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6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Pembroke Avenue, Hove, East Sussex

Guide Price £1,295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Storey Semi-Detached House
  • Roof Terrace
  • Master Suite
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Utility Room
  • Separate Study
  • Self-Contained Annexe
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Excellent Commuter Links

Full description

***Guide Price £1,295,000 to £1,395,000***

Spacious (approx. 3000 sq ft) 5 Bedroom Semi-Detached House with Roof Terrace, Landscaped Gardens, Off-Road Parking and Annexe with Separate Self-Contained Apartment.

Set back from the road in the highly sought after Pembroke and Princes conservation area, this extended eco-friendly family home, dating back to the early 1900s, commands an incredibly peaceful location only a short walk from the bustling café culture of Church Road and the seafront.

Behind the classic red brick facade, period fireplaces, tall ceilings and sash windows combine with a contemporary master suite, generous proportions and a wealth of natural light to create a beautiful example of modern family life in a period property. EPC Rating C.

In More Detail - An elegant stained glass door opens onto the wide entrance where an original encaustic tiled floor instantly hints at the charm and character of this expansive family home. Arranged over three floors, the sympathetic presentation includes a soft heritage colour scheme which flows throughout the majority of the house, while a separate annexe offers a self-contained apartment providing ideal guest accommodation or the chance for a potential income stream.

Ground Floor - The warm tones of the hallway's merbau wood floor flow into a large main reception room. Beautifully lit by a wide sash bay window, a distinguished period fireplace creates an instant focal point, while the original anaglypta ceiling and cornicing add to the feeling of height and space.

A wide glazed door opens onto the real heart of this Edwardian home. Stretching across the full width of the house, the generous proportions of the spacious sitting/music room are subtly delineated by a central fireplace with its double-fronted wood burner. Easily accommodating a baby grand piano, this warm and welcoming room offers a lovely space to spend time as a family.

Perfectly extending this sociable layout still further, bi-fold doors open onto a large family dining room. Natural light tumbles in from tall skylight windows highlighting the elegant marble tiled floor, while a wide archway continues the easy flowing layout, leading you into the adjacent kitchen.

Well-appointed with a range of integrated appliances, a wealth of white wood cabinets wrap around the fully fitted kitchen. The etched grooves of flecked granite countertops flow into under-mounted double sinks and a convenient breakfast bar continues the sociable feel that this expansive ground floor has to offer.

The ample floor space flows into a separate utility room offering plenty of room for additional laundry appliances. A wall of full height fitted cabinets provides additional storage space, while a butler sinks adds a classic finishing touch.

Classically styled, a well-proportioned family shower room offers a graceful feel with its antique red marble washstand and traditional crosshead Bristan taps. Pale granite splashbacks encompass the curved corner shower for an added touch of luxury.

First Floor - The sense of light and space continues on the first floor where four bedrooms offer ideal family accommodation. Echoing the proportions of the main reception room, a wide sash bay window allows natural light to tumble into a large double bedroom highlighting the refined period fireplace and the amount of space on offer. The wealth of original period features continues in two further bedrooms, whilst French doors in the fourth open directly onto an extensive roof terrace.

An additional study/office room creates plenty of dual space potential.

Complementing the rich tones of the staircase, a wood panelled bath in the family bathroom features an overhead shower.

Second Floor - Beautifully lit by tall rooflight windows, a newly installed bespoke wooden staircase curves up to the top floor where a triple aspect master suite adds a contemporary twist to this period property.

Beneath the sloping ceiling, crisp white walls combine with the warm tones of an engineered wood floor to create a calm and peaceful feel, while French doors open onto a Juliet balcony with idyllic views over the gardens below. Under-eaves cupboards and modern fitted wardrobes provide an impressive amount of storage without encroaching on the ample floor space and an en suite wet room compliments the modern feel with its underfloor heated slate tiled floor, large walk-in shower and marble countertop basin.

Tucked away out of sight a large walk-in cupboard houses the heat store for the solar panels that make this three storey house an eco-friendly home.

Annexe - Accessed via the ground floors utility room or from its own street entrance, a separate annexe offers self-contained accommodation ideal for guests or tenants. Previously the garage, this converted living space includes a kitchenette and bathroom and offers the potential for an additional income.

Outside - A classic terracotta tiled path borders a landscaped front garden and leads down to the canopied front doorway framed by the elegant hues of a mature wisteria plant. An established fuchsia adds a classic splash of colour, while a central water feature adds a welcoming focal point.

The wide French doors of the fourth bedroom open directly onto a large west-facing roof terrace that creates an idyllic spot to sit and watch the sun go down or enjoy outdoor meals with family and friends.

Additional French doors in the dining room open onto a secluded patio that instantly engenders an easy flowing extension of the ground floor. Offering a peaceful spot to relax with a morning coffee or read the weekend papers, steps lead down to a large walled garden that offers a safe enclosed space for children to play.

Statuesque silver birch trees dominate a raised timber framed flowerbed, while the colourful hues of azalea, euphorbia and rhododendron pepper this classic English garden. Mature calla lilies nestle alongside a further water feature, and timber sheds and a potting shed offer plenty of extra storage space.

A driveway offers convenient off-road parking.

In The Local Area - Designed by the prolific Brighton and Hove architects Clayton & Black on a wide tree-lined road surrounded by similar period properties, this Hove home is within walking distance of the bustling local shops, bars and cafes of Portland Road, Blatchington Road and Church Road.

A leisurely stroll along Sackville Road will bring you to Hove Lawns, the promenade and beach along with a parade of local independent amenities on Kingsway which includes the ever popular Franco's Osteria. While you're at the beach the renowned Marrocco's is close at hand on Kings Esplanade with handmade Italian ice-cream.

Perfect for commuters, the A27 is within easy reach offering access to the A23/M23, and Hove train station with its mainline commuter links is only a short walk away. Regular bus services run into the centre of Brighton and Hove, onto the outlying areas and up to Devil's Dyke.

Local schools include Hove Junior School, St Andrew's C of E Primary School, St Christopher's School and Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre.

While you're out and about, Brighton & Hove City Council and BT have joined forces to make free Wi-Fi available from their network of 40 hotspots at a range of locations across the city centre. This section of Pembroke Avenue benefits from Superfast Broadband access with speeds up to 200Mbps, ideal for those who work from home.

At the moment there is no waiting list for a Residents Parking permit in this area which is situated in Parking Zone R and operates between 9am to 8pm Monday to Sunday. Currently the property is in Council Tax band F which was charged at £2,461.06 for 2017/18.

Seller Insight - "Our house has travelled well with us over the twenty seven years we have been together, quietly and patiently adapting to our many and various needs as a family.

In winter we enjoy the cosy warmth of our dual fronted wood burner, alongside the additional heat of many original fireplaces we have carefully restored.

In the summer we enjoy the heat of our large roof terrace along with the cool of our leafy garden and ponds. More recently if we miss the reds and pinks of the evening sun from the terrace we can catch the last rays from our fabulous new loft conversion.

As a potential owner, you could have a full time occupation enjoying the enviable and versatile lifestyle that our house effortlessly gives."

We wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings.

Room sizes are approximate.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 May 2017


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