Limerick Property of the week: Edwardian splendour at Richard Harris’ childhood home

Ennis Road: Overdale was the childhood home of the legendary actor Richard Harris

Ennis Road: Overdale was the childhood home of the legendary actor Richard Harris

THE chance to purchase a uniquely attractive three storey semi-detached Edwardian family residence in Limerick is rare. The chance to purchase a bit of Limerick history is rarer again.

Overdale, the childhood home of legendary actor Richard Harris, represents a bit of Edwardian splendour and is superbly positioned in a prime position set back off the Ennis Road in Limerick city.

REA O’Connor Murphy are delighted to present to the market this exquisite red brick home, built circa 1900, boasting two three-sided canted bay windows to the front.

Overdale is a nine-bedroom home of impressive room proportions and beautiful period features and detailing includes intricate ceiling roses and coving, high ceilings, bay windows and feature marble fireplaces.

The gardens have been developed to provide the utmost privacy. The front features a mature copper beech tree at the entrance gate, leading to a gracious walkway to an elegantly detailed entrance porch, flanked by hedging, and a generous front lawn.

The attention to detail is evident throughout this beautiful home. It features an exquisite porch, an elegant reception hall of proportions typical to homes of this era and an attractive drawing room with sliding doors opening out to a living room, both rooms with spectacular feature fireplaces.

A lobby leads to a guest wc, a dining room, kitchen with pantry and a laundry room completes the ground floor accommodation.

An original staircase leads upstairs to the first floor return where there are two bedrooms, one with a feature bay window overlooking the back garden and an en-suite, a main bathroom completes this floor. On the first floor, there are two further large rooms, a dressing room and wc.

The two large rooms are interconnecting with folding doors, an overall space which could be the making of a wonderful master suite. The second floor has two more bedrooms one ensuite and a bathroom, the third floor also has two bedrooms both with en-suites.

The enclosed back garden enjoys gated rear vehicular access with space for several cars, a block shed, a lawn area and yard also with pedestrian side gate access.

REA O'Connor Murphy say Overdale, resting on truly a unique setting with an emphasis on light and space whilst retaining original features, is a property that would be an ideal purchase for a growing family.

Located in one of Limerick's most desirable areas, this home is set to create huge interest among purchasers seeking to up size or relocate and it needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated.

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