4 bedroom detached house for saleShirley Drive, Hove, BN3
Guide Price £900,000
- family elegance
- 1798 sq ft
- Tongdean /Hove Park
- large rear garden plus two sun terraces
- large hard standing for several cars plus converted garage with storage
Family elegance | guide price £900,000 - £950,000
This detached, four bedroom home is a wonderful blend of modern luxury and home comforts. It is a substantial home with gracious room proportions to include a beautiful living room, a further family room, and an outstanding and newly fitted kitchen leading out to a very spacious lawned garden. It rests up on the hill in one of the city’s most prestigious areas, just south of Dyke Road, where access to the A27 and A23 are just minutes away, as is the South Downs National Park, and from the first floor you can also enjoy sea views from east to west below a stunning skyscape. This is an ideal family home for anyone wishing to live near both town and country, in a superior property bursting with character.
Style: Detached 1950s house with monocouche render
Bedrooms: 4 double; 1 en suite
Living rooms: 2 very spacious, plus kitchen dining / room
Area: 1798 sq ft; 167.0 sq m
Outside: Large rear garden plus two sun terraces
Location: Tongdean /Hove Park
Parking: Large hard standing for several cars plus converted garage with storage
Why you’ll like it:
As with many of the neighbouring buildings also of this period, the exterior is smart and unpretentious, with pale rendered walls and wide bay windows. It is set well back from the road by a driveway to fit several cars, and you approach up a step or two, through a smart and secure front door, and into the entrance hall. Once inside it is immediately clear that this is a beautifully cared for home; instantly warm and welcoming.
To the left is the main reception room which has latte carpets and creamy walls, plus two sizable south facing windows to flood the room with light. There are two distinct areas; one for comfortable lounging and one for more formal entertaining, but the space is versatile enough for many uses. Across the hall is a further dining or family room which is fantastic for families with older children who may need their own space to work, or chill out with friends. This is another large room with doors leading out to the garden, so during the warmer months the whole ground floor flows inside and out which works well for summer soirees. The lawn is raised up so it gets the sun throughout the day, and there’s ample space for children’s play equipment as well as dining areas and space for a kitchen garden and floral blooms.
The contemporary kitchen/breakfast room has a wealth of newly fitted units in cream gloss, and into these the fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven and microwave are integrated. The hob is gas below a stainless steel extractor fan, and the aubergine glass splashback adds a touch of colour and interest. There is space for a sizable kitchen table for less formal dining, and another set of double doors open up to the garden. The utility room is next door and this has utilised the space from the original garage, so it is a great size with lots of extra storage, and space and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Next door is a separate WC, and with two more upstairs there’s plenty for a shared space.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms; the two smaller bedroom having tranquil garden views, and the larger two again facing south with fantastic views of the city and the sparkling sea. The master bedroom is romantic with a soothing decor and a wide arch leads through to a spacious dressing area with mirrored wardrobes and also a gleaming en suite shower room for added luxury.
The family bathroom is also on this floor and like the rest of the house has a modern finish with shining tiles in sandy tones, and a bath and separate shower for busy mornings.
This immaculate home has an air of grandeur and a sense of space and light that only few houses bring. Perfect for a growing family; but also a wonderful home to entertain, in a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. It needs to be seen to be admired.
Bear in mind:
The garage was reduced in size to accommodate the utility room, but it would still fit a motorbike. It is a fairly temporary divide too, so it could be converted back with ease if a garage is essential for you.
“This has been a wonderful house to raise the children in. This area is so safe, and the city, beach and schools are easily accessible. Having Hove Park on your doorstep was a real blessing when they were smaller too.”
Where it is:
Shops: Local 5 min walk, city centre 10 min drive
Train Station: Brighton or Hove Stations both a 10 minute drive
Seafront or Park: South Downs 5 min drive, Seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Aldrington C of E Primary, West Blatchington Primary, Cottesmore St Mary’s Primary
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College, Lancing Prep, Windlesham, Brighton & Hove High
This stunning home is beautifully situated in a prestigious area with lots of local green spaces, and the South Downs on your doorstep. The city centre shopping districts and beach are also within easy reach, and this home also offers easy access to the A23 which has direct and fast access to the airports and London.
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