SUSSEX SQUARE, BRIGHTON, BN2 5AB
Asking Price: £1,000,000
- 80ft Private Rear Garden
- Exquisite Style & Condition Throughout
- 2 Bedrooms
- Access into the Kemp Town Enclosures
- Grade I Listed
- Share of Freehold
As you step into the building, you instantly take a step back in time as the house is host to the full charm and character you would expect to find in a residence of its age and scale. Situated on the ground floor, your journey through the communal entrance takes you to the secondary doors where you are then presented with the entrance to apartment No.1.
Whilst entering the apartment, from a glance you have a clear view towards the garden through the hallway and through the kitchen, but well come back to these spaces shortly. Soaring ceilings, original ornate plasterwork and architectural details have survived through the entirety of this extraordinary home, tall sash windows throughout give you an added sense of light, space and tranquility.
To your right, you will find the principal suite with magnificent ceiling height, an original marble fireplace still in situ as well as the fold-out shutters and decorative plasterwork, this room alone gives you an indication of the authenticity of this property.
Neighbouring the bedroom, you have the main bathroom which once again benefits from the impressive ceiling height that is found throughout the home. The bathroom has been well thought out and has been impeccably finished to a high-standard offering a relaxing retreat which features a cast iron bath on legs, a small stone fireplace and oak floorboards.
Moving through the apartment, you have well planed under-stair storage with an ample amount of space and a generous ceiling height.
Leading off the corridor, you will find the shower room which once again has been laid-out impeccably. Floor to ceiling travatine tiles suggests a wet room complimented with a period chrome overhead shower and fittings. The door opposite opens into a large housemaids cupboard offering space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
A good sized double second bedroom is situated adjacent to the shower room, an original marble fireplace and a large window coupled with an impressive ceiling height, adds to the rooms sense of spaciousness.
Before reaching the exceptionally generous reception room, you have the kitchen. Whilst technically a galley kitchen, we feel this term does not do it full justice, it is one of the finest and most impressive examples of a galley kitchen that we have seen in quite some time. Within the kitchen you have the integrated AEG double oven and microwave, induction hob, dishwasher and full fridge freezer. Along with this, you also have an ample amount of storage to accompany the space. Finished off with a gorgeous corian kitchen counter, splash back and sink which is complemented by the original limestone flooring continuing through from the hallway.
Finally, you step into the reception room, which is quite simply spectacular. Firstly, you have the sensational walnut parquet flooring throughout which contrasts with the lightly coloured walls beautifully. The triple height ceiling flooded by light from the french doors and elegant tall shuttered windows elevates this room to something incredibly special. With a truly outstanding ceiling rose, exceptional cornicing detail and a stunning original working fireplace this grand space offers endless choices. On a winters evening with a log fire burning or a summers day with the doors flung open into the walled garden, both house and garden create a unique sense of quiet and calm, you could be forgiven for forgetting the bustle of Brighton is close by.
Walking through the double doors onto the stunning original veranda, its decorative metalwork and curved lead roof offers a sheltered seating area for possible outside dining. Steps lead down into the garden. You are presented with the extremely rare 80ft east-facing garden which is also open to the south. Unlike no other garden within the Kemptown Enclosures, the garden is thoughtfully laid out and is for the sole use of the owner occupier. From the end of the garden one has the opportunity to appreciate the magnitude of this historic building. There is the potential space to create an exterior office room or a garage within the garden (STPP).
This property holds one more secret, a key to the gated enclosures, six acres of landscaped gardens with a tunnel to the beach, said to have inspired the introduction to Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It is just a stroll to the vibrant Kemptown Village which is known for its cafes and delis, bars and pubs and independent shopping. The hospital and good schools including the award winning Brighton College and Roedean School for girls is also nearby. The Marina is a few minutes away with a myriad of waterfront restaurants to choose from, as well as cinemas, a health club and a casino. Bus routes serving the city and station, with its fast links to Gatwick and London are nearby.
Dont just take our word for it, call today for more information or to arrange a viewing, to avoid any disappointment.
Train Station: Brighton 1.5 miles
Council Tax: Band C
Maintenance: £2,800 PA approx.
Length of Lease: 999 years from June 1981
Broadband: Virgin cable
**Please note that all leasehold information relating to length of lease or ground rent & service charges has been supplied to us by the seller.**