Beam ceiling

beam ceiling

[′bēm ‚sē·liŋ]
(architecture)
A ceiling having the beams exposed to view.
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Beam ceiling

A ceiling formed by the underside of the floor, exposing the beams that support it; also applies to a false ceiling imitating exposed beams.
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beam ceiling

1. A ceiling, usually of wood, made in imitation of exposed floor beams with the flooring showing between.
2. The underside of a floor, showing the actual beams, and finished to form a ceiling.
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Double doors open on to a welcoming hallway that has a feature central staircase and exposed beam ceiling, as well as a store cupboard and guest cloakroom.
The exposed beam ceiling adds character and the double aspect windows offer uninterrupted countryside views.
The lounge/dining room is overlooked by a galleried landing with open beam ceiling incorporating king post trusses.
The lounge also has original sash window, oak floorboards, exposed beam ceiling, panelled wall and French doors giving access to the rear sun terrace.
Period appeal: Above, the charming frontage of the stone-built property that is for sale in Netherton, near Morpeth and, left, the sitting room with its exposed beam ceiling.
The lounge has a quarry-tiled floor and an exposed beam ceiling, and leads to the cottage-style kitchen which features a hole-in-the-wall fireplace, with an open fire set on a brick hearth with a cast-iron grate.
Double oak doors lead into the oak-floored entrance hall with exposed beam ceiling.
There are leaded, stained glass windows to both side and front and exposed beam ceiling as well as a cupboard into the corner which houses the gas meter, telephone point and cloaks cupboard off, with coat hooks and a shelf.
The country style kitchen has a range of handmade units, slate worktops, Belfast sink and exposed beam ceiling.
Upstairs we find the 18ft master bedroom which boasts a lovely exposed beam ceiling with a feature half circular window and en suite bathroom, also with an exposed beam ceiling.