Sunshine and sea views pour into this two bedroom apartment which has a timeless appeal and sociable layout on the second floor of a magnificent Grade II listed seafront mansion built in 1827 to impress, and in one of Brighton’s finest terraces, it is still a sought after address.
Style: 2nd floor apartment in Grade II Regency Terrace
Living rooms: 1
Outside: Communal garden
Parking: H zone
Location: Kemp Town
Why you’ll like it:
Tucked privately away from the coast road behind attractive gardens, the scale of the portico gives an indication of the pleasure to come, and the video secured door opens into a splendid hallway where a Regency staircase sweeps you up to the apartment on the second floor. Inside, the inviting lobby has a large cupboard for coats and bags and it is worth heading straight into the main reception, stretching an impressive 7.1 x 6.2 metres and soaked in sunshine. Fabulous views of the English Channel stream in over the leafy garden, gleaming wood is underfoot and high above your head discreet spot lights stud a decorative ceiling. The mixture of old and new continues in the period style, feature fireplace and behind you is an opening to the glamorous kitchen, allowing the cook to be sociable. Next door, the first of the double bedrooms shares the mesmerising views of the waves and is ideal for guests or sharers as it is by a chic shower room, lined in stone.
Across the hallway, at the very heart of this luxurious home, the contemporary kitchen is galley in style with warm wooden units providing ample granite work surfaces. Two levels of lighting means that you can choose your mood when friends join you at the breakfast bar at the far end of the space, and the room has a polished finish. The handsome steel range could stay, subject to circumstance and negotiation, as could the tall fridge freezer, and the dishwasher is already integrated for you – the plumbing for a washing machine is hidden away elsewhere.
Secreted quietly away at the back of this substantial building with views over lower Victorian homes and rising up the hill to the modern County Hospital, which makes it more private than usual in this historical location, the master bedroom is light and airy with a romantic, curved wall, a deep closet and a stylish en suite large enough for a bath.
Bear in mind:
This is a rare opportunity to own a truly beautiful home in an historic seafront building.
“The gardens are a real bonus, especially in the summer after a hot day on the beach - which is far less crowded on this side of the Pier”
Where it is:
Shops: Kemp Town Village 2 minutes, the Lanes about 15 to walk, 5 in a cab
Station: Brighton mainline 15 minutes by bus
Seafront or park: Seafront is opposite, Queen’s Park 10 minute walk
Primary: Queen’s Park
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College
This magnificent apartment is within minutes of the sea and the fashionable Kemp Town Village with its Bohemian mix of cafes, shops and restaurants. The Cosmopolitan Marina and the Theatres of Brighton are both within easy reach as are the Georgian Lanes and the Brighton Pavilion. Close to one of the top ten schools in the country, the award winning Brighton College, this exceptional home’s proximity to Brighton Station with is excellent links to Gatwick and London make this a viable proposition for those needing to travel.