5 bedroom detached house for saleFounthill Avenue, Saltdean, Brighton, BN2
- domestic bliss
- 2430 sq ft
- Wrap around gardens
- Garage, hard standing
A ten minute drive from central Brighton brings you to the leafy community of Saltdean where this detached five bedroom home has views over the central park to the sea. Designed to catch the sun, this grand Victorian house balances impressive entertaining with family needs and the landscaped gardens coupled with a secure play space reflect that ethos. Skilfully thought through, this glamorous home is within walking distance of local shops, schools and the beach, so you can usually leave your car in the garage and on the border of the National Park, you can choose between exploring the Downs, the nearby coastal village of Rottingdean or the bright lights of the city.
Style: Detached house
Living rooms: 3/4
Area: 2430 sq ft
Outside: Wrap around gardens
Parking: Garage, hard standing
Why you’ll like it:
With its leafy location and peaceful setting directly opposite the Oval Park which has a café, playground and tennis courts, this beautiful home balances the convenience of the city with a quieter friendly community together with easy access to the Downs and the sea. Set at an angle within the generous corner plot, the sun passes from east to west across this gabled house, a home since the cusp of the 20th century which continues to provide flexible accommodation and plenty of space to play with but which now has a modern flavour complete with energy efficient windows so this home is bright, cheerful and draught free inside.
Floral stain glass welcomes you into a practical lobby which opens into an inviting, central hallway with a discreet guest cloakroom tucked away. To your left, the spacious kitchen diner has streamlined grey units topped by chic white Corian work surfaces. Behind the fabulous Aeg six ring gas hob and beneath the extractor the wall sparkles blue like the sea on the horizon and behind you the fan oven is thoughtfully placed at eye level and is close to the space for a tall fridge freezer. L shaped, the current owners dining table is around the corner between the east window and the south bay to maximise enjoyment of the green views which range across the park and tennis courts to a ribbon of sea glinting through trees and there is a stable door at the front of the house leading out to the landscaped garden with a private decked area for al fresco dining. Next door is a light and airy room of generous proportions currently used as a formal reception, but which offers flexible options as it could equally be a sophisticated dining room or even a bedroom for an au pair.
Across the hallway, spanning the full depth of the house, the sunny family room is welcoming with lots of floor space for relaxing or having friends over to play and in the west wall floor to ceiling sliding doors open to the secure garden area, ideal for children and/ or pets. An arch to the right leads through to a meditation area, now taken over by the puppy, and the big bay window in the far wall brings in yet more views over the park to the coast. At the end of the hallway a private, bright study would lend itself to some- one working from home as it has its own access through the impressively planted gardens with palm and olive trees to the side gate.
Up the sculptural wood and glass staircase, the family shower room has a seaside feel and non- slip floor and the house then really spreads its wings, with two light and airy bedrooms to the left, each with restful views and fitted wardrobes and running along the east side of the house, enjoying the rolling Downs and glittering Channel, the master bedroom has a wall of wardrobes and an ensuite big enough for both a bath and a shower. On the top floor, two private double bedrooms each have good floor space, head room and storage and with open views are not overlooked, and the sink in one room and w.c. in between the two raises interesting questions about a Jack and Jill shower room or en suites on this level.
Bear in mind:
This big house with a detached garage and two discrete gardens works very well as it is but it is so large that it can still raise interesting options! Opposite a park with a plethora of activities on offer, Saltdean is an area popular with professionals and families as there are shops, cafés, beaches and schools all within easy walking distance, and the Coast Road is fast, so you are in the centre of Brighton in under 10 minutes, about 15 in the rush hour.
“We love our home which is the oldest in Saltdean and we’re sure you will be happy here as it is ideal for entertaining. The location by the park and near the school makes family life easy, but we are also close to the things we adults need: access to the coast road and transport links for work as well as restaurants, cafés and shops”
Where it is:
Shops: Local 5 minutes Rottingdean about 15 to walk Marina 10 to drive
Train Station: Brighton Station 15-25 minute drive
Seafront or park: Both within 5 minutes
Primary: Saltdean Primary about a 10 minute walk
Private: Roedean, Brighton College
Sitting comfortably in a corner plot in the thriving community of Saltdean with its local shops, cafes and restaurants, this luxurious house allows you to enjoy all that the south coast and the countryside have to offer. With the eclectic village, beach and popular schools of Rottingdean around the corner and on the doorstep of Brighton’s exciting City Centre with easy access to Gatwick and London, this is a great location for those needing to travel further afield.
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