Graceful Victorian five bedroom semi-detached house with expansive open plan kitchen. Set back from the road with off street parking within the highly sought after Queens Park, this immensely spacious house dating back to the late Victorian era commands an incredibly peaceful location adjacent to the park.
Behind the classic red brick facade an immaculately presented home has been restored to seamlessly incorporate imaginative modern technology alongside original Victorian features, creating a stunning example of contemporary living in a period property.
From the grand open fireplace in the main reception room to the breath-taking open plan kitchen, which really is the heart of the home, every aspect of this home is finished to an incredibly high standard with the utmost attention to detail.
Arranged over three floors, original floorboards have been lovingly restored with the addition of thermal insulation, while the dividing wall features sound insulation which creates an impressively peaceful environment.
Elegantly and sympathetically presented throughout, a tasteful Little Greene Company colour scheme, reclaimed Victorian radiators and a classic geometric tiled floor remind you of the character and history of this immaculate home. A distinguished stained glass door opens onto a spacious hallway featuring the refined grey and white colour scheme which flows throughout this extensive ground floor.
Beautifully lit from a square bay window, the high ceilings and intricate architraves of the hallway continue in the large main reception room which looks out over the attractive front garden and onto the greenery of Queens Park. An impressive period fireplace creates an instant focal point beneath a wide archway, while a stained glass window injects a subtle splash of colour. Offering yet more beautiful period details the adjacent sitting room/play room creates ample dual space potential with its generous proportions. The property's original rear French doors, complete with new argon filled glass, sit beneath a wide skylight allowing the maximum amount of daylight to tumble in, whilst also opening onto the breath-taking heart of this family home.
Stretching across the full width of this semi-detached house, an open plan living area offers an immense amount of room and natural light. A well-appointed Du Val kitchen with its quartz Silostone worktops blends seamlessly with the Amtico flooring. The wealth of floor space easily allows a wide kitchen island the opportunity to be moved around the room. Integrated Neff appliances sit in and amongst handmade cabinets, while the sleek stain resistant countertops encompass a double Villeroy & Boch butler sink and pale grey Aga. A Gaggenau hob adds a modern finishing touch.
The stunning open plan space flows onto a spacious dual aspect family room. Argon filled glass tri-fold doors open directly onto a stunning patio and secure walled garden, perfectly extending this incredibly versatile and sociable space still further. Wonderfully light and bright, a vaulted skylight highlights the large dining area while the integrated Sonos speaker and intelligent lighting systems enhance any occasion.
A utility room with underfloor heating is discreetly tucked away behind the stairs off the hallway and provides a clever use of space for laundry appliances. Just in front of this room as an extension to the original part of the house is a stylish guest WC/cloakroom and completes the ground floor.
Echoing the elegant grey and white tones of the ground floor, the extensive master bedroom to the front adds an instant wow factor with its calm and peaceful feel. The large bay window looks out onto the park and during the winter months offers views of the sea through the trees. A large original fireplace with its iron surround and period tiles adds a sense of grandeur and warmth.
The French doors of the adjacent bedroom opens onto a classic wood balcony perfect for a peaceful morning cup of tea. The room itself provides plenty of potential as a separate dressing room or could be turned into an en-suite as plumbing is ideally located just behind the room.
Three further bedrooms are equally well-presented and offer ideal family accommodation each with their own period fireplace. Two sash windows of a large double bedroom offer views of the green roof whilst the additional two bedrooms continue the impressive design aesthetics.
A wood panelled Bette bath sits beneath a large window in the family bathroom. Tastefully appointed with Imperial Bathroom Company and Sanitan fittings, a separate Grohe shower is encompassed by Fired Earth metro tiles.
The top floor of this magnificent home offers the potential to be used as a separate luxury master suite. Currently configured as a study, dual aspect windows allow ample natural light to flow in while under-eaves storage links up to the main boarded loft space.
A generously proportioned bathroom features a roll-top Victoria & Albert bath with classic claw feet and a walk-in Heritage shower with self-cleaning glass. Underfloor heating adds a final touch of luxury. A separate enclosed room offers plenty of storage space, and would make an ideal walk in wardrobe.
Bordered by a well-kept lawn with mature colourful flowerbeds, a wide brick paved driveway offers ample parking and leads up to a beautifully restored covered porch.
The tri-fold doors of the ground floor open directly onto an enclosed Egyptian sandstone patio which wraps itself across the full width of this home. Ideal for entertaining with its barn lighting, the patio nestles beneath a large lawn which offers a completely secure area for the whole family. A well planted selection of mature shrubs and plants injects plenty of colour and interest throughout the seasons.
A sun terrace offers an additional space to sit and enjoy the sunshine, providing an ideal vantage point of a secluded and peaceful outdoor space which offers something for everyone.
Located directly opposite the green open spaces of Queens Park, West Drive is an incredibly peaceful, family road. Perfectly located for the independent Brighton College, other local schools include St. Luke's Primary (currently rated Outstanding by Ofsted), Queens Park Primary and Carlton Hill Primary.
A wide variety of local amenities are easily accessible with the seafront, Brighton centre and The Laines all within easy walking distance. Nearby Kemp Town village offers a wealth of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Brighton train station with its convenient mainline commuter links is under a mile away.Reference: 229938
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