Video tour available upon request | £700,000-£750,000 |
Residing in The Willett Estate Conservation Area, just seconds from Hove Beach and Promenade, sits this immaculate and spacious, three-bedroom apartment. It is formed from the entire ground floor of a substantial Edwardian mansion house, so its rooms are graciously proportioned with high ceilings, and to the rear, the incredible open plan living room leads out to a sunny west facing patio garden. The interior decoration is modern and of excellent quality, so you can move straight in or let it out immediately with ease, and all three bedrooms are double with two being en suite. Unusually this apartment has its own street entrance and two private covered parking spaces which is a blessing in an area where parking comes at a premium. You can also explore the city on foot, and the proximity to both stations, the beach, and several popular parks and schools will make this a very desirable apartment for many.
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Style: Garden apartment in an Edwardian mansion house
Bedrooms: 3 double; 2 en suite
Living rooms: 1 exceptional and open plan
Area: 1206 sq.ft.
Outside: West facing patio garden
Location: Willett Estate Conservation Area
Parking: 2 covered parking spaces
Why you'll like it:
Lined with mature trees and substantial period properties, The Drive has an air of grandeur as it leads down from Hove's green parks to its promenade and beach. Midway, it passes through its social and culture centre, so this apartment could not be in a better position to live the quintessential Hove lifestyle.
There is a beautiful variety of architectural styles on the Drive, and this apartment sits within a striking detached house built during the early 20th Century. It has the archetypal wide bow windows and pretty hung tiles on its façade, while inside it has been more recently converted into luxury apartments such as this one.
It has its own entrance to the side which adds to the feeling of privacy from within. It is an inviting entrance with some wide carpeted stairs leading into the main body of the apartment. Here it is at ground level leading out to the garden at the rear, but first there are the bedrooms, peacefully tucked away from the main living area.
Wooden floors flow along the corridor, and their warm honeyed tones are picked up in the internal doors. There is a deep double cupboard for hanging coats and organising shoes, while another houses the washing machine, and the main bathroom is first on the left.
Tiled in natural stone tones, with a Travertine hand basin set into a wooden vanity unit, this room is chic and stylish and has a deep bath with low level lighting adding to the atmospherics. Next door, the master bedroom is a generous size with Berber carpet underfoot and even with large built in wardrobes, the floor space is not compromised. There is also an en suite shower room decorated in similar natural tones with a light slate floor and a rainfall shower.
Along the corridor is bedroom three which is currently used as a tranquil home office but is also a double with oak wooden floors and ample space for freestanding furniture, and bedroom two is next door. This almost mirrors the size of the master bedroom, with an en suite to match, and has restful tones of dove grey on the walls.
With two entrances, the exceptional, open plan living room, dining room and kitchen impresses from the moment you enter. The space is elegant and light with a generous amount of glazing on the westerly wall which has French doors opening to the garden. This becomes a seamless extension of the home during the summer months as it is a real sun trap and has a lovely seating area for alfresco dining. It is also perfectly private out here with green and leafy views, making it hard to believe you are so close to the centre of Hove.
Returning inside, the scale of this room lends itself perfectly to both sophisticated entertaining and for family time where you have clearly defined areas for cooking, relaxing and formal dining. Children can play while you prepare the evening meal or friends can sit at the breakfast bar and chat to you as you cook in the modern kitchen. This has seamless cream units topped with solid oak, and within these the dual ovens, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and gas hob have been integrated.
This is a unique apartment as it has so much living space and three good size double bedrooms so it will attract professionals and families alike. With parking and its own street entrance it stands out from other apartments in the area and it is immaculate throughout.
"The garden is lovely during the summer as it is so private and the light streaming into the living area from the west is a joy in the afternoon. It's hard to believe it is so central here, yet you can walk out of the front door and be on the beach, or in one of the many fantastic restaurants on Church Road, in a matter of minutes. I bought the apartment when I had family living with me, but I no longer need so much space, otherwise I would happily stay."
Where it is:
Shops: Local 1 min walk, city centre 15 min walk
Train Station: Hove Station 10 min walk
Seafront or Park: Hove Lawns and Seafront 2 min walk
Primary: Brunswick Primary, Hove Primary School
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman rc
Private: Brighton College
This bright and spacious garden apartment is beautifully 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 home also offers easy access to Hove Station and the A27/A23 which have direct and fast links to the airports and London.