1 bedroom flat for saleMarine Drive, Brighton, BN2
Offers in Excess of £280,000
- iconic landmark
- 758 sq ft
- Kemp Town
- Communal gardens
- unallocated parking spaces at front of building
With stunning sea views and a balcony from which to enjoy them, this fabulous one bedroom apartment is within one of Brighton's most glamorous landmarks. Designed by Messrs Wimpens, Simpson and Guture, this famous Art Deco block overlooking the English Channel was built around a landscaped garden and opened by the Mayor in 1939. Close to the cosmopolitan Marina and local shops and cafes, the cultural heart of the city is within easy reach as are the Hospital and Law Courts and with some on- site parking and a concierge, this spacious property will pique the interest of home seekers, weekenders and investors.
Style: 5th floor apartment with lift
Living rooms: 1
Area: 758 sq ft
Outside: Communal gardens
Parking: Unallocated parking spaces at front of building
Location: Kemp Town
Why you’ll like it:
This luxury apartment is in the central wing of this iconic complex which has an impressive entrance with a secure entry system and the concierge’s office. Broad steps with a brass rail lead you to the lift waiting to whisk you smoothly up to the fifth floor, where this apartment is found to your right.
Inside is a spacious hallway with big cupboards for coats and bags and to your left, the glamorous living room is full of sunshine and sea views both pouring in through the south wall which is nearly all glass. There is plenty of space for relaxing or entertaining in this elegantly proportioned room and to your right a broad door opens into the fabulous south facing balcony which has a glass balustrade to maximise the glorious views of the English Channel over the manicured gardens, and where friends can join you for tapas after a busy day at work or shopping in the city.
Across the hallway, the quiet double bedroom is a generous size and the large window has a deep sill ideal for elbows to rest on as you watch the boats returning to safe harbour, and with brand new grey carpet and soft aquamarine on the walls this restful room is ready to move into – there is even quite a lot of storage already built in for you.
Around the corner is a discrete w.c. and to the left, the bathroom has a white suite with a shower attachment on the bath. The large porthole window brings in magnificent views up the hill to the Downs and when bathing, all that you can see is the sky.
Continuing the calm colour scheme of this bright apartment, the kitchen/breakfast room has a chic Scandinavian kitchen and gleaming work surfaces along two walls. The electric hob and oven are integrated as is the washing machine, and the beautiful mosaic splashbacks were designed and made by the current owner. At the far end of the room, a raised, deep shelf separates the eating area from the working space and set within a deep bay, you also have magnificent views at the back which sweep up the hills of Kemp Town to the hospital, across the grandstand at Race Hill and on to the rolling Downs which encircle this lively coastal city.
Bear in mind:
The yearly maintenance charge includes hot water and seasonal background heating provided by the gas fired boiler plant.
There is also a separate safe and secure bike storage and luggage storage too.
'We love the holiday feel being opposite the Marina and the proximity to Kemp Town Village and the city centre is a bonus'
Where it is:
Shops: Marina 7 minute walk, The Lanes a 5 minute cab ride
Train Station: Brighton mainline 14 minutes by bus
Seafront or park: Seafront is opposite, Golf club and park 5 minute walk
Royal Sussex County Hospital 15 minutes walk
Primary: St Mark's C of E
Private: Brighton College, The Steiner School, Roedean
Set in one of Brighton's most glamorous locations overlooking the Marina with its fashionable shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, this apartment, suitable as a full time home or weekend retreat, is also within walking distance of the Brighton Golf Club. A ten minute stroll takes you into the stylish Kemp Town Village with its eclectic mix of patisseries, bars and restaurants. Buses stop immediately outside meaning that the Coast, the city centre and Brighton mainline station with its excellent links to Gatwick and London are also within easy reach if you don't wish to use a car.
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