- sweeping crescent
- 2434 sq ft
- south-west facing rear garden & sun terrace
- off street parking and internal garage
Set within the leafy environs of Surrenden, on a wide and sweeping tree-lined crescent, this house stands on some of the most prime land in the city. As a Mid-Century build, it has generous room proportions paired with wide picture windows, bringing in the most exquisite views of Preston Valley, and being spread over three floors, it offers versatile and spacious living accommodation for families of all sizes. There is a double garage and off street parking. The garden is a delight with a south westerly orientation. With three reception and five bedrooms, there is room to spread out. As it stands, it is a lovely family home, and while you could certainly add value with some modernisation, the essential characteristics are in place, and it has been well-maintained by the current owners. It is ideally located within the catchment area ofsome of the highest achieving schools. Transport links by train,bus or car are excellent. Brimming with potential, this is sure to attract the attention of families – looking for their ‘forever-home’ in a prestigious and hugely attractive area of the city.
Style: Detached Mid-Century family home
Bedrooms: 4-5 double
Living Rooms: 3-4 spacious inc. sun room
Area: 2343 sq ft 226.1 sq.m
Outside: south-west-facing rear garden and sun terrace
Location: Surrenden/Preston Valley
Parking: Off street parking for 3 cars and a double garage
Why you’ll like it:
Set well back from the road by deep driveways and grass verges, the substantial detached homes of Surrenden Crescent have an air of exclusivity, and there is a delightful mix of architectural styles ranging from Neo-Tudor through to contemporary. This house is uniquely positioned at the centre of the crescent, so you are far enough away from both London Road and Surrenden Road that you can see or hear neither, and your surroundings are lush and green in all directions.
As you approach, this house is as immaculate today as it was when built during the 1960s, and it bears all the classic features of the period. While many are choosing to fully render and modernise this style of home, this is a retro look which has come back full circle in architectural spheres, and inside it is just as fabulous.
Deceptively spacious this house opens up as soon as you enter the wide and welcoming hallway, and stepping into the living room, you gain the first of the magnificent views of the valley to the west. This rear wall is almost fully glazed, right the way across, partly opening to the sun terrace, and from the dining area there are doors to a beautiful sun room too. The retro features continue in the living room with a conical fireplace in red brick and tile, which is also open to create warmth and atmosphere on winter evenings. During summer you can spill outside, and from the sun room, stairs lead down to the lower ground floor.
Formed from two rooms, and with a utility room and a modern shower room, this floor would be perfect as a separate annex, and would be any teenager’s dream; to have their own living and entertaining space. The original parquet flooring remains down here, and you have direct access to the garden too. This faces south-west, so it has sun throughout the day, but the mature planting on its borders also provides privacy. Ideal for children to play. It has been laid to lawn, and is secure from the front, and for adults, it is a treat for the senses with floral blooms and birdsong in your ears. The terrace is the place for alfresco dining and sunbathing as it is elevated, and is sizeable enough for a full dining table and chairs.
Adjacent to the living room is the kitchen which was fitted within the last few years giving it a more contemporary feel. The timber units have been topped with dark granite for a quality finish, and into these, the ceramic hob and sink have been seamlessly cut-in. Likewise, the dual ovens, dishwasher and separate fridge and freezer have been integrated; The remaining utilities are downstairs.
Returning to the entrance hall, a few steps to the right take you down to the ground floor wet-room which has been fully tiled in the classic style of the era, and to the left there is access to the double garage. With so much parking on the drive, this could also be converted, creating a further bedroom or reception if desired.
Glass balustrade stairs lead to the first floor landing; a sizable space from which the bedrooms are reached. With the favourable views leading down into the valley, the master bedroom is a fantastic size, and has the added benefit of a walk-in wardrobe which maximises the floor space. Next door is a second double bedroom, with two more facing the garden and the peaceful crescent to the front, and these all share use of the bathroom. Retro tiling and a rose pink suite including bidet, continue in here, and there is a separate WC next door which is always useful in a shared space.
Bear in Mind:
For those with a creative eye and passion for property, you can see the vast potential this plot has for development. The loft remains undeveloped too, so extra bedrooms could be built, and with dormer windows, you would gain exquisite views across Preston Valley, Withdean Park, and over the city to the south.
‘This has been our family home for many years, and we cannot fault the neighbourhood. It is such a beautiful crescent, and you can also enjoy breath-taking views from within . The city is easily accessible by train, bus or car, so you feel well-connected – you simply have the best of both worlds here. We have many happy memories of our time here, and we will miss it and the wonderful winter sunsets, but now that we are moving abroad we no longer need so much space.’
Where it is:
Shops: Local 10 min walk, North Laines 10 min drive
Station: Preston Park Station 10 min walk
Seafront or Park: Preston Park 10 min walk, seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Balfour Primary, St Bernadette’s RC Primary
Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College, Windlesham Prep.
This unique home sits in a popular location which is well served for 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 A27/A23 are also within easy reach, for those requiring fast links to Gatwick or London on a daily or weekly basis.
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