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2 bedroom flat for sale

Devonshire Place, BRIGHTON, BN2

Offers in Excess of £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn2
  • artist's retreat
  • 874 sq ft
  • Kemp Town
  • South facing roof terrace, east terrace open to the South
  • C zone parking

Full description

artist's retreat

Bright and beautiful, this charming, immaculate and unique two bedroom artist’s maisonette with sea views and south facing roof terrace is within an exquisite Grade II listed Georgian house attributed to the talented partnership of Busby and Wilds. There is also a rare, second terrace for the guest bedroom – and guests there will be in this invigorating location close to the beach and fashionable shops and restaurants as well as the station and cultural heart of the city.

Having sold this property to the current owners, Brand Vaughan are excited to introduce it to the market and strongly recommend a viewing to appreciate it's extraordinary light and charm.

In brief:

Style: Penthouse in Regency house circa 1820’s 

Bedrooms: 2

Living rooms: 2

Area: 874 sq ft ; 81.2 sq m

Outside: South facing roof terrace, east terrace open to south

Parking: C Zone

Location: Kemp Town

Why you’ll like it:

Brighton is famous for its stately terraces leading to the sea, and this is a lovely example of a Regency bow fronted house decorated with ionic pilasters and a wrought iron balcony, with the sea within sight and an easy walk at the bottom of the hill through a communal garden square. It is also beautifully located on a one way street between the beach and Eastern Road which has the Law Courts, Brighton College and the Hospital along it, as well as being within walking distance of the Lanes and the station.

Inside a broad front door with delicately etched glass panels, the communal hallway is clearly cared for and the door to this penthouse is on the first floor to the right. Inside feels quite theatrical as you come into a quiet lobby but when you turn the corner, the stairs lead up into a wonderfully bright space, beckoning you up, so it is almost like waiting in the wings! Upstairs, the landing spreads into two gloriously light and spacious rooms, one the kitchen the other the dining room, and each has access to the fabulous sun terrace. The contemporary kitchen has a lofty ceiling with plenty of white, reflective units providing smooth stone work surfaces and as you would expect of a home of this quality, all of the appliances, including a Neff touch induction hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer and washing machine are all integrated for you. French doors open onto a sunny terrace with unexpectedly open views which is large enough for stylish dining and where lighting is in place for supper parties. Also flowing onto the terrace, the vaulted dining room was designed to enjoy the sun with windows stretching across two walls, the doors opening wide to bring the outside in.

Heading up towards the front of the building, past a discreet guest cloakroom, the elegant proportions of this spacious house come to the fore, the architects vision ensuring you have a sea view across gardens through the broad bay window which now has a comfortable window seat, wisely placed there by the current owners. A period fireplace has sophisticated storage to each side and beautifully decorated, this room is another light and airy space to enjoy. Up on the top floor, the dreamy guest bedroom is quiet and restful with a private terrace for morning tea which also has spectacular views across gardens and roof tops to the sea – a vista surprisingly hard to find in a city with terraces built obliquely to the coast. Behind you, the opaque glass door opens into a chic en- suite shower room which is wet room in style and this generous maisonette spreads its wings into the master bedroom, facing west for cat napping in the afternoon sun, with built in storage in place and a stylish en- suite wet room which has a claw footed baignoire with a shower above it, underfloor heating and a heated towel rail to hand. 

Bear in mind:

It is difficult to find private outside space in this central part of the city, and this has not one, but two terraces, both sunny!

Owner’s secret

“The location and the light within the apartment are invigorating and not just in the summer – in the dining room in winter, with the rain lashing and wind howling outside it is very exciting and friends always say it is like being inside a lighthouse”

Where it is:

Shops: St James Street 2 minutes

Station: Brighton mainline 15 minutes by bus

Seafront or park: Both within 5 minutes

Closest Schools:

Primary: Queens Park

Secondary: Dorothy Stringer or Varndean

Private: Brighton College

This light and airy home is within minutes of the sea on a quiet one way street in the heart of Kemp Town 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 and the Hospitals, this exceptional home’s proximity to Brighton Station with is excellent links to Gatwick and London make this a viable proposition for those needing to travel and will pique the interest of home seekers and investors.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 September 2016


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