Varndean School (0.2mi.)
Varndean College (0.3mi.)
Balfour Primary School (0.3mi.)
Guide Price: £1,250,000 -- £1,350,000.
Thermally efficient in design and stylish in execution this high spec five bedroom house with detached garage unfurls to private sunny gardens. From the south facing balcony on the master bedroom and the 2nd bedroom there are distant sea views. Quietly located in a small cul de sac, the property is located close to good primary and secondary schools, Hollingbury Park and local woodland.
The property combines the latest technology with traditional craftsmanship. It provides a peaceful family environment together with glamorous entertaining space.
This beautifully balanced home located near local café culture whilst the city centre and station serving Gatwick and London are within a 7 minute radius.
The house designed by BBM architects, Lewes has featured on the Brighton and Hove Eco open houses.
Discreetly tucked away in a quiet cul de sac, this sweet chestnut clad unique detached home sits in its own private landscaped grounds which wrap around from east to west. Glass walls and slender panels fill the streamlined interior with sunlight.
Built to exacting standards of ethical and efficient energy conservation the incorporated photovoltaic tubes, solar panels, air source heat pump work and high levels of heat and acoustic insulation result in very low running costs.
Downstairs there is underfloor heating’s downstairs whilst upstairs has contemporary radiators which work in conjunction with the MVHR system to maintain an ambient temperature.
Led lighting is used throughout and the flat, sedum roof in the ‘prow’ of the front garden adds to the ecological enhancement of the site.
This is, however, also a comfortable family home with discreet practicality behind the design, so there’s a cloakroom tucked away in the spacious hallway and a large utility room with access to the side passage so that muddy/wet kits can go straight into the machines.
The family snug and reception rooms
Spacious and sunny, the family room has a wall of glass which brings the outside in and slides open to a beautiful walled garden scented by roses and lavender with several paved areas for eating, reading or making merry on different levels.
Ideal for sophisticated entertaining as well as family gatherings, the elegant living room spans from east to west and a working fireplace with wood burner adds warmth as well as character to the space. With a door rising 2.40m, large windows frame the front garden and at the far end, ceiling high doors slide across to a sun terrace so the garden becomes another ‘room’ of the house during summer- and parties.
The kitchen/diner, utility room
Folding open to lush planting and family friendly landscaping the kitchen diner is ideal for entertaining. Guests can dine enjoying the garden. The working kitchen is lit by skylights and safely tucked away from the main social flow behind a sociable central island which doubles as a breakfast bar.
A light touch has kept the runs practical but stylish with a touch induction hob, combi fan and microwave ovens all close to hand. Streamlined units conceal sophisticated storage solutions and the stone tops won’t date. A tall fridge, tall freezer and dishwasher are already integrated for you, so it’s ready for use. A room for all seasons, the wood burning stove is a timeless classic whilst ingenious built in seating brings a contemporary twist. Hidden away, the utility room has all the space and storage you could hope for and the side door is useful for supermarket deliveries as well as bringing in sports kits.
The gardens and garage
Safe behind walls, the sunny gardens are connected by pathways along both sides of the house so you can follow the sun from east, through the south to the west. Both are beautifully landscaped, the front allowing for quiet contemplation surrounded by flowers, the back with a sun deck for dining and a lawn for play. There is space for children to play on trampolines or other play equipment and still leave quiet areas for the adults.
The garage is detached with bi folding doors to the driveway and with power and a cloakroom, it could also be used as a gym or home office.
The master bedroom suite – first floor west wing
A tranquil idyll to return to, the master bedroom stretches up to the very apex of the roof with two skylights to bring in the night sky. Airy and very private accessed by it’s own staircase, the space opens to a south facing balcony with a sweeping vista over this leafy city to the sea, a view you can appreciate even from bed. There’s a capacious walk in closet and the meticulous attention to detail continues in the stylish en-suite which is large enough for both a bath and a separate shower.
The guest suite – top floor east wing
Designed to impress, the vaulted guest suite is reached by a second private staircase. Calm and quiet with relaxing views, there’s under eave storage and the chic bathroom’s decorated in soothing colours.
Three double bedrooms and family bathroom– first floor east wing
At the heart of this home, all three double bedrooms are big, bright and cheerful. Each look over gardens and with fitted wardrobes and calm décor, they’re ready for your move. Tucked between them, the family bathroom has all you need including natural light, and there’s also the bonus of a large store which keeps this storey clutter free.
“It’s good to be green, especially as the photovoltaic and solar panels feed into the national grid producing an income!”
“Light and spacious, the house was built by us as the prefect family home. Every aspect was designed with love and care to allow for the needs of a busy and expanding family. We have had the best of all worlds with quite privacy close to the schools and the park and still see the sea so you know you are in Brighton.”
What is around you:
Shops: Local shops 2 minutes, Preston Road 7
Station: Preston Park Station 5 minutes, Brighton about 15-20
Seafront or park: Park 2 minute walk, beach about 10 to drive
Primary: Balfour Primary
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College, Brighton & Hove High School, Lewes Old Grammer, Hurstpierpoint College
Free on street parking and the close proximity of local stations make this properly ideal for commuters as the stations at London Road and Preston Park serve Gatwick London and the coast.
This big bright home is tucked away in a popular, sociable part of this coastal city stretching from the leafy acreage of Preston Park to the countryside walks and tennis courts of Hollingbury Park and Woods– so there’s a lot to explore! Local schools are good, there are plenty of local cafés, bars and restaurants to choose from and the theatres, clubs and beaches of the heart of the city are also easy to reach on foot, by bus or by cab.
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