SUSSEX SQUARE, BRIGHTON, BN2 5AB
Offers In Excess Of: £850,000
- Access to Kemp Town Enclosures
- Grade I Listed
- Immaculately presented
- Two/Three Bedrooms
- Share of freehold
- Immaculately presented
Mishon Mackay proudly presents a rare opportunity to purchase a Sussex Square Ground floor and Lower Ground floor, Duplex Apartment.
Containing magnificent features of a period property, including intricate cornices and architraves, original wood shutters and wonderful tall sash windows. Fireplaces, moulded wood panelling and impressive high ceilings are found throughout the apartment. This duplex enjoys generous room proportions, giving a plentiful home, that only a property of this period can provide. It offers a fantastic lifestyle within the grace and grandeur of a highly coveted period property.
32 Sussex Square is located in the quietest corner of the Square, being one of the largest houses to have been built in 1830, by the accomplished developer Thomas Kemp. When inside one enjoys a level of grandeur only these houses can portray.
The first occupants of 32 Sussex Square were Sir Laurence Peel (the brother of the Prime Minister, John Peel) and Lady Jane Peel in 1830. Queen Adelaide and members of the French Royal family visited and stayed at the house. These visits are commemorated by the unique applied plaster laurels found above the entrance to the house.
The magnificent communal hallway instantly generates an outstanding first impression, having a newly restored lantern with chandelier over the staircase.
It is believed that 32 Sussex Square was converted into separate apartments starting in 1908 and the internal stained glass windows are a legacy of this work.
Upon entering the apartment through double doors, the immediate feeling is of an immaculately decorated home, with a considered choice of decoration, using Little Green and Farrow and Ball paints. To the right as you enter the reception, the eye is immediately drawn to the stand out features of high ceilings, original acanthus leaf ceiling rose, intricate cornices, architraves, wood shutters, moulded wood panelling, fireplace, wonderful sash windows giving floods of light coming into the room, and a generous view of the square and its enclosures.
Returning to the hallway is the study/office, also with high ceilings and super fast internet, giving the flexibility of 21st century living and working from home.
Next to the office is a WC, again with high ceiling and stained glass windows. Continuing along the hallway, one finds built-in cupboards with glass cabinets above. At the end of the hallway, before going down the staircase to the lower ground floor, we have the kitchen, which includes ample storage, integrated freezer, fridge, dishwasher and Miele induction hob and fan oven.
Down the staircase to the lower ground floor on your right is the recently, stunningly beautiful, renovated bathroom with Carrara tiles, all fittings in nickel, a walk-in shower, dual rain shower and handheld. The immense double slipper bath, is complemented by a wash basin and a fitted storage cupboard. The mirror not only has lights but a USB port with Bluetooth speakers!
Moving along the hallway, there are three practical built-in storage units and to the right a light well that gives private outside space, and during the summer months with the door open, a cool private breeze through the apartment.
The adjacent room is the second bedroom, which equally has an enormous amount of space, hosting room for a super king size bed and large built-in wardrobes.
Finally we enter the exceptional principal bedroom. The proportions are spectacular, with light flooding into the room. Obviously enough room for another super king size bed and a wall, of build-in wardrobes, is a delight. Built-in book cases showcase the space beautifully.
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.