This sizable one-bedroom maisonette resides in one of the city’s most prestigious areas; in the leafy suburb to the east of Dyke Road, and it is formed over three floors of an attractive Victorian home. Inside, it is deceptively spacious and beautifully bright due to its vaulted ceilings and generous windows, and from the top floor these frame delightful views across the city to the sea. It is well-presented throughout with wooden floors and a stylish décor, and being so close to Preston Park Station, this flat will be popular with commuters, first time buyers and investors alike.
Style: Victorian maisonette
Bedrooms: 1 double
Living Rooms: 1 spacious
Area: 691 sq ft
Location: Tivoli / Dyke Road
Parking: Resident Parking Zone A
Why you’ll like it
The attractive terraces of Matlock and Tivoli lie on the border between Brighton and Hove; equidistant from the city and the South Downs National Park. The family friendly community, commuter links and the proximity to several popular parks and schools have drawn people to live her for many a year now, making it one of the most sought after areas in the city.
Residing within a substantial Victorian house, this flat enjoys the generous room proportions that the period affords, yet it has been modernised beautifully throughout to create a cool and stylish home. Spread over three floors, it feels much larger than your standard one-bedroom apartment, and with its own street entrance and a share of the freehold, you have more autonomy too.
You enter the side of the building, down a wide twitten providing access to Tivoli Crescent, where your door is clearly numbered to the left. Once inside, you have a short corridor where there are hooks for your coats and plenty of space to organise shoes. A turning staircase then leads the way to the first floor where the stunning, open plan living room and kitchen awaits.
This room is of gracious proportions due to the vaulted ceiling to the front, where natural light from the wide bay window is able to filter up to the bedroom on the second floor through internal glazing. Engineered oak flooring in warm honeyed tones, complements the cool slate of the feature wall, and there is ample space for a comfortable corner suite as well as a formal dining table. Ideal for entertaining, the kitchen is sociably open to the room, although it is recessed so as not to impose, and its sleek modern lines enhance the space further. The washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric oven and gas hob have been integrated for you, so you can move straight in with relative ease, and splashbacks are on trend in a grey brick tile.
On the first-floor landing there is a wet-room and separate WC – ideal for guests and to avoid shower queues on busy mornings. From here, glazed walls allow the natural light through from the front of the flat, and up the stairwell to the second floor, where you’ll find the double bedroom with en suite.
This room has been well-designed to allow a second shower room and built-in storage, without compromising on floor space at all. From the bed, you can gaze out of the dormer window, over glorious skyscapes to the ribbon of shimmering sea, and be reminded just how close to the coast you are here. This is an incredibly tranquil space, tucked away and elevated from the street, so you can always ensure a completely rested night’s sleep.
This flat has been beautifully cared for by the current owner, and being in such a prime location, it is sure to be coveted by many.
Bear in Mind:
From Preston Park Station, there are a couple fast trains per hour which take you into London Victoria in just a touch over an hour.
‘This is such a bright and airy flat, which feels more like a house as it is so spacious inside. The location is great too as you have a local shop, the station and the parks all within walking distance.’
Where it is
Shops: Local 30 sec walk, North Laines 20 min walk
Station: Preston Park Station 4 min walk
Seafront or Park: Preston / Hove Park 5 min walk, seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Stanford Infant and Junior Schools
Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College
This is a great flat in a popular location which is well served for shops, parks and schools. There are plenty of local green spaces, and great transport links, but you are also only a short walk or drive from everything this vibrant coastal city has to offer. The A23/A27 and Preston Park Station are also within easy reach, for those requiring fast links to the universities, Gatwick or London on a daily or weekly basis.