Entrance Porch (4.13ft x 4.15ft) The entrance has a fully tiled floor bouncing natural light. It sits surrounded by the old stone wall. The use of full height glazing in the entrance porch sets the tone and leads through to the cosy living spaces within. ,
Reception Hall (16.31ft x 18.21ft) Accessed from the entrance porch via an extra high fully glazed door with fixed full height glazed panels either side the reception is inviting with its wide extensive size. The hall is finished with a wood floor and the use of a double height window at half landing throws additional natural light into this space. ,
Kitchen/Dining/Living (22.87ft x 27.72ft) This room is purposefully designed so that all three functions can happen with ease here. Laid out with an L shape the room clearly indicates without the use of hard structure each of the uses. The kitchen is arranged with a breakfast counter taking up a prime position. The breakfast bar serves a dual function of storage and workspace as well as casual dining. The balance of the kitchen is arranged in a bank of units across the back wall giving a space that is easy to work in with everything close to hand. The formal dining is set off and has the benefit of a side window giving a different view from this part of the room. This dining space is cosy with period fireplace and electric heat source and red brick as a backdrop. The sitting space is tucked away on the other side of this room and arranged around a period fireplace with electric fire heater set against a backdrop of red brick. While the kitchen location is defined each of the other functions within is interchangeable depending on a purchaser’s requirements. The southern wall of this room leading into the garden enjoys a tremendous amount of glazing with doors opening right back so that it is easy to connect inside with outside. An extensive patio running the entire width of the house gives further usable space. The entire room is finished with the same wood flooring allowing each of the spaces to flow easily into each other. ,
Utility Room (8.53ft x 11.06ft) The utility of this home is well fitted and takes care of all storage needs. Having a utility as spacious as this one ensures the kitchen does not need to work as hard. Finished with wood effect floor. Glazed door to side and rear garden. ,
Family Room (11.91ft x 16.40ft) This is a beautifully bright room pulling its natural light from a deep-set bay window. Finished in neutral tones this room has its original wood floor. A feature fireplace sits at its heart and sports a recently fitted wood burning stove. ,
Bedroom/Studio (15.75ft x 9.19ft) This room enjoys the same western light as that in the family room next door. Finished with tiled floor in terracotta this room is interchangeable depending on the next owners’ requirements. While used mainly as a work space it hosts an antique solid fuel stove and Belfast sink. ,
Guest WC (5.12ft x 5.25ft) This is a lovely guest wc finished with two-piece white suite to include wall hung WC and attractive circular sink unit. Tiled with a similar tile to that in bedroom 4 next door the walls here are finished with a mosaic themed appealing tile. ,
Stairs and Landing The bespoke staircase is made of light oak. The return at half landing has an extensive fixed pane of glazing flooding natural light to both upper and lower levels. Arriving at the first floor there is an airing cupboard and an open plan space that can easily tick the box as a home office work space. ,
Main Bedroom (14.11ft x 18.83ft) The main bedroom of this home is well placed to the rear of the property and takes up an extensive space. With a backdrop of glazing looking out over the rear gardens this room is finished with a wood floor. Mirrored slide robes fronting into the room takes care of some storage needs while the clever use of a hidden walk in open shelved dressing room located behind takes care of everything else. ,
En-suite (12.86ft x 8.46ft) This is a fine en-suite to the main bedroom and enjoys a four-piece white bathroom suite. A deep-set bathtub, standalone shower cubicle, wc and modern vanity sink complete the suite here. Tiled flooring and painted with punch out colours. ,
Bedroom 2 (10.14ft x 9.25ft) Bedroom 2 of this home is located to the front of the property and enjoys a spacious glazed feature giving a second function to this room. The views from this glazed section are fantastic looking in towards the city and beyond. Double in size and finished with wood floor. Access to Jack & Jill en-suite. ,
En-suite (5.91ft x 9.25ft) Shared between bedroom 2 and bedroom 3 this en-suite is fitted with three-piece shower suite. Taking its theme from the guest WC below the corner entry shower cubicle is nicely tiled. WC and wash hand basin complete with fitted mirrored vanity cabinet completes the suite here. Tiled floor and heated towel rail fitted. ,
Bedroom 3 (15.39ft x 13.62ft) A peaceful bedroom taking its light from the western facing window. Finished with wood floor and access to Jack & Jill en-suite. ,
Garden Room This is a beautiful garden room, octagonal in shape and finished with lots of glazing to take in the full effect of the gardens surrounding it. Partially finished in wood internally this room has the benefit of an electric fireplace feature so that it can be always enjoyed throughout the year. A two-piece bathroom suite could easily become three allowing this garden room to function as a guest suite should the need arise. ,
Garage A detached garage is located to the front of the property connecting with the driveway and takes care of all gardening and overflow storage needs.
Approx 2,000 sq. ft. (189.63 sq. mt.)
C. 0.36 acre of mature gardens
C1 energy rating
Old world features combine with today’s living requirements
The gardens of this property are where the home truly comes into its own. Having formerly been part of the estate of Ballintemple House there are little treasures within the garden linking back to those times. The footings of what was more than likely a glass house allows for a planted raised bed of vegetables all encased in a low red brick wall. The gardens directly adjacent to the house and external patio are laid to lawn encased by planted flowering beds with some rewilding in evidence enhancing the experience of watching nature perform at its best. Meandering paths pass through defined lawned areas, additional planted flowering beds as well as mature evergreens, passing by the garden room on the way to the back part of the grounds. This area again enjoys elements of rewilding beneath a canopy of mature trees and features a sculpture set against the backdrop of old stone walls and hedges encasing the property. The current owners of Jesmond know exactly how to get best use and enjoyment from these gardens and have strategically created discreet seating areas to maximise this.
The property is directly accessed from the Blackrock Road via double privacy gates leading to ample parking for 3 or 4 cars. A feature tree sits within the driveway as a nod to the original age of this home while at the same time reflecting the maturity of the house.