Opposite a small park and close to the sea, this top floor, two- bedroom maisonette’s bright and ready to move into. Quietly tucked away on a one way street, the location’s fabulous, between St James’ Street and the new Amex plaza. Ideal as a home, for weekends or investment, the Royal Pavilion, Georgian Lanes and the North Laine with independent shops, innumerable cafés, bars restaurants and theatres to explore are a stroll, and the station and city are easy to get to.
Style: Top floor maisonette in period terrace
Living rooms: 1
Area: 66.5 sq m 716 sq ft
Parking: Permit C zone
Location: Kemp Town
why you’ll like it:
With a leafy park in front of it, the classic exterior of this house is very appealing with a sheltering pediment above a door secured by an answer phone system. The good first impression continues inside, with a clean and tidy communal hallway and this maisonette is found on the second floor.
Inside, the hallway’s airy and you immediately appreciate the space and light in this apartment which has a cheerful east /west orientation. Ahead, the large living room has a generous bay which brings in the afternoon sunshine as well as looking over the leafy park, and it is very nice – as well as unusual- to have such open, green views in such a central spot. At 5m x 4.1m there’s ample space to relax or to entertain friends, the ceiling is high and there’s an impressive period fireplace as a focal point. A door leads through to the separate kitchen, which is thoughtfully designed with plenty of honey coloured units and stylish blue work surfaces. The freestanding electric oven could stay, subject to circumstance and negotiation, and is beneath a discreet extractor, whilst the sink is under a window with a city scape that glitters at night, and there’s plumbing for a washing machine already in place.
Returning to the hallway, conveniently placed for guests as well as residents, the contemporary bathroom’s big enough for both a bath with a shower attachment and a walk -in shower. The attractive Italian tiles reach the ceiling and there’s a chic and striking border.
Up beneath a skylight, the first of the two bedrooms is peaceful at the back of the building and has practical engineered wood flooring which continues through into the master bedroom, which spans the full width of this substantial building, and has views over the park to help you to relax.
bear in mind:
Homes in this terrace rarely come onto the market.
what the owner says:
“We’ve enjoyed the space inside and outside, you can be in the park or on the beach is seconds. You can’t be bored here as there’s always lots of events and you’ll be surrounded by bars and restaurants, although tucked up and away from them.”
what’s around you
Shops: St James’ Street 1 minute
Train Station: Brighton mainline 10-15 minutes by bus
Seafront or Park: Park is opposite, seafront is under a 5- minute walk
Primary: Queen’s Park Primary, St Luke’s
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College, Brighton and Hove High, The Steiner School, Roedean
This spacious maisonette is within minutes of the sea and the Pier is nearby. The fashionable St James’ Street is at the end of the one- way street and The Lanes are around the corner, both famous for their relaxed café culture and eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. The cool green of the park is opposite and Queen’s Park with its tennis courts, pond, playground and cafe is within walking distance. The cosmopolitan Marina and the theatres and cinemas of Brighton are easy to reach. Close to popular primary schools and to the award winning Brighton College, Brighton Station, with is excellent links to Gatwick and London is a short bus ride, making commuting a realistic possibility.