*guide price £500,000 - £550,000 *
Light and stylish, this three bedroom modern home has the all charm of a Georgian original but with the benefit of cosy double glazing and a ground floor guest suite with its own entrance to the street. Near the beach, shops, cafes and restaurants are on the doorstep, the Marina with its health club and cinemas is within walking distance, the Lanes are five minutes by cab and buses run to to the city centre and station.
Style: Terrace house 1985
Bedrooms: 3 double
Living rooms: 1 spacious
Area: 911 sq.ft.
Parking: Residents H zone
Location: Kemp Town
Outside: Access to the exclusive Sussex Square enclosures with tunnel to the beach
Why you'll like it
A stone's throw from the beach, this attractive Georgian style house is in a peaceful conservation area with village style shops, cafés and bistro pubs just around the corner. Inside, the lobby's designed to keep the house private from casual callers and there's a guest cloakroom tucked away. To your right, the ground floor en suite room’s both a generous size and incredibly glamorous with a black granite floor which has flecks of gold. The far wall is almost all glass, smoked for privacy on the outside, but clear on the inside, and it has a door which leads out to the street, raising interesting options. The attention to detail continues in the luxury en suite shower room, which has a Mira Galena shower and two levels of lighting, and there's also plumbing in the main room.
The ground floor en suite bedroom can be kept separate as a private space for guests or a spacious study if you work from home, and at the top is a bright and cheerful kitchen with crisp white units and work surfaces. The freestanding electric oven could stay, subject to circumstance and plumbing's already in place for a machine.
Next door, the elegant living room is ideal for entertaining as it spans the full depth of the building, and with high ceilings and big windows in two walls it's light and airy. The decoration's tasteful, the wooden floor gleams and there's an attractive, period style fireplace as a focal point.
Up past discreet shelving, the 2nd floor landing has both storage and access to an attic. The luxury bathroom has a contemporary white suite with fabulous waterfall taps and there's a shower above the bath as well.
With lovely open views along a characterful mews, the spacious master bedroom's not overlooked, and one of the two windows also faces east for the morning sunshine. There's a classic combination of wood floor and white walls and with a wall of wardrobes, it has all the storage you could wish for. Quietly next door, the third serene bedroom's used as a study and reading room, and like the rest of this charming home, it's ready to move into.
Bear in mind
Although quietly tucked away, this home’s just a stone’s throw from the beach and a selection of local shops, cafes, restaurants and bistro bars.
“We have loved the quality of light in the house, especially in the morning when the sun streams through. The layout has been usefully flexible for us and guests have enjoyed being on the beach, in the Marina or exploring the Lanes in minutes.”
Where it is
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, Park and golf course about 10 minutes
Primary: St Marks
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College, The Steiner, Lewes Old Grammar School, Brighton and Hove High
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 light and elegant home. The beach is around the corner and it’s just a stroll from the fashionable Kemp Town Village which hosts the Hospital and good schools including The Steiner and the award winning Brighton College. The law courts and Amex are within reach as is the Marina with its health club, cinemas, restaurants and supermarket and the Downs, East Brighton Park and 72 par golf course are a ten -minute walk. 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 and there’s no waiting list for a permit in H zone.