3 bedroom apartment for sale

Sussex Square, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2

Offers in Excess of £925,000

Property Description

Key features

  • BN2
  • Sussex Square
  • 1922 sq.ft.
  • Kemp Town
  • West-facing courtyard, central courtyard & access to Sussex Square enclosures with tunnel to the beach
  • Parking permit zone H (no waiting list)

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

Unique within Sussex Square, this magnificent mansion flat encompasses the entire lower ground floor of a Grade I Listed townhouse on the eastern side and has its own street entrance and front courtyard garden with vaulted work spaces. Due to the scale of the building, its rooms are generously proportioned with double-height ceilings, and the depth of the property is breath taking. In recent years the current owners have renovated the property to exacting standards using only the finest materials, and with a unique layout, every nook has been cleverly utilised, adding character, form and function throughout. The result is an incredibly versatile and ingeniously designed apartment, with three double bedrooms, including an impressive master bedroom suite, and a vast reception room filled with natural light from the west. There is also a central courtyard garden and residents' access to the manicured garden enclosures of the square, with its private tunnel to the beach. Sitting in a prestigious location; with the city, beach and several excellent schools on your doorstep, it would be ideal for professionals, investors and families alike, and is sure to be coveted by many.

Why you'll like it

The history, scale and beauty of these seafront homes never ceases to impress visitors to the city, and while many have been converted into luxury apartments, they still command the same air of grandeur as was intended during their inception, early in the 19th century. With Brighton's iconic beach in view, and the boutique shops, restaurants and café culture of Kemp Town just minutes away, this is the ideal place to experience the quintessential Brighton and Hove vibe.
This apartment is attractive on the approach, with gleaming black railings, a secure gate and a few steps down to your own street entrance. The front courtyard has been painted and decorated with plants, and to the right you have access to two deep, under-street vaulted areas. Being west-facing, this is also a lovely spot to sit out in to enjoy the afternoon sunshine.

Entrance & vaulted areas

From the moment you enter, the sheer size and depth of the apartment becomes apparent as your line of sight runs along the wide and welcoming corridor from which all rooms reside. It has been beautifully restored, with gleaming wooden floors running the depth of this exceptional space, and for a lower ground apartment, it receives plenty of natural light from its west-facing sash windows.
From the main door looking to the right, the entrance vestibule has been cleverly converted to incorporate space for your coats and shoes, and a utility area is neatly tucked away to one side. A third vault space is accessible from inside and could have a plethora of uses but is currently home to a music room with many instruments including a drum kit for practice which will not disturb anyone overhead. The vaults accessible from the courtyard have been fully tanked, heated and supplied with electricity, and are being used as a treatment room and a home office at present, but could be used as dry storage, or as a gym area or workshop, depending on need.

The main reception room & kitchen

With double-height ceilings and white walls, this room feels akin to a gallery space with crisp lines, wide openings and atmospheric lighting adding interest. Some period features remain within the window shutters and wall panels, but the space has been designed for modern living with ample space for formal dining, relaxed seating and entertaining. Partially open to the room, the German-designed kitchen has been designed with the keen cook in mind, so a generous amount of storage and work space has been incorporated, along with an integrated Neff oven, induction hob and extractor fan, plus a tall integrated fridge freezer. Underfloor heating warms the room, and continues throughout the apartment, although the flue to the chimney has been retained should you wish to add a wood-burning stove or fireplace.

Bedrooms 2 & 3 and ensuite bathroom

There are two generous double bedrooms with equally high ceilings adding to the sense of space. One room is spacious enough for two sets of high bunk beds, and being peacefully positioned within the building, they have tranquil views over the internal courtyard, so they feel perfectly private, and you can always ensure a restful night's sleep. There is an ensuite to bedroom two which has roomy shower and chic wall tiles, and while bedroom three is being used as a TV room, it is a double room with plenty of space for a bed and freestanding furniture.
Next door there is a useful and separate cloakroom/WC with a frosted door allowing easy access to the energy efficient yet powerful Viessmann immersion heater and gas central heating boiler which ensure your water pressure and heat remain constant no matter how many people are showering or bathing at once.

Master bedroom suite

Just when you think you have seen all there is to offer, a door at the far end of the hallway opens to reveal the beautifully bright and incredibly spacious master bedroom suite. This room once housed a swimming pool, so the ceiling is arched and almost triple height with skylights to illuminate the space. A few steps lead up to a home-office space with separate access to the courtyard garden, and below the original brickwork archway, a low door leads through to another vault, in which a hidden dressing room has been created. On the other side of the super king size bed, the luxury ensuite has been fitted within a natural arch of the building and lined with travertine mosaic tiles for a warm and luxurious finish. With a contemporary double-end bath, you can while away the hours after a long day, but when time is of the essence, you can shower in the wet room, and a tall heated rail is in place for your towels.

Agent's thoughts

"This is a really unique property which continues to surprise and impress you the further in you go."

Owner's secret

"This was a real labour of love to renovate, but we felt it was really important to work with the original features and spaces of the building to give it an authentic and high-quality finish. We are really happy with the results as it has been a fantastic home for us to entertain and to relax in. While the children wanted us to reinstate the swimming pool, it wouldn't have been the best use of the space, so it was filled in using conservation grade materials and workmanship, so you can rest assured the floors are solid and insulated. It is also an incredibly quiet building as there is only one neighbour above us, and with sole access at the front, it doesn't feel like apartment living in the slightest."

Where it is

Shops: Local 1 min walk, city centre 15 min walk

Train Station: Brighton Station 10-15 min bus ride

Seafront or Park: Communal gardens and beach are on the doorstep

Closest Schools:

Primary: St Mark’s CofE, Queen’s Park Primary

Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC

Private: Brighton College, Montessori School

This beautiful Regency square is by the beach and is just a stroll from the fashionable Kemp Town Village which hosts the hospital and good schools including the award-winning Brighton College. The Marina is a few minutes away with a myriad of restaurants to choose from as well as cinemas, a health club and a glamorous casino. The law courts and Amex are also nearby and the Downs, a park and 72 par golf course are just a short walk. It is also close to several bus routes serving the city centre, coast and Brighton Station, with its fast links to Gatwick and London and for those who need to commute by car, the A23 and A27 are both readily accessible, and there's no waiting list for permit zone H.


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Added on Rightmove:
28 February 2019

Nearest stations

  • Brighton (1.6 mi)
  • London Road (Brighton) (1.8 mi)
  • Moulsecoomb (2.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Brighton (1.6 mi)
  • London Road (Brighton) (1.8 mi)
  • Moulsecoomb (2.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Brand Vaughan, Brighton

110 St. Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1EA

01273 839108 Local call rate

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