Hailed as Northern Ireland’s most luxurious development, Coralmount on Derry/Londonderry’s Waterside has been officially launched.
The exclusive gated development on the Limavady Road comprises of six high-end homes, designed and built by The Designer Builder – Taggart Homes. Their location and luxury status mean the houses are unlikely to be on the market for long. It’s unsurprising that they have already attracted enquiries from all over Ireland, the UK, USA and the Middle East.
Five years on from its City of Culture status and thanks to the recent success of the television show Derry Girls more eyes than ever are on the city. With a reputation for redevelopment and regeneration Derry/Londonderry is fast becoming one of Northern Ireland’s most sought after locations for both tourists and natives alike.
Showing a commitment and a belief in the area, these homes are the latest offering from bounce-back businessman Michael Taggart. As strategic adviser to The Designer Builder – Taggart Homes Mr Taggart has helped to oversee the construction and sale of some 300 designer homes in the North West since 2015, with another 200 homes currently under design and/or construction.
Just a short stretch from the city centre the Coralmount development sits back from the main road but once inside the residences feel far removed from your typical urban dwelling.
Inside the tree-lined complex the white washed facades of the detached properties are complemented with hand-cut cobbles copper canopies and Victorian-stye street lamps and lanterns.
The copper finishes on the exterior immediately marks the development out as something unique and special. Used on some of the world’s most iconic buildings, including the Statue of Liberty, this choice of material stands out for all the right reasons.
While the six homes all share the same exquisite attention-to-detail inside they are all uniquely finished in the finest materials and vary when it comes to flooring, kitchen and bathroom style and their outside offerings. Taking inspiration from the South of Spain and Florida no area has been overlooked – the only difficulty for any buyer will be in deciding.
All homes in the elevated site boast ensuite bedrooms, gold chandeliers, bespoke mirroring, Italian marble, Irish wood panelling, courtyard style exteriors and glimpses of the Foyle Bridge. NEST smart home integration systems allow you to control the property from anywhere using your phone, tablet or computer for extra security and energy efficiency.
The outside area of each home has been just as carefully considered as the interior. Concealed utility storage keeps bins, boilers and oil tanks from site, while hard surface areas ensure the homes are practically maintenance free.
Several of the homes come with pergolas – fully enclosed outside entertaining spaces – all have under floor heating, log fires and are wired for televisions. Others include ‘man caves’ – a stress-free zone to use as a relaxation space, perfect for home cinema rooms, games spaces or as the owner sees fit.
Inspired by the Renaissance gardens of Italy, two of the homes have orangeries – sunrooms with a connection to both indoors and out.
Courtyard style walls take inspiration from the Merrion Hotel, Dublin and allow the ultimate privacy in each home without compromising the overall beauty and aesthetic.
London style garage doors conceal spacious, multi-purpose areas with under floor heating and tiled surfaces making them equally ideal for car storage or as a home office or gym.
The exceptional standard of the scheme, designed inside and out by Michael, with styling by Jackie Taggart, curtains from Coll Creations, furniture from Glenkeen Furnishings and lighting from T&E Howie shows every home off to its full advantage. With each home offering so much scope and potential for a range of dwellers – be it professionals, families, couples or those looking for a part-time residence in the city – it’s difficult to imagine who these homes wouldn’t suit.
Commenting on the development, managing director of PropertyPal, Errol Maxwell said: “Coralmount is Northern Ireland’s most luxurious development. The attention to detail and the innovative design is like nothing I have ever seen.”
Speaking about the finished project Taggart Homes director, Nicolas Taggart said: “Every single person enjoyed working on this because you could see it grow from a derelict site into this beautiful gated home overlooking the Foyle and the Foyle Bridge.
“There’s simply nothing like it in this country. It’s a real stand-out development. But we have more to do elsewhere in the city too over the next few weeks with eight new show houses being finished at our sites at Barley Fields in Culmore and Oak Country Manor at Crescent Link.”
The official launch of the Coralmount development took place on March 12 with invited house hunters and VIPs travelling from far and wide to get first peek at the properties.
Speaking at the event Michael Taggart said: “These homes are very special and are certainly creating a buzz, that’s for sure.
“Our craftsmen bought into my concept from the beginning, to turn design ideas into stunning homes you just have to love. And I love what we’ve done here at Coralmount.
“Materials from here in Ireland, from Spain, China, Italy, England and beyond have been sculpted and honed into what can be seen today.
“Pergolas, garden rooms, hand-cut cobbles and copper canopies create a wonderful feeling of well-being outside.
“The feeling inside Northern Ireland’s most luxurious development is elevated to a whole new level with the finest materials, gold chandeliers, Italian marble, Irish wood panelling. The finish is exceptional.
“The dedication to designer homes, built with care and attention and quality, is the cornerstone of what we do at Taggart Homes at all of our sites. And Coralmount is something very very special.”