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3 bedroom apartment for sale

Sussex Square, BRIGHTON, BN2

Offers in Excess of £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn2
  • timeless elegance
  • Family sized 1517 sq ft
  • Kemp Town, Brighton
  • Use of over 4 acres of gorgeous, landscaped, private gardens, with small balcony/roof terrace
  • residents H zone

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

Guide Price: £550,000 - £600,000

timeless elegance

In 1824 the prestigious houses of Sussex Square were constructed for the rich and famous, and this continues to be one of Brighton’s most distinguished addresses. This penthouse apartment with three bedrooms is within one of the prime grade I listed mansions and has been sensitively designed to allow for a flowing life style whilst retaining precious period character, and has access to the exclusive garden enclosures.

In brief:

Style: Top (3rd) floor apartment in unique, elegant, historic surroundings

Bedrooms: 3 double with stunning views from peaceful penthouse

Living rooms: 1 spacious and large dining hall

Area: Ample room for comfortable, family living with 1517 sq.ft

Outside: Access to over 4 acres of gorgeous, landscaped, private gardens, with small balcony/roof terrace. Private tunnel entrance to seaside esplanade and beach

Location: Sought after Kemptown Village location

Parking: Residents H zone

This prestigious building - one of the few larger, corner houses in this historic Regency Square - has a deep porch with Doric columns, smart wrought ironwork, and an enormous front door, secured by an entry system. A stunning original, Regency circular stairway sweeps up to the second floor from the ornate, newly refurbished and imposing communal hallway. A large, unique and superbly elegant glass cupola floods the landing outside the property with light. 

Entering the apartment, there is a small vestibule with cupboard, then stairs lead to third floor. The fresh, newly decorated and carpeted interior, offers a light, modern bathroom on the left. The white suite, which has a shower above the bath, is traditional in style, and although unconventional, the access  to a small balcony, once the original, external fire escape, makes this light room even brighter!

Progressing through a short passage there is a further, separate, WC on the left, and a large, floor to ceiling cupboard on the right with plumbing for a washing machine, and shelves.  You then emerge into a wide, spacious dining hall with a skylight. The kitchen, to the left through an arch way, has shaker ivory units with practical work surfaces. The electric hob and oven are integrated beneath another skylight, and there is plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge freezer. There are simple architect’s plans to enlarge the kitchen, opening this space out further if required. All white goods are offered with the sale, also if required. 

The grand reception, which sees the sun rise over the South Downs and golf course beyond, and floods with morning light is to the right. With a decorative ceiling and beautiful chinoiserie inspired fireplace, the room has generous but refined proportions, and views of trees, and green hills roll in through the large twin windows which have shelving to the left hand side. 

The door at the end of this room leads into a quiet extra room which could be used as a study, or, as it also connects with another large bedroom, could be a glamorous dressing room. This spacious connecting room, with period fireplace, looks West, and has commanding views across the beautiful Regency Square with its landscaped gardens, towards the sea. Next door another large room has an ornamental ceiling, and further views over the beautiful gardens to the square, and the sea. The Regency fireplace, like those in each room of the apartment, adds extra elegance. Many a fantastic sunset has been watched over the gardens and coastline in these rooms. The third double bedroom is to the left, with built in dressers on each side of a handsome sash window, which faces east for the morning sun. You get a sense of the history of the building, once occupied by the illustrious Peel family, brother of the famous Prime Minister, as you gaze out over the Welsh slate rooftops to the glass cupola. 

Outside over 4 acres of private, landscaped gardens, sweep down to the seafront, with a private, gated entrance to the seafront. These are for the exclusive use of residents. The unique, tunnelled entrance to the seaside esplanade is rumoured to be the inspiration for the white rabbit’s tunnel in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Bear in mind:

There is no lift in the property and it is on the third floor but there are magnificent views to the East and West, with a small balcony leading to access to the rooftops.

Owner’s secret

“Being so close to the sea and the City is wonderful, but the enclosures and our apartment really feel like a living piece of history”

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 elegant apartment 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, and the Hospital, this apartment is also well placed for Brighton Station with is excellent links to Gatwick and London.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
02 February 2016


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