Light streams through the vaulted, refurbished rooms of this one bedroom penthouse opposite St Peter’s Church in the heart of the city. At the foot of the vibrant North Laine, beside the leafy Level and within walking distance of both sea and station, this location’s exceptionally convenient for theatres, cinemas and clubs, too. Within minutes of the Art College and the new pedestrian Plaza being created, this apartment’s ideal as a first buy, for glamorous weekends or as an investment.
Style: Terrace house circa 1800’s
Bedrooms: 1 double
Living rooms: 1
Area: 35.9 sq m 387 sq ft
Parking: Permit zone Y
Location: Valley Gardens CA
Why you’ll like it:
Set back from the road, this top floor apartment’s in an attractive period building with bow windows and an arched front door with a fan light, which is secured by answer phone. Across from St Peter’s Church, which hosts events during the arts festivals, this location’s favoured by young professionals and investors as you can walk to all that you need as well as to all that this thriving coastal resort has to offer, and there’s a bus route outside for rainy days.
Inside, the communal hall’s cared for and up beneath a skylight, the door to this private apartment’s on the third floor. Inside, the stylish design of this home means even the hallway has been opened to the roof, with a skylight pouring sunlight into this central area – although an attic space has been retained. At the front of the building, and spanning its full width, the living room offers spacious, open plan living with beams above your head and a fireplace with fitted shelves to one side and also in an alcove. There’s plenty of room for a bed sofa and chairs for friends, and the large window in the middle of the wall would be a great place for a dining table as there are fabulous views of the church within its tree lined grounds, which are lit at night. The brand- new kitchen’s a classic black and white, so it won’t date and although sociable, it doesn’t dominate. The integrated appliances include an electric hob, oven, extractor, fridge and washing machine, so this is a kitchen ready for your move.
Private at the back of the building, the lofty master bedroom’s simple but stylish, with a sloping wall following the roof line and with windows at each end, it’s light and airy. The current owners king size bed has centre stage and there’s a hidden closet as well as ingenious storage along a deep beam. Next door, the subtle attention to detail continues in the luxury bathroom, lined in gleaming marble where a waterlux eco bath has a shower above it, and there’s natural light in a window set within wood panelling. Perfect.
bear in mind:
A period property, there’s no lift, which keeps maintenance costs down. The climb is quite short, and the views and peace gained are worth it. Don’t forget that you can walk to the station, shops, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and the beach from this fabulous apartment which is ready to move into.
what the owner says
“The apartment’s light and airy with space to play with, and the location will suit you if you like to work hard and play after.”
what’s around you
Shops: North Laine 2 minute
Train Station: Brighton Station a 10 minute walk
Seafront or Park: Seafront about a 15 minute stroll, The Level 2 minutes
Primary: Carlton Hill
Secondary: Dorothy Stringer, Varndean
Private: Brighton College, Brighton and Hove High
Ideal for commuters and busy city lovers this unique home’s in a sought- after location within minutes of fashionable shopping, restaurants, clubs, cinemas and theatres. Bright and spacious, it’s also conveniently located for the university art colleges as well as parks and gardens which provide cool green spaces but also host events in the numerous city festivals. Close to the site of a proposed pedestrian plaza and commercial districts of the city, Brighton’s beaches and the cosmopolitan Marina are also easy to reach, the station is around the corner and the access to the A23 is quick.