5 bedroom detached house for sale

Hill Brow, Hove, East Sussex, BN3

Guide Price £2,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • contemporary detached family home
  • 4-5 double bedrooms; 2 en suite
  • 3 bathrooms plus shower room in the garden office
  • 3-4 living rooms including exceptional open plan living and dining room
  • south facing rear garden, sun terrace, balcony and swimming pool.
  • 4535.2 sq.ft.
  • Withdean/Tongdean
  • Secure gated hardstanding for 2 cars

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

GUIDE PRICE: £2,000,000 - £2,250,000.

Looking out over the city to the sea, this exceptional family home sits perched on the hill in unarguably the most prestigious location in Brighton and Hove. Tree lined roads flanked with substantial houses on generous plots have come to characterised the area between Hove Park and Dyke Road Avenue, and this house is certainly one of the most impressive. Incredible design, natural light and only the finest quality materials have come together to create this superbly stylish four-bedroom family home, spread over three floors of versatile living space and with a garden which includes a swimming pool, a bar and a separate living space/home office. Facing south, this receives plenty of sunshine which can also be enjoyed from the decked terrace and full width balcony, and natural light streams in to the stunning open plan kitchen, dining room and family space. Ideal for entertaining, this room serves the perfect balance between home comforts and luxury living and has two sets of sliding doors to link it with the garden.
Perfectly positioned in the catchment for several sought-after schools; with Preston Park and Hove Stations just a 15-minute walk away, and the A23 just moments away by car, you remain well connected to the city and beyond, and with so many beautiful features, it is sure to attract the attentions of many.


Style: contemporary detached family home

Bedrooms: 4-5 double; 2 en suite

Bathrooms: 3 plus shower room in the garden office

Living rooms: 3-4 including exceptional open plan living and dining room

Outside: south facing rear garden, sun terrace, balcony and swimming pool.

Area: 4535.2 sq.ft.

Location: Withdean/Tongdean

Parking: Secure gated hardstanding for 2 cars

Why you’ll like it:

There is no better place from which to view the city than here. Beautifully glazed to the rear, this house enjoys a panoramic landscape over the parks and rooftops of Hove, right down to the sea, and in the west, they take in the rolling hills of the South Downs; reminding you just how perfectly positioned you are between the countryside and the coast.

On approach, this house is the epitome of luxury, set behind border walls and electronic gates which open to reveal the streamlined architecture. What was once a modest Mid-Century house was completely transformed in more recent years into a contemporary masterpiece. The façade is crisp in white with some pale slate split-face hung tiles, and the minimalist clean lines continue throughout. A brick drive has space for three or four cars, and the front garden has been well-tended with neat topiary edging the lawn. This gives the property plenty of kerb appeal, yet it is once you enter that the true scale and style of the house become apparent.

Immediately impressive, the entrance hall is wide and welcoming with a high ceiling and wooden floors which flow into the living room ahead. It is clear the current owners have a refined taste in interior design, and no corners have been cut in the creation of this beautiful home.

Kitchen, dining room and family room:

Open plan and almost spanning the width of the house, the main sitting room and dining area is generously proportioned making it ideal for both family time and sophisticated entertaining. There is ample space for a dining table to seat twelve and an area for relaxation, and the south facing wall is heavily glazed bringing in views of the garden and over the trees to the sea beyond. From here, wide steps lead up to the partially open plan kitchen which also receives light from the south but is dual aspect with a long horizontal window looking out to the front. Forming a U-shape, the units are hand-built with white gloss fronts and have been topped in Corian to complement. The central island has been paired with solid oak to echo the living room floor, however, and all appliances have been seamlessly integrated. These include dual ovens, a five-ring gas hob, a dishwasher and a fridge freezer.

Sitting rooms:

Forming the rest of the ground floor there are three further reception rooms which could have a plethora of uses depending on family need. The front room was converted from the garage making it ideal as a cinema room, while the others are cosy spaces for relaxation and play. Sharing the same sunny aspect as the main living area, you can also access the decked sun terrace from the second sitting room, so the floor flows well when entertaining during the summer months when you may wish to dine alfresco. This layout works well for families with children of all ages who may like their own space on occasion, or you could use one of these rooms as a bedroom if need be too.

Garden and outside office:

Stepping down from the sun terrace, the garden is a treat for the senses with a lush area of lawn surrounded by scented and colourful borders. You are not overlooked at all at there is ample space for children to play ball games before taking a dip in the heated swimming pool. To the rear of the garden is a charming water feature and a covered terrace with a kitchenette and a fully equipped bar, so you can really go to town with pool parties in the warmer seasons. Also, at the rear of the garden overlooking the pool is a contemporary home office which would be ideal for those working from home, or as an art studio or gym, perhaps. It could even provide an extra income as a holiday let, or as a guest suite as it has a separate shower room – certainly food for thought.

First floor double bedrooms and family bathroom:

Wending its way up to the first-floor galleried landing, the stairwell is naturally lit via a high window and a large atrium. The chic decoration continues up here with plush carpet underfoot, and each of the bedrooms are fine size doubles. Bedrooms three, four and the master all share the same southerly orientation as the living area, with the views only improving the further up the house you go, and all three bedrooms have access to the first-floor balcony from which to enjoy the exquisite vista. Bedroom three sits below the gable so it has an incredible full height window and a vaulted ceiling which looks particularly charming decorated as a magical child’s bedroom at present. It is a fine size however and would suit any type of decoration. Bedroom two looks out to the front of the house with a chic en suite bathroom, and there is a study on this level. The family bathroom sits across the hall and is wonderfully luxurious with a wet-room style shower, an organically curved, freestanding contemporary bathtub with floor mounted taps, while dual chrome sinks complete the polished look.

Master bedroom suite:

With a wall of glazing opening to the balcony, the master bedroom has uninterrupted views which can be enjoyed from your bed. At night you can stargaze as you drift off, and this glamorous space lends itself well to ensuring a restful night’s sleep. It has an en suite with a deep bath edged with warm walnut wood, and the iridescent mosaic tiles shimmer when candle lit. From the bedroom, a flight of stairs takes you up to the second floor where there is a large dressing room, although this room would work well as a tranquil home office or nursery too.

Agent’s thoughts:

“Immediately impressive inside and out, this is a stunning home which is versatile to suit families with children of all ages. The views are incredible, and the garden offers a fantastic entertaining space during the warmer weather.”

Owner’s secret

“We have loved every minute of living here. Entertaining our friends and raising our children in such a fantastic space has been a real joy and is something we will miss when we move. The views never tire, and you really do have the best of both worlds here with the Downs and the seafront both just a few minutes away in the car.”

Where it is:

Shops: Local 5 min walk, city centre 10-15 min bus ride

Train Station: Preston Park Station/Hove Station 15-20 min walk

Seafront or Park: Hove Park 10 min walk, seafront 10 min drive

Closest Schools:

Primary: Westdene Primary School

Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC

Private: Brighton College, Windlesham Prep

This outstanding family home is situated in a popular area with lots of local shops and green spaces on your doorstep. The city centre shopping districts and beach are also within easy reach, and this house also offers easy access to two stations, the A27 and the A23 which have direct and fast links to the universities, airports and London.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 October 2019

Nearest stations

  • Preston Park (0.8 mi)
  • Hove (1.1 mi)
  • Aldrington (1.2 mi)
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219 Preston Road, BN1 6SA

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Nearest stations

  • Preston Park (0.8 mi)
  • Hove (1.1 mi)
  • Aldrington (1.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Brand Vaughan, Preston Park

219 Preston Road, BN1 6SA

01273 839167 Local call rate

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