Stately Victorian next to Aviva
This tastefully upgraded, traditional family home is within kicking distance of the stadum
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.