Guide Price £550,000 - £575,000
Peacefully positioned in a quiet suburb of the city, stands this deceptively spacious and stylish, three-bedroom home. Originally built in the 1930s, the rooms are generously proportioned and bright, but having undergone complete refurbishment in recent months, the interior has been brought beautifully into the 21st century. Every surface has been renewed, and the finish is polished and contemporary. With off street parking; easy access to the A23 and Preston Park Station, and with excellent schools nearby, this is the ideal home for any growing family.
Style: 1970s semi-detached house
Bedrooms: 3 double; 1 en suite
Living rooms: 1 through lounge/dining room
Area: 1374 sq ft
Outside: Lawned rear garden
Parking: Hardstanding for 2-3 cars, single garage
Why you’ll like it:
Once just a quaint village, Patcham grew to join Brighton during the early 20th Century, and it is now a thriving suburb with tree lined avenues, generous family homes and fantastic transport links. The last ten years has seen further regeneration to the area as more and more families move from the city centre to find homes with more space; surrounded by greenery and fresh air.
This house sits on the westerly side of the crescent, and it is set back from the road by a neat drive and lawn, giving it plenty of curb appeal, and you are immediately aware that this is a well-maintained property. It has a sizable porch area with a separate WC, hooks for your coats and a bespoke built-in seat and shelf to keep the area clean and tidy, and even here, it is clear the current owners have a keen eye for interiors.
A second door opens to an immaculate entrance hall, where the solid oak doors lead through to the main reception room to the right. Plush, slate-grey carpet flows throughout the space, with the walls a shade lighter and the woodwork picked out in white. These rich tones work well in a room of this size, which is also naturally lit from east to west, with sliding doors leading out to the raised sun terrace. A feature brick wall adds style and character, and there is ample space for formal dining and a generous corner suite, without compromising on floor space.
The kitchen and breakfast room sits conveniently next door, and is another sociable space with engineered wood flooring in walnut tones, and sleek modern units in white gloss. These form a breakfast bar, lit from above by four filament pendants, so friends can sit and chat to you as you cook, and adding a vibrant pop of colour the rear wall is on-trend with red, metro-brick tiling. Space has been left for an American fridge freezer, yet the dual ovens, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine have been integrated for you, and a blackboard wall completes the cool, urban look.
You can access the garage from here, and there is an exceptionally deep cupboard for dry food stuffs and household items to ensure this immaculate home remains clutter free. Outside, the garden has been set to lawn, with well-tended, tropical borders surrounding it, and it feels incredibly private, surrounded by greenery.
Returning to the house, there are three, large double bedrooms on the first floor; each painted in a contemporary palette and with built in wardrobes, and they all have verdant views from their energy efficient double glazed windows. The master enjoys a chic en suite bathroom; tiled in slate with a wet room style shower and a contemporary stone hand basin set into a wooden stand. The family bathroom is conveniently nearby, and, like the rest of the house, it has a modern finish with gleaming tiles in mocha and white, and a rainfall shower over the bath.
This house has character and style in abundance, and being so favourably located, it needs to be seen to be admired.
Bear in mind:
The energy efficient Gledhill immersion heater is neatly tucked away in a cupboard next to the en suite, so you can guarantee high pressure, hot water at all times, even with both showers in use.
“We have literally transformed this house, and while it has been a labour of love to renovate, we are extremely happy with the results. There is so much space in here to entertain and for guests to stay, and the area has a real community vibe. It is really peaceful, yet you are still well-connected to the city – the sea is just three miles down the road! It is a wonderful contrast however, to city centre living; just being able to park and live comfortably has been a blessing. We are looking for another project, but we are hoping to stay local.”
Where it is:
Shops: Local 3 min walk, city centre 10 min bus ride
Train Station: Preston Park Station 20 min walk
Seafront or Park: Withdean Park 3 min walk, Seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Westdene Primary, Patcham Infants and Junior Schools
Secondary: Patcham High School
Private: Brighton College
This house is beautifully situated in a popular area with lots of local shops and green spaces on your doorstep. Withdean Sports Complex is around the corner, and the city centre shopping districts and beach are also within easy reach by bus. This house also offers easy access to Preston Park Station, the A27 and A23, all with direct and fast links to the airports and London should you require them on a daily or weekly basis.