September is fast approaching and with ‘back to school’ and ‘back to normal routine’ fever beginning to gain momentum, the team at Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard are already focused on September 14, which will see the first of the company’s autumn/winter 2012 auctions. As usual, a range of properties is being offered to the market in the September auction with six lots going under the hammer.
“We always try to offer a mix of properties in our auctions to appeal to a wide variety of buyers and we are very excited with the diversity in lots we are bringing to market in September,” said auctioneer James Heaslip MIPAV.
Denam House, Taylor’s Hill
Lot no 1 offers the rare and exciting opportunity to purchase a property in Taylor’s Hill. According to Alan Maxwell MSCSI MRICS this house is located in arguably the finest address in Galway city, properties of this calibre rarely come to market, and Denam House is likely to attract a lot of interest. “Galway has several desirable areas that are always sought after as locations for a family home, but Taylor’s Hill always stands out as being head and shoulders above all others,” he said. “It has much to do with proximity to various amenities such as schools, sports facilities, and Salthill Promenade but also it is the sense of finding a rare gem that stirs demand.”
Denam House has been in the same ownership since being built in the 1950s. The area has changed considerably since those early days but this home has retained a rare privacy, through the cultivation of a magnificent rear garden which at one point hosted a full size tennis court.
The house is a very generous 2,200sq ft and accommodates a central hallway leading to a family room that runs the full length of the house, and a dining room with a feature bay window to the front. Both rooms have open fires and the family room has a double door to the rear garden. The kitchen and scullery overlook the rear garden, with an integral garage that would be ideal to convert. The first floor has five bedrooms, the master bedroom having a bay window, double wardrobe, and built-in vanity unit. There is also a separate bathroom and wc.
Although it requires some modernisation this property has huge potential to provide an amazing family home on a site of just over a quarter of an acre. With space to the rear and side Denam House has all the requisites to become one of the stand-out homes of this area while retaining its unique charm. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Yvonne Francis of Emerson & Conway, St Francis Street, Galway, and the AMV for this outstanding property is €400,000.
Viewing of Denam House is strictly by appointment which can be made with Alan Maxwell of Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard.
No 26 Ard na Mara, Salthill
Ard Na Mara was one of the first residential areas to be developed in Salthill, and it has stood the test of time as a first class family location. With many of the original occupants still in situ the recent trend has seen a resurgence in interest from young families, and Ard Na Mara is once again seeing the local green areas filling up with young children playing games.
No 26 Ard na Mara is in a superb location in a cul de sac and has a lovely south facing rear garden which until very recently was lovingly tended as a garden and vegetable plot.
Internally the house has spacious accommodation including a traditional family room with open fire and a separate dining room again with an open fire. The kitchen and pantry runs the length of the rear of the property and could be remodelled to a more modern design. The site orientation allowed for the construction of a garage and workshop. At first floor there are four bedrooms, all of which have wash hand basins. This floor also has a separate wc and a bathroom.
“There are several recent sales in this area by Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip and Leonard and the expectation again is that there will be very high interest in this property which is being offered at a very modest AMV,” said Alan Maxwell. “Its proximity to Scoil Íde and Scoil Einde, which are literally one minute walk away, Salthill Promenade, and a host of other amenities, will also appeal.”
This home will require modernisation which will enable new owners to put their own stamp on things and explore the possibilities of the conversion of the garage and workshop to be integrated into the family home. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Susan McLoughlin of Berwick solicitors, Woodquay, Galway. The AMV for this property is €220,000 and open viewings will be held every Wednesday and Saturday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
The third lot is located in Woodmount, Ballinderreen, a quality estate of only 30 detached homes, all within walking distance of Ballinderreen village. Ballinderreen is a small country setting with shop, petrol station, pub, and church, and the picturesque village of Kinvara is only 5km further south. Galway city is only 20km away with both Oranmore and Clarinbridge on the Galway route. This estate was constructed only in the last 10 years and is complete with all groundworks finished.
The house enjoys great space internally with large rooms throughout. The ground floor has a large entrance hall that is fully tiled, and a sitting room with solid fuel stove, bay window, and timber flooring. There are double doors to the kitchen/dining room which is fully tiled. The kitchen contains fully fitted oak units, with an island, and the dining area has a sliding door to the west-facing rear garden. The utility is located off the kitchen and includes a generous number of fitted kitchen units, is plumbed for washing machine, and includes a sink and a back door to the rear garden.
Just off the entrance hall is a guest toilet, fully tiled, and a room that can be used as a fifth bedroom, office, study, or playroom. The garden is immaculately manicured with shrubs/borders and it includes a timber shed.
Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, two of which have fully tiled en suites. The bathroom is fully tiled and includes an electric shower. All the bedrooms have timber floors and one of the bedrooms has a built-in wardrobe.
“This is a quality house with many great attributes such as space, quality of finish, village location, and most importantly a southwest facing rear aspect,” said Fergal Leonard MIPAV. “We expect keen interest in the property.”
The solicitor with carriage of sale is Daragh Feeney, of Daragh Feeney solicitors, Merchants Gate, Merchants Road, Galway. The AMV for this property is €170,000 and open viewings will be held every Wednesday and Saturday from 12 noon to 1pm.
No 11 Commerce Court
Lot number 4, No 11 Commerce Court, is located in the heart of Galway city. Located just off Quay Street and adjacent to the renowned Druid Lane theatre, it is a very convenient walk to all city areas and NUIG and UHG are also within a short stroll.
The development is a mixed commercial and residential scheme completed under the city centre regeneration scheme which has proved a resounding success. Access is by a gated entrance from Flood Street leading on to a central courtyard surrounded by a limited development of townhouse properties.
Number 11 is a three storey property which is a very spacious 900sq ft and encompasses a central hallway, separate kitchen, and living rooms, and three double bedrooms and bathroom. The scheme has been very well maintained and has a proven record as one of the premium sought after letting locations in the city due mainly to its central location and generous specifications. Expectations are that this property will be sought after by those seeking a property with a guaranteed return on investment, and with an attractive AMV of just €120,000 there is much to catch the eye of prospective buyers. The property has been let until recently at an annual return of €12,000 which represents a very good yield for this location.
Paschal Mullery of Mullery solicitors, Woodquay, Galway, is handling the carriage of sale, and open viewings will be held every Wednesday and Saturday from 2pm to 3pm.
The fifth property to be offered to the market is a detached split level residence in Corcullen, Bushypark. A spacious bungalow with a large basement area at lower ground floor level, this outstanding family home is situated on a elevated site with a stunning aspect overlooking Lough Corrib. Located just one mile from the Galway-Moycullen road, the property is discreetly tucked away in a cul-de-sac and is set back far enough on the site to offer complete privacy. Built in the 1970s, the house has approximately 1,850sq ft of living space, including the basement, and is situated on a large mature site comprising almost 1.3 acres. “The gardens are spectacular to say the least and although the existing property is well proportioned, there is plenty of scope should the next owners wish to extend,” said James Heaslip, who is handling the sale. “This prime owner occupied residence offers a real opportunity to acquire a outstanding family residence, in a location second to none, with unrivalled views.”
The AMV is an extremely attractive €200,000 and Clodagh Gallagher of RG Emerson & Co solicitors, Cross Street, Galway, will handle the carriage of sale. Open viewings will be held each Wednesday and Saturday from 12 noon to 1pm.
No 10a An Tulan Cleasach, Spiddal
The sixth and final property to go under the hammer will be No 10a An Tulan Cleasach in the seaside village of Spiddal, which is being offered for sale on the instructions of the receiver Paul Keenan of BDO. A partially constructed residence, this property is being offered to the market as it stands, and it is in need of substantial works in order to make it habitable. Designed to be a four bedroom family home, the property, on completion, will be in the region of 1,250sq ft. On a corner site, the house is, at present, completed to wall plate level with some of the windows in place. “While a lot has been completed to get it to this stage, there is still considerable work left before it is habitable,” said James Heaslip, who is taking all enquires. “I would expect that this will appeal to anyone who wants to build their own home and live in a quiet well established residential development.” Viewing is by appointment only and the AMV is a modest €35,000. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Shane Sweeney, McCann Fitzgerald solicitors, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2.
This immaculate family home offers c2,100sq ft of living space and is finished to a very high standard. Sitting on a c0.95 acre site, this property offers the opportunity to acquire a beautiful family home, ready for immediate occupation. Great attention has been paid to detail from the granite worktops in the kitchen to the timber venetian blinds and solid maple flooring. Living accommodation includes a living room, kitchen/dining, sitting room, sun lounge and utilty. There are four spacious bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and a main bathroom, and a additional room suitable for an office or a fifth bedroom. The immaculately kept landscaped gardens are surrounded with a stone wall and electric security gates, providing additional privacy. “This is a super property in excellent condition and comes to market with a very attractive AMV of €220,000,” said James Heaslip. “For anyone looking for a family home with plenty of outdoor space and just 30 minutes from Galway city, this property will surely tick all the boxes.”
Open viewings will be held every Saturday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Siobhan McGowan, Purdy Fitzgerald solicitors, Kiltartan House, Forster Street, Galway.
The auction will be held on Friday September 14 at 3pm in the Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway. Full details on all properties can be obtained from Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard on 091 565261.