1 bedroom flat for saleFirst Avenue, HOVE, BN3
Sold STC £270,000
- gracious victorian
- 640 sq ft
- central hove
- residents permit parking zone n
Tenure: Share of Freehold
gracious Victorian |the sea at one end of the street and the fashionable Church Road at the other, this one bedroom apartment within a substantial Victorian mansion remains an ideal home or weekend base for glamorous city and beach lovers. Within walking distance of the station, this bright and spacious home is also attractive if looking for an investment.
Style: Third floor apartment in a terrace built 1875-1910
Bedrooms: 1 double
Living rooms: 1 spacious
Area: 640 sq ft ; 59.5 sq m
Parking: Resident permit parking zone M
Why you’ll like it:
On a leafy Avenue in central Hove and literally between the shops and the beach is an impressive example of Victorian design, rising an imposing 6 storeys with a bay front and a grand front entrance, secured by an answer phone. Inside does not disappoint with a panelled lobby with a wide door with etched glass leading to a staircase which sweeps you irresistibly up to the entrance to this apartment on the third floor. Spanning the entire floor, the sun rises at the front of this generously sized apartment, and sets at the back, so this lofty space is light all day long.
The welcoming lobby has space for coats and bags and a large cupboard which conceals the utility space, which is common these converted apartments and makes sense as it is centrally located between the living room and bedroom.
Ahead, the magnificent living room is filled with light, and there is a dining table running along the huge bay window to make the most of the fabulous views over the Avenue and Hove Lawn’s to the sea. There is more than enough room in this impressive space for entertaining, and there is a rare, working fireplace to your left for when you want a more intimate atmosphere.
To your right, an arch leads through to a separate kitchen, with honey coloured units and fashionable grey work surfaces, where the steel electric hob matches the chic steel splash backs and striking extractor, and there is also plumbing for a dishwasher beneath the window.
The discreet shower room is nicely positioned opposite the front door to the apartment, between the reception and the bedroom, with a lofty ceiling, classical black and white colour scheme and a luxurious heated towel rail tucked behind the door. Quietly positioned at the back of this substantial house is a restful double bedroom of romantic proportions with an entire wall of floor to ceiling wardrobes and cupboards and a serene window bringing in wide and leafy views of the long gardens behind.
Bear in mind:
There is no lift in this gracious property, which keeps maintenance costs down, and the sea views (and peace!) gained from the broad climb are well worth it.
“The location is fantastic, living between the beach and the shops!"
Where it is:
Shops: Church Road a 2 minute stroll
Train Station: Brighton mainline and Hove both about 20 minutes’ walk
Seafront or Park: Beach is at the end of the street, Brunswick garden square a 2 minute walk
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College
Rarely available on an exclusive Avenue in Central Hove, this spacious apartment has easy access to the beach. Only moments from Church Road with its fashionable shops, bars and restaurants, the famous Lanes and theatres are also nearby. Close to both Brighton and Hove train stations, with their excellent links to Gatwick and London, this chic home is a realistic possibility for those who need to travel further afield.
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