Seriously luxurious, this two bedroom, split-level raised ground floor apartment with its large balcony, is the premier apartment of a sensitive development and magnificent Grade II listed villa designed by Charles Barry. Set in manicured grounds facing the fifteen acres of Queens Park. This glamorous maisonette spreads across two levels and is one of just six apartments in one of the most prestigious and exclusive addresses of Brighton.
As you enter through your own front door, which was the original entrance to the building, so beautifully grand, a light and bright vestibule gives a fantastic first impression. Off the hall to your left is the master bedroom, a peaceful room. The beamed ceiling soaring high above your head and the large windows bathe this room with light. Stairs with glass balustrade lead to a dressing area. The shower room next door has modern fittings, a smart integrated sink and a WC unit. It has the potential to be an en-suite if the door were to be moved.
Across the way is another large bedroom, again with double height ceilings. French doors lead to the balcony which overlook the private gardens to Queens Park Villa. Vertical radiator is stylish. This quiet room is totally ready to move into as is the rest of the apartment, and has wonderfully thick carpet in a soft dove grey. The bathroom is in the centre of the apartment with a bath for those that enjoy lazy soaks but the convenience of a powerful shower-over and glass shower screen. The contemporary hand basin rests on chic storage with fashionable brick-laid tiles in a soft grey with white grout and the statuesque rail warms your towels.
The reception area has the wow-factor of the grand proportions with oak effect Karndean underfoot and a vaulted beamed high ceiling. This stunning room is full of light pouring through French doors, each over a metre wide, looking south east for the sunshine and offering uninterrupted views of Parkland. The black cast-iron balcony is deep enough to have table and chairs to relax and appreciate the leafy surround. The balcony also overlooks the beautifully manicured communal gardens that are of exclusive use of the residents of Queens Park Villa. On returning inside the floating stairs with a glass banister lead to a galleried area, a peaceful space to write and utilise as a home office.
Past the stairs to the rear is the beautiful kitchen, the room is bathed in light from the floor-to-ceiling French door, it is well designed in white traditional wood cabinets with soft close draws and doors. The grey composite worktop contrasts with integrated appliances, the fridge, freezer and deep pan draws are to your left as is the high spec Seimens touch induction hob. The waist height Neff double oven is to the right. Larder cupboards provide excellent storage as does a pantry that is neatly tucked away out of sight to the rear of the room with shelving.
On the upper mezzanine level are several well-zoned areas, the one previously mentioned is ideal as an office as it overlooks the lounge with views of the park itself. The second area that is currently used as a playroom for grandchildren with a large window overlooks the lounge with distant park views. The playroom leads to an area currently used as a third bedroom with beamed ceilings and space for a double bed, it is tucked away making it a quiet and peaceful guest bedroom.
To the rear of the building you have the first two parking spaces. This is an apartment completed two years ago to totally modern standards but within a historic Grade II listed building so retains many features with the benefit of modern building regulations. Once all the apartments are sold, the developer will pass a share of the freehold on to each flat owner, currently there are nine hundred and ninety seven years remaining on the lease.
This fifteen acre public pleasure garden was renamed in honour of Queen Adelaide in 1831 by Thomas Attree after he bought the land at about that time. Intending to become an exclusive residential area around the park, (as it is now), Charles Barry, who created the Houses of Parliament, was commissioned to design a villa for Attree and a second villa, mentioned in the Brighton Gazette in 1831, built for Mr W. S. Cowell. It is generally accepted as Queens Park Villa, also known as Pennant Lodge.
Built to exacting standards and creatively sensitive, this magnificent, listed and beautifully designed first floor apartment is in an exclusive conservation area directly opposite Queen’s Park which has a wide range of leisure facilities on offer including tennis courts. Within minutes of the sea and the heart of Kemp Town with its bohemian mix of cafés, shops and restaurants. The cosmopolitan Marina and the Theatres of Brighton are both within easy reach as are the Georgian lanes and the Brighton Pavilion. Close to one of the top ten schools in the country as well as Amex and the Hospitals. This exceptional home offers close proximity to Brighton Station with its excellent links to Gatwick and London making this a viable proposition for those needing to commute.