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Victorian home at ‘little treasure’ avenue proves a real gem of a find

Built in the 1840s, the present owners of Aranmore undertook a major refurbishment and added modern convenience to its period character

Aranmore, 21 Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, comes to the open market for the first time in 60 years. Picture: David Killeen

The word Avoca derives from the old Irish word ‘abhoca’, meaning ‘little treasure’, and No 21 Avoca Avenue, while not little at 411 square metres, is certainly a gem of a find for those on the hunt for a beautiful home in South Co Dublin.

The detached, five-bedroom, two-storey, over-basement Victorian residence was built as one of a strip of four similar homes along this stretch of Avoca Avenue (including numbers 19, 23 and 25).