- contemprary transformation
- 1658 sq.ft
- east facing terraced rear garden
- internal garage and hardstanding for 3-4 cars
Having undergone complete renovation both inside and out, this striking and spacious detached family home is immediately impressive. The current owners have a clear eye for current trends in interior design, and have created a home which provides a wonderful blend of modern luxury and home comforts. Every surface, home technology, and light fitting has been carefully considered to create a contemporary house which also felt homely, and from its open position on the hillside in Westdene, it enjoys fantastic views across the city.
Style: detached and fully renovated 1950s house
Bedrooms: 3-4 double
Bathrooms: 2; contemporary
Living rooms: 1, spacious open plan kitchen/living and dining room
Area: 1658 sq.ft
Outside: East facing terraced rear garden
Parking: integrated garage and hardstanding for 3-4 cars
Why you’ll like it:
Edging the South Downs National Park, and perched on the hillside of Preston Valley, this stunning family home sits surrounded by greenery on all sides, yet remains incredibly well connected to the city. Originally a 1950s build, it has undergone complete transformation in recent months, and it is now the epitome of 21st Century style. Only the finest materials and workmanship have been used in its creation, and the result is exemplary. Even below the immaculate aesthetic, the very bones of this house have been renewed, with new electrics, plumbing, under floor heating, lighting and technology fitted throughout, so you can rest assured it will stand the test of time.
With plenty of kerb appeal, this dazzling home is set back from the road by neat off-street parking, and the crisp white walls are complemented by charcoal grey window frames. You enter centrally to the property, or via the internal garage if you are using it to park, where it is immediately clear this is a superbly stylish home. A long corridor stretches ahead and through to the incredible kitchen and reception room at the far end, but first on the right is bedroom three.
Generous in size, yet incredibly sumptuous and homely, this room has plush carpet underfoot and beautiful bespoke wardrobes and draws built in to the rear wall. The south-westerly wall has a full width bay window which brings in a lovely warm afternoon light, and being set slightly lower than the road, it is private too.
Moving through the house, there is access to a room which also adjoins the open plan living room, but which could be closed off to be used as bedroom four if need be. It is currently set up as a play room which is ideal for families with younger children so you can keep defined areas for work, relaxation, cooking and play, but it is a versatile space for a range of needs.
These rooms share use of the family bathroom on this level which, as expected, has a chic and modern finish with an angular bath suite, urban grey tiles, and stylish vanity units below the basin.
Spanning the rear of the house, and with a wall of bi-fold doors leading out to a raised sun terrace, the open plan kitchen and living room form the heart of this home; where the family can gather together, and where you can entertain guests in true style. porcelain floor tiles in the dining area make way for solid wood flooring in the sitting room, and the kitchen gleams with a white Corian island and a wall of slate gloss units with high-spec integrated appliances.
Spilling outside, the views come into their own, and the levels of garden are ideal for children to play – indeed a slide has been built in so they can traverse between the levels with ease! There is ample room for play equipment without compromising on entertaining space for dining alfresco, and to entertain all there is even a driving range net at the end of the garden.
Returning to the house, stairs lead down to the lower ground floor where there are two further double bedrooms; both equally stylish and elegant in their design. The master also enjoys a wall of bespoke storage with a hidden en suite shower room behind the middle door, and another wall of bi-fold doors opens up to a private patio, so during summer you can wake to the sound of birds chirping in the trees.
Bear in mind:
The nearest train station is Preston Park which is 15 - 20 min walk away, but if you commute by car, the A23 is just 2 minutes away.
“It is so peaceful up here, and Westdene has a fantastic sense of community for families. Wesdene School is second-to-none in the city for primary school age children, and it is a joy having access to the countryside with the Downs on your doorstep. Since renovating, we have loved entertaining here and the kids adore the garden, so it will be a wrench to leave, but we are looking for our next project now.”
Where it is:
Shops: Local 4 min walk, city centre 10 min drive
Train Station: Preston Park Station 15-20 min walk
Seafront or Park: South Downs 5 min walk, seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Westdene Primary
Secondary: Patcham High School, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College, Windlesham Prep.
This exceptional home is situated in a popular area with fantastic transport links and The South Downs National Park nearby. The city centre shopping districts and beach are also within easy reach, and this house also offers easy access to the A23 and Preston Park Station which have direct and fast links to the airports and London.
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