Brighton and Hove High School (0.2mi.)
St Mary Magdalen Catholic Primary School (0.3mi.)
St Paul's CofE Primary School and Nursery (0.3mi.)
Montpelier Crescent is one of Brighton’s finest Regency landmarks and this beautiful Grade II listed home within it has a luxury one bedroom patio apartment on the lower floor and four bedrooms in the main house, which has a south facing garden and sunny roof terrace as well as a quintessential first floor balcony. A masterpiece by premier architect Amon Henry Wilds, the crescent was built between 1843-1847. Inside, each and every room is big, bright and inviting, and elegant period details include delicate plaster work and handsome working fireplaces. A stunning but comfortable family home, its location is ideal within a good school catchment area by the vibrant café culture of the 7 Dials. You’ll have easy access to all areas of the city including the beach, and it’s great for commuters as the station’s just a 10 minute stroll.
Bedrooms: 3/4 + 1 bed apartment
Living rooms: 2
Area: 2827.15 sq.ft
Outside: south garden, roof terrace, patio
Parking: permit zone Y
Location: 7 Dials
why you’ll like it
Montpelier & Clifton is a prime conservation area known as the golden triangle as you can walk to the sea, the shops and the station. This exceptional home is also within a stroll of the cosmopolitan vibe of the 7 Dials, with shops, cafés and bars, so called as the 7 roads which radiate from it swiftly connect you to every part of the city. At the cusp of the crescent it’s worth pausing to appreciate the beauty of the building itself and it’s also worth noticing that the front garden- larger than many back gardens in the city - is skilfully landscaped.
the ground floor and garden
Inside brims with understated elegance and full of light, the elegant living room’s a welcoming haven after a day in the city with a delicate cornice overhead and stripped boards beneath your feet. A handsome marble fireplace is open for winter evenings, a big broad bay brings in garden views and there’s a fine set of original pull up shutters which are rare to find.
Opposite, and literally at the heart of the home, the spacious kitchen diner is a timeless classic. Bespoke units with traditional detail rest on a flagstone floor, granite surfaces gleam in the sunshine pouring through the big south window and it’s beautifully organised with everything to hand around the sociable central island. The fabulous multi fuel Brittania range could stay, subject to circumstance, and high spec integrated appliances include a wine cooler, microwave, and eco-friendly macerator in the second sink. There’s also a discrete utility and useful cloakroom.
Outside, the south facing garden is perfect for parties and is such a sun trap that it has a fruit bearing olive tree – but there’s a sail system in place for shaded lunches! Private and secure it’s child and pet friendly, and lighting is in place for al fresco dining.
the first floor reception
The crowning glory of this magnificent listed building, your spirits will lift in this first floor reception which sweeps open to an intricately wrought balcony for friends to spill out to. Sunlight streams through twin windows which together almost fill the front wall and stretch from the floor to a soaring ceiling adorned with a floral frieze. Majestic proportions are complemented by Cole and Son wallpaper and in winter, the room transforms into a welcoming haven when you close the original bi folding shutters and light the open fire.
the first floor bedroom and master suite
Fit for a king and full of sunshine, the romantic master suite is a private sanctuary to return to with generous dimensions and it isn’t directly overlooked – unusual in this historic location. Farrow & Ball wallpaper and serene palette makes the space instantly restful and it’s wired for sound to dispel any stresses of the day. Double doors lead to a fabulous dressing area which has all the storage you could hope for and ambient lighting, and the en suite is like a spa, lined in gleaming marble. So large it has a double ended bath and big walk in shower with a dual head system, the handmade cabinets continue the continental theme with a marble hand basin resting on stone.
Bright and cheerful at the front of the house, the first of the double bedrooms looks over gardens and is currently used as a comfortable study.
two second floor bedrooms, roof terrace and bathroom
The second floor is all about relaxing in a magnificent setting. The family bathroom impresses with its roll top bath, separate power shower and streamlined storage whilst at the front, light pours into the double bedroom through windows so tall that you can enjoy the sky even from bed – unless you want to pull up the original shutters to forget about the world. The ceiling is lofty and the room restfully proportioned, and at the back, an exceptionally inviting double room has a whole wall of wardrobes and opens to a glamorous, sunny roof terrace.
the lower floor
With its own private entrance the one bedroom apartment has high ceilings and built in an age reliant on natural light, has plenty of it. All the rooms are tastefully decorated in Farrow and Ball and ready to move into. The elegant living room has plenty of space to enjoy company or just unwind and has an attractive period style fireplace. Central to the apartment, the contemporary shower room is stylish with a shower above the shaped bath. The spacious double bedroom’s light and airy as it opens to a secluded patio looking south for the sunshine, and the streamlined kitchen has all you need including a gas hob, electric oven, hood and plumbing for two machines- whilst the tall glass door to the patio makes al fresco entertaining easy.
“Montpelier Crescent is an historic landmark and a whole Regency house within it is a very rare find, giving you the option to reincorporate the lower floor into the main house if you don’t require a self-contained apartment.”
the owner says
“There’s a relaxed, local atmosphere and although it’s so easy to get everywhere the house is away from the crowds and quiet to return to. Sunbathing in the garden together discussing where to explore is very special, and we hope that you will love the beauty of the house just as much as we have. The lower floor could also be an earning potential and used as an Airbnb and we currently earn up to £3000 per month”
what’s around you
Shops: 7 Dials 1 minute, Churchill Square 10 minutes
Train Station: Brighton mainline 10 minutes
Seafront or Park: Dyke Road Park 10 minutes, Seafront about 15
Primary: St Paul’s C of E
Secondary: Varndean, Dorothy Stringer, BHASVIC
Private: Brighton College, Brighton and Hove High
Ideal for commuters as the station’s a 10 minute walk, the Montpelier & Clifton CA is an exclusive location known as the golden triangle as you can walk to the station, to shops and to the sea. On an iconic crescent just moments from the intercontinental vibe of 7 Dials you’re also close to the fashionable shopping of Churchill Square and the famous North Laine, so you can explore innumerable boutiques, restaurants, clubs, cinemas and theatres all on foot. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s within walking distance of the cultural heart of the city and the beach. Conveniently located for parks that provide cool green spaces which host numerous arts events all year round, local schools are good and you’ll have easy access to some of the best private schools in the country including Brighton College and Brighton & Hove High. For those who love the outdoors, the surrounding Downland and cosmopolitan Marina- with waterfront restaurants- are easy to reach, and for those who need to commute by car there’s easy access to the A23/A27.
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