Trish Dromey admires a high-spec and spacious home in Limerick.
South Circular Road, Limerick €650,000
Sq m 316 (3,400 sq ft)
On the South Circular Road, at the upper end of the Limerick city property market, 1 St James offers three floors of stylish high spec accommodation.
The guide price of €650,000 makes it one of the priciest properties to come up for sale in the city in recent times.
Selling agents REA O’Connor Murphy say it’s been finished to an extremely high standard and it’s a type of trade-up property that’s in short supply in Limerick.
Detached and redbrick with an electric gate at the front, it’s one of two substantial side-by-side properties completed by a builder in 2009, the year the market crashed.
The builder sold one and has lived ever since in this one.
As befitting a property which began in the boom, it has marble floor tiles, a quality kitchen, a home entertainment system and a high B3 energy rating.
Offering a very substantial 3,400 sq ft of living space it has a modern marble- floored sitting room with a stone fireplace, a bay window, and double glass doors.
At the rear is a contemporary high gloss grey kitchen with quartz worktops and a sunroom/dining area with a bifold door and remotely controlled blinds.
The first floor has four bedrooms with built-in wardrobes including two with en suites as well as a main bathroom with marble floor and wall tiles, an integrated TV, a corner shower, and a freestanding bath.
On the second floor there’s a 900 sq ft master bedroom which is the size of an average three bed semi and has a 13 ft high vaulted ceiling with a chandelier.
It also has a seating area with an office work station with a wine cooler as well as a large dressing room area with extensive Sliderobes and a sizable en suite with a free-standing bath and an integrated TV.
Double doors at the front open on to a balcony overlooking South Circular Road.
Enclosed by railings and a gate, the house has parking at the front and, at the rear, a low-maintenance paved patio with some raised beds at the sides and two sheds at the end.
“This is a wonderful family home located in a quiet and sought-after residential area.
"It’s within easy reach of the Crescent Shopping Centre, and is close to amenities and schools and within a short drive from the city,” says auctioneer Michael O’Connor.
VERDICT: Contemporary and stylish
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