5 bedroom detached house for sale

Radinden Manor Road, Hove, BN3

Sold STC £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • BN3
  • sylvan surroundings
  • 2805 sq ft
  • two-tier rear garden
  • Hove Park
  • driveway for up to 3 cars and a motorbike garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Perfectly positioned; this exceptional family home really does enjoy the best of both worlds. It resides in one of the city’s most prestigious enclaves; set in green and leafy surroundings while being just a short walk from some of the cleanest beaches on the coast and the vibrant social centre of Hove. Brimming with character and abundant with space, this substantial, four-bedroom home has an air of grandeur which it has retained since it was built in 1929. Its striking original features, both inside and out, have been restored back to their former glory, and with four generous reception rooms and a large and private rear garden, it offers the perfect balance between home comforts and a luxury lifestyle. Ideal for entertaining, the ground floor rooms open up creating a wonderful sense of flow, and should you wish to extend further, it would be possible to go both up and out. With an east to west orientation and wide picture windows, it is filled with natural light throughout the day, and it is immediately warm and welcoming. A house for all seasons with a country-manor feel, this is a unique property which needs to be seen to be admired.


For commuters, Hove Station is an easy walk, and the A23/A27 are just a few minutes away by car. You are also within catchment for some of the city’s best primary, secondary and sixth form schools and colleges, making this a highly attractive and exciting prospect for families and professionals alike.

Style: detached house 1929
Bedrooms: 4 double; 2 bathrooms
Living rooms: 4 spacious inc. downstairs office/playroom
Area: 2805 sq ft
Outside: two-tier west-facing rear garden
Location: Hove Park
Parking: driveway for up to 3 cars and a motorbike garage


Believed to be the first house built on the road, Radinden Manor is one of the finest examples of early-20th Century architecture; embracing the traditional Tudorbethan style so favoured at this time. Its symmetrical façade, decorative brickwork, wooden beams and leaded windows give it plenty of kerb appeal, and it is set well back from the road behind a sweeping drive and mature planting.


From the moment you enter, this house is immediately impressive. A grand entrance hall welcomes you in as the scale and beauty of the house become apparent. Each of the reception rooms reside from here connecting the entire floor, and your line of sight takes you right through the house to the fully glazed summer room which frames delightful garden views. In keeping with the style and character of the property, the current owners have been careful to restore each room sympathetically; blending modern design with a traditional rich palette, and every original feature has been retained. From the internal doors and their furniture, to the floor boards and Crittall windows; this house is as beautiful today as they day it was built, and it invites you in to explore further.


Sitting room and dining room:


Forming the southerly wing of the house, the sitting room and dining room are joined by glazed Crittall doors with stained glass motifs, allowing natural light to flow right through. Although these rooms are sizable with high ceilings and generous proportions, they also feel homely with rich tones on the walls and each with an open fire creating a warming atmosphere to wintery evenings. The fire surrounds form a focal point for each room; one in black marble and both with decorative tiles around the cast iron inserts. Sanded and varnished wooden floors unify these rooms, and for formal dining, you can easily seat twelve guests around the table.


Garden room/Conservatory:


Spanning the rear of the house, this room feels more akin to an orangery with a gloriously high, pitched glass roof, and glazing on all side looking out to the green of the garden. It is completely private here due to the mature trees outside, making it hard to believe you are so close to the city and not deep in the countryside. Such a versatile space, this room is used for entertaining, relaxation, to work and to play music on the baby grand piano which sits comfortably in such a generous space. During the summer, French doors open to the garden which becomes an extension of the house, and at Christmas time, it becomes a magical haven adorned with twinkling lights and a tree. The windows are double-glazed, and the room is heated, so it is fine for use all year round – indeed, it is the heart of this home.


Kitchen and play room:


With the same traditional, country-house feel as the rest of the property, the kitchen has been designed for the keen cook. Open shelving provides easy access to larder stores and kitchen gadgets, while generous black granite work surfaces provide ample room for food preparation. Into these, the range cooker and sink have been seamlessly cut in, and below them the dishwasher has been integrated. Space has been left for a freestanding fridge freezer and a dresser, and there is plenty of space for a kitchen table for more informal dining occasions. The utilities have a room of their own, which doubles up as a boot room with garden/side access, so you never need traipse muddy shoes, paws or buggies through the house.


Adjoining the kitchen is the fourth ground floor reception room which has been ideally used as a play room. This allows the adults to keep a close eye on little ones while they are busy preparing a meal, and there is plenty of space for children to create and play. It would also work well as a home office or even as a guest bedroom as it can be closed from the kitchen due to a second door accessing the entrance hall.


The Garden:


A treat for the senses, and a dream for children, the garden has large upper lawn for ball games and equipment which can be hidden from view from the house by a screen of evergreens and a scented bay tree. A natural arch within the greenery links the rear garden to the grown-up patio area closer to the house, and during the spring, this is in full bloom with a variety of flowering plants. While it faces west and is open to the south, mature trees line the perimeter providing some areas of dappled shade while giving the garden complete privacy from neighbours. Due to its depth, it receives plenty of sunshine throughout the day, and up to 8pm during the summer where you can sit out to enjoy glorious sunsets. The surrounding flowerbeds are established, and a vegetable patch has been created so you can grow-your-own, and there is both a summer house and a potting shed already in place. There is scope for further landscaping in both sections of the garden should you wish to create a formal dining area, or you could easily find space for an outdoor office without compromising on the lawn which would be perfect for those working from home as it is so tranquil out here.


Master bedroom suite:


Returning to the entrance hall, carpeted stairs take you to the first-floor galleried landing, from which four double bedrooms and the family bathroom reside. The elegant proportions continue the further up the house you go, and natural light streams in through the original stairwell windows. Running the depth of the house, the master bedroom suite is the epitome of tranquillity as it is completely silent up here apart from the birds chirping in the trees which can only be heard when the windows are open. With triple aspect windows to the east, south and west, it is wonderfully light too and another set of glazed double doors link the bedroom with the sizable en suite bathroom. Entirely private, with leafy views as far as the eye can see, you can while away the hours in the centrally positioned, contemporary freestanding bathtub, or for when time is of the essence, there is a separate curved shower cubicle. The stone floor tiles are heated from below, and there is a heated rail for your towels to ensure you stay toasty as the weather cools.


First floor bedrooms and family bathroom:


There are three further bedrooms on this floor; all of which are generous doubles with original built in wardrobes. Two have hand basins within them, and they are all carpeted and painted in a variety of restful and rich tones which work well in rooms of this size. One room has wall of designer paper in a bookshelf print for a quirky and fun finish, and these rooms either have the same private, verdant views as the master bedroom en suite, or they look out over the school grounds opposite which are equally green and leafy.

Currently part-way through renovation, the family bathroom has been tiled with Laura Ashley’s rustic brick effect, and the modern suite again includes a separate bath and shower.

Good to know:
While this is a substantial house as it stands, there remains the potential to extend further into the vast loft space and create at least two further en suite bedrooms, from which the views across the city to the sea would be spectacular.

where it is:
Shopping: Tesco Express 4 minute-walk, Hove centre 10 - 15 minute walk
Commuting: Hove station 10 minute walk
Leisure: Hove Rec/Park 2 - 4 minute walk, Brighton Seafront 15 minute walk

Education
Primary Schools: Stanford Infants and Junior Schools, Bilingual School
Secondard Schools: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC
Private: Brighton and Hove High School (prep school opposite), Windlesham Prep, Brighton College

This big bright home is in a sought-after area just by Hove Park which has an extremely wide range of leisure facilities. Within 20 minutes of the sea and central Brighton and Hove; the Georgian Lane and the Theatres of Brighton are also within easy reach, as are excellent schools, two commuter stations and the A23/27 with their excellent links to Gatwick and London.


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08 April 2019

Nearest stations

  • Hove (0.4 mi)
  • Preston Park (0.6 mi)
  • Aldrington (0.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Hove (0.4 mi)
  • Preston Park (0.6 mi)
  • Aldrington (0.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Brand Vaughan, Hove - Sales

117-118 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1DB

01273 839010 Local call rate

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