**guide price £450,000-£475,000**
full of historic character, this central portion of a Victorian warehouse has been sensitively converted and now provides a big, bright ground floor with a west facing patio for entertaining and two quiet, double glazed bedrooms. In a prime location just a stroll from Brighton railway station and a 10- minute walk to the beach, you have the fabulous shops and restaurants of the North Laine right on your doorstep, so it’s ideal for sociable home seekers, weekenders or investors.
Style: Central portion of warehouse, circa 1851
Bedrooms: 2 double
Living rooms: 1
Area: 67.7 sq m 728 sq ft
Outside: West patio
Parking: Permit Y zone
Location: North Laine
why you’ll like it:
Located on a quiet one- way street in the chic North Laine, this attractive house has traditional warehouse doors on first floor complete with a winch, but you open the front door to a surprisingly modern living room which has plenty of character with an exceptionally high ceiling, gleaming wood floor and a steel railed staircase acknowledging this buildings industrial past. Full of sunlight, there’s a large window in the front wall, whilst to the west, broad French doors open to a decked patio where you can dine in style with friends, enjoying the leafy shade of a mature palm tree in a decked space which clearly becomes a “room” of the house during summer.
At the far end of the room, opposite a huge under stair cupboard, the stylish kitchen is tucked away in its own space, so although sociable it doesn’t impinge into the main room. Looking over the patio, a timeless combination of white units and black worksurfaces provide ample storage. The gas hob and electric oven are integrated beneath an extractor, plumbing’s in place for a dishwasher and a washing machine and there’s space for a tall fridge freezer, although don’t forget that you’re surrounded by a plethora of cafés, bars and restaurants just waiting to be explored!
At the top of the stairs is access to the attic, and to your right, the glamorous bathroom has a gleaming black granite floor and dramatic black wall tiles. The white suite is in a traditional style in keeping with the age of the building, and has a shower at one end of the bath and a heated rail at the other. Next door, the first of the double bedrooms is a generous size and with an engineered wood floor and stylish decoration, its ready to move into. With a single storey building behind and then the post office offices, this room’s remarkably private for this central location, especially in the evenings and at the weekends. Spanning the whole width of the house, the spacious master bedroom has soothing décor and it’s brimming with character as it has both a sash window and the warehouse doors, which you can open, so this space is light and airy in the summer, but with double glazing, it transforms in winter into a warm and cosy haven.
bear in mind
You can walk to the station, shops, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, and the beach from this house, which has a large attic ripe for development, subject to the usual consents.
what the owner says
“We love the contrast between the old building and the contemporary inside. It’s been great to have everything we need on the doorstep, and being so close to the station makes commuting easier. For the city centre it’s surprisingly quiet and in the summer, we’ve enjoyed being able to retreat from the world in the garden.”
what’s around you
Shops: North Laine 1 minute
Train Station: Brighton Station a 4- minute walk
Seafront or Park: Seafront about a 10- minute walk, St. Nicholas Rest Gardens 4 minutes
Primary: St Paul’s C of E
Secondary: Dorothy Stringer, Varndean
Private: Brighton College, Brighton and Hove High
Ideal for commuters and sociable city lovers, this unique home is in a sought- after location within seconds of fashionable shops, restaurants, clubs, cinemas and theatres. Bright and spacious, it’s also conveniently located for city parks that provide cool green spaces and host numerous events all year round. Brighton beach and the cosmopolitan Marina are easy to reach, the station is around the corner and there’s quick access to the A23.