Raised up on the fifteenth-floor of striking Mid-Century development on Brighton's iconic seafront is this immaculate and stylish one-bedroom apartment. It is deceptively spacious with full height windows running along its westerly wall; bringing in the most exquisite views along the coast and across the city to rolling hills of the South Downs National Park. Inside, it has a contemporary décor with high-end fixtures and fittings, and the building itself is incredibly well-managed and maintained. It is ideally positioned between the promenade and the fashionable bars, restaurants and boutique shops of Western Road, so you are always just a stroll away from some entertainment, and the beach is a joy during summer. There is a porter who ensures the security and maintenance of the building, plus the heating and hot water are included in the maintenance, and secure parking is available to rent below the building. For London commuters, Brighton Station is an easy walk, so for professionals, investors or second home owners, looking for a secure lock-up-and-leave or to live in luxury by the sea – this modern abode is ideal.
Style: Luxury purpose-built 15th floor apartment
Bedrooms: 1 double
Living rooms: 1 spacious open-plan
Area: 859 sq.ft
Location: Brighton Seafront
Parking: Potential to rent secure underground parking spaces
Why you'll like it:
Bedford Towers is a modernist development designed by 'Swiss-British' architect Richard Seifert back in 1967, and built on the site of the old Bedford Hotel. The hotel has retained the lower six-floors, but the upper eleven are for private resident use – where no holiday lets are allowed, so there is a long standing, welcoming community who live here. Well-managed and maintained by a 6-days per week porter and concierge, the communal ways are immaculate, and two tall lifts await to whisk you to your floor.
Upon entry, you are immediately struck by the vast open views which fill the open plan living room. These are framed by full height windows completely spanning the westerly wall, allowing the viewer to enjoy a rare and incredible aspect of the city. From this height, even the Regency seafront terraces are dwarfed, and the world in miniature becomes and ever-changing backdrop to the living space. Your line of sight runs along Hove Lawns and the promenade with the jade blue sea to the left and the cityscape of Regency Terraces and Church spires to the right. To the north you find the undulating hills of the South Downs, reminding you just how luckily positioned Brighton and Hove is; here between the coast and the countryside.
With soft dove-grey carpet underfoot and fresh white walls, the apartment is a blank canvas which will suit all types of modern furnishing. The ceiling is high and there is ample space for formal dining and relaxed seating so you can entertain in style, and the kitchen, while open plan, does not dominate the space. Gloss units have been paired with white Corian worktops for a refined finish, and within these, the fridge freezer, slim dishwasher, oven, hob and washing machine have been seamlessly integrated. The client has placed a bistro table at the end of the kitchen which allows you to sit right by the window in the warm afternoon light, where you can watch the sun go down with a drink in the evening – perfect.
A wall of glass bricks allows light to filter through into the hallway where the bathroom is next on the right. Sleek lines and high-quality fittings ensure this room has a spa like feel, and the walk-in shower has a large rainfall shower head to refresh you in the morning.
At the far end of the hall, the double bedroom is wonderfully spacious, and there is a deep walk-in wardrobe, so the floor space is never compromised, even with a queen size bed. While the windows are not full height in here, you gain another stunning aspect with incredible skyscapes reaching out over the city to the South Downs which are a joy to wake up to.
What a beautiful apartment. The views cannot fail to impress, and the full height windows create an even greater sense of space.
"I have lived here for five-years but I have had friends in the building for longer, so I know how well-maintained, secure and friendly it is here. Neighbours know and look out for one another making these fantastic apartments to lock-up-and-leave, and they are really peaceful. The location is hugely convenient too with so many lovely restaurants and the City Centre shops nearby, so I will miss it here."
Where it is:
Shops: Western Road 4 min walk, city centre 5 min walk
Train Station: Brighton Station 15 min walk
Seafront or Park: Hove Lawns and the seafront are opposite
Primary: Brunswick Primary School, Middle Street Primary School
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman rc
Private: Brighton College
This stunning apartment is situated in a popular area with plenty of local amenities and the beach on your doorstep. The city centre shopping districts; the many restaurants and theatres within the town, plus several popular parks are also within easy reach, and Brighton Station is a stroll away for those requiring fast links to the airports and London.