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2 bedroom apartment for sale

Lewes Crescent, BRIGHTON, BN2

Sold STC £375,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn2
  • restful regency
  • 856 sq ft
  • kemp town
  • access to exclusive enclosures
  • residents h zone parking

Full description

restful regency

With timeless views over beautiful gardens to the sea, this refined two bedroom apartment is within a Grade I listed house designed by Busby and Wilds and constructed by Thomas Cubitt, who liked this particular house and its position within the Regency Crescent so much, that he lived in it from 1846-1855.

In brief:

Style: A third floor apartment in a Grade l listed Regency seafront Crescent, with a lift

Bedrooms: 2 double

Living rooms: 1 very spacious

Area: 856 sq ft ; 79.5 sq m

Outside: Access to the exclusive Enclosures

Location: Kemp Town

Parking: Residents H zone

Why you’ll like it:

Standing proud at the point at which the famous Crescent prepares to curve to join the Square, this splendid Regency house has broad steps and magnificent Corinthian columns stretching up over two storeys above the delicately wrought iron balcony. The impressive front door opens into a vestibule which has retained precious period detail and the chequered marble floor continues into an imposing entrance hall where a staircase spirals up ahead, with a lift discreetly tucked away out of sight at the rear of the building, leading to the back door of this apartment.

The front door to this refined home is up the stairs on the fourth floor, and opens into a welcoming hallway with practical wooden flooring which continues into the elegantly proportioned living room ahead. Spectacular views of the sea pour into the room through the two broad windows and on the right hand wall is a Regency style fireplace. 

Also with stunning views over the restful gardens to the English Channel and the protective arm of the Marina, the airy double bedroom at the front of the apartment is painted in a soothing hue and is ready to move into. Along the hallway is the second, generously sized and airy double room, with views of Kemp Town chimney pots and rooftops and the sky. Heading towards the back door to the lift, useful for supermarket deliveries as well as for moving furniture in, you pass a storage cupboard and on the left is the modern bathroom, which is sensibly tiled up to the ceiling with a shower above the bath. Perfectly functional, and with a scrumptious heated towel rail, this is an area of the apartment that would be easy to glam up in time, which would also add value of course.

Across the hallway is a bright and cheerful kitchen with white units and work surfaces. The integrated electric hob and oven are already in place for you beneath a discreet extractor and there is plumbing for a washing machine close to the sink. The generous sash window on your left brings in lots of natural light and has deep sills inside and out, perfect for sweet scented herbs for the organic and adventurous chef- although don’t go overboard as the restaurants of the Marina and Kemp Town are within walking distance!

Bear in mind:

This refined apartment in the house selected by Cubitt himself to live in now has the advantage of a lift.

Owner’s secret:

“We love the feeling of stepping back in time when you enter the house, and the landscaped gardens with a secret tunnel to the beach are just beautiful.”

Where it is:

Shops: Kemp Town Village and the Marina are both within 5 minutes

Station: Brighton mainline 15 minutes by bus

Seafront or Park: Both, the beach is 5 minutes through the tunnel from the acres of garden

Closest Schools:

Primary: St Marks C of E

Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer

Private: Brighton College

This peaceful Regency home is within minutes of the sea and the fashionable Kemp Town Village with its bohemian mix of cafes, shops and restaurants. The Cosmopolitan Marina and the Theatres of Brighton are both within easy reach as are the Georgian Lanes and the Brighton Pavilion. Close to one of the top ten schools in the country, the award winning Brighton College, this exceptional apartment’s proximity to Brighton Station with is excellent links to Gatwick and London make this a viable proposition for those needing to travel.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
23 October 2015


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