- DETACHED EDWARDIAN HOUSE
- 6 BEDROOMS
- BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED
- ORIGINAL PERIOD FEATURES
- SEPARATE SELF-CONTAINED FLAT
- IDYLLIC GARDENS AND TERRACE
- PLENTY OF POTENTIAL
- OFF ROAD PARKING
- DOUBLE GARAGE
- NO ONWARD CHAIN
SUPERB 6 BEDROOM DETACHED EDWARDIAN HOUSE WITH SELF-CONTAINED FLAT, IDYLLIC GARDENS AND GARAGE.
Behind the classic Edwardian facade, period fireplaces, high ceilings and stained glass windows combine with a fantastic open plan kitchen/diner, an elegant main reception room and a self-contained flat, to create a beautiful example of modern family life in a period property.
Situated in a highly sought after area set back from a wide tree-lined road, this spacious family home is ideally placed for popular local schools. The green open spaces of Preston Park, Withdean Park and the South Downs are all within easy reach, and Preston Park train striation with its mainline links to London and Gatwick is only a short walk from your door.
Arranged over three storeys, this detached home benefits from plenty of potential to be extended further (subject to the correct consents).
No Onward Chain.
From the original period cornicing, tiled entrance hall and bay windows to the wealth of natural light, this supremely graceful home features an abundance of charm and character.
GROUND FLOOR - A stained glass door opens onto the spacious hallway that instantly generates a fantastic sense of space.
Beautifully lit by tall bay windows, the original ceiling detailing creates an instant focal point in the large main reception room, while the rich red chimney breast with its modern fireplace adds a deep splash of colour. Generously proportioned with ample space to relax as a family; the period cornicing of the hallway flows in and wraps its way around the high ceiling, a decorous reminder of the history of this early 1900s home.
Creating a contemporary twist to the period charm, a wonderfully sized open plan kitchen/dining room is the real heart of this home. Well-appointed with an array of integrated appliances, tasteful Shaker-style cabinets and white quartz countertops provide plenty of storage and work space in the kitchen area, while modern French doors open onto the wide terrace perfectly extending this sociable space still further.
Wonderfully tall and wide bay windows look out onto the terrace and gardens from the dining area, allowing the lovely movement of natural light to continue. Echoing the main reception room with its original cornicing and picture rails, a distinguished period fireplace adds a traditional focal point and tasteful fitted cabinets and shelving nestle either side within the chimney breast alcoves complementing the kitchen.
A stylish grey and white WC completes the ground floor.
FIRST FLOOR - A classic staircase with carved wooden bannisters sweeps up past magnificent stained glass windows to the first floor where the impressive sense of space continues in each of the four bedrooms.
Offering views of the idyllic rear garden from its wide bay windows, the spacious master bedroom offers a calm and peaceful feel. The patterned tiles and marble mantelpiece of the stately fireplace continue the graceful themes that flow throughout this home, while sympathetically styled fitted wardrobes create plenty of storage.
Across the hallway natural light tumbles into a large dual aspect double bedroom from a duo of tall windows, highlighting the generous amount of space on offer. Window seats add a charming finishing touch to the adjacent double bedroom, while an additional single bedroom offers far-reaching views across the treetops to the city.
Well-proportioned, the newly refurbished family bathroom features a modern white suite complete with bath and walk-in shower, all arranged in a refined marble and grey tile setting. A separate shower room offers plenty of potential to become an en suite for the master bedroom.
Stretching across the full breadth of this family home, a large loft could be converted into additional accommodation (subject to the correct consents).
GARDEN LEVEL - Offering separate self-contained living accommodation, the lower ground floor is ideal for a live-in nanny or grandparent, or alternatively as home office space. Its easy flowing layout features a large living room opening on the west-facing garden, two equally well-presented bedrooms, a fitted kitchenette and a large wet-room shower room.
OUTSIDE - The French doors of the open plan kitchen/dining room open directly onto a wide terrace that instantly engenders an easy flowing extension of the ground floor. Creating the ideal spot to enjoy outdoor meals or sit and relax in the sun, this west-facing space offers the perfect vantage point to admire the gardens below.
Steps lead down to a broad paved terrace and onto a hugely private garden that kindles a classic English country garden feel. Delineated by tall bamboo, large lawns bordered by beautifully planted beds of mature shrubs and trees offer plenty of space for children to play. A stone path leads past a vine covered pergola offering dappled shade from the summer sun and down to the bottom of the garden where there's access to the double garage.
Combining with the large driveway at the front of the house, the large double garage offers plenty of off-road parking and benefits from ample scope to be transformed into additional living accommodation (subject to the correct consents).
SELLER INSIGHT - "It's an absolute joy living here, this house has been a wonderful family home for the past 35 years.
Living here is like being in the Belgravia of Brighton. We have great access to both central Brighton and London, and it's so easy to commute from here.
I'll really miss the amount of natural light; this is the lightest house I've ever lived in. It's such a fabulous house, whoever buys it will absolutely love it."
IN THE LOCAL AREA - Surrounded by similar period properties within walking distance of the popular Dorothy Stringer, Varndean and Balfour schools, the local shops and amenities of Preston Drove and London Road are only a short walk away from this classic Edwardian home.
Situated in the sought after area, Surrenden Road offers easy access to both Brighton and Preston Park mainline stations, making it simple to commute to London and Gatwick. The nearby green open spaces of Withdean Park include an enclosed puppy park and famous lilac collection, while Preston Park with its tennis courts, Manor house and café are only a short walk away. Hollingbury Golf Course is ideal for walks and benefits from panoramic views of the city, the coast and the South Downs.
Regular bus services travel into the centre of both Brighton and Hove and down to the seafront.
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