5406 Tuckahoe Avenue• Richmond, Virginia 23226 • $700,000


5406 Tuckahoe Avenue


This surprising jewel of luxury behind its “cottage” façadehas a fabulous Kitchen,
huge Master Suite with gorgeous bathroom, unbelievable storage, and every knock-out touch possible!

LEGAL: Tuckahoe Terrace PTL10 BC S4
BUILT IN: 1945
COOLING: Central
HOT WATER: Gas, 50 gallons
ELECTRICAL: 200 amp Circuit Breaker Panel
TAXES: $7301 for 2007


Exterior Entrance: Large and inviting ceramic tiled 10’ x 7’ Front Porch with brass and glass carriage lamp, distinctive plaque with bold brass numbers. Raised panel storm door, heavy raised panel front door with brass doorknocker and brass mailslot. Exterior security camera which can be viewed on first floor monitor or your lower level tv.

Front Entrance Hall: 6’4” x 4’ ~ A welcoming entry, custom sand painted with plaster stencils, custom faux marbleized baseboards. Custom black marble serpentine counter with ogee edge. Recessed light. Large 6’ long coat closet with shelves on three sides and brass hooks, automatic light, and monitor for front and rear door security cameras. Vector Security touchpad. Hardwood floor.

Living Room: 21’ x 13’ ~ Dramatic room with large double-paned picture window, 2 side windows with storms and screens. Plantation shutters. Wooden curtain rods with classic finials. Wood-burning fireplace with handsome Colonial mantelpiece, black marble hearth and surround. Crown moulding. Two floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases and arched pediment with center architectural detail flank the raised panel French doors to Kitchen. Recessed lights and art spotlights, all on rheostats. Graceful stairs and banisters to Second Floor with step detailing and lovely curve at newel post. Custom faux marbleized baseboards. Smoke detector hard-wired into security system. Hardwood floor.

Dining RoomDining Room: 14’ x 12’2” ~ Double window with storms and screens. Plantation shutters. Wooden curtain rod with classic finials. Crown moulding, chair rail. Recessed lights on rheostats. Programmable thermostat for heat. Hardwood floor. (Sconces are of sentimental importance and do not convey.)







KitchenKitchen: 29’4” x 10’5” ~ Originally three separate rooms, this gorgeous and glamorous multi-purpose room is hardly your ordinary Kitchen! Two built-in bookcases or display cabinets with mirrored backs, Black Galaxy granite counters, and raised panel storage cabinets below flank one window with plantation shutters, storm, and screen to create an eat-in area or a party serving area. Arched window “cornice”. Glass-fronted display cabinets on both sides of room with mirrored backsplash and Black Galaxy granite counters, unbelievable storage capability in the many raised panel cabinets below. Both have undercabinet lighting. Bar counter also has black enamel bar sink with brass Euro-faucet and undercounter Sub-Zero automatic ice-maker. GE refrigerator-freezer with glass shelves, deep raised panel cabinets above. Microwave niche with deep raised panel cabinets above, pull-out butcher block cutting board, and multiple storage drawers below. Built-in Thermidor self-cleaning double wall ovens with deep raised panel cabinets above and a drawer below. Recessed lights on rheostats, undercabinet lighting. The U-shaped working end of the Kitchen includes a gas Thermidor SGSX-365 Extra-Low 5-burner cooktop with separate down-draft vent, raised panel storage cabinets and 2 level spice shelf above and raised panel cabinets with roll-out trays below, and two corner cabinets. There is also a black enamel extra-large deep sink with instant hot water dispenser, In-Sink-Erator, brass Euro-faucet with sprayer, a window with plantation shutters, an arched window “cornice”, and Black Galaxy granite countertops with a diamond-designed matching backsplash. Brass hardware on all cabinets and drawers. Crown moulding. Raised panel swinging door to Dining Room, opening to Rear Hall, large opening to Study, raised panel French doors to Living Room, and raised panel door to Lower Level. Hardwood floor. Fabulously efficient both for everyday living as well as large parties!

Rear Hall: 8’ x 7’4” irregular ~ Large floor-to-ceiling double doored storage closet. Smaller storage cabinet with Black Galaxy countertop beneath window with plantation shutters, storm, and screen. Half Bath. Crown moulding. Raised panel rear door and matching storm door to side entrance and driveway, raised panel French doors to Study. Recessed light. Custom faux marbleized baseboards. Vector security touchpad. Hardwood floor.

Half Bath: 7’ x 3’5” ~ Shell-shaped pedestal sink. Brass and glass shelf. Mirrored medicine cabinet. Pair of brass Williamsburg-type sconces. Brass towel rack. Small trim moulding outlines ceiling. One window with plantation shutters, storm and screen. Hardwood floor.

Study: 18’10” x 10’10” ~ Floor-to-ceiling wall-to wall built-in bookcases with counters and raised panel cabinets below (roll-out file drawers on right, roll-out trays for stereo on left), arched pediment with center architectural detail. Deep bay window with 13 windows, mini-blinds, screens. Crown moulding. Wide 4’ cased opening to Kitchen, raised panel French doors to Rear Hall, pair of double sliding doors to Deck. Recessed lights on rheostat. Hardwood floor.


Family Room: 18’2” x 16’5” ~ Fully finished with wall heater/air conditioner unit. Gas log fireplace with Colonial mantel, brick hearth and surround. Two walls of built-in bookcases with center space for large tv, equipment cabinets, and space for small refrigerator below. Smoke detector hard-wired into security system. Recessed lights on rheostat. Two windows with mini-blinds and one-way mirrored film for privacy. Wall-to-wall carpet.

Office/4th Bedroom: 13’ x 12’5” ~ Fully finished with wall heater/air conditioner unit. Two floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases with file cabinet drawers below, built-in desk and computer tower stand. One window with mini-blinds and one-way mirrored film for privacy. Walk-in closet with deep storage space under stairs. Raised panel doors to Family Room and Fourth Full Bath. Doorbell chime box. Recessed lights. Wall-to-wall carpet.

Fourth Full Bath: 10’ x 3’6” ~ Fully finished with wall sink with decorative 3-light fixture above. Ceramic tile stall shower with glass door. Three shelves for storage. Raised panel doors to Office/4th Bedroom and Exercise Room. Wall-to-wall carpet.

Exercise Room: 11’6” x 8’3” ~ Fully finished with two walls of floor-to-ceiling mirrors, ballet bar. One window with mini-blinds and one-way mirrored film for privacy. Louvered bi-fold door to closet. Electrical panel box with built-in drawers below. Raised panel doors to Fourth Full Bath and outside steps, louvered door to Laundry Room. Wall-to-wall carpet.

Laundry Room: 16’7” x 11’7” ~ irregular ~ Fully finished with deep laundry sink, drawers and cabinets below. Wall cabinets over Kenmore washer (heavy duty/super capacity plus/quiet pak plus) and Kenmore dryer (heavy duty/king capacity plus/quiet pak 1). Built-in raised panel ironing board center with timer, hot iron shelf, interior shelf, and garment hook. Fabulous large double doored floor-to-ceiling cabinet for presents and wrapping material. Additional 5’ long counter with wall cabinets above and drawers and cabinets below. One window with mini-blinds and one-way mirrored film for privacy. Raised panel door to Family Room, louvered door to Exercise Room. Wall-to-wall carpet.

Utility/Storage Area: 7’10” x 6’10” irregular ~ Walled off from Laundry Room, this area houses the gas hot water heater and the gas boiler. Two steel shelving units, pegboard for tools.


Upstairs Hall: 13’8” x 3’8” irregular ~ Raised panel double doors to a full-size storage/linen/medicine closet. Crown moulding. Recessed lights on rheostat. Programmable thermostat for air conditioning. Raised panel doors to Second and Third Bedrooms and Third Full Bath, raised panel French doors to Master Bedroom Suite. Hardwood floor.

Third Full Bath: 6’7” x 6’ irregular ~ New pedestal sink, built-in medicine cabinet with triple part mirrored front. Ceramic tile surround. Skylight. Crown moulding. Tub/shower with ceramic tile surround. Vent fan. Ceramic tile floor.

Master Bedroom (Rear): 15’2” x 12’ irregular ~ Large Bedroom with half moon window with miniblinds over bed and three tall windows with miniblinds and an unusual architectural point over the Rear Deck. Pair of brass wall lamps on either side of bed. Ceiling fan. Crown moulding. Additional 11’4” x 5’ Dressing Area has a raised panel, lockable linen closet and three louvered double doored 5’6” closets with extra shelving, hardwood floor. One window with mini-blinds, storm, and screen. Crown moulding. Raised panel door to Master Bath, raised panel French doors to Second Floor Hall. Hardwood floor.

Private Master Bath: 12’6” x 11’3” irregular ~ Luxurious! Dark green Verde Empress marble vanity top with two undermount sinks, three walls of mirrors with decorative mirrored beveled edging. Two halogen recessed lights. Large skylight. Crown moulding. Nutone heater/vent fan with light and nightlight. Recessed lights on rheostat. Modular Fiberglas steam shower with seat and glass door and glass sidelights. Bidet. Oversized Jacuzzi with dark green Verde Empress marble surround. One window with mini-blinds, storm, and screen. Hardwood floor. (This room was the original Third Bedroom.)

Second Bedroom (Front Right): 18’8” x 12’6” ~ Three windows with mini-blinds, storms, and screens. Two closets (one oversized with extra side bookcase shelving). Ceiling fan. Crown moulding. Raised panel door to Private Second Full Bath. Hardwood floor. (This was the original Master Bedroom.)

Private Second Full Bath: 6’2” x 5’5” ~ Ceramic tile stall shower with glass door. Wall sink, mirrored medicine cabinet. Crown moulding. One window with mini-blinds, storm, and screen. Ceramic tile floor.

Third Bedroom (Front Left): 18’3” x 13’4” irregular ~ Two closets (one large). Two “cubbies” under dormer walls – the perfect hideaway rooms – one with glow-in-the-dark stars on all walls, both with automatic light fixtures. Ceiling fan. Crown moulding. Two windows with mini-blinds, storms, and screens. Hardwood floor. (Uses Third Full Bath in Hall.)

Attic: 30’ x 13’9” ~ Large and fully floored for maximum storage. Four-part electronic air filter system. Temperature-controlled exhaust fan. Pull-down with hook and pole and accessed from Upstairs Hall.


Deck: 36’ x 24’ ~ Large and two-tiered for ease of entertaining with separate uses. Can be partially tented for parties. Copper light at center edge of Deck near steps to grass is part of the automatic outdoor lighting system. Two pediment-type light fixtures with outdoor weather-resistant lights are attached to house. Outside speakers. Door in privacy fence to driveway and bricked Rear Entrance area.

Garage: 25’ x 16’9” ~ Heated and cooled. Oversized one-car with plenty of storage room. New top-of-the-line double insulated electric garage door. Three large overhead bays for even more storage. Two windows, with one-way mirrored film. Rear “people” door with one-way mirrored film. Electrical panel box.

Front Yard: Wide welcoming brick walkway entrance at street curves gracefully to the wide steps at the Front Porch. Slate flagstone path from driveway to brick walkway. Irrigation system. Soft but dramatic automatic landscape lighting including uplights and copper wall washes. Plantings include crepe myrtles, hollies, hosta, laurels, Lenten roses, smilax, and a willow oak. Cobblestone-edged asphalt driveway with entrance pad of decorative pavers.

West Side Yard: Irrigation system. Plantings include a fig tree, hollies, jasmine, and rhododendron.

Rear Yard: Fully fenced and lushly planted for privacy. Slate walkways from west side gate to rear grass and from garage to rear grass. Irrigation system. Soft but dramatic automatic landscape lighting including uplights, wall washes, and copper deck lights. Plantings include dogwood, holly, magnolia, oak, and weeping willow trees; acuba, azalea, camellia, hydrangea, mountain laurel, poet’s laurel, sasanqua, and spirea bushes; and climbing roses, daffodils, ferns, hosta, hyacinths, irises, jasmine, Lenten roses, pachysandra, snow-on-the-mountain, Stargazer lilies, and tiarella. Variegated ivy has been trained to grow in a diamond-pattern on the garage wall. The area behind the magnolia tree could be a wonderful children’s play area. Also, this yard is home to a family of cute chipmunks (with a “secret” passageway from the rear yard to the driveway)!

Secret Garden: This quiet sanctuary is Italian in design. Redwood fence and arch, brick-edged quatrefoil center, slate area for seating. Plantings include andromeda, crepe myrtles, many various hosta and ferns, moss, and Solomon’s seal. Irrigation system.


NEIGHBORHOOD: Tuckahoe Terrace is a well-known Westhampton neighborhood, located between Cary Street and Grove Avenue and prized for its larger lots and close proximity to St. Catherine’s, St. Bridget’s, and St. Christopher’s Schools. Additionally, it is within walking distance to the upscale shopping and dining areas of Libbie and Grove (“The Avenues”) as well as close to the River Road Shopping Centers. It is within minutes of Route 195, Interstates 64 and 95, and the Carytown shopping and dining area. It also has an active neighborhood association with email alerts and an annual picnic.



Dede Deane Irwin   804-301-7808
Associate Broker, ABR, e-PRO, GRI

Lisa Ruffin Harrison   804-337-2578
Realtor, ABR, e-PRO, GRI

Joyner Fine Properties   804-270-9440
319 Maple Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226


All information contained herein was obtained from sources deemed reliable but no warranty is intended, either expressed or implied. All measurements are approximate.