Regency Square, Central Brighton, East Sussex, BN1
- Style: Regency terraced house with self- contained 1 bed apartment
- Bedrooms: 4 double in main house
- Bathrooms: 3 + 1 cloakroom
- Living rooms: 2 spacious
- Area: 3019sq.ft
- Outside: Large garden, S balcony
- Parking: Permit zone Z
- Location: Regency Square
Regency terraced house with self- contained 1 bed apartment
Bedrooms: 4 double in main house
Bathrooms: 3 + 1 cloakroom
Living rooms: 2 spacious
Outside: Large garden, S balcony
Parking: Permit zone Z
Location: Regency Square
Why you’ll like it:
In one of the most exclusive squares of this international coastal city this historic house has an impressive frontage with graceful bays and wrought iron balcony and inside, this reinvented home has roared back to life with a balanced eye keeping the essence of the building by a sensitive merging of period details with the best the 21st century has to offer - beginning in the entrance hall where a glass door has the date of the house engraved upon it and opens to an inviting hallway adorned with period finials and sweeping staircase.
The ground floor reception/dining room
Featured on ‘The Great British Design Challenge’ of 2013, Jordan Cluroe’s sophisticated design has created a timeless reception and dining area to enjoy. Light streams through two broad windows following the front bay whilst in the far wall, a tall sash window brings in garden views. Given the brief ‘Regency Hollywood’, refined glamour has been brought to a classically beautiful room where one of a pair of marble fireplaces has a gas coal effect fire and the other an original iron inset, and painted wood panelling and decorative frieze have been carefully sourced.
The kitchen and garden:
Opening to the fabulous garden, the kitchen is lined with windows and is beautifully planned with everything flowing from the touch induction hob and streamlined hood. All of the high spec appliances are integrated for you and these include combi and fan ovens, microwave and coffee machine as well as a fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Sleek units topped by granite conceal sophisticated storage and the expert attention to detail extends to providing both a filtered drinking water tap and instant boiling water tap, so every need is catered for.
Outside, the private walled garden is a sun trap by day and tranquil haven in the evening. With a sail awning as a shade, a seating area by the house is paved and lit and across the astro turf lawn (for ease of maintenance), there is a second paved area for al fresco dining enlivened by a mature Virginia Creeper which flames in the autumn but also helps to cool walls during summer.
The first floor reception, bedroom and bathroom:
This magnificent reception was intended to impress, conceived by Brighton’s most influential father and son architectural partnerships of Wilds and Wilds, with grand bow windows which reach from floor to soaring ceiling and lead to the south facing balcony with oblique views of the listed garden square. Inside, there is plenty of floor space in which to relax or to share with friends and the walls are embellished by the original floral frieze. With traditional cabinets and shelving to each side, an elegant white fireplace adds to the refined atmosphere of the room.
Next door, guests will love the comfortable double bedroom backing on to the garden with a fitted wardrobe, tasteful décor and luxury en suite shower room to soak away the heat of the day. Close by on the half landing, a guest cloakroom also cleverly conceals a utility area where you most need it – near the bedrooms.
the master suite – second floor
Serene and soothing, the master suite is all about relaxing in a magnificent setting. Sunlight pours into the bedroom through tall windows -and most unusually for this historic quarter, this room is completely private as it is not directly overlooked. Restfully proportioned with a scented oil fireplace, you will sleep well beneath a mural depicting Rinaldo conquered by Love for Armida by Van Dyck. The spacious en suite’s a luxurious haven where you can soak in the cares of the day away in a grand baignoir or reinvigorate beneath a powerful shower ready for a night in the city. The discreet glamour continues with twin hand basins set into a marble topped cabinet and glittering wallpaper matches the sparkle of quartz.
The third floor:
Comfortable and quiet at the top of the house, two lofty bedrooms each have plenty of space and character of their own, and the room at the front, which spans the full width of this substantial building, has a glimpse of the sea over rooftops. Designed to impress, the central en suite shower room is both chic and thoughtful with a warming rail for pyjamas and towels.
The self-contained apartment:
Built in an age with a need and penchant for natural light, this lower ground floor has plenty of it. With its own private entrance to the street and external cavern for bikes, inside the stairs to the main house could easily be replaced if you so choose. The meticulous attention to detail throughout the whole property continues in the double bedroom which is beautifully decorated. Private at the back, the living room is elegant of proportion with French doors to a little patio with a water feature and steps to the main garden. The gleaming kitchen is good to go with a gas hob, fan oven and hood, and plumbing is in place for a dishwasher and a washing machine. Central to the apartment, the chic shower room brings a strong, polished finish to this exceptional home.
“Rare to the market in a sought after location, this chain free home has a self- contained apartment on the lower floor which is ideal if you are looking for an annexe for family, thinking of working from home or wanting to produce an income.”
“We have enjoyed creating what has been a happy home with a real sense of history. Family life is made easy as you can walk to the beach, park, shops and schools, and as a couple we can be in a bar or restaurant in minutes. Quiet and friendly, this quiet part of the square is safely tucked away from traffic.”
Where it is:
Shops: Western Road with Waitrose, Marks & Spencer & Churchill Square 4 minutes’ walk
Train Station: Brighton 10-15 to walk
Seafront or Park: Seafront 3 minutes, St Nicholas garden 8 minutes
Primary: St Mary Magdalen, St Paul’s
Secondary: Hove Park, Cardinal Newman
Sixth Form: BHASVIC, City College
Private: Brighton College, Brighton & Hove High, St Christopher’s
Ideal for commuters, trend setters and water lovers this fabulous house is in a sought- after location within minutes of fashionable shopping, restaurants, clubs, cinemas, theatres- and the beach. Light and spacious, it is also conveniently located for parks and gardens which provide cool green spaces but also host events in the numerous city festivals. Close to the commercial districts and cultural heart of the city, the whole of Brighton and Hove is easy to reach on foot, by bus or by car and the station with its fast links to Gatwick and London is a 10-15 minute walk.
Regency Square, Central Brighton, East Sussex, BN1
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Brighton Station0.6 miles
- London Road (Brighton) Station1.1 miles
- Hove Station1.2 miles
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