Thursday 27 October 2016

Ahead of the curve in Galway City

7 The Crescent, Galway €1.6m

Published 08/07/2016 | 02:30

Number 7 is one of the oldest, and the only slightly curved house, in The Crescent, Galway.
Number 7 is one of the oldest, and the only slightly curved house, in The Crescent, Galway.
The basement kitchen has a centre island with breakfast bar.

Every town has one of those august streets where all the doctors and solicitors have gathered. In Galway city it's The Crescent, that stately terrace between Sea Road and St Mary's Road.

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The 14 houses on what was once known as Palmyra Crescent are of various ages and styles, but Number 7 is one of the oldest of them, having been built around 1850.

It is unique among its neighbours too in that it is itself slightly crescent-shaped.

The property as a whole consists of the five-bedroom Victorian house together with a 780 sq ft mews known as 'The Loft', all set amid lovely old gardens including a vegetable garden, patio and pond.

The main house is 3,250 sq ft on two storeys over a half-basement.

At entrance level there are two reception rooms, both with fireplaces and sash windows, as well as a guest bedroom and shower.

The basement has the kitchen where there's an oil-fired Aga and a centre island with a breakfast bar, and both a separate pantry and utility room.

There's also a family room on this floor with double doors to the patio in the back garden.

The five bedrooms are on the first floor, and the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with a shower and bidet.

'The Loft' has two storeys, with two bedrooms on the ground floor and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room on the first floor, as well as a study or third bedroom.

The Loft has separate access from Palmyra Avenue.

It's about a 20-minute walk from The Crescent to Eyre Square, and about the same distance to Salthill.

The agent is O'Donnellan Joyce in Galway, (091) 564 212, and €1.6m is the asking price.

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