A lovely 1912 house. Period

Upgraded Brendinville is between two of Limerick city’s most desirable addresses, says Trish Dromey

Ennis road, Limerick - €595,000

Size: Sq m 145 (1,561 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
BER: D2

AS a detached, Edwardian residence between two of Limerick city’s most desirable addresses, Ennis Road and North Circular Road, Brendinville is guaranteed to attract trade-up interest.

Dating from 1912, the three-bed property has been upgraded by the current owners and they’ve added a sunroom at the back.

Pricing the 1,560 sq ft property at €595,000, Sherry FitzGerald O’Malley say it has been beautifully restored and has immaculate walled gardens. Auctioneer, Ailbhe O’Malley, says the central location will appeal to families and to buyers trading down from larger properties.

“It’s within a stone’s throw of primary and secondary schools, including KFK, Ardscoil Ris, and Villiers, and is close to Limerick Lawn Tennis Club, Thomond Park, as well as a host of hotels, bars, and restaurants.”

The front entrance, off Shelbourne Road, is pedestrian, while there’s car access off a laneway to the rear of the property.

The partially red-brick house has a built-in veranda at the front and a doorway leading into a high ceilinged hallway, with art deco tiling, an arched window, and a number of period features, including dado rails.

The front drawing room retains its original character and still has picture rails, coving, and an original marble fireplace and flooring. The owners have painted the walls duck-egg blue and have added an elaborate chandelier.

The family room, at the other side of the hallway, also has coving and picture rails, but a more modern fireplace with a stove. An archway leads through to the kitchen, which has a huge, redbrick chimneybreast, rustic, farmhouse-style oak units, and terracotta floor tiles.

The sunroom beyond it has been decorated in similar style and is used as a dining room.

Upstairs, there are three timber-floored bedrooms with en suites — all have period features and floorboards, while one has its original, cast-iron fireplace. At the side of the house, the owners have added a utility room with a separate entrance.

The gardens at the front of Brendinville are lawned and have red-brick borders and neat, low hedges. To the rear, there’s a long, paved courtyard, with some lawned areas and plenty of space for an extension, if needed.

At the bottom of the garden, there’s a large, brick-built car port with an archway.

VERDICT: The interest level is high — the online brochure has had almost 6,000 hits in the last month

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