Grade II listed, this stylish three bedroom Georgian house has a private patio and sunny roof terrace. Stylish and comfortable, the sea sparkles at the bottom of the street and the relaxed café culture, shops and restaurants of Kemp Town Village, which hosts the hospital and Brighton College, are at the other. Within walking distance of the Marina’s cinemas as well as the cultural heart of the city and the station, it’s a great home, weekend retreat or investment.
Style: Georgian Grade II terraced house
Bedrooms: 3 double
Living rooms: 1 spacious
Area: 825 sq.ft.
Parking: Permit C zone
Location: Kemp Town Village
Why you’ll like it
On a quiet one-way street this attractive house delivers Georgian charm together with a stylish interior ideal for contemporary entertaining. The ground floor’s partly open, creating an inviting living room with a high ceiling, oak floor and sea views which you can admire from the window seat beneath the front bay. Discreet storage keeps it uncluttered and light and airy in the summer, with French doors ahead which open to the patio, in winter months the room becomes a cosy haven when you dim the lights and turn on the gas ’wood burning stove’.
The kitchen’s cleverly designed so although sociable, the clearing area’s ingeniously tucked out of sight. Classic shaker units have solid wood surfaces and the appliances, which include a touch induction hob, grill, oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher are integrated, whilst one unit conceals plumbing for a washing machine – so all you need to do is to open the ground floor to the patio and start the housewarming. Outside, the patio has a continental feel with raised beds planted with olive trees, and the tiled floor means that it’s another room of the house whenever you like.
At the top of the stairs, a glamorous, east facing roof terrace is ideal for enjoying with friends or for quiet, romantic nightcaps and next door, the first of the double bedrooms is currently used as an artist’s studio, and like all the back of the house, has energy efficient windows in keeping with the age of the house. Spanning the full width of the building, the second bedroom is a generous size and with fitted wardrobes in place and restful, oblique sea views, it will impress your guests.
The second floor is effectively a peaceful and private master suite. At the back, the luxury bathroom’s lined in stone and it’s big enough for both a contemporary double ended bath, which has a shower attachment, and a separate shower with a rainfall head. Looking over the Victorian, listed fire station, (now a house!) the comfortable master bedroom also looks down to the sparkling sea, and with a wall of wardrobes, you’ll have all the storage you could dream of.
Bear in mind
The building is nicely placed in the middle of the Regency terrace, so you have wonderful sea views, but are shielded from noise emanating from the seafront or village.
What the owner says
“It is lovely to entertain here, but it can also be a peaceful refuge after the fun we have out there!”
Where it is
Shops: Local a 1 minute, The Lanes about 10-15
Train Station: Brighton Mainline 10-15 minutes by bus
Seafront or park: Seafront 1 minute, Queen’s Park 10 minute walk
Primary: Queen’s Park, St Lukes
Secondary: Dorothy Stringer or Varndean
Private: Brighton College
This beautiful Grade II listed house is in a sought after Georgian terraced street with the beach at one end and friendly local cafes, restaurants and shops at the other. Close to the fashionable St James’ Street, the hospital, law courts and Amex are nearby and good schools, the theatres and Lanes of central Brighton are all within walking distance as is the Marina with its health club, cinemas, casino and waterfront restaurants. The proximity to the station and A23/27 also make this spacious home a viable proposition for those needing regular links to the airports or London on a regular or weekly basis.