|Address||39 The Demesne House, Kilmore Road, Lurgan|
|Price||Offers around £350,000|
We are pleased to present for sale this exclusive period residence in the outskirts of Lurgan Town situated on the highly prestigious tree lined Kilmore Road area of Lurgan.
This is a home set apart from the rest, steeped in a wealth of history, charm and distinction.
Presently known as “The Demesne” and originally built in 1920’s for Mr Thomas B Johnston from the Johnston, Allen & Co Ltd, one of Northern Ireland’s Main Linen Merchants.
The dwelling is presumed to have been designed by the well know Dromore architect Henry Hobart in the arts and crafts red brick style finish of the era with natural slate roof, decorative art spouting and stacked chimney breast with clay pots.
On Thomas B Johnston’s instructions this residence was designed with the intentions of accommodating visiting trade representatives as well as being the Johnston family home, and has remained in the Johnston family up until 2011.
Mr Thomas B Johnston was succeeded by his son Mr T.Carter Johnston whilst very much part of the family business also became high sheriff of Co. Armagh and continued to live at the Demesne until his death in October 2005.
Thomas’s vision was undoubtedly achieved, the seductive blend of style runs easily through this characteristic residence starting as soon as you approach the stone pillared gated access from the prestigious Kilmore Road, continuing up the sweeping driveway through the peaceful wooded grounds.
Situated on this private site of aprox 0.85 of an acre offering mature beautifully presented gardens with a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Not forgetting that it adjoins to Lurgan Golf Club boasting uninterrupted views of the playing greens.
Upon approaching the front door you are offered a glimpse of its earlier grandeur & style and once inside it’s quite another world. Internally the house boasts 7298 sqft and offers some unexpectedly well proportioned bright & airy rooms. The spacious sunlit entrance hall has oak flooring with hand carved sweeping staircase and original stone built fireplace as well as panelling on the staircase rising to the first floor. Three further reception rooms are located on the ground floor, the family lounge, drawing room & dining room each featuring an abundance of exposed beam ceilings wooden floors & bay double aspect windows.
As you approach the rear of the house you will find the kitchen and the side door entrance leading out into this mature private side garden.
The second floor boasts of 3 double bedrooms, master bedroom with en-suite. This master bedroom takes full advantage of the tranquillizing Golf Course views.
On the final 2nd floor you will encounter a further 3 bedrooms boasting double aspect views overlooking Lurgan Lake & surrounding mature woodland with access to separate family bathroom.
An additional self contained annex found to the back of this property features an original wood spiral stair case opening up into a private library with original fireplace, dormer windows and seated window area. A double bedroom and bathroom are also accessed through this level continuingly offering the same character, charm and panoramic views as the main residence.
To the rear of the property stands a single storey outbuilding & attached single story garage of similar red brick suitable for up to three cars.
Although benefiting from this peaceful setting the property also enjoys ease of access to a broad range of amenities and attractions including Lurgan Golf Course, Lurgan Park & Lake & Brownlow House which you can view from your doorstep. A few minutes drive takes you to Moira Village, with the M1 motorway networking linking you to Lisburn & Belfast.
This family residence is a home to fall in love with, any new owner will not only have the opportunity to complete the internal fit out to their own personal style and taste but will also experience the enjoyment in restoring this period dwelling to its former splendour & glory.