Beautifully renovated to the highest standard, this exceptional one-bedroom Victorian apartment has pride of place on the first-floor of a period townhouse in Clifton Hill Conservation Area. It is abundant with period detail and has the elegant proportions of the period making it immediately impressive upon entry. Facing east, the main living areas are filled with natural light, plus there is a full width balcony to enjoy during summer. Located just a few minutes from Brighton Station, the beach and the city centre, this generous apartment is perfectly positioned for those working both in and out of the city, and there is plenty to entertain you in nearby Seven Dials too. With an immaculate décor and a superb location; steeped in history and incredibly central, this apartment is sure to attract many.
Style: first-floor Victorian apartment
Bedrooms: 1 double
Living rooms: 1 spacious and open plan
Area: 546 sq. ft.
Outside: east facing balcony
Location: Clifton Hill Conservation Area
Parking: Resident Permit Parking Zone Y
Why you’ll like it:
Clifton Hill remains one of the most prestigious addresses in the city: characterised by some stunning examples of Regency and Victorian architecture as it sits atop the hill looking down to the sea; within easy walking distance of the city and all its delights. For somewhere so central, it is wonderfully peaceful, as it is nicely tucked away off the beaten track, between Seven Dials and Western Road.
This apartment holds the prime position on the first floor of a townhouse close to the top of the hill, so it has the highest ceilings in the building and enjoys private use of the full width, cast-iron balcony accessible from the living room. The current owner has renovated throughout, using only the finest materials and workmanship, and it is clear they have a refined eye for colour and current interior trends.
You enter first into a sweet hallway, but your eye is immediately drawn to the incredible open plan living space to the right. In here the ceiling soars and the easterly wall feels almost entirely glazed with full height bay windows opening to the balcony. While the palette, fixtures and materials use in here are modern, they have been blended perfectly with the period features, and there is a vast amount of space for formal dining, entertaining and relaxed seating. An open fire warms the room perfectly during winter, or alternatively there are vintage style radiators too, then as the weather warms, you can open the windows to allow the cool coastal breeze to flow through.
To the right, a Mid-Century style, timber topped breakfast bar, defines the kitchen area which also steps up from the living room with slate flooring and work tops to complement. Above these there are open shelves with an industrial feel, and below, the units gleam in grey gloss, and have been fitted with some integrated appliances while space has been left for your washing machine and tall fridge freezer.
Sitting centrally to the flat, the bathroom is classic in white with a shower over the bath, and it is easily accessible from the bedroom which is peacefully positioned to the rear of the building. This looks out over neighbouring gardens, and with a westerly aspect, a warming light filters in through the afternoon and early evening. Modern decoration again meets original period detail, and useful wardrobes have been built-in to the alcoves to maximise the floor space further.
This is a really beautiful renovation which celebrates the natural character of the building which bringing it into the 21st Century.
“There is no better place to live and to explore this wonderful city. Seven Dials has a fantastic café culture and every amenity you could wish for, and the beach is just minutes away on foot - perfect.”
Where it is:
Shops: Local 2 min walk, city centre 4 min walk
Train Station: Brighton Station 7 min walk
Seafront or Park: St Ann’s Well Gardens 3 min walk, Seafront 5 min walk
Primary: Brunswick Primary, Hove Primary School
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill
Private: Brighton College
This flat is perfectly situated in a popular area with lots of local shops and the beach on your doorstep. The city centre shopping districts and parks are also within easy reach, and it also offers easy access to Brighton Station which has direct and fast links to the airports and London.
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