Set in the heart of leafy Saltdean, minutes from the seaside and the city of Brighton & Hove is this exceptional, detached home. Having been completely renovated to create a contemporary space, balancing family time and sophisticated entertaining.
Natural light streams in through vast windows on all sides, framing the most exquisite countryside and sea views to the south and west, and there is parking for up to four cars on the drive. With four stunning bedrooms, two generous reception rooms and a delightful wrap around garden this glamorous house stands out from the rest, so it is sure to attract the attention of many.
Peacefully located between the sparkling coast and the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, Saltdean has the best of both worlds. This house sits on the cusp of the hill and is immediately impressive as you approach. Taking inspiration from the Spanish Revival style, it has a terracotta roof tiles and rendered walls which have been combined with a contemporary palette bringing it into the 21st Century.
Once inside, the quality of materials, design and workmanship used in this renovation becomes apparent. Engineered flooring in ash tones flows throughout for continuity and the white walls gleam in merry contrast to the woodwork and window frames which have been highlighted in black.
Directly ahead is bedroom four which would also be ideal as a home office, and next to this is a separate WC – an essential in any shared space.
This floor is extensive, with three further double bedrooms residing down a long corridor on the eastern side; each with ample space for king size beds and freestanding pieces of bedroom furniture without compromising on floor space. The master bedroom has a wall of built-in wardrobes and a chic en-suite bathroom tiled in limestone ceramic, and this polished finish is found in the family bathroom which has the addition of a bath, and can service bedrooms two and three. With underfloor heating, you can ensure your toes remain cosy on winter mornings, and your towels stay fluffy and warm on the tall heated rails.
Returning to the entrance hall and heading west you enter the living room which really is a treat for the senses. Full height windows on all sides bring in the panoramic vista from the South Downs, across the city’s rooftops and down to the sea. This is a view which is ever-changing with the seasons and mesmerising whatever time of year. French windows open to a Juliet balcony, so during the warmer months you can leave them open to bring some of the fresh coastal air in, uninterrupted except for birdsong.
A solid oak staircase with glass balustrades creates a double height stairwell which accentuates the sense of space and light, and this leads you down to the kitchen and dining room.
Another exceptional and sociable room, the kitchen has a central island and breakfast bar into which the five-ring gas hob has been inlaid. Cashmere gloss units line the rear wall providing plenty of storage, and into these the fridge freezer, microwave, electric oven, dishwasher and wine chiller have been integrated. The utilities are neatly tucked away in a separate utility room, plus features such as a hot water tap and the remote control Elica extractor fan add the final splash of luxury.
A wall of bi-folding doors open to the outdoor dining area and lawn which become a seamless extension of the kitchen during the summer. Mature planting adds privacy without obscuring the views and there is ample space for children’s play equipment which can be stored away for entertaining.
The Grade II Listed Saltdean Lido has recently re-opened, and is within walking distance – ideal for entertaining the children during the long summer holidays.Reference: 229911
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