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Lewes Crescent, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2

PROPERTY TYPE

Flat

BEDROOMS

2

BATHROOMS

1

SIZE

856 sq ft

80 sq m

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Description

Guide Price £475,000-£500,000.

Soaring above 7.5 acres of manicured, gated gardens for the residents with a secret tunnel to the beach, this glamorous 2 bed apartment in Kemp’s iconic Grade I listed Lewes Crescent is not overlooked at the front or back, with glorious views over a sea of green to the English Channel from the beautiful reception and gracious guest room. This magnificent Regency building, once home to master builder Thomas Cubitt has roared into the 21st century under a sensitive eye to become a fabulous luxury retreat within a building of significant heritage. With a lift which sweeps directly to the back door of the apartment, and a fine example of an historic staircase rising to the front, this stunning refurbishment offers an astonishing 79.59m2 (856.69 sq. ft.) of elegant, one level living just 10 mins drive from Brighton Station’s direct trains to Gatwick and London and about 7 from the picturesque cultural heart of the city.

The spacious reception fuses spectacular views to enjoy in all seasons in spacious surrounds where guests can relax in quiet seclusion, the design-led kitchen is a study of efficient, stylish planning, the bathroom has a flawless finish and both the guest room and principal room – which do not share a wall – are peaceful and private. One of the finest addresses in the city close to the waterfront restaurants of the Marina, there is a friendly local high street, the al fresco lifestyle of Kemptown which hosts the hospital and Brighton College are on the doorstep, and the famous lanes are a scenic 20-15 minute stroll along the promenade or St. James’s Street (on the Pride route).

Guide Price £475,000-£500,000.

Conceived by Thomas Kemp, designed by Busby and Wilds and built by Thomas Cubitt between 1823-1827 as Belgravia by the Sea, Grade I listed Lewes Crescent is recognised as one of the of the UK’s most important Regency treasures and is one of only a few in our coastal city which have private gardens for the residents, and is possibly the only listed Regency, garden development on a south facing seafront.

Adorned by giant Corinthian columns an impressive secure entrance beneath an immense Doric porch opens to a hushed communal hall. Precious period detail includes a fine example of a Regency staircase with a lift discreetly tucked away behind which rises to the back door of this unique apartment where a lobby has space for bikes.

Through the front door, an inviting hall decorated with William Morris wallpaper has 2 large upboards to provide ample storage as well as internet access. Ahead, a beautifully proportioned living room of understated elegance has 5.20m x 5.14m (17’10 x 16’10) to share with mesmerizing views over the gardens to the sea come rain or shine and a period style fireplace to enjoy. There is also soundproofing underlay under the luxury engineered oak floor throughout the flat.

There’s an easy flow along the hall to the fabulous kitchen which is by the door to the lift perfect for supermarket deliveries. Expertly designed and custom made to a high specification, it is bright and cheerful with a downlit breakfast bar and ingenious storage solutions only skilled design can deliver. The result is a welcoming, social space with custom coloured units, solid wood surfaces and VIP attitude where high end appliances include a Miele touch induction hob and oven beneath a hood, an integrated dishwasher, a swan neck tap with a pump for good pressure and a fridge and freezer at eye level- and there is still space (and plumbing) for a washer dryer.

Facing east for the morning sunshine, the guest bedroom is a tranquil refuge with a picture perfect coastal vista and 3.65m x 3.55m (11’11 x 11’7) in which to relax in total privacy. Private and peaceful at the back, the principal bedroom has the serenity only a creative blend of classic dimensions and sensitive eye can deliver with calm decoration to help you unwind, fitted wardrobes already in place and next door, the spacious bathroom with a shower over the contemporary bath and warming rail for towels is a fabulous, luxury retreat.

Agent says:
“Lewes Crescent is the Regency jewel in our coastal crown and acknowledged as one of the best in the UK with its Grade I listing. This prime piece of history comes with glorious views, fabulous interior design and gated gardens for use of the residents (for a reasonable annual fee) and now is the time to buy with a new lido and yoga centre on the beach in Kemptown and improvements underway along the seafront.”

What’s around you:
Shops: Local 3 minutes, Georgian Lanes a 20-25 minute walk, 7-10 by cab.
Train Station: Brighton about 15 minutes by bus.
Seafront or Park: The beach is reached through the tunnel in the gated gardens.

Closest schools:
Primary: St Mark’s, Queen’s Park.
Secondary: Varndean or Dorothy Stringer.
Private: Brighton College, Brighton Waldorf School, Roedean, Brighton & Hove High.

In one of Brighton’s most glamorous locations within walking distance of the Marina with its waterfront restaurants, health club, shops and cinemas, this beautiful apartment has use of 7.5 acres of Grade II listed gardens which have a tunnel to the beach said to have inspired the rabbit hole in Lewis Carrol’s ‘Alice through the Looking Glass’. For the exclusive use of the residents of the Kemptown Estate they are not only private and secure, but also a social focal point of a vibrant and inclusive community. There’s a local al fresco lifestyle and a fifteen minute walk (or local bus routes) takes you past the County Hospital and award winning Brighton College into the heart of Kemptown with its fashionable patisseries, bars and restaurants, whilst a scenic 20-25 minute stroll along the seafront or St James’s Street (on the Pride route) – or a 7 minute cab ride- takes you to the picturesque cultural heart of our legendry coastal resort.
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Lewes Crescent, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2

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  • Brighton Station1.5 miles
  • London Road (Brighton) Station1.8 miles
  • Moulsecoomb Station2.1 miles
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About the agent

Brand Vaughan, Kemptown

110 St. Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1EA

Brand Vaughan, Kemptown

If you’re moving here, you want to be looked after by number one. That’s Brand Vaughan. Actively selling and letting more properties than any other agent in and around Brighton & Hove. Since 2007. We have a physical and online presence across East Sussex, with branches in all the prime property hot spots. Nothing moves in Hove, Kemptown, Preston Park and Brighton Marina without our knowledge. Our sister company Michael Jones covers the West coast, if you’re looking Worthing way. Sales, Letti

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