Tieve Tara was designed and built in 1907 by Watt and Turlock. Among their many projects in Belfast were the gas works and the baths at Ormeau Avenue. Also in 1905, out of three entries, the firm won the competition to build three libraries in Belfast.
In 1997 this handsome family home was sympathetically extended and restored.
The property is a hidden gem located on a private lane on the leafy Somerton Road close to excellent schools ,shops and public transport facilities. It benefits from easy access to Belfast City centre and the M2.
The interior of this fine home certainly makes an impression with the many original features including fireplaces, flooring, skirtings, architraves, wood panelling, picture rails, cornices, newel posts and handrails.
Warmth of character are immediately evident as one enters the gracious reception hall.
This is an outstanding red bricked residence occupying an exceptional mature private site along with the benefit of generous car parking.
RECEPTION PORCH Original tiled flooring
GRACIOUS RECEPTION HALL 18' 5" x 17' 9" (5.61m x 5.41m) Original panelling, polished wooden flooring, beamed ceiling, tiled fireplace with attractive polished mahogany surround, built in seating with carved wood, feature windows
CLOAKROOM Low flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, panelling, under stair storage
FAMILY ROOM 20' 3" x 15' 11" (6.17m x 4.85m) (Into Bay) Feature marble fireplace with multi-fuel fire, cornicing and picture rail
DRAWING ROOM 24' 11" x 18' 5" (7.59m x 5.61m) (Into Bays) Original tiled fireplace with open fire, cornicing, wired for wall lights, dimmer switch, separate feature windows, display shelving, decorative plastering
DINING ROOM 23' 5" x 20' 1" (7.14m x 6.12m) (Into Bays) Original tiled fireplace with attractive panelling, side cupboards and windows, original panelling, wired for wall lights, two entrance doors
INNER HALLWAY Including relaxation area
Cloakroom, low flush w.c., wash hand basin, built in storage, beamed ceiling, downlighters
DELUXE KITCHEN 25' 11" x 15' 10" (7.9m x 4.83m) (At widest point) Deluxe kitchen with range of high and low level units, round edge work surfaces, twins stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, extractor fan, island unit with granite work surfaces, warming/holding oven, wine rack, Neff dishwasher, Falcon built in range with separate grill, two oven and gas hob, built in fridge, welsh style dresser, luxury floor tiling, cornicing, casual dining area
Access to extensive roofspace
OFFICE/PLAYROOM 22' 4" x 17' 8" (6.81m x 5.38m)
LANDING Feature staircase with carved newel post, hand rail and arched displays, stain glass window with feature stone, cornicing, decorative plastering, hotpress with copper insulated cylinder
W.c., wash hand basin
MASTER BEDROOM 17' 11" x 15' 11" (5.46m x 4.85m) (Plus bow window) Feature tiled fireplace with polished mahogany surround, built in robes, cornicing, picture rail
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 13' 0" x 11' 3" (3.96m x 3.43m) Panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush w.c., shower unit with controlled shower, cornicing, extractor fan, tiling
BEDROOM (2) 17' 10" x 16' 0" (5.44m x 4.88m) (Into Bow window) Open fire, range of built in robes
ENSUITE BATHROOM Low flush w.c., panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, glazed shower unit with controlled shower, tiling, extractor fan, cornicing and picture rail, ceramic tiled floor
BEDROOM (3) 23' 4" x 20' 7" (7.11m x 6.27m) (Into Bays) Original tiled fireplace with open fire and attractive surround, display shelving, plastered cornicing, picture rails
BEDROOM (4) 13' 3" x 10' 9" (4.04m x 3.28m) Built in robes, cornicing
ENSUITE FACILITY 10' 9" x 9' 9" (3.28m x 2.97m) Plumbed but currently used as laundry room, plumbed for wash machine and sinks, stained glass window
LANDING Feature staircase with carved newel post and hand rail, views of Cavehill and Belfast Castle
Extensive storage room, light and power
BEDROOM (5) 13' 10" x 13' 9" (4.22m x 4.19m) Views of Cavehill and Belfast Castle, hotpress
GUEST SUITE 14' 8" x 13' 8" (4.47m x 4.17m) Range of built in robes, built in book shelves
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Low flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, low flush w.c., shower unit with electric shower, tiling, extractor fan
BEDROOM (6) 10' 4" x 9' 3" (3.15m x 2.82m) Views of Cavehill and Belfast Castle, built in robes
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Low flush w,c., pedestal wash hand basin, shower unit with electric shower unit, extractor fan, tiling
OUTSIDE Extensive mature site with lawns, mature plants, trees and shrubs, original feature wall, veranda with Terrazzo flooring and feature wooden arched area, extensive sweeping driveway with extensive car parking, censored lighting, water tap