Friday 28 October 2016

New home view: Contemporary detached Limerick homes boast space in abundance

Sli Na Manach, Limerick Asking price: €360,000-€440,000 Agent: Genesis Homes (061) 573800

Published 24/06/2016 | 02:30

The entrance to the Grainne is from the side.
The entrance to the Grainne is from the side.
The Blathnaid has an atrium style window.
The kitchen in the showhouse
The living room in the showhouse

A number of detached houses are on the market in this Mungret suburb of Limerick. Located between the Raheen/Dooradoyle areas, Sli Na Manach is already home to three-bed townhouses from Barry O'Connor's Genesis Homes (he was formerly with McInerney which originally owned the site before ground was broken on it).

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In its new incarnation, Genesis is due to build 100 units in Dublin with houses in Bray and student accommodation for Grangegorman in Stoneybatter later this year.

In Limerick, these larger family houses will be detached four and five beds, allowing for trading up in a setting which is already mature and landscaped.

The entire development will involve 105 units in total, of which 50 are built and 46 occupied. A new phase of three and four-beds will come on stream next Spring.

The properties themselves are contemporary in look with grey clad set into a cream render with black window trims. Each house is separated with hedging and there are cobble-lock driveways.

There are three styles: the four-bed (Aoife), which is over two storeys, features the kitchen/dining room to the rear, with a utility, WC and living room completing the accommodation on ground level.

Upstairs are the four bedrooms, one ensuite and a family bathroom. It measures 1,580 sq ft.

The five-beds differ from each other. The Blathnaid has a similar traditional layout, but is over three floors, with four-beds on the first floor (one ensuite) and the master up top, which is also ensuite and has a walk-in wardrobe. There is also under eaves space for storage here.

There is an interesting atrium type projecting window to the master bedroom which adds lots of light.

The Grainne, while also over three floors, has three bedrooms on the first floor, and two on the second.

As the entrance is from the side, the ground floor has the kitchen/living/family room to the left and the living room to the right of the staircase, with a utility and WC in the centre. These builds are around 2,167 sq ft in size.

Prices will range from €360,000 for the four-beds to €440,000 for the five-beds.

Mungret has plenty of sporting and educational amenities for families and this year will see the opening of new cycle paths, along with a 30ac public park and playground on the grounds of Mungret College.

There was an upgrade of footpaths and greens in the village in 2013. The Crescent Shopping Centre and Limerick Regional Hospital are within 2.5km, while the Limerick ring road and tunnel toward the West are the same distance. Limerick city itself is 7km.

Viewing is by appointment.

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