There’s plenty of grace and period charm at Limerick’s 30 Revington Park, writes Trish Dromey.
North Circular Road, Limerick €475,000
Sq m 165 (1,776 sq ft)
Best Feature: Graceful
ON THE North Circular Road, in one of Limerick city’s most prestigious and expensive residential areas, 30 Revington Park offers spacious accommodation, period charm and long gardens.
Guiding at €475,000 it’s a 1930s-built detached property which has been refurbished and comprehensively extended at the rear.
Selling agents Sherry FitzGerald say it as an elegant residence with the kind of warmth, charm and character you won’t find in modern properties.
Now extending to almost 1,800 sq ft, it has four bedrooms including one in a first-floor extension.
Enlarged by two sunroom-style extensions at the rear, it’s decorated in period style and has kept many original features including shuttered sash windows, dado rails, picture rails and fireplaces.
To the front there’s a gold and beige drawing room with a bay window and an elaborate cast iron fireplace.
Beyond this is a 28ft-long extended living room which at one end has a seating area with a fireplace and at the other, a dining area with four large Velux windows and French doors which open out on to a patio at the rear..
Alongside this room is a 21ft-long extended kitchen which has cream units, a Kensington range, granite worktops and a separate pantry.
The kitchen opens out in to light, bright breakfast area with cream walls and furniture, French doors and a large arched window.
The architecturally designed extension also provided space for a utility room and a WC which are located off the kitchen.
A staircase in the tiled hallway at the front leads to the first floor which has three original bedrooms with high ceilings and picture rails as well as one above the kitchen which was added when the house was being extended.
Three of the bedrooms are doubles and one, at the front is a single; all are decorated in keeping with the style of the house and have carpet flooring and patterned wallpaper. There’s also a bathroom as well as a separate WC.
As with all the properties on this section of North Circular Road, No 30 is well set back from the road at the front and has a long graveled garden with a lilac tree which offers ample parking space for several cars.
To the rear there’s an extra long garden with a Liscannor slab patio and well maintained lawns framed by low hedging and bounded by fencing, mature hedges and trees.
Auctioneer Brenda Mulcahy says the house, which has been extended, upgraded and beautifully maintained by current owners who bought it in the mid 1980s, is the type of property which is very sought after by trade up buyers in Limerick city.
“North Circular Road is arguably Limerick‘s most exclusive residential address and is within easy reach of a variety of amenities.
"It’s in walking distance of a number of nationally-regarded schools including Villiers, Ardscoil Ris and John F Kennedy Memorial School and it’s just a stone’s throw from Limerick Lawn Tennis Club and Thomond Park.”
Some of the highest priced sales in Limerick city in recent years have been of large detached properties on the North Circular Road. During 2015 Kilmoyle House sold for €1.1m and La Chasse sold for €1.15m.
The most recent sale in Revington Park shown on the Property Price Register is of No 20/21 which sold for €590,000.in July 2015.
VERDICT: Old world and elegant
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