Stunning period home sells for more than €1m

8 The Crescent.
8 The Crescent.

A stunning period property in Galway City – which has been beautifully restored – has been sold for in the more than €1 million to an overseas buyer as a family home.

The Crescent comprises beautiful residential properties combined with consulting rooms for professionals – the area has long been associated with the medical and legal profession.

Number 8 has been restored and refurbished to provide an outstanding property which possesses style and taste. The property could be used as superior family home, consulting rooms or other business use or a mixture of both.

It’s a distinctive two storey over-basement terraced house standing on a magnificent elevated site with a large rear garden with rear access to Palmyra Avenue and parking for up to six cars.

It boasts space in abundance split over three levels, with a substantial rear garden and potential for further development if required (subject to planning permission).

Selling agent Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce told Tribune Property: “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity as properties in The Crescent rarely come on to the market, as they are usually passed down through the generations.”

It attracted interest from potential buyers locally, nationally and internationally.

The property is a listed building, and boasts features such as high ceilings and feature cornices, its original windows, fireplaces, shutters, doors and stairs.

There are extensions to neighbouring properties, so it may be possible to extend here, and there is also the possibility of developing two 2-bed apartments or offices to the rear, or even a further house over the existing carparking area.

“It was acquired by an overseas client who was looking for a family home,” he said.

The selling price has now been listed as €1,080,000 on the Property Price Register.