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2 bedroom apartment for sale

Sussex Square, BRIGHTON, BN2

Offers in Excess of £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn2
  • regency secrets
  • 1057 sq ft
  • sussex square
  • Large walled garden and access to the Kemp town enclosures
  • Private garage plus H zone permit

Full description

regency secrets 


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 beautiful home, with two bedrooms, a private garden, and a garage has been sensitively designed to allow for comfortable living whilst retaining the character of the property, and, uniquely, has retained ownership of lower floor cellars at the rear which have not yet been developed. 


In brief:


Style: Ground floor apartment in Regency Square


Bedrooms: 2 double


Living rooms: One very spacious original drawing room 


Area: 1057 sq ft ; 98.2 sq m


Outside: Large walled garden and access to the Kemp town enclosures


Parking: Private garage plus H zone permit


Why you’ll like it:


This gracious Regency building is opposite the southern enclosures and approached up a wide, flagstone step. The communal hallway has high ceilings and is well cared for, and the door to this apartment is ahead. A clue as to the original nature of one of the rooms within the apartment can be seen in an original plaster portrait above your head to your right.


Inside, it is clear that generations of owner’s have been careful to retain the integrity of this beautiful home which has been brought into the 21st century with taste and sympathy for the Regency period. The philosophy of successive owners seems to have been not to destroy all things added, but to leave them if they add to the character- hence the bakerlite light switches in the elegantly proportioned living room to the right of the doorway. Originally the dining room of this distinguished home, there is beautifully delicate plaster work high above your head, with hand made vines twining around the ceiling as a frieze. The ceiling rose is a fine example of intricate plaster work, which is in evidence around the walls as well as the decorative panelled ceiling. There is a grand fireplace to the left, which looks as though it is an open fire. The graceful pair of windows, which have retained their original shutters, gaze across the green of the enclosures and you can see the sea glittering to the left of them.


Next door is the first of the double bedrooms, which shares the ceiling height, and has retained the original egg and dart cornice with decorative Greek frieze above. The large sash window faces east for the morning sun and has quiet and private views across the garden. Conveniently, the bathroom is next door which has a contemporary white suite and a shower above the bath. The floor is an attractive pale blue sparkling industrial non slip style, and there is ample storage both in the high gloss cupboard and in the attic space above you.


Returning to the hallway, which is double height due to the stairs ascending above, there is a south facing window and room to either side for a study area, for example, and ahead a door leads into the bright kitchen with plenty of units in a mixture of modern white and traditional grey with gloss white carolian work surfaces and blue splashbacks reminding you of your location by the sea. To your left the ovens are thoughtfully placed at eye level and to the right is a smart Elica extractor above a sleek black hob. There is plumbing for a washing machine and for an American style dispenser fridge. At the end of the kitchen on the right is a porch with south facing windows leading out to the garden and on the left a door takes you through to the second bedroom which is a spacious, light room with a romantic arch leading to two windows set within a bay which has a charming window seat built in from which to admire the lovely garden.


The garden is surprisingly large with flagstones underfoot and cleverly shaped flowerbeds leading you around to the rear gate which opens into the quiet lane behind and the garage is second on your right. In the garden, on the right hand side is a raised ventilation grill with ornate iron work which airs the secret caverns beneath, the tallest of which is over 4 meters. The second piece of iron work on the top was probably removed from the pinnacle of the huge glass light lantern which would have allowed sunlight into what was probably the old kitchens and stores of the house, and the shadow of which can still be traced along the wall.


Bear in mind:


Apartments of this quality and with both a garden and a garage do not come onto the market very often. Even more rare is the huge potential offered by the underground vaults.


Owner’s secret


“I have enjoyed being so close to the sea and the City, and this apartment, with its special gardens is a real home and our lovely neighbours have become firm friends”


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 eclectic mix of cafes, shops and restaurants. With both the Cosmopolitan Marina and the Theatres of Brighton within easy reach, you can access all that this vibrant coastal city has to offer, and the proximity to Brighton Station with is excellent links to Gatwick and London make this a sound choice for those needing to travel.





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14 September 2016

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