Giant Corinthian pillars, wrought iron balconies and smart railings adorn this magnificent Grade I Regency terrace opposite the beach, built to impress and which remains one of Brighton’s most prestigious addresses. This spacious two bedroom apartment within it has stylish entertaining space and sea views at the front and a restful vista to the Downs at the back. With access to the exclusive garden enclosures of Lewes Crescent, this luxury home is close to fashionable local shops, cafes and restaurants leading to Kemp Town Village where you will find everything that you need. The cosmopolitan Marina with its health club, cinemas, and restaurants is within walking distance and the historical Lanes and theatres are a five minute cab ride. It’s also close to bus routes to the centre of the city and the station, making life easy for home seekers or weekenders, and as it’s also within easy reach of the hospital, law courts, Amex, Queen’s Park and popular schools, this beautiful Regency home will also appeal to investors.
Style: Penthouse apartment in Grade I Regency seafront terrace
Living rooms: 1 spacious
Parking: Permit H zone
Location: Kemp Town
why you’ll like it:
This glorious Grade I listed terrace of stately Regency houses was the first to be completed in the Lewes Crescent design between 1826 and the early 1830’s, and faces the sea. Set back from the coast road by a wall, lawn and service road with permit parking, this impressive building rises over five storeys and this apartment spans the whole top floor of this substantial property.
The imposing front door, secured by an entry phone, opens into a communal hallway which is clearly cared for. Stairs sweep you up to the second floor, where a private staircase delivers you into a fabulous living room spanning the full width of the front of this substantial building. Sunshine and sea views stream through the south wall, which most unusually for a Grade I listing, has two windows and floor to ceiling French doors so that you can enjoy the rolling waves of the English Channel even when sitting down. The ceilings are high and the carpet is a fashionable shade and there is plenty of room to relax or to entertain.
The chic, contemporary kitchen is tucked away in its own space, so that although sociable it doesn’t dominate the whole living area. Reflective, high gloss white units are topped by pale work surfaces, and a large window looking out to sea keeps this part of the apartment light as well as streamlined. All of the appliances, including a steel oven, extractor, fridge and freezer are integrated for you as are both a dishwasher and washing machine, so all you need to do is add good food and company – although don’t forget that you are surrounded by restaurants and cafés here that you and your friends will want to explore.
The thoughtful design continues in the central lobby which separates the sleeping areas from the bustling living room and the stylish bathroom is conveniently located for both guests and residents to your right. Decorated in calm tones, there is a shower above the bath and the cabinet above the hand basin could stay, subject to circumstance.
Next door, the first of the peaceful double bedrooms is a good size and has a fitted cupboard, so it is good for those who want to share and it is also private, too as it looks out across lower gardens and rooftops. The second of the generous double bedrooms is slightly longer and again, there is no need for curtains as the restful views sweep over characterful Kemp Town to the green of the rolling Downland which encircles this coastal city.
bear in mind
This chic apartment has no chain and is ready to move into.
what the owner says
“We have loved the quality of light in the apartment and have never tired of watching the sea.”
what’s around you
Shops: Local 2 minute walk, The Lanes a 5 minute cab ride
Train Station: Brighton mainline 15 minutes by bus
Seafront or Park: The beach is under 5 minutes through the tunnel from the adjacent garden
Primary: St Lukes, St Marks
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College
Brighton is a cosmopolitan coastal resort famous for its history and flamboyant Royal Pavilion as well as its beaches, Pier and glamorous Marina. Known for its festivals celebrating the arts and relaxed, café culture there are countless shops, restaurants and bars to explore along the seafront, in the characterful Georgian Lanes or in the fashionable central shopping districts and all are easy to reach from this Grade I listed home. This beautiful Regency terrace is by the beach and has use of manicured garden enclosures and is just a stroll from the fashionable Kemp Town Village which hosts the Hospital and good primary schools including St Luke’s Primary and the award winning Brighton College. The law courts and Amex are nearby as is Queen’s Park which has tennis courts, a playground and cafe and the Downs are readily accessible. It is also close to several bus routes serving the city centre, coast and Brighton station, with its fast links to Gatwick and London and for those who need to commute by car, the A23 and A27 are not far.