5 bedroom detached house for saleTongdean Avenue, Hove, BN3
- serene sophistication
- 2639 sq ft
- extensive manicured rear garden and a sun terrace
- integrated garage plus a large hard standing
serene sophistication | guide price £1,250,000 - £1,350,000
Detached, with five generous bedrooms, two contemporary bathrooms, and two beautifully spacious reception rooms, this substantial family home is a sight to behold. It is immaculately presented throughout, with gracious room proportions and a southerly aspect to fill the house with natural light. It can also boast a manicured rear garden and sun terrace, plus parking for 6-7 cars on the drive and within the garage, so it is a fabulous home for sophisticated entertaining too. 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 making this the ideal family home for anyone wishing to live near both town and country, in a superior property bursting with character.
Style: Detached 1940s house
Bedrooms: 5 double; 1 en suite
Living rooms: 2 very spacious
Area: 2639 sq ft; 220.1 sq m
Outside: Extensive manicured rear garden and a sun terrace
Parking: Integrated garage plus a large hard standing
Why you’ll like it:
Tongdean is a highly sought after area to live in within the city; characterised by impressive, substantial and individual homes, surrounded by luscious greenery. This house is one of the later builds, in a vernacular revival style with a pitched roof, a tiled gable, and a prominent red brick facade; heavily glazed to take full advantage of its southerly orientation. It is set well back from the road by a driveway to fit several cars, and you approach up some central, wide stone steps, and into the entrance porch which is perfect for hanging coats and storing shoes. Once inside it is immediately clear that this is a beautifully cared for home, where quality materials and refined taste have fused to create a superb space.
The entrance hall is broad and welcoming, and wooden floors in chestnut tones flow through to the generous living room to the right. This room is wonderfully bright due to the wide bay window to the front and you have the option of opening double doors to join with the dining room so this light can flow through the depth of the house to the garden beyond. There is a modern, log effect gas fire inlaid to the chimney breast to keep you warm during the cooler months, and equally the reception rooms can be kept separate for cosy evenings. There is ample space in here for larger corner sofas and chairs, whilst the dining area can seat at least ten. In here the blue Italian floor tiles brighten the space, and it is also lit by an atrium skylight from above. Bi-folding doors lead out to the slate patio which becomes an extension of the space when dining alfresco, and the similar tones of the floor tiles gives continuity. The lawned garden is raised up to maximise the sunshine it receives, and this is bordered by a mature and well-kept array of blooms. There would be plenty of space here for children's play equipment, as well as room to entertain, and it feels very private due to the hedgerows and evergreens.
The kitchen can be access from both the dining area and the entrance hall, and this is the perfect size to cater for families as well as for formal entertaining. The units echo the tones of the wooden floors, and these are topped with dark granite for a quality finish. The double oven and grill are placed in a tower to avoid awkward bending, and the gas hob and dishwasher are fully integrated. There is also space for an American fridge freezer, and the utilities are neaty tucked away in a separate room next door.
Passing the separate WC, you come to the stairs which take you first to a half landing where bedroom five is to the left, over the garage. This is a very peaceful room as it has no one above or next to it, so it would be perfect for guests or as a home office perhaps. A few steps further and you are on the first floor where the luxurious family bathroom is first on the left. This is beautifully tiled with gleaming white mosaic on the walls, and sleek dove grey marble tiles on the floor. On these stands a clawfoot, roll top bathtub with a shower above, and the curved walls add elegance and character.
Bedrooms two and three offer space and tranquility, and both have wardrobes built in. Bedroom two also benefits from French doors leading out to a sizable sun terrace overlooking the manicured gardens, and is the perfect spot for a nightcap on balmy evenings. The master bedroom looks out to the south with fantastic views over the city to the sea, and this too has ample storage, as well as a glamorous en suite bathroom with a walk in shower.
A further flight of stairs takes you to the top bedroom from which the views come into their own through the Velux roof windows. This has been visually split into two areas; one for sleep, and one for work, which would be excellent for teens studying for their exams as it is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main living areas.
This immaculate home has an air of grandeur, impeccable style, 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:
Preston Park train station is a mere 15 minute walk, and has direct links to London. You also have the option to commute by car as you can be on the A23 in a matter of minutes.
"We fell in love with this house due to the fantastic amount light and space it gave us. We will definitely miss the peacefulness, as well as our lovely neighbours, and of course the delightful sea views; a joy to wake to whatever time of year.
Where it is:
Shops: Local 6 min walk, city centre 10 min drive
Train Station: Preston Park 15 min walk, Brighton Station 10 min drive
Seafront or Park: South Downs 5 min drive, Hove Park 7 min walk and Seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Aldrington C of E Primary ,West Blatchington Primary, St Mary’s Primary
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College, Lancing Prep, Windlesham Prep and 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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