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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Overhill Drive, Brighton, BN1


Property Description

Key features

  • bn1
  • 1930s elegance
  • 1695 sq ft
  • Patcham Village
  • West facing garden
  • Driveway, single garage and free on street

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

1930s elegance

This elegant, five bedroom semi-detached house is immaculate both inside and out, and has a wealth of original features, blended beautifully with contemporary design. The rooms are generously proportioned and each one is filled with natural light which floods in through picture windows on three sides. It also boasts a west facing, manicured garden, a single garage, and it is in the catchment for several sought after schools making it the perfect home for any growing family. Preston Park Station is a 15 minute walk away, and the A23 is on your doorstep should you need to commute, so whilst this is a quiet residential area, you are still well connected to the city and beyond. With so many attractive features, and being in such a favourable location, this character home is sure to attract the attentions of many.

In brief:

Style: Semi-detached 1930s house

Bedrooms: 5; 4 double, 1 single

Living rooms: 2 spacious

Outside: West facing garden

Area: 1695 sq ft

Location: Patcham Village

Parking: Driveway, single garage and free on street

Why you’ll like it:

Overhill Drive is a picturesque tree lined road in peaceful Patcham Village, characterised by semi-detached 1930s houses, and this one is at the southerly end, and is instantly impressive on the approach. The facade looks like new, and has neat patterning in the brickwork, while the wall to the shingle front garden is topped with brilliant white render. The garage is attached, but it is single storey with hung tiles and a neat driveway.

Terracotta tile steps lead to the front door which opens up to a wide and welcoming entrance hall with a separate WC and a deep cloakroom for your coats and shoes.  Warm wooden floors and a soothing contemporary palette on the walls flows throughout the house for unity, and upon entry you are immediately aware that this is a wonderfully bright and airy home. 

The formal dining room is first on the left, which could easily be a sitting room too, and this has double aspect windows with far reaching views across the Preston Valley to the south and east. The main living room is to the rear of the house and is a sizable room with a wide window looking out to the lush garden, as well as double doors leading to the paved dining area. There is ample space in here for comfortable sofas, and a sweet marble and white wood mantle adds decoration.

The kitchen and breakfast room is next door, and was newly fitted just four years ago. The units are plenty in buttermilk; Shaker in style, and these are topped with a unique and luxurious granite worktop. The sink and draining grooves have been seamlessly cut into this, and the five ring gas hob has been inlaid. The electric oven, dishwasher and washing machine are all integrated and there’s space in an alcove for a tall fridge freezer.

You can access the garden from here too from another set of double glazed doors, and with both sets open in the summer, the whole ground floor can flow both inside and out, and is perfect for larger social gatherings.The garden is set to lawn, and has mature but easy to maintain borders, and is lovely and sunny throughout the day in summer. 

Returning to the house, you climb up the turning staircase which has retained the original panelling, and up to the first floor landing where there are three double bedrooms, the single bedroom and the family bathroom. These also have wooden floors, and leafy outlooks from every orientation. The larger doubles have built in wardrobe space, and the smaller room is perfect as a home office, but could be transformed back into a child’s room depending on need. The bathroom has a contemporary white suite, glossy white tiles on the walls, and a shower over the bath, and while it is the only bathroom, it is spacious enough for family bath times.

A further flight of stairs takes you to the top bedroom in the loft conversion, which has a dormer so as not to compromise on headroom, and is ample enough for a king size bed and a freestanding bedroom furniture as well as having storage and hanging space in the eaves.

This is a house you instantly feel welcome in. It has a huge amount of character and while it is well presented and homely - perfect to move straight into, there is still potential to extend out into the loft space, or to modernise and add value. This is a happy home which needs to be seen to be admired.

Bear in mind:

Patcham High School’s results and reputation have been improving year on year for some time now, and it is considered to be amongst the best in the city.

Owner’s secret

“We have lived here for many happy years, and we will miss the lovely community where the neighbours are so friendly. You also get the best of both worlds here where the city is still so easily accessible, yet it is wonderfully tranquil here on the outskirts.”

Where it is: 

Shops: Local 4 min walk, city centre 10- 15 min bus ride

Train Station: Preston Park Station 15 min walk

Seafront or Park: Peacock Park 5 min walk, seafront 10 min drive

Closest Schools:

Primary:  Patcham Primary School

Secondary: Patcham High School, Cardinal Newman RC

Private: Brighton College

This generous home is situated in a popular area with lots of local shops and green spaces on your doorstep. The city centre shopping districts and beach are also within easy reach, and this house also offers easy access to Preston Park Station, the A27 and the A23 which have direct and fast links to the airports and London.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 September 2016


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