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A really pretty Edwardian house, built in the early 1900's on a tree lined road facing the lovely picturesque Queens Park. The Edwardian style is popular for its timeless appearance, and their obsession with privacy meant houses were set back from the road, which has made for an attractive drive and garden. This house has been a well-loved family home for the last 30 years and kept in very good order, with a stunning and exceptionally well cared for back garden with its fruit trees, shrubs and flowers.
Past the handsome front door, you are greeted with a porch that leads to the hallway with stripped wood flooring, stained glass window and the dark wood banister that leads up to the first floor. The first room to your right is the lounge with its box bay sash windows that look over the front garden to Queens Park. The elegant fireplace is the central point of this room, a lovely open fire with tiled surround, the high ceilings, picture rail and cornicing add grandeur to an attractive reception room. The next room along the hall is the dining room with stripped wood flooring, period detailing and another grand feature fireplace, this time with a gas coal effect fire, often the two reception rooms are opened out to create one big space but our sellers enjoyed having separate rooms.
At the back of the house and opening on to the garden through French doors is the kitchen/breakfast room, a light and bright space on account of the triple aspect sash windows and French doors. The kitchen cabinets are a cream colour with wood effect work top and plenty of space for any aspiring chef to create gorgeous dinner parties. The utility room with marble floor is tucked away behind the kitchen with space for several appliances and houses the floor standing gas boiler.
Up on the landing past the stained-glass window and its carved Jacobean style dark wood banister, is access to both lofts, the loft to the front you could easily extend up into (STNC), an airing cupboard with the immersion tank provides valuable storage, is along the landing.
The bedroom to the rear, is a very peaceful room overlooking the garden with a small servant’s fireplace and built in panelled cupboard . The next bedroom just along the hall is of a good size again overlooking the rear garden and the well planted side return. The family bathroom with a white suite, the enamel bath with traditional style mixer tap and shower attachment and matching fittings on the pedestal sink, the WC is separate down the hall just before the master bedroom.
The master bedroom suite is currently a dressing room with sash window overlooking the park and servant’s fireplace, this room would make a lovely en-suite, with conjoining doors to the main bedroom. A grand room with high ceilings, cornicing, picture rail and two built in wardrobes either side of a feature fireplace. The box bay sash windows finish off the character of this charming room with fantastic far reaching views across Queens Park down to the sea shimmering in the distance.
The garden is well established and well maintained, the side return that runs along the kitchen from the French doors in the dining room is well planted with splashes of colour from various shrubs and roses. Then the patio immediately outside the kitchen doors is a lovely dining area on a summers day with clematis and honeysuckle, adding aromas and more colour, then up steps is the lawned area surrounded by four apple trees two being Cox's and then a third a Bramley apple, ideal for home baking and nestled against the rear fence is a pear tree, when in leaf all these trees provide privacy. To the other side of the kitchen is a passageway to the front garden with a side gate for security.
This characterful and pretty family home is ideally located close by to two fantastic primary schools, both with outstanding Ofsted reports. Queens Park itself is just opposite, approximately 15 acres of public park, with well-planted trees and shrubs, a large duck pond, a sizeable and well-equipped children’s play area, a café, an extensive dog free area, a scented garden for people with disabilities, a bowling green, tennis courts and an area that is left untended, in order to encourage wildlife.
The city centre and Brighton’s mainline train station are within easy reach via the frequent transport links and the community of Kemp Town Village is mere moments away, with its eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and local pubs, as is the beautiful beach and promenade that our seaside city is famous for.
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