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From the moment you enter this beautiful Regency house, it is clear the current owner has a passion for period property and a refined eye for contemporary interiors. Having completely renovated the house in recent months, it has been brought it back to its original grandeur, but with all the home comforts of 21st Century living. Spread over four floors it offers spacious and versatile living accommodation with three double bedrooms on the upper floors and a stunning open plan reception as you enter, which continues outside to a private courtyard garden. For sun worshipers there is also roof terrace with views across the city to the sea, taking in the eclectic landscape with landmarks both old and new.
You cannot beat the location for the quintessential Brighton and Hove lifestyle as this house is positioned on the border between the two, amidst their cultural and social centres, and just a few minutes from the beach and several popular parks and schools. Brighton Station is an easy stroll too, so it is sure to attract the attentions of families, investors and professional sharers alike. Either way, it needs to be seen to be admired.
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Style: Regency townhouse
Bedrooms: 3 double; 1 en suite
Living rooms: 1 generous open plan living and dining room
Area: 1436 sq.ft
Outside: East/south facing courtyard and roof terrace
Location: Clifton Hill Conservation Area
Parking: Residents Permit Zone Z
Why you'll like it:
Brighton's popularity soared during the early years of the 19th Century, bringing with it, vast expansion, house building and tourism. Even prior to the London train link in 1841, the fashionable and wealthy were flocking to live here; rubbing shoulders with royalty and enjoying the fresh sea air. This house was built during the 1830s, and like the neighbouring streets would have been a lodging house for visitors to the (then) town, being so perfectly positioned for both entertainment and the beach. From the front door you have a direct line of sight down the hill to the sparkling sea at the bottom, flanked by the curved facades of the Regency terraces lining the way, creating a hugely attractive cityscape.
Immaculate on the approach, this four-storey house has a calico-cream façade with canted bay windows and gleaming black ironwork. The sash windows have been adorned with internal, plantation shutters in white to provide a uniform look from outside, and the ground floor is slightly elevated from the street which gives the house privacy from within.
Once inside you are welcomed into an entrance hall, and it is clear this has been a stunning renovation. The rooms on this level have been opened completely giving the space a gallery feel; where crisp white walls have been paired with concrete effect flooring, and wall, ceiling and spot lighting can be used to create atmosphere. Ideal for entertaining or family time, there is ample space for formal dining and relaxed seating, and a contemporary wood burning stove warms the room perfectly during the cooler seasons. As the weather warms, bi-fold doors open to link the room seamlessly with the courtyard garden for alfresco dining, and tall white walls and tropical palms give the feel of the Mediterranean.
Open plan, the kitchen forms another sociable space with a white solid surface countertop so guests can sit and chat to you as you cook, and dark blue gloss units provide ample storage. Within these, the fridge freezer, dual use ovens and dishwasher have been integrated, and the ceramic induction hob has been cut-in to the worktop alongside a downdraft worktop extractor fan. The utilities have a room of their own on the lower ground floor where there is plenty of further storage space or this room would be great as a home office too.
Stairs lead up to the first floor where the family bathroom is ahead. As expected, the finish is impeccable with marbled floor tiles rising up the walls and an oval freestanding bath taking centre stage. Black floor-mounted taps and bathroom fittings sit in happy contrast, and a rainfall, wet-room style shower spans the far end of the room.
There are two double bedrooms on this floor; both with stripped wooden floors and period features. To the front, the bedroom spans the width of the building with a bay window to mirror the living room below, and a wall of shelving has been built-in.
The top floor is entirely devoted to the master bedroom suite which is the epitome of luxury. Again, the bedroom area spans the width of the building, and facing west, a warming light filters through the shutters during the afternoon and early evening. A wall of built-in wardrobes maximises the floor space further, and across the hall is the en suite shower room. Mineralised slate wall tiles create a spa-like feel and a second rainfall shower is in place to wake you from your sleep. From the hall, there is access to the roof terrace where you feel on top of the world looking out over the historic scenery. Roof tops, chimney stacks and church spiers sit below a vast expanse of sky, and the sea is visible between them, reminding you just how close to the coast you are here.
This is a stunning renovation which has breathed new life into a beautiful property. The highly-favoured school catchment and commuter links will attract families who will also find the close proximity of St Ann's Well Gardens and the beach ideal.
"It has been a joy to renovate this house, and while it was a real labour of love, and every detail was considered, the original character of the building still shines through. It is incredibly light and particularly peaceful for such a central location, and you cannot beat the location for amenities, eateries, and of course the beach."
Where it is:
Shops: Local 1 min walk, city centre 5 min walk
Train Station: Brighton Station 12-15 min walk
Seafront or Park: St Ann's Well Gardens 7 min walk, Seafront 4 min walk
Primary: Brunswick Primary, Hove Primary School
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman rc
Private: Brighton College, Brighton and Hove School for Girls
This striking house is perfectly situated in a popular area with lots of local shops and the beach on your doorstep. The city centre shopping districts and parks are also within easy reach, and this house also offers easy access to Brighton Station which has direct and fast links to the airports and London.