Guide Price £800,000 - £850,000
Built in 1824, this is a substantial piece of freehold real estate. This elegant double fronted house is steeped in history with a wealth of original period features as well as its own private and secluded courtyard garden, a very spacious and sunny roof terrace and being on the plans for the much desired Kemp Town Enclosures, it is one of the few houses in Kemp Town that offers access to the exclusive and gated private gardens of Sussex Square; six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the sea and with a delightful tunnel leading down to the beach.
This truly unique period home really stands out from the crowd with its beautiful white façade, black and white chequered tiled steps and wrought iron railings leading up to the imposing front door. On entering, you really can see just how well loved and well cared for it has been by its current owners, with a stretch of beautiful stripped original floor boards, a feature throughout the house, fresh cream walls and a charming winding staircase with a white painted banister leading to the upper floors.
The first of the bedrooms can be found to your left and is currently arranged as an office space, with a generous sash window framing views out to the peaceful road, making the room light and airy.
Just opposite is the next bedroom with an elegant feature wall, again of good size with another large sash window, a working fireplace and a valuable built-in storage cupboard. The generous family bathroom completes this floor, painted in subtle green tones with a classic roll top bath, sink, WC and plumbing for a shower.
A reclaimed saloon bar door leads you down to the lower ground floor and you are immediately struck by just how spacious this home really is. The lounge welcomes you with its beautiful original cornicing and its stripped wooden floorboards leading up to an impressive working fireplace with a large marble surround and a generous under stair storage cupboard. Access to the private and spacious cellar can be found to the right, an ideal space for storage or even as an underground gym or wine cellar, with additional access up to the street, ideal for deliveries.
From the lounge, the dining room can be found to the left with timeless flagstone flooring, a wealth of space for a dining table and chairs and access out to the pretty courtyard, framed with greenery, via glass paned double doors. The kitchen is on from here with an expanse of granite effect work surfaces, white cupboards and an integrated oven and grill with a hob and extractor over. This particular floor is virtually soundproofed due to the exceptionally thick walls, making this the ideal space for entertaining.
Up to the first floor and the two good sized bedrooms greet you, both with beautiful feature walls. To your right, the luxurious master bedroom is lovely and light and features a much desired en-suite shower room and just opposite, bedroom two is equally as light and comes equipped with a sizeable walk-in wardrobe.
The real pièce de résistance is the spacious roof terrace, accessed via stairs up into a lovely roof top conservatory with patio doors, allowing you to enjoy this floor even when the weather lets us down. The roof terrace itself offers breath taking views across the city and the Sussex Downs with a wealth of space for dining Al Fresco, making it ideal for relaxing in the sun or entertaining guests of an evening.
Located close by to the excellent Brighton College and Brighton Steiner School, this charming home sits on a peaceful street that runs directly behind Sussex Square and Lewes Crescent, moments away from the Square itself and the Kemp Town Enclosures, with its secret tunnel leading down to the beach and the famed Brighton promenade. Kemp Town village is nearby, playing host to an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and welcoming pubs and The Royal Sussex County Hospital is just down the road, as is Brighton Marina to the east, offering a large selection of cafes, restaurants, a supermarket and shops, as well as beautiful under cliff walks to Ovingdean and beyond. The frequent transport links offer ease of access to Brighton’s mainline station and the entire city, with the city centre being only a 15 minute bus ride away and the start of the impressive Sussex Downs is only a three minute drive away, ideal for families or dog owners.Reference: 229421