6 bedroom terraced house for saleLauriston Road, Brighton, BN1
Offers in Excess of £800,000
- classic family
- 1739 sq ft
- Preston village
- rear garden
- free on street with restrictions
Built in 1896, this six bedroom, semi-detached family home is classically Tudor Revival in style, and has the generous room proportions and high ceilings that late Victorian architecture affords. Many original features remain, including the restored timber frame windows, wooden floors, and cornicing, and the spacious kitchen at the rear opens to a beautifully tended garden. It is spread over three floors, and with two bathrooms, and three reception rooms, it creates a versatile living space for all ages and generational combinations. Its proximity to several popular schools, parks and stations, mean this house would be desirable to many, in particular anyone who needs to commute, and those looking to live amongst a family friendly, close knit community.
Style: Terraced Victorian townhouse
Bedrooms: 6 double
Living Rooms: 3 spacious
Area: 1739 sq ft; 161 sq m
Outside: Sunny manicured rear garden
Location: Preston Park Conservation Area
Parking: Free on street with some restrictions
Why you’ll like it
Preston Village has been hugely popular with families and professionals alike for many years now; not only for the attractive Victorian architecture, but also because you are so well located to access the city, several parks and a commuter station - all on foot. The local primary schools are ‘Ofsted outstanding’, and you are in the catchment for two of the most sought after secondary schools too.
This house and its neighbour are unique in this road, as they are the only pair of semi detached houses with a steep pitched roof and a Tudor and red brick facade; so typical of the period, and providing an air of grandeur. The exterior has been well maintained, and it is set back slightly from the road allowing space for scented pots and planting. The front door opens up to a wide and warm entrance hall where the scale of the house becomes immediately apparent. From here you have a lovely line of sight taking you right through to the pretty garden beyond, and stripped wooden floors flow from here into the living room to the left.
This room is both spacious and homely, with ample room for comfortable sofas and chairs, and a large south facing window floods the room with light; a quality found throughout this house. A classic white mantel surrounds an open fire to keep you warm in the cooler months, and the alcoves are still free for bookcases, ornaments or artwork.
Passing an under stair WC - an essential in any family home, you come to the dining room, again with wooden floors and another tall sash window, framing an alternative view of the garden. This room has space for a dining table to seat eight, for formal dining, although there is space for a table in the kitchen too. A third reception is next door on the left, and is currently used as a home office with French doors to the patio area of the garden. This layout works very well, but these two rooms could potentially be made into one to create a larger open plan family room, depending on your needs.
The kitchen is welcoming, with fitted buttermilk units, topped with solid oak into which the butler sink and drainer grooves have been cut in. All appliances are freestanding, apart from the oven and gas hob, and a further set of French doors can be flung open, making the garden feel like an extension of the room. It is clear that this garden has been tended with love and enjoyment as it is a sight to behold with a neat lawn, and colourful blooms within its mature borders. This is a larger garden than most on the street, and with it’s north/south orientation, it has constant sunshine in the summer.
A butterfly landing on the first floor takes you to the family bathroom on the left which is traditionally tiled in white with a blue patterned border and a shower over the bath, and with marble shelving atop the sage green vanity units. There are three bedrooms on this floor; the master benefitting from double glazed, timber framed windows, in the same original style, and a wall of mirrored wardrobes to maximise the space further. A Jack and Jill shower room links the other two bedrooms, and has a contemporary finish with natural stone tiles and a tall heated towel rail. The second floor has three more double bedrooms, each of which is carpeted and wonderfully light, and being partially in the loft space, they have ample storage space in the eaves.
Bear in Mind:
This is such a versatile and characterful house which has been well maintained and loved over the years. It is perfect to move straight into, but there is still scope for further extension and modernisation if you choose.
“We have lived here for 31 years, and it has been a joy raising the children here; so close to the schools and the parks. The garden is a real haven in the summer, and the house is a pleasure all year round as it is always light and airy, and there’s enough space that we’re not living on top of each other.”
Where it is
Shops: Local 2 min walk, North Laines 10 min bus ride
Station: Preston Park 2 min walk, Brighton Station 4 min by train
Seafront or Park: Preston Park 4 min walk, seafront 15 min bus ride
Primary: Westdene Primary, Balfour Primary
Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer
Private: Brighton College
This is a beautiful family home in a popular location which is well served for shops, parks and schools. There are plenty of local green spaces, and great transport links, but you are also only a short walk from everything this vibrant coastal city has to offer. The A23 and stations are also within easy reach, for those requiring fast links to Gatwick or London on a daily or weekly basis.
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