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These fabulous houses were built from 1825 to 1827 by Wilds & Busby to accommodate wealthy families of the time and this remains a hugely desirable street. This four-storey house is one of just a few that have exquisite Corinthian columns and that have been extensively refurbished creating a breath-taking house.
Having been refurbished throughout, this is a very well-presented house in a fantastic location. The ground floor has two large sash windows with arched tops and original wood shutters at the front of the house and a huge sash window at the rear. This space makes a wonderful lounge and dining room, with high ceilings, decorative ornate coving and marble fireplaces. Past the painted staircase with contrasting vanished wood hand rail is the kitchen, a beautiful large space with high quality soft grey painted wood cabinets. The kitchen includes integrated ‘Neff’ appliances for a smart look with three ovens, a large induction hob in the centre island, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher and is finished off with a white quartz work top that’s also carried over to the matching centre island.
Heading up from the ground to the first floor you pass a half landing which has a utility area with space for a washing machine and dryer, a shower room with rainfall shower and a glass screen to separate the wet room area from the W.C and basin. Next door is a large family bathroom with a twin ended free standing bath which adds style as well as a large wall mounted basin and W.C. The bathroom and shower rooms have Phillipe Starck toilets and the shower room is controlled from outside the shower remotely so that you can get the temperature just right before stepping in. There is a large storage cupboard which houses the gas combination boiler that feeds the old school style cast iron radiators in the house and a large hot water tank to ensure that there is always constant hot water.
Turning to the front of the house on the first floor you see three staggeringly beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows with Juliet balconies that look out onto the pretty street. The room is magnificent - an ideal space for entertaining with high ceilings that are topped off with decorative coving, picture rails and a marble fireplace which is a lovely focal point. This creates a beautiful room which could also be a master bedroom if you wanted to add an en-suite. Next door is a bedroom with a huge sash window overlooking the courtyard and another fireplace graces this large room which also has great original features.
The second floor has two further bedrooms which are also both of a good size as they mirror the size of the rooms below. These are well decorated and both also have period features and fireplaces.
Downstairs the lower ground floor has the potential to be a self-contained apartment as the door under the stairs locks and there is a removable ceiling at the top of the stairs. Currently the apartment is accessed via an external stairway from the street. If you decided to keep the whole house as a single home, the large room at the front of the house could be a great games room, a play room with a large study or have a guest room behind. Beyond this a possible bathroom. Outside there is a small patio with tall white walls on each side making it a private outdoor space. This floor is a great asset to the home whether it is kept as a separate apartment providing a useful income, or a whole floor of extra space.
As you come into the apartment, to your right there is a family bathroom with a twin ended bath, a large basin and W.C. and bright white walls with striking hexagonal flooring creating a modern room. There is also another W.C. at the back of the flat and a room currently used for storage which has heating and electricity which could also be turned into a shower room or used as an office.
The room to the front with its parquet wood flooring and marble fireplace is currently the bedroom and the lounge is also a great size with a sash window to the courtyard and a huge traditional cast iron radiator in the open plan area and a pavement light out onto the side street. The kitchen is to the rear and this also has a door out into the courtyard. This is also a beautiful space with modern light grey cabinets and a white quartz work top. The kitchen is of a very high specification for an apartment and is a testament to the quality of the refurbishment our seller has carried out.
This beautifully designed home is within minutes of the sea and just around the corner from Kemp Town’s St Georges Road. This home is in the heart of Kemp Town with its Bohemian mix of cafes, restaurants and shops. These include an award-winning butcher, an irresistible patisserie and a renowned independent wine merchant. The Cosmopolitan Marina and the Theatres of Brighton are both within easy reach as are the Georgian Lanes and the Brighton Pavilion. The house is within walking distance of one of the top ten schools in the country, Brighton College as well as the Hospital and is also within walking distance of the beach. Brighton Station isn’t far with excellent links to Gatwick and London which make this a viable proposition for those needing to commute.
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