Dyke Road Avenue, Hove, BN3
Surrounded by greenery yet with a sunny southerly orientation, this exceptional, detached family home is both private and filled with natural light. Built just 10-years ago it conforms to the highest eco and quality specifications, so it is primed for the modern luxury lifestyle, and with elegant and generous reception rooms, it balances the need for family time and entertaining perfectly. It resides in one of the city’s most prestigious locations; within minutes of Preston Park Station, and within catchment for some of the city’s best schools. It is immaculate, both inside and out, and is wonderfully secure with parking behind electronic gates and has a landscaped rear garden for children to play. Each of the four bedrooms are sizable doubles, with three en suite and a further family bathroom, plus there are two further reception rooms so the family can spread out.
Style: detached family home (2009)
Bedrooms: 4 double; 3 en suite
Living rooms: 3 inc. exceptional open plan kitchen/living space
Outside: south facing landscaped rear garden
Location: Dyke Road Avenue
Parking: Large hard standing for 4 cars plus single garage
Characterised by substantial, detached homes; each set back from the tree-lined road by gated drives and gardens, Dyke Road Avenue has long been heralded as one of the most prestigious addresses in the city. It certainly holds an air of grandeur, and while many homes were built during the early 20th Century, their large plots and luxurious surroundings has led to an increase in contemporary builds. This exceptional family home is one of a pair built just 10 years ago, yet the exterior sits in perfect harmony with the older buildings in the area. Hung tiles and cast-iron gates provide the feel of a country home, while contemporary glazing, planting and topiary bring it firmly into the 21st Century.
From the moment you enter, the scale and pristine quality of the house become apparent. The entrance hall is impressive in its own right with an oak and glass staircase wending its way up to the first floor, and gleaming porcelain floor tiles flow into the main reception room nearby.
Kitchen/living room/ dining room:
Simply stunning and perfect for entertaining, this outstanding room spans the depth of the house, so it is double aspect and almost fully glazed on the southern wall where tri-folding doors open completely to the garden, effectively doubling the space during summer. There are clearly defined areas for relaxed seating on sumptuous sofas; for formal dining around ten-seater table lit by chandelier; and enough cooking space for the keenest chef. Gloss kitchen units run along two walls and a central island creates another sociable space: topped with solid limestone for a truly refined finish. Set into the island, the Miele induction hob sits below a stylish Elica extractor fan, and the dishwasher, dual ovens, plate warmer, full height fridge, drinks fridge and under counter freezer (all Miele) have also been integrated. Facing the front garden, the windows have been adorned with white plantation shutters which can be found throughout the house for continuity.
Usefully, the utilities have a sizable room of their own next door which also leads to the garage for easy access.
Designed perfectly for families of all sizes, this house has a second reception room which works well for older children who may like to entertain independently, or for younger children to have a play room for their toys. It was previously used as a generous home office, and being such a versatile space, it could have a plethora of uses including a gym or bedroom five depending on need.
Accessible from the garden and the utility room, the conservatory/summer room is a more recent addition and is a delightfully bright room for use all year round. The entire ground floor of the property has underfloor heating which extends in here too and being fully glazed you can enjoy pretty garden views as you relax.
With a southerly aspect, the garden is naturally light and during the height of summer it is a tranquil oasis for sunbathing or relaxing in the dappled shade of the trees. The landscaping is impressive while being incredibly low-maintenance, and whether you are entertaining friends or enjoying a ‘kick-around’ with the children; this garden is the perfect size. Mature borders ensure the garden is private from all sides, and with the finest quality astroturf, the ‘grass’ stays green even with the typical British weather or enthusiastic play dates! There are two areas for dining: a raised decked area with pergola, and a paved terrace running alongside the house. For balmy evenings you can sit out with a pit fire or chimenea, and even in winter, this beautiful space provides a stunning backdrop from within.
First floor bedrooms, bathroom and office space:
Illuminated by three globe pendants, a double height staircase leads to the first floor where there are three incredible double bedrooms; all with plush grey carpet underfoot, and with ample built in wardrobes. Every room has a leafy outlook whether to the front or the rear, and with the most energy efficient double glazing, you can always ensure a truly rested night’s sleep. Of these rooms, two have chic en suite shower rooms with designer textured wall papers, rainfall wet-room showers and contemporary hand basins built in to sleek vanity units. The family bathroom, also on this floor, follows suit with the finest quality fixtures and fittings, although there is the addition of a dual-end bathtub.
Master bedroom suite:
Following the staircase further up the house, you come to the master suite which encompasses the entire floor and is a tranquil haven tucked away from the rest of the house. Velux windows above the bed allow you to stargaze as you drift off to sleep, and these have also been placed above the Victoria and Albert freestanding bathtub in the adjoining en suite, so you can while away the hours in complete comfort. This room also as a separate, rainfall shower cubicle and plenty of storage, while between the two rooms, a dressing area has a variety of clothes storage solutions for two.
A Sonos sound system has been integrated within every room in the house along with security and heating systems, all of which are accessible through your mobile phone.
Bear in mind:
The furniture was bought by the current owners to fit the space within the house, so they would be open to negotiation should the buyer wish to purchase any pieces at the time of sale.
“We adore this house and have made many happy memories here. The light is incredible wherever you are in the property – even on cloudy days, and in summer the garden is spectacular as it becomes a seamless extension of the home. With two reception rooms we never feel on top of one another, and for entertaining the space flows perfectly. We are moving to be closer to our daughter’s school, but a house like this will be hard to replicate.”
Where it is:
Shops: Local 5 min walk, city centre 10 min drive
Train Station: Preston Park 12-15 min walk, Hove Station 15 min walk
Seafront or Park: South Downs 2 min drive, Seafront 10 min drive
Primary: Westdene Primary School
Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton College, Windlesham Prep, Brighton and Hove School for Girls/Prep
This stunning home is beautifully situated in a prestigious area with lots of local green spaces, and the South Downs nearby. The city centre shopping districts and beach are also within easy reach, and this home also offers easy access to Preston Park Station and the A23/A27 which have direct and fast access to the universities, airports and London.
Dyke Road Avenue, Hove, BN3
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Preston Park Station0.9 miles
- Hove Station1.3 miles
- Aldrington Station1.4 miles
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