2 bedroom flat for salePreston Park Avenue, BRIGHTON, BN1
Sold STC £340,000
- retro revival
- 763 sq. ft
- Preston Park Conservation Area
- West facing balcony and communal gardens
- Allocated parking space or permit zone J
Tenure: Share of Freehold
Whistler Court is an attractive development of spacious apartments, nestled in amongst the grand Victorian villas of Preston Park Avenue. This generous two bedroom flat resides on the second floor, and overlooks the beautiful park to the west from its covered balcony; so pretty with colourful pots and decorative ironwork. The interior has been immaculately cared for by the current owners, who have retained many of the original fittings and decoration from when it was built in 1980, and this retro styling has now come full circle, and is very dominant in the current world of interiors. The room proportions are generous, and with windows on three sides of the flat, it gets the sunshine all day. It also has an allocated parking space and use of communal gardens, so with so such potential for both modernisation or restoration, and being in such a fantastic location, it is sure to attract the attentions of many.
Style: 2nd floor 1980s purpose built apartment
Bedrooms: 2 double
Living Rooms: 1 very spacious
Area: 763 sq. ft 70.9 sq. m
Outside: West facing balcony and communal gardens
Location: Preston Park Conservation Area
Parking: Allocated parking space or permit zone J
Why you’ll like it
They say ‘what goes around comes around’, and that is certainly true about retro styling, and particularly when it comes to interior fashion. If that’s your thing, then this charming flat will have you weak at the knees with the savings you could make. The current owners have lived here for 20 years, and have maintained the original character of the apartment from when it was built in 1980. While this may not be to everyone’s taste, it would seem a shame to completely remove the fantastic wallpapers which would cost a fortune today. There is also the option to blend the original with contemporary, and the glorious room proportions mean this flat could also be brought into the 21st Century with sleek design - there’s just so much potential.
The exterior is uniform in red brick, with symmetrical columns of balcony windows, each one with sweet arched ironwork and clearly well maintained. The building is surrounded by neat gardens, and a driveway takes you to the rear of the building for parking. You enter via a secure entry phone system, and a lift takes you up to the second floor. You are then welcomed into a wide entrance hall from which the rooms reside, and you are immediately aware that this is a bright and spacious flat. There are several deep storage cupboards in the hallway to hang coats and for general storage, and the bedrooms are also on this side of the apartment, peacefully tucked away from the main living area. Golden caramel carpets flow throughout the property for continuity, and in the smaller of the two doubles, you get the first glimpse of the original wallpaper; in here is has a pretty floral print in pinks and blues, and a tall window looks out over the garden.
The master bedroom is a lovely size, and this shares the views of bedroom two. There is a wall of built in wardrobes, and plenty of space around the king size bed for several pieces of bedroom furniture. The bathroom and separate WC are conveniently opposite, and these could be knocked through to create one larger bathroom should you choose.
The living room is double triple and has sliding doors leading out to the balcony. The views across Preston Park are ever changing with the seasons, so whatever the time of year you can sit out here and watch the world go by - or one of the festivals held in the park in the summer. This room is large enough to have clearly defined dining and seating areas, and the kitchen is accessed from here to the left.
The kitchen units are solid wood, and in a simple design which has stood the test of time. The walls have a fabulous print of palm fronds, flowers and butterflies, and this is repeated in the blinds on the windows looking out to the neighbouring gardens. The appliances are all freestanding and there’s space for a kitchen table in here too, and lots of surface space for the keenest of cooks.
Bear in Mind:
There is a porter who collects your refuse from your door on a daily basis, and a gardener to tend the gardens, all of which are covered in the maintenance fee.
‘We have spent many happy years here, and the view over the park still impresses me each time I see it. The building is lovely and quiet with a real mix of residents - all of whom are very friendly.’
Where it is
Shops: Local 6 min walk, city centre 15-20 min walk
Station: Preston Park and Brighton Stations 10 min walk each
Seafront or Park: Preston Park opposite, seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Downs Infant and Junior Schools
Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer
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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