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2 bedroom apartment for sale

Lewes Crescent, Brighton, BN2

Sold STC £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn2
  • classical beauty
  • 1102 sq ft
  • Kemp Town
  • S balcony, access to the enclosures
  • H zone permit parking

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

classical beauty



With magnificent views over gardens to the sea and a balcony from which to enjoy them, this beautiful two bedroom apartment is on the west side the iconic Lewes Crescent, completed in 1827 as luxury homes for the rich and famous and which remains one of Brighton’s most prestigious addresses today. Spanning the full depth of the first floor of a Grade I listed mansion, this elegant home has fine features and as it is close to the cosmopolitan Marina and the cultural heart of the city it is ideal as an exclusive base or a glamorous weekend retreat.



In brief:


Style: First floor apartment in a Regency Terrace


Bedrooms: 2


Living rooms: 2


Area: 1102 sq ft


Outside: S balcony, access to the enclosures


Parking: Resident permit H zone


Location: Kemp Town



Why you’ll like it:


Designed by Busby and Wilds and built for Thomas Kemp by Thomas Cubitt, this stately development was one of the first built in Kemp Town and the façade was completed by 1827. At the time, it was exclusive for its seafront location and elegant symmetry, and today, set back from the sea front behind acres of manicured gardens with a private tunnel to the beach, this magnificent Grade I listed Crescent still remains one of Brighton’s most desired addresses.


The imposing front door is secured by an entry phone system and opens into an impressive lobby with a second secure doorway beyond which a communal hallway shimmers with designer paper, and a fine example of a Regency staircase sweeps you up to the first floor and the main entrance to this apartment.


A bright hallway invites you in and to your left double doors open to a glorious, light filled room dominated by the views across the gardens to the sea pouring in through three graceful windows stretching from floor to ceiling and which each open to the delicately wrought balcony, ideal for friends to spill out onto. Inside, the room is of the graceful proportions associated with the era with intricate plaster work wending its way around the ceiling high above your head and gleaming Merbau wood floor beneath your feet, and there is a handsome carved marble fireplace between twin cupboards with marble tops. Original shutters have crystal knobs which bring little rainbows into the room and, most unusually, the exterior rolling shutters have survived ensuring your security when you are away. Behind you, a set of double doors lead through to a spacious dining room where the glorious views as well as the frieze continue and there is a vast window in the far wall bringing in plenty of light. Reached by a separate door from the hallway next to another door to the dining room, the bright kitchen is sociable as it is open both to the dining area as well as the living room enabling the cook to enjoy the sea views as well, but good for parties as the caterers can be more private simply by closing the double doors. There are plenty of discreet Paula Rosa white units arranged in a galley style, providing ample and convenient work surfaces. All of the appliances, including the Neff gas hob, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine are all integrated for you, so this is a well -planned kitchen all ready for your house warming.


Above the hallway is an attic where you can enjoy the handmade plaster roses on the cornice at close range and at floor level, a few steps lead down to an unusually light inner lobby, with windows on each side, a guest cloakroom and a rare second door into the apartment, ideal for moving in furniture or for those who like to come in late! To your left the stylish bathroom is lined in Travertine with a claw footed bath and at the back of the building the two peaceful bedrooms are particularly quiet as there is only a flat roof above them, which some neighbours have turned into roof terraces for breakfast. The quiet single room already has a triple wardrobe in place for you and the large windows of the airy master bedroom open to leafy views which are reflected in the tall mirrored doors of the fabulous walk in closet.



Bear in mind:


Balcony apartments in this prime location are in great demand and don’t forget that you have access to the beautiful enclosures with the private tunnel to the sea. There is also under pavement cellar space for bikes and this building is one of a few which will consider pets.



Owner’s secret:


“We fell in love with the light and the sea views and have stayed for 20 years because of the location and our neighbours. The whole Crescent is very friendly and we have a garden party every year”



Where it is:


Shops: Kemp Town Village and the Marina are both within 5 minutes, The Lanes a 5 minute cab ride


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 home’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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