3 bedroom apartment for salePreston Park Avenue, Brighton, BN1
Sold STC £400,000
- vibrant views
- 1152 sq ft
- Preston Park Conservation Area
- west facing balcony
- un-allocated parking space or J zone permit
With three large double bedrooms, high ceilings, a west facing balcony and beautiful park views, this generous apartment is a real treat. It resides on the first floor of a grand Victorian villa, sitting at the top of the avenue, lining the upper length of Preston Park. This is a hugely sought after area, as not only is the period architecture beautiful, but you are in the catchment for several highly achieving schools, on the doorstep of two parks, and within walking distance of a commuter station. This flat can also boast un-allocated off street parking, and enough space for professional sharers and families alike.
Style: 1st floor apartment in a Victorian villa
Bedrooms: 3 double; 1 en suite
Living Rooms: 1 very spacious
Area: 1152 sq ft; 107 sq m
Outside: West facing balcony
Location: Preston Park Conservation Area
Parking: Un-allocated parking spaces or permit zone J
Why you’ll like it
The substantial Victorian villas overlooking the park hold an air of grandeur with handsome, red brick and gabled facades, set back from the road by sweeping driveways and mature trees. This house has a corner plot, and like many houses on the street, it has been converted into sizable apartments. You approach up the central stone steps, and through the original panelled door into a wide communal hallway complete with the original, patterned floor tiles. You door is up on the first floor, and you are initially welcomed into a small lobby with storage, then up a few steps to the spacious landing from which all the rooms reside. From here, the scale of the flat becomes apparent, as every room is generously proportioned with high ceilings, and lit naturally from wide bay windows framing green views of the garden, and the grassy velodrome in the park. The decor is neutral throughout, with oatmeal carpets and creamy walls, and many rooms have retained the period cornicing, window panelling and picture rails which add character.
The bedrooms are fairly equally sized, with built in wardrobes, and ample space for king size beds without compromising on floor space. The master has an en suite bathroom; tiled in white with a peach mosaic border and a shower over the bath. This decor is mirrored in the main bathroom which is separate, and also has a shower over the bathtub.
The living room is of gracious proportions with space for comfortable sofas as well as a dining table and chairs, and the westerly window looks out over the balcony. The kitchen adjoins the living room, and it is from here you can access the balcony which will fit a small table and chairs to sit and watch the sun sets, or to enjoy a drink or a meal during the summer months. The kitchen is modern, with units in a Shaker style, and these are topped with dark granite, which flows seamlessly onto the walls as splashbacks. There’s space and plumbing for a washing machine, and space for a freestanding American fridge freezer, but the gas hob and electric oven are integrated.
Bear in Mind:
While the apartment is in fine condition as it is, there is still scope to modernise to add value, and to put your own stamp on it.
‘The sense of space and light in this flat is impressive, so you don’t feel on top of one another as sharers. It is also great for the commute to London as you can be there in just over an hour door to door.’
Where it is
Shops: Local 6 min walk, city centre 15-20 min walk
Station: Preston Park Station 7 min walk
Seafront or Park: Preston Park opposite, seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Balfour Primary School
Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College
This is a great flat 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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