Influenced by the Spanish tradition, The Pines situated in the sought after semi-rural Ovingdean area of Brighton and Hove, has been recently redesigned creating a truly stunning home of over 5000 square feet.
This house offers in our view extremely good value for money and combines the best of both worlds, being only approximately 10-12 mins by car to central Brighton yet situated in a quiet country like location.
Standing in a large double plot, each room in the house has access to a sun terrace and the secluded grounds.
Approached through electronic iron gates, this exceptional family home has ample parking to the front of the house, where the front door is found at the top of wide curved steps to the left of the garage. This house is made up of two storeys and you can see the layers of the terraces as you approach the wide arched door.
On entering this breath-taking house, you step into an exquisite space with a skylight above your head and warm wooden flooring beneath your feet. The whole house has been redone by an interior designer, and it really shows in the easy flow of the rooms, quality of the finish and the luxurious details. Over 95% of the property has very low wattage LED lighting installed which offers the same brightly lit look but in a very energy efficient and extremely cost effective way.
To the right, wide steps descend into a 30 feet by 25 feet living room where the burnished floor continues and reflects all the light from the triple glazed remote controlled skylight and the three sets of sliding leaded windows, leading to the terrace wrapped around this building. Arched windows echo the graceful front entrance and to your right is a gilded fireplace within an Adams inspired surround, which has a gas connection.
On the left, the steps leading from the hall continue across the room, giving access to the dining area, which has more sliding doors to the terrace and through which are wonderful views across the fountains and the pond to the Downs beyond.
Perfect for entertaining, the kitchen is ahead with a stone topped central island/ breakfast bar, in view from the dining room. Turning the corner, the light sandstone coloured units look gorgeous against the glistening black granite of the work surfaces. To your left is the doorway to the entrance hall and then the American style fridge is nicely placed near to the steel gas range cooker which has a stylish steel extractor hood above it. The room is lovely and light thanks to the large picture window, with two triple glazed remote controlled Velux skylights with more glorious views by the breakfast bar, and there are four arched windows in the other two walls, the windows on the right having the Franke Sink and tap beneath them. There is also a door here leading to the dining area on the terrace.
Returning to the entrance hall, next to the front door is a discreet turn which leads past the internal access to the garage to a sumptuous guest suite, which has wardrobes and two triple glazed remote control Velux skylights with remote control blinds and an en-suite luxury shower room with high powered jets, skylight and Velux window, also accessible through the hallway.
Stairs with skylight above, lead down to another fantastic entertaining area currently used as a private cinema and bar, with access to the lower terrace. There is a glamorous bathroom along the left leg of the hallway, with a sauna tucked away behind it.
The master bedroom is also on this floor, with an impressive wall of wardrobes and a very spacious en-suite bathroom with a power shower. Vernon Tetbury basins rest in hand made units and there is a magnificent double sized Jacuzzi bath with independent water temperature controls for each side for the ultimate in luxury bathing. You can hear the fountains in this room, and the floor to ceiling glass doors do not disappoint, opening onto the private terrace by the garden with views over the large fish pond, swimming pool and the Downs.
Three further spacious bedrooms are on this level, one of which is currently used as a gym, and all lead out to the romantic terraces looking over the rolling Downs. There is the scope to arrange these rooms into a self-contained unit.
Outside, sweeping verandas and terraces join to lead you past the playful fountains and the large outside dining area (with a scented herb garden near to it), down to a spacious garden with steps to the heated pool and covered dining area with a changing room in the pool house.
This stunning house with its abundance of space and charm, it’s views of the Sussex Downs and its proximity to a number of local schools, including the prestigious Roedean, make this home not one to be missed.Reference: 132005
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