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GUIDE PRICE £1,750,000 - £1,950,000
Tucked away between the cultural heart of the city, Brighton College, shops, cafés and hospitals of Kemp Town Village, this big white house, which is almost uniquely detached in this road, looks inviting with a scented front garden and the entrance still impresses as it is sheltered by the romantic veranda above which overlooks the park. Inside does not disappoint with a tiled lobby, opening into a large welcoming hallway which has a high ceiling and a gleaming parquet floor.
Off the impressive entrance hall with its large oak banister to the right is the lounge, full of sunlight, the reception has elegant proportions with a high, decorative ceiling and the subtle use of colour that keeps the focus on the broad bay windows at the front of the house which bring in restful views of the park. The marble fireplace now houses a gas fire and arched doors to keep your options open and lead through to a spacious dining room where the west wall is almost all glass with the central French doors opening to a private patio, perfect for parties.
To the rear is the large bright kitchen/breakfast room, a family friendly room with sturdy wooden units and work surfaces. Designed for entertaining family and friends, there is a hatch through to the dining room and there are three ovens in place: a microwave/grill/convection and twin Neff ovens, a ceramic hob is beneath an extractor. Further storage in the lobby at the far end, where to the right there is a downstairs shower room as well as access to the garden, the contemporary utility room at the back and to the right, the store/ironing room.
The internal door to the garage is on the left. One of the largest gardens in the Drive, the garden has been skillfully designed to create outside “rooms” for adults and spaces where children can play securely. By the back door is a paved area for Alfresco dining, or if it is too hot, curved steps lead to a second paved area shaded by the delicate foliage of a tree and scented by clematis which flows down to the private dining room terrace. The main garden has a large lawn, imaginatively planted beds, mature shrubs and trees.
At the very far end, the second garage is useable – The current owner's grown up children leave their cars inside when they travel abroad – It already has windows, also to the right of it are big raised vegetable and soft fruit patches with a large greenhouse to tender plants.
At the top of the stairs, this charming house really spreads its wings. To the left, an extra WC is next to a bathroom, big enough for both a bath with a shower attachment and a separate walk-in shower.
Along a hallway lined with cupboards, the first of the double bedrooms has a large, south facing window, fitted wardrobes and a hand basin. The second bedroom is also a generous size with built-in wardrobes, one of which conceals a hand basin and has lovely views over the garden. The third double room has designer paper and wardrobes as well as a sink in place and the central doors open out to a delightful balcony looking over the dining terrace.
The master suite with views over the park run along the whole of the front of the house, the master bedroom is airy and light, has wardrobes on each side of an arched feature, picking up the arches of the entrance also the dining room. The dressing room next door has doors leading out to the sunny balcony, perfect for morning tea or romantic nightcaps and you can bathe in glory in the pretty en-suite bathroom. This large fifth bedroom, up on the second floor, is sizable and is currently a work room, having sliding wardrobes along two walls, excellent headroom and far reaching views over the tree tops to the coastal city and glimmers of the sea beyond, tucked away are two large attics for more storage.
This bright, spacious home is opposite Queens Park which has a playground, café, tennis courts and a pond. It is only a short distance from the popular Kemp Town village which hosts good schools including Brighton College. It is also in close proximity to the Hospital and beaches! The Lanes, theatres and city centre are all easy to reach as is the Marina with its cinemas, restaurants and health club. The Downs are also nearby. Close to several bus routes providing easy access to the University campus’ on Lewes Road and at Falmer, as is the journey to Brighton station with its fast links to Gatwick and London.Reference: 233892
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