5 bed detached house for sale Hill Drive, Hove, East Sussex BN3
- Bilingual Primary School - Brighton & Hove0.6 miles
- Aldrington CofE Primary School0.6 miles
- Preston Park0.7 miles
- Hove1.1 miles
Features and description
- Style: Contemporary detached family home
- Bedrooms: 5 double; 2 bathrooms
- Bathrooms: 2 plus cloakroom
- Living rooms: 2 including an exceptional kitchen/family room
- Outside: Rear garden and sun terrace with a south westerly aspect
- Area: 3219sq. Ft.
- Location: Hove Park
- Parking: Double garage and hardstanding for 3 cars
Perfectly positioned in the catchment for several sought-after schools; with Preston Park and Hove Stations just a 15-minute walk away, and the A23 just moments away by car, you remain well connected to the city and beyond, and with so many beautiful features, it is sure to attract the attentions of many.
Style: Contemporary detached family home
Bedrooms: 5 double; 2 bathrooms
Bathrooms: 2 plus cloakroom
Living rooms: 2 including an exceptional kitchen/family room
Outside: Rear garden and sun terrace with a south westerly aspect
Area: 3219 sq. Ft.
Location: Hove Park
Parking: Double garage and hardstanding for 3 cars
Why you'll like it:
Beautifully extended and renovated within the last three years by the current owners, it is clear that no corner was cut in the process, in the quality of both workmanship and materials, and the attention to detail is simply stunning. From the moment you enter, the scale and light within the house is breath-taking, and your line of sight takes you right through the house to the glorious garden beyond.
Attractive on the approach, this house bears none of its original 1970s, Neo-Georgian features, yet the large picture windows and clean lines of the period have been retained and blended with modern design to bring it into the 21st Century. A smart brick drive paves the way to the double garage and below the slate-grey lime rendered and red brick façade, and the house is set well back from the road by a neat lawn.
The entrance hall alone feels like a room in its own right, being double width with high ceilings, a seating area and a wall of seamless cupboards for your coats and shoes to ensure the space remains uncluttered. Engineered smoked oak floorboards flow through to the living room to the left, but you are immediately drawn to the incredible kitchen extension spanning the back of the house.
Kitchen, dining room and family room:
Taking full advantage of the natural light streaming in from the south, but also via two vast skylights above, and through two sets of sliding Veltec doors; this is a beautifully bright room. It has been cleverly designed, however, so as not to overheat, as the sunlight is never direct, but bounces along the crisp lines of the room creating light and shade throughout the day. Oversized, concrete effect floor tiles by Mandarin Stone unify the space which has clearly defined areas for formal dining, relaxed seating and a generous kitchen area with a central island topped with Corian and two walls of handle-free storage within matt grey units. Into these, the full-height fridge, dishwasher, dual ovens, microwave and espresso machine have been integrated and the sink with boiling water tap has been seamlessly cut in. Twenty-four carat gold leaf has been embedded behind glass for along the rear wall, so the under-unit lighting catches its subtle glimmer, and the induction hob sits within the island so the cook can remain sociable. The utilities have their own adjoining room with ample further storage for household items plus an American fridge freezer, and with access to the side of the house, you can bring in muddy boots/buggies/paws without traipsing them through the immaculate house.
If the kitchen extension is ideal for summer, this linked room is perfect for cosying up during the cooler seasons with space for sumptuous furnishings and a contemporary Bellfire to warm you while adding atmosphere to wintery evenings. From the wide picture window, you can look obliquely down Withdean Valley to the city and the sea. Being set back and raised up from the road, it is also perfectly private within.
Garden and office:
Flowing seamlessly into the garden, the concrete-grey floor tiles also pave the outdoor dining area which comes complete with a built-in barbecue. Being built on a slight hill, the garden has a gentle slope but is a fine space for children's play equipment and ball games, and a slate-chip path leads up to the striking home office. Timber clad in silver larch, it weathers beautifully, while inside, the thick walls have been well insulated for use all year round, and vast double-glazed doors frame inspiring views between the evergreens to the coast. Birch wood ply has been used to line the walls and create storage spaces, but the detail is outstanding using shadow gaps an invisible seams and fixings. While this is an office and work storage area at present, it would also work well as a workshop, art studio or gym perhaps, and has its own broadband and electricity supply.
First floor double bedrooms and family bathroom:
A bespoke birch wood ply staircase wends its way up to a galleried landing where there are four beautiful double bedrooms; all of which enjoy the striking vista which only improves the further up the house you go. The expanse of sky is a joy to wake to, and due to its sunny orientation and position on the hill, you can experience the sunset as it fills your view with colour. Each of these rooms has built-in clothes storage and a quality finish with wooden floorboards and a contemporary palette on the walls, and bedroom two has access to the Jack and Jill style family bathroom. This room is on-trend with white marbled, ceramic floor and wall tiles, and has a freestanding bathtub so you can while away the hours, or there is a separate rainfall shower for when time is of the essence.
Master bedroom suite:
Forming part of the rear extension, the master bedroom suite is accessed through a dressing area with a range of storage solutions and is a glorious space with a wall of glazing looking out over the green of the garden. It feels nicely tucked away from the rest of the house becoming a sanctuary after a long day, and being completely private, you can be curtain free, and wake to the wildlife in the trees.
Using the ultimate luxury finish, the en suite has been tiled in grey-nero marble, and like the family bathroom, it has a freestanding contemporary bathtub with floor mounted taps while the wet room shower has a rainfall showerhead to revive you in the morning.
"It is clear the current owners have an expert eye for interiors and design, and the result is exemplary. This is an architectural masterpiece which links the interior living spaces so perfectly with the outside environs – you cannot fail to be impressed."
"When we first saw the house, we fell in love with the light and the space and with the benefit of a background in architecture we knew it could be something very special. It has been an incredible home for the whole family and is perfect for entertaining. During warmer weather the garden becomes an extension of the living areas and the space flows and works really well"
Where it is:
Shops: Local 5 min walk, city centre 10-15 min bus ride
Train Station: Preston Park Station/Hove Station 15-20 min walk
Seafront or Park: Hove Park and the Copse plus seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Westdean Primary School
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman rc
Private: Lancing Prep and College
This outstanding family home is situated in a popular area with lots of local shops and green spaces on your doorstep. The city centre shopping districts and beach are also within easy reach, and this house also offers easy access to two stations, the A27 and the A23 which have direct and fast links to the universities, airports and London.
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