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5 bedroom terraced house for sale

Devonshire Place, Brighton, BN2

Sold STC £899,950

Property Description

Key features

  • bn2
  • gracious georgian
  • 2246 sq ft
  • Central Kemp Town
  • Courtyard garden, west facing balcony, private east facing roof terrace
  • Residents C Zone

Full description

gracious georgian

Experience the grace of the Georgian period in this exquisite Grade 11 listed house with four/five bedrooms and a rare garden on a quiet one way street street close to the sea in the heart of Kemp Town. Probably designed by Busby and Wilds with a bow front and dreamy first floor balcony- with sea views- this unique house has been sensitively brought into the 21st Century and now offers generous entertaining space, flexible accommodation and a private roof terrace.

In brief:

Style: Georgian bow fronted house circa 1820’s 

Bedrooms: 4/5 double

Living rooms: 2/4 spacious

Area: 2246 sq ft

Outside: Courtyard garden, west facing balcony, private east facing roof terrace

Location: Central Kemp Town

Parking: Residents C Zone

Why you’ll like it:

Brighton is known for its cream period properties by the sea, and this is a lovely example of a Georgian bow fronted house with a wrought iron balcony - it is also beautifully located in a terrace between the sea and Eastern Road which has the Law Courts, Brighton College and the Hospital, as well as being within walking distance of the Lanes and the station.

The smart black door opens into a hallway of such generous dimensions that it is almost a room in itself, and the wide, gleaming floorboards and high ceiling continue in to the spacious dining room to your right. There is a handsome, working fireplace in this room with two graceful sash windows at the front, following the broad bay front of the house and this space flows into the kitchen where tall French doors ensure that this wonderful entertaining space, with its east/west orientation has light all day long. The kitchen is hand- made and as well as being very stylish provides ample storage, with the cupboards reaching right up to the ceiling and drawers on either side of the fabulous range extending out over 34”! The cooker, which is staying, has a touch induction hob, an up to the minute SMEG pull out extractor and is sociably placed opposite the central island, which doubles as a breakfast bar. The Farrow and Ball muted palette combines with the chocolate coloured wood surfaces to create a restful feel, and the French doors lead seamlessly into the completely private courtyard, which is large enough for al fresco dining after a hot day on the beach.

Returning to the hallway, at the end a step down leads into a peaceful room, currently used as an office which looks over the courtyard and has its own door out into it, which would also make a quiet bedroom as would the secluded room downstairs, which is also now a home office with a brick fireplace, but which would be perfect for an au pair, or a lucky teen, especially if you converted what is now a large storage space behind it into an en suite….

The first floor landing has a wet room with a large shower with a dual head system as well as a contemporary “baignoir” and traditional style hand basin. It is worth noting at this stage that the water softener will stay with the house. A short flight takes you to the guest bedroom, inspired by Swedish folk art, with a calming atmosphere, charming fireplace and open views at the back.

As is usual in Georgian homes, the front room on the first floor is the elegant formal reception, with the generous proportions associated with the period and the classic three floor to ceiling windows which slide right up so that you can step out onto the balcony to watch the sea. There is a grand open fireplace for more intimate evenings which has practical storage with clean lines to either side and period radiators and bakerlite light switches, both of which feature throughout the home, add to the cohesive feel.

On the next landing doors open onto a wonderful roof terrace perfectly placed for the morning sun which is next door to a discreet utility cupboard, with shelving and a window, thoughtfully placed at this level close to where the clothes and sheets are!

The top floor has an exceptionally wide landing where access to the attic is above your head and a large wardrobe serves the romantic master bedroom at the front, decorated in Colefax and Fowler designer paper with a lofty ceiling and fireplace. Conveniently next door is a comfortable shower room with Perrin and Rowe fittings and the 5th bedroom at the back, is light and airy with another splendid fireplace and open, private views to the distant houses over the low level building behind. 

Bear in mind:

It is difficult to find a historical house which still offers potential to extend, subject to the necessary consents, and there are possibilities here both at the bottom and the top!  

Owner’s secret

“You can’t get bored here, and when we just want to be together, we recharge on the roof terrace on a Sunday morning with coffee, newspapers and croissant fresh from the bakers”

Where it is:

Shops: St James Street 2 minutes

Station: Brighton mainline 15 minutes by bus

Seafront or park: Both within 5 minutes

Closest Schools:

Primary: Queens Park

Secondary: Dorothy Stringer or Varndean

Private: Brighton College

This magnanimous home is within minutes of the sea on a quiet one way street in the heart of Kemp Town with its Bohemian mix of cafes, shops and restaurants. The Cosmopolitan Marina and the Theatres of Brighton are both within easy reach as are the Georgian Lanes and the Brighton Pavilion. Close to one of the top ten schools in the country and the Hospitals, this exceptional home’s proximity to Brighton Station with is excellent links to Gatwick and London make this a viable proposition for those needing to travel.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
13 September 2016


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