A rare find, this stylish period home offers a truly peaceful haven in the heart of the city, yet it’s ideally set just a few moments’ from both Brighton station and the buzzing cafés and restaurants of Seven Dials.
West Hill Street is wonderfully bright and quiet and the house stands high in a prime position, set back behind a mature garden planted with fragrant roses and lavender and deep enough to store bicycles.
The front door opens to an elegant hallway with attractive cornicing and the high ceilings, rich Farrow & Ball colours and original stripped doors and floorboards which feature throughout the house.
In the through living/dining room, there’s a working fireplace and large south/east-facing triple-aspect bay windows allow sunlight to flood in, while the dining room offers original cupboards and a sash window overlooking the rear garden. In the kitchen, deep ‘Hague’ blue walls contrast with the bespoke solid-wood units, which incorporate a porcelain butler’s sink, dishwasher and range-style cooker, with an original larder providing extra storage space. French doors lead out to the charming courtyard garden at the rear, with a vintage ‘Crittall’ window and barn door opening to the side.
Upstairs, the spacious bathroom is absolutely stunning with its ornate fireplace, claw-foot bathtub and exposed-valve shower. In the large master bedroom, light streams in through another bay window, while the second double bedroom enjoys leafy views over gardens. Finally, a fixed ‘library’ ladder leads to a bright attic room with extensive under-eaves storage and two large skylight windows offering far-reaching views towards the Downs – an excellent spot to toast your new home while you watch the sunset!
Outside, the rear garden is west-facing, secluded – and perfect for al fresco dining and parties. Enclosed by flint walls topped by wisteria (which drips with gorgeous lilac blooms in spring) it’s protected from the elements in winter and catches the sun all summer.
Full of character, warmth and light, this much-loved home is also competitively-priced and offered chain-free. Booking an early viewing is highly recommended.