Believed to have been built around 1828, this unique and luxurious Regency home and income dwelling is located directly opposite Brighton's beautiful seafront and boasts spectacular sea views, as well as access to the landscaped gardens of the Kemp Town Enclosures, six acres of private gardens with a tunnel leading down to the beach.
Offering more than a home, this truly one of a kind property benefits from not only the main house itself but a self-contained two bedroom, two bathroom apartment below and two one bedroom apartments to the rear, all included within the freehold and accessed via Arundel Place, making them ideal rental apartments and offering the unique opportunity to generate an income.
The house itself is more than spectacular, its breath taking with a striking interior. You enter via a classic porch, framed by elegant original Corinthian columns and finished with timeless black and white ornate tiling. Through the original and secure front door and you are immediately struck by just how fantastic this property is, with its imposing sweeping staircase, spacious hallway, impressive ceiling height, gorgeous wooden flooring and original cornicing, emanating true Regency splendour.
The living room and study can be found to your right, a decadent yet functional space spreading over two expansive areas with exceptionally high ceilings and two generous windows with views out to the famed Brighton promenade, finished perfectly by the impressive and decorative wooden fire surround and working fireplace. To the rear, the unique study offers a wealth of wooden shelving and storage, as well as a continuation of the wooden floorboards and gun metal grey walls.
Further along the wood panelled hall you will find the wet room, emanating a spa like feel, with gorgeous marble tiling as well as a useful WC and sink. The valuable utility room and peaceful television room complete this floor, snuck away towards the rear allowing for the ideal place to escape from the world and relax in front of your favourite film. From here, there is a door allowing for ease of access to the two additional apartments.
From the hallway, ascend the wide staircase to the half landing, offering access via large double doors to the impressive kitchen with a beautiful and timeless décor, finished in red tiling and rich wooden panelling. This room offers an abundance of cupboard space, a stretch of granite work surfaces, a sizeable butler sink and a suitably generous Range Master cooker, as well as access out to an extremely sizeable roof terrace, making this space ideal for entertaining guests or al fresco dining.
The first floor houses the considerable drawing/dining room, boasting a continuation of the polished wooden floorboards, working marble fireplaces and exceptionally high ceilings, allowing for a real feeling of space. To the front, the three sizeable doors feature bespoke secondary doors that when closed, block all outside noise, allowing for peace and quiet in this prime seafront position. These doors lead out to a desirable south facing balcony with stunning sea views, spanning the width of the property, deepening at one end to a full Belvedere balcony, boasting ample space for a table and chairs, allowing you to relax and take in the magnificent views.
A lovely and large double bedroom can be found on the half landing between the first and second floors. This room features bespoke built in wardrobes and would make the ideal guest bedroom. The second floor belongs to the imposing master suite with the master bedroom located towards the front of the floor, contributing three large sash windows with striking sea views. Emanating a warm and comfortable feel, this room is finished in wood panelling and offers an abundance of space.
Next door is the much desired dressing room, entered via a curved door, a typical architectural style of the era. This generous room is framed by bespoke fitted wardrobes, beautifully finished with steps leading to the most luxurious and decadent en-suite with a stretch of gorgeous marble tiling, a spacious wet area, a large bath, twin sinks set into marble and bespoke storage throughout.
Continuing up the stairs, which is laid with handmade carpet throughout, and you enter the third and final floor, housing the remaining three bedrooms. All three bedrooms are good sized doubles, boasting handmade bespoke wardrobes and a beautiful décor, with two of the bedrooms offering direct sea views. Completing this impressive home is the family bathroom, again wonderfully generous in size and finished in marble with a large wet room, a sizeable bath sunken into the marble and two freestanding sinks.
The massive advantage of this home is not just the impressive décor and size, this particular property comes with the benefit of three self-contained apartments.
The lower ground floor apartment is finished in the same high standard that is displayed throughout the house above, with the generous hallway boasting a continuation of the wooden flooring and panelling. The large open plan living space really is gorgeous, offering a modern fitted kitchen with fresh white tiling and wooden work surfaces as well as a working open fireplace. The two good sized bedrooms offer en-suite wet rooms, with the main bedroom featuring a desirable dressing room. Completing this apartment is the valuable separate WC.
The two self-contained one bedroom apartments are located to the rear of the property, accessed via Arundel Place. Both have good sized bedrooms, separate kitchens, sizeable lounges and shower rooms, this was the garage and can be converted back, if you so desire.
Arundel Terrace is part of the Sussex Square development, allowing for access to the six acres of private and landscaped gardens known as the Kemp Town Enclosures. These gardens really are spectacular and feature a private tunnel leading under the main road and down to the beach, thought to have been the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Kemp Town Village is close by, a thriving and popular area bursting with character and charm, offering an array of coffee shops, gastro pubs and delicatessens.