Stately Vic­to­rian next to Aviva

This taste­fully up­graded, tra­di­tional fam­ily home is within kick­ing dis­tance of the stadum

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market - 1.42m ALANNA GAL­LAGHER

De­scrip­tion: Four-bed (pre­vi­ously five-bed) ter­raced prop­erty with a 90 ft rear gar­den Agent: Ben­netts Num­ber 126 Tri­tonville Av­enue is a fine two-storey-over-base­ment prop­erty sit­u­ated at the in­ter­sec­tion of Her­bert Road, within kick­ing dis­tance of Lans­downe Road’s Aviva Sta­dium.

The size­able Vic­to­rian, of 191sq m (2,056sq ft), has been taste­fully up­graded but re­mains, at its heart, a tra­di­tional fam­ily home.

A walk­way leads up gran­ite steps to a fan­lit front door. The en­trance hall has dec­o­ra­tive plas­ter­work and opens into in­ter­con­nect­ing re­cep­tion rooms, bright spa­ces of good ceil­ing heights, with orig­i­nal sash win­dows and shut­ters, or­nate ceil­ings and cen­tre roses.

The match­ing grey mar­ble fire­places were a lucky discovery – only un­cov­ered by the own­ers when a builder ac­ci­dently hit his ham­mer into the plas­ter­board pan­els con­ceal­ing them. The ping­ing sound of metal promped them to tear down the plas­ter­board to re­veal the stately sur­round. Af­ter some squeals of joy they im­me­di­ately set about de­mol­ish­ing the sim­i­larly cov­ered breast­plate in the for­mal din­ingroom.

On the hall re­turn is the first of the prop­erty’s four bed­rooms.

A steep set of stairs leads down to gar­den level where the eat-in kitchen is sit­u­ated to the front. The white gloss units have pol­ished gran­ite coun­ter­tops and the fam­ily use the door un­der the gran­ite steps to ac­cess a black-and-white-tiled, west-fac­ing sun­trap fur­nished with a bistro set.

A sec­ond, less for­mal, sit­tin­groom is set to the back of this floor with french win­dows open­ing out to a timber deck and bar­be­cue area that fea­tures an awning on those rare days you need shade.

At 90ft, the gar­den is gor­geous and pri­vate. The fam­ily has held 21st-birth­day cel­e­bra­tions here and set a din­ing ta­ble run­ning all the way from the kitchen to the end of the east-fac­ing lawn. At its perime­ter is a raised deck to catch the evening sun.

There is an­other bed­room to the back of the lower level, with a sep­a­rate shower room and a util­ity area set un­der the stairs.

On the first floor there are two more bed­rooms. The main bed­room is set to the front and spans the width of the house. Orig­i­nally this was two rooms – to ac­com­mo­date their two sons when they were small – but as they grew up the par­ents con­verted it into a larger room and in­stalled a shower en­suite bath­room.

It could eas­ily be con­verted back into two sep­a­rate rooms. The prop­erty mea­sures 191sq m (2,056sq ft), and is for sale for ¤1.42 mil­lion though agent Ben­netts.

In 2016 a to­tal of eight houses on the road, of vary­ing stock types, came to mar­ket. Three made over ¤1 mil­lion; num­ber 99, a two-storey Vic­to­rian red­brick ter­raced house, sold in March for ¤1.015 mil­lion; num­ber 56, also two-storey-over-base­ment, sold in Septem­ber for ¤1.05 mil­lion while in De­cem­ber num­ber 91 sold for ¤1.1 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to the prop­erty price reg­is­ter.

In 2017 num­ber 66, an­other two-storey over base­ment Vic­to­rian, sold for ¤1.61 mil­lion.

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