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Fortview, South Circular Road, Limerick City, Co. Limerick

€ 900,000 Detached house | 6 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 298 m²

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BER Rating: BER rating: g | BER No: 115469389 | Energy Performance Indicator: 0 kWh/m2/yr

Property Overview:

  • For Sale by: Private-treaty
Date Entered/Renewed: 29-09-2022 ( 179 days ago )
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Property Description

Helen McCormack Estate Agents are delighted to present a beautiful c 297.75sqm (3,207sqft) residence with Garage c 46sqm (c. 495sqft) on a spacious 0.3 acre site at one of Limerick's most exclusive addresses on the South Circular Road V94 CV0N.

Fortview exudes old world Hollywood Hills glamour and is said be the most elevated property in Limerick city; boasting views from the third floor to St John's Cathedral, The Redemptorist Church and the Clare Hills, Keeper Hill and the Galtee Mountains. The house has an internal working lift which adds to its sophistication and interesting interior design.

It was constructed in 1948 by builder Joseph Bogue who lived there until 1959. A renowned Limerick Architect then owned and lived in the property from 1959 until 1988 when the current owners took ownership to date.

The road frontage of the property boasts 50' including a large double garage accessed from the South Circular Road for private parking with ample space for 2 cars. The house also has a back entrance with large gates accessed from a road at the at rear. The length of the entire site is 250' with the house being situated 98' back from the roadside in a stunning elevated position.

Fortview is a stunning architectural design and is accessed via a pedestrian gated entrance from the front. The walkway proceeds up through a tiered garden to include steps and pathway flanked by mature trees including an archway; which on walking through exposes the delightful residence which is indeed, a sight to behold.

The site and house, its front elevation and exterior is breathtakingly beautiful. The third floor which was built on during the period when the Architect resided in the property comprises of an extensive Main Bedroom and Ensuite Bathroom with views of the rear garden and a further single bedroom with an accessible balcony. There is a further external larger balcony c. 20sqm which is also accessible; and standing here is when the uniqueness of this property really hits home with its expansive rooftop panoramic views. The owner also advises that this is a wonderful suntrap. The entire third floor creation is fascinating and eipitomizes the dreams of the most inspired and creative visionaries in its architecture.

The property has a South facing rear garden with all day sun.

The house is serviced by Electric heating. There is a back boiler in the Extended Lounge which does heat this room and 2 of the bedrooms. The house is also alarmed. The exterior finish is Eurotex coating which now needs to be renovated following its life span of 20 years.


Entrance Porch 1.88m x 1.88m
Front door with wrought iron feature gives access to Porch with Terazzo flooring through to Entrance Hallway.

Entrance Hallway 8.8m x 2.3m
Beautiful bright large Entrance Hall with a lift which goes right up to the top floor Main Bedroom.

Formal Dining Room 5m x 4.7m
Carpeted with double window looking onto rear gardens. This room has an exquisite original Adams fireplace with granite inset and hearth.

Sitting Room 4.88m x 4.9m
carpeted to the front of the house, including a corner window and enjoying elevated views of the front gardens. This room also features a beautiful original Adams fireplace with granite inset and hearth.

Cloakroom 2.1m x 1.6m
with wc, whb and Terazzo flooring

Kitchen/Dining and Utility Room 5.8m x 4.7m
U shaped Kitchen featuring an oil fired Aga Range and 2 windows looking onto the gardens. L shape extends to separate fully fitted Utility Room with additional storage room and side door access to rear patio.

Lounge / Dining 7.1m x 5.8m
Large Extension with solid timber flooring featuring a very impressive bay window and marble fireplace with granite inset and hearth.

Second Floor
Stairs to Landing Areas are solid concrete.

Landing Area; carpeted, with walk in Hot Press.

Bedroom 1 4.7m x 4.9m
A double with built in wardrobes extending the length of the room; large window extending the width of the room looking onto the front gardens.

Bedroom 2 4.72m x 3.04m
Also a double, with built in wardrobes looking onto the rear gardens.

Bedroom 3 5m x 2.7m
A double with two windows looking to the front

Bedroom 4 4.6m x 4.6m
A double to the rear with built in wardrobes

Main Bathroom 3.2m x 2.2m
with Terazzo flooring; includes wc, whb, bath and electric shower.

Third Floor

Bedroom 5 7.8m x 4.1m with Ensuite Bathroom 3.35m x 2.25m
An expansive room extending the width of the top floor with views of both the front and rear garden. Ensuite bathroom with wc, whb and large vanity area, sunken bath.

Bedroom 6
A further single bedroom looking to the back.

Balcony area
Large Balcony with panoramic views of the entire grounds, Limerick city and the Clare Hills.


There is a large outbuilding comprising of 5 separate small buildings which have multi purpose use for storage.

Garage 46sqm
Double garage situated at the Front Entrance with two access doors including one electric and one roller door as well as a side door accessing the interior walkway to the house.

Fortview is a unique property with even further potential in so many ways. The rear access could offer potential for a separate development site and the front spacious Garage on the South Circular Road could also be converted for commercial purposes.

The location of Fortview is superb. The South Circular Road is a well established mature residential area with the best of amenities on the doorstep including the Model Primary School, Laurel Hill Colaiste Secondary School, Mary Immaculate College and Villiers School. The Redemptorist Church, the Cresent Shopping Centre, the University Hospital Limerick and Limerick city centre are all within a short walk. The location offers easy access to the motorway M20, N24 and M7. Shannon Airport 25 minutes.

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