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2 bedroom apartment for sale

Portland Mansions, BRIGHTON, BN2

Offers in Excess of £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn2
  • listed luxury
  • 916 sq.ft
  • Brighton
  • south facing communal lawn
  • residents permits H zone

Full description

listed luxury

Guide Price £475,000 - £500,000

Right on the seafront with glorious views of the English Channel, this two bedroom apartment is within an historic grade II listed building beautifully located within walking distance of Kemp Town Village and the Lanes. Close to the station as well as the Marina, this bright and luxurious home is ideal as a full or part time retreat or an investment, and has use of a south facing communal garden.

In Brief:

Style: Third floor apartment in a grade II listed building on the seafront, with a lift

Bedrooms: 2 double- 1 with en suite

Reception rooms: 1 spacious

Area: 916 sq ft; 85.1 sq m

Outside: South facing communal lawn

Location: East Cliff Conservation Area

Parking: Residents permits H zone

Why you’ll like it:

This stately Regency building faces the sea and has a rather grand entrance with an impressive portico to the side on one of Brighton’s best preserved symmetrical terraces which are the last work of Charles Busby in Brighton (1824-28). Controlled by a secure entry system, the front door opens into a stylish hallway with a lift to your right which when opened, reveals unexpected wood and brass and a plump, studded leather seat upon which you can repose as you are transported up to the third floor and into the 21st Century!

Inside the apartment, a welcoming passageway with a high ceiling and gleaming oak flooring beckons you in, and there is a useful coat cupboard by the door. When converted into apartments, the architect was careful to take full advantage of the fabulous, uninterrupted views of the sea by positioning the bedrooms at the back of the building, knowing of course, that being on the third floor, and so higher than the adjoining building, they would have interesting, peaceful views of their own. As you enter the apartment then, to your left is a contemporary bathroom with a shower above the bath which is simply but stylishly decorated in natural colours and conveniently next door to a spacious double bedroom which has a whole wall of wardrobes and restful views up the hill towards the white clock tower of the famous St George’s Church.

Through an arch in the passage, a broad open door way to your right draws you into a living room of elegant proportions, filled both with light and spectacular sea views through triple sash windows since the Georgian era, and where you can relax privately in front of the dramatic fire mantle, although there is more than enough space for stylish entertaining as well. Thoughtfully opposite, the kitchen is one of which Busby would have approved, classically decorated in a black and white palette with an up to the minute steel unit incorporating a fabulous Smeg gas hob and Indesit electric oven. There is plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tall fridge freezer too, and the fabulous glass and steel freestanding cupboards may stay, subject to circumstance and negotiation.

Quietly placed at the end of the hallway is the glamorous master bedroom, with open and surprisingly green views over gardens, which also makes it private, and there is built in storage and a chic en-suite shower room complete with concealed storage and a heated towel rail already in place for you.

Bear in mind:This classic apartment is bright, light and in a listed terrace leading down to the sea by the popular Kemp Town Village, and the Lanes are within walking distance….

Owner’s secret:

“Evenings spent on the sills with a glass in hand, people watching and chilling out are hard to beat.”

Shops: Kemp Town Village 2 minute walk, The Lanes 15 minutes

Train Station: Brighton mainline about 15 minutes by bus

Seafront or Park: Seafront is opposite, park 10 minute walk

Closest Schools:

Primary: Queen’s Park Primary

Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer

Private: Brighton College

This beautiful apartment by the sea is just by the fashionable Kemp Town Village with its eclectic mix of cafes shops and restaurants. The beach is opposite, and the Pavilion, Theatre and Lanes of central Brighton are within walking distance. The proximity to the Marina, main line Station and A 23/27 make this elegant home a viable proposition for those needing regular links to the airports or London on a regular or weekly basis.

Reception Room 


Bedroom 1 

Bedroom 2 

Ensuite shower room/WC 


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
10 May 2016


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