40 Meadowlands is a home where character can be found in every corner and the highest of specifications can be found in every room. The accommodation extends to approximately 4135 sq ft which was refurbished only three years ago! Stepping into the property, we are greeted with an open hallway with open thread walnut stairs with feature glass sides. Double glass doors also open to the kitchen area, the use of glass creating a more open and spacious feel to the hallway. The kitchen area is contemporary and features a large breakfast bar, 2 integrated Siemens ovens, integrated Siemens fridge freezer with wine cooler, integrated Siemens coffee machine and a Blanco sink with hydrotap for boiling water in an instant! The living area is the perfect place to kick back and relax with a multi fuel stove set on a slate hearth and wall to ceiling doors that lead to the garden. If relaxing isn’t your thing, why not head to your own private gym. This house has something for everyone!
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