Thanks to Colette Hall for flagging up this 1960s modernist property in Newtonabbey, near Belfast, Northern Ireland. At times it is sublime, but that’s certainly not the case throughout.
It’s down to our old friend modernisation. Much of the original build survives in this place, most notably the sunken living room, its feature fireplace, the doors, some of the windows, the entrance hall and the master bedroom. But elsewhere, it has a ‘country cottage’ feel. The kitchen and bathroom look really out of place, as do some of the windows. Whether is down to being renovated or due to the extension (which we suspect), we don’t know for sure. But it is definitely a game of two halves.
Location looks good though, with excellent views over Belfast Lough and a secluded location. Space is impressive too, kicking off with an entrance hall, leading to both the living and sleeping quarters. With regard to the former, there’s that impressive lounge with solid wood flooring, underfloor heating, that amazing fireplace and great views out over Belfast Lough. There’s also the kitchen, some ‘casual’ dining space and a utility room in this section of the house.
The other side offers a master bedroom with more of those views and a large en-suite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. In the basement, you’ll find a games room area too. Outside space includes a split tier decking and patio area, a detached garage and what seems like a large garden.
If you fancy it, the asking price is £349.950.