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2 bedroom apartment for sale

Varndean Road, Brighton, BN1

Sold STC £290,000

Property Description

Key features

  • bn1
  • modern deco
  • 695 sq.ft
  • surrenden
  • top floor flat in a purpose built deco development
  • free on street

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

Grosvenor Court is a smart Art Deco development of low rise buildings, nestled amongst mature trees on the border of Surrenden and Preston Village. This two-bedroom apartment resides on the top floor, and with a southerly orientation, it is filled with natural light. The current owners have completely renovated the apartment in the last two years, and it’s clear they have a refined eye for interiors. The fittings and colour palette are contemporary, and the finished look is polished, so you could move straight in with ease. With generous room proportions, fantastic transport links by road and train, and sitting in the catchment for several popular schools, this flat would perfectly suit downsizers, commuters, professional sharers and small families alike.

In brief:

Style: Top floor flat in a purpose built Deco development

Bedrooms: 2 double

Living rooms: 1 spacious

Area: 695 sq.ft 64.5 sq.m

Outside: South facing balcony

Location: Preston Village/Surrenden

Parking: free on street

Why you’ll like it:

Tucked away within walled grounds, behind mature trees and deep grass verges, sits Grosvenor Court. It is a smart, low-rise Deco apartment building close to both Preston Park and its commuter station, and this beautifully renovated apartment sits on the top floor. You enter into the communal hallway where pink Terrazzo flooring winds its way up through the stairwell, passing the original balustrades and Crittall windows. Your door is clearly numbered on the top floor, and once inside it is clear you have stepped straight in to a stylish, 21st Century home. Oak floors have been laid to complement the new internal doors, and dove-grey walls sit against the fresh white of the woodwork.

The kitchen is first on the left and it gleams with white gloss units topped with glistening granite effect worktops. These form a U-shape, so there is plenty of surface area for even the keenest cook, and every appliance has been integrated for you so you can move straight in with ease. Lighting has been fitted along the kick-board and below the wall units so you can set the mood, and the sink has been placed below the window, so you can look out to the wildlife in the trees as you wash up.

Across the hall, the living and dining room is an exceptional space which is filled with natural light from the south. A wide double glazed window, almost spanning the length of the room, frames leafy views over roof and treetops below an expanse of sky, and there is ample space inside for a comfortable corner suite and a formal dining table to seat eight. During the cooler months, you can cosy up by the gas flame fire which sits within a limestone surround, and during the summer, you can pop next door and sit out on the balcony.

This is found in the master bedroom which shares the same generous proportions and sunny southerly orientation. Even with a king size bed and a wall of built-in wardrobes, the floor space is not compromised, and the family bathroom is conveniently across the hall. As expected, this has a contemporary finish with a half sphere hand basin set into the vanity unit, which provides a huge amount of storage. A touch sensor LED mirror has been fitted, along with a modern charcoal towel rail, and there is a shower over the bath. Unique to this flat, there is a hugely efficient extractor fan in here, and the windows have been frosted for privacy.

Passing yet more deep, built-in storage, you come to bedroom two which is another fine size double making it ideal for both professional sharers and for families with children. The immaculate décor continues in here, and again, the wide picture window looks out to green views. Although this is the road-facing side, it is barely audible due to its elevation within the building and energy efficient double glazing.

Being so favourably located for the city and transport links, and being so beautifully presented; this apartment is sure to attract the attentions of many.

Bear in mind:

This flat comes with a secure storage unit on the ground floor which is ample for storing bikes etc, and while the building does not have a lift, it means the service charges are greatly reduced.

Owner’s secret:

“We have lived here for ten years and have always loved the location. It is so quiet, yet you remain really well connected to the city, and the transport links are excellent. It was the space and light which first attracted us here, as the rooms are really well-proportioned and the views are lovely – particularly as they change with the seasons. We have started a family so we are looking for a house with some outdoor space on the ground floor – but we will miss it.”

Where it is:

Shops: Local 5 min walk , Churchill Square 10 mins on the bus

Train Station: Preston Park Station 7 min walk

Seafront or Park: Preston Park/Withdean Park 5-10 min walk, the Seafront 10 min drive

Closest Schools:

Primary: Westdene Primary, Balfour Primary

Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC

Private: Brighton College, Windlesham Prep.

This spacious flat is beautifully situated in a popular area with lots of local shops and green spaces nearby. The city centre shopping districts and the beach are within easy reach, and this bright apartment also offers easy access to the A23 as well as Preston Park Station with its regular, fast links to the airports and London.


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26 September 2018

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