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2 bedroom maisonette for sale

Compton Road, Brighton, BN1


Property Description

Key features

  • bn1
  • hilltop opportunity
  • 818 sq ft
  • Preston Park Station / Dyke Road
  • close to preston park
  • Resident Parking Zone A

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

hilltop opportunity

Formed from the upper two floors of a Victorian terraced house, sits this spacious two bedroom maisonette. The rooms are generous, and from its elevated position; both on the hillside and in the building, means it benefits from delightful, far reaching views from the South Downs in the north, and across the city to the east. Many of the original features remain, so with a little modernisation in the fixtures and fittings, there is a great opportunity to add value. Being so close to Preston Park Station, several popular schools and parks, and not far from the city, this flat will be popular with commuters, first time buyers and investors alike.

In brief

Style: 1st and 2nd floor Victorian maisonette

Bedrooms: 2 double

Living Rooms: 1 spacious

Area: 818 sq ft

Location: Preston Park Station / Dyke Road

Parking: Resident Parking Zone A

Why you’ll like it

This area is characterised by its rows of Victorian terraces, built into the hillside between Preston Park Station and Dyke Road. It is known by the residents for being very peaceful and friendly with a real community feel, yet you are still so well connected to the city, and can walk there in just twenty minutes, so you have the best of both worlds. This apartment is formed from the upper half of a mid terrace house, in delicate lemon, and with stone steps leading to the front door. Inside a short communal hallway, shared by just one other, leads to your door and an internal staircase leading to the main body of the flat. 

Climbing the stairs, you come to a half landing where the bathroom and the kitchen are ahead and to the rear of the building. These are both perfectly functional, but you may also wish to modernise. The bathroom has a simple bath suite, and the kitchen has freestanding appliances with some formica units. The selling point in here however, is that the sink has been thoughtfully placed below the window where you can drink in the breathtaking views across Preston Park and the clock tower, all the way to the rolling hills of The Downs. 

A few more steps take you to the first floor landing where bedroom two is first on the left. This is a sizable double, with shelving built into one alcove, and an original wardrobe built into the other. This again has fantastic leafy views, framed by a double glazed window for added warmth.

The living room is to the front of the house, spanning its width, and is a lovely sunny room, painted ochre, and again with a wealth of original detailing in the cornicing, woodwork and the open fire. It has a south west orientation, so it has a lovely light, particularly in the afternoon and evening, and has ample room for both comfortable seating and for a dining table and chairs. It is thought there may be the original floorboards below the carpet, which is certainly food for thought when looking at renovation.

Upstairs is the master bedroom, with a picture window to the rear, and another cast iron, period fireplace. Next door is another room, which is currently windowless, and is being used as a store room. It is in two parts with a sloped roof, but it is screaming out to be developed, and the current owner has looked into making it an en suite bathroom. It could also be a great home office with the addition of a Velux window, or simply be opened up as an extension of the master bedroom.

There are endless possibilities for this generous maisonette, and being in such a favourable location, it is sure to attract the attentions of many.

Bear in Mind:

The radiators are currently electric night storage heaters, but there is gas in the apartment to the kitchen and the front room, so to replace them with gas central heating shouldn’t be too challenging.

Owner’s secret

‘’I have lived here for thirty years, and it has always been a very quiet and welcoming area to live in. Being so close to the station and the city is an added bonus, but it is the lovely views I will miss the most.’

Where it is

Shops: Local 2 min walk, North Laines 20 min walk

Station: Preston Park Station 4 min walk

Seafront or Park: Preston / Hove Park 7 min walk, seafront 10 min drive

Closest Schools:

Primary: Stanford Infant and Junior Schools

Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC

Private: Brighton College

This is a bright maisonette 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 or drive from everything this vibrant coastal city has to offer. The A23 and Preston Park Station are also within easy reach, for those requiring fast links to Gatwick or London on a daily or weekly basis.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 November 2016


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