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Bristol Gardens, Brighton, BN2

£975,000
Added on 17/04/2021
Brand Vaughan, Brighton
PROPERTY TYPE
Semi-Detached
BEDROOMS
x4
BATHROOMS
x2

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Soothing Georgian symmetry and faultless reinvention have created a luxury four-bedroom home blending period charm and a sociable lifestyle with a spacious lower floor opening to a private courtyard, a rooftop sunroom opening to a large terrace with panoramic views and rare access to the 7.5 acres of Grade II listed Kemptown garden enclosures with a tunnel leading directly to the beach. With a surprisingly large amount of storage and high spec finish only expert design and meticulous attention to detail can deliver, the double fronted layout is ideal for work or play. Attracting professionals, international investors and families seeking a healthy lifestyle and good schools for their children, this location within walking distance of the hospital, Brighton College and the sea is near the sports facilities and downland walks of East Brighton Park (with easy access to the South Downs National Park) and a short stroll takes you to the al fresco restaurants of the Marina or relaxed café culture of Kemptown Village. There are regular buses to the city and the station serving Gatwick and London, and the international shopping, bistros and art venues of the city are just 5 minutes’ by cab.

Grade I listed Sussex Square is a jewel in our coastal crown - and at one time this home was joined to the kitchens of 31 Sussex Square, hence the rare access to the prestigious gated enclosures. Just a 5 minute cab ride from the heart of the city with its cosmopolitan clubs, bars and restaurants, returning to the peace and quiet you will feel a world away as you step up to this beautiful, double fronted historic home.


The ground floor hallway, utility, bedrooms and bathroom…

With skilled design, the central hallway has vast proportions and there is ample floorspace to provide an enormous cupboard for coats and bags whilst wood underfoot, stripped doors and staircases make this quiet home pet, child and guest friendly. An exposed section of bungaroosh and staircase forming the spine of the building acknowledge the age of this mid 1820’s building, but there is nothing old fashioned about this reimagined interior plus you have the benefit of a new boiler and radiators throughout.

Tucked around a corner in the hall, a spacious utility area beneath a skylight introduces you to the practical ethos of the improvements throughout the house as swimming/sports kits can go straight into the machine, and it leads to a vaulted bathroom with a luxury finish rare to the market. Designer led from the Spanish tiles underfoot to the skylights overhead, a handmade terrazzo basin from Italy rests on a cabinet topped by slate. Tucked away behind a glass partition, the wet room style shower has a fashionable waterfall head, and you can bathe in a freestanding baignoir with a brushed bronze shower attachment.

Nice and close, at the front of the property two big double bedrooms are a delight to return to, do not share a wall and have high ceilings, large windows as well as plenty of historic character of their own.

The living room, conservatory, courtyard and kitchen…

With its own access from the street as well as broad internal staircase, the grand reception was built with natural light in mind, and the best of 21st century architecture has brought even more sunlight in with vaulted glass ceilings and extra windows at the back. There are also access to secure vaults to the front which offer a rare abundance of storage options.

The inviting living room is gracious and private with a vaulted conservatory, used as informal dining area where tall bi folding doors open to a secluded courtyard, and a magnificent marble fireplace in the main living space, now housing a wood burner for winter comfort. Beautifully planned to be out of sight but still sociable, the Oak kitchen has sophisticated storage, quartz Carrera tops and shelving made from original ceiling joists. Brass handles, exposed brick and underfloor heating bend time and high spec 21st century appliances include a touch induction hob, hood, two Smeg Combi ovens at eye level and a wine cooler.

The first floor bedrooms and shower room…

An atmospheric landing has a solid wood door on iron runners sliding open to a fabulous wet room with discreetly expensive black fittings and marble shelving. Opposite, the third bedroom is a restful retreat painted in the subtle, archive accurate hues of Craig & Rose with lots of floorspace even with a double bed in situ. On the other side of the hall, the master bedroom has timeless charm, elegant decoration, walk in closet and secondary glazing installed by the previous owners as a precaution, rather than necessity.

The sunroom and roof terrace…

Relax in the Sussex sunshine and enjoy views over rooftops to rolling countryside – and even a glimpse of the sea- from the spectacular, top secret sunroom where no one will know you are there. Walls of glass bring in the sun and slide open to a glamorous roof terrace, ideal for the al fresco lifestyle Brighton is known for with space for seating and eating with friends and party perfect, lights and power points for music/heating are already in place.

Agent says:

“With a fabulous finish, this luxury home is in an exclusive, quiet area convenient for everything our world famous holiday resort has to offer but tucked away from the tourists, and just a few minutes from the beach, Marina, station and popular schools it will attract national and international buyers.”

Owner’s secret:

“Transforming this property into a social family home, whilst maintaining its character has been a labour of love. We love the large footprint and open planned living spaces, only a handful of houses have access to the gardens and we make the most of it; spending most the year in the gardens or on the beach as it’s only a short stroll from the front door. Oh and parking is always available right in front of the door”

What’s around you:

Shops: Local 3 minutes, Marina 5 minutes
Train Station: Brighton Station 15 minutes by bus
Seafront or Park: Seafront 10- minute walk, Park 5 minutes

closest schools:

Primary: St Mark’s
Secondary: Dorothy Stringer, Varndean
Private: Brighton Waldorf, Brighton College, Roedean

Within walking distance of the Marina with its waterfront restaurants, health club, shops and cinemas, this unique luxury home has its own stunning outside space but also 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.’ With local shops, cafes and bistro pubs, a 15 minute stroll takes you to the al fresco lifestyle of Kemptown Village which hosts the County Hospital and Brighton College, the arts venues and famous restaurants of the Lanes are a five minute cab ride and close to several bus routes, the city and station serving Gatwick and London are easy to reach.

Within walking distance of the Marina with its waterfront restaurants, health club, shops and cinemas, this unique luxury home has its own stunning outside space but also 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.’ With local shops, cafes and bistro pubs, a 15 minute stroll takes you to the al fresco lifestyle of Kemptown Village which hosts the County Hospital and Brighton College, the arts venues and famous restaurants of the Lanes are a five minute cab ride and close to several bus routes, the city and station serving Gatwick and London are easy to reach.

Bristol Gardens, Brighton, BN2

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Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Brighton Station1.6 miles
  • London Road (Brighton) Station1.7 miles
  • Moulsecoomb Station2.0 miles
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Brand Vaughan, Brighton

110 St. Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1EA

Brand Vaughan, Brighton

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