2 bedroom maisonette for saleHanover Lofts, BRIGHTON, BN2
Sold STC £450,000
- top marks
- 2066.9 sq ft
- Kemp Town
- Communal garden
- Free parking
Guide Price £450,000 - £475,000
This two bedroom maisonette is in a Victorian school building which was converted in 2001 into luxury city apartments with communal gardens. At the heart of the sociable community of Hanover between The Level and Queen’s Park, this stylish apartment with stunning views is an ideal home or rental as it is within walking distance of the fashionable North Laines, the station and the beach.
Style: Loft style apartment in Victorian school
Living rooms: 1/2
Area: 2066.9 sq ft ; 192 sq m
Outside: Communal garden
Why you’ll like it:
This red brick building was built in 1881 in an Arts and Crafts style and is quietly situated in the popular Hanover, with an attractive entrance through a school gate. The glazed door is secured by an entry phone and opens into a broad hallway which becomes a corridor running the full length of the building – you can almost hear the children scampering to class- and this apartment is found up on the first floor, at the end.
Expertly designed in order to maximise enjoyment of the views, the bedrooms are on this level. The first, to your right, is a bright and spacious room with a whole wall of wardrobes and a chic en suite shower room with natural light. Around the corner, past a discreet utility room, the luxury bathroom, which is large enough for both a claw footed bath and a separate shower, can be reached both from the hall and also from the master bedroom which spans the full width of the apartment and has characterful views from the big windows.
As you mount the stairs, about half way up is an extraordinary room with a pitched roof, exposed beams and steel cables which support the suspended floor. Currently a store room, we are told that at some stage permission was sought for a window, so together with insulation it might make a wonderful guest room or even an art studio, subject to the usual consents.
Up on the second floor, the crowning jewel of this glamorous home is the vast, sun filled living room with clean lines and a sculptural look. The original floorboards of the music room this once was gleam beneath your feet, the ceiling is vaulted above your head whilst large windows bring in magnificent views of this coastal city, including one which is triangular, looking out towards the Downs and adding to the creative finish. At the far end of the room partially hidden but still sociable, the contemporary kitchen has plenty of units, the touch induction hob and electric oven are integrated for you and the exposed brick and high arched window give real character to this wonderfully airy space which is ideal for entertaining.
Bear in mind:
This is an unusually spacious home in this central location, beautifully finished and with access to communal gardens.
“We love the way the light streams through the apartment and the contrast between the open entertainment space upstairs and our own private nest below”
Where it is:
Shops: North Lanes 10 minute walk
Train Station: Brighton mainline 14 minutes by bus, about 20 to walk
Seafront or Park: Queen’s Park 5 minute, seafront is about a 10 minute walk
Primary: Queen’s Park Primary, St Luke’s
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College
Brighton is built on hills, and Hanover is a lively incline from the City which stretches up from the Level to the Queen’s Park, popular with young professionals and families due to its accessibility to the City with its culture, seafront and entertainment as well as the popular local schools. Its proximity to the mainline station and the A23/27 make this home a viable proposition for those needing fast links to the Airports and London on a daily, or weekly basis.
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