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Davigdor Road

Positioned in one of the most sought-after locations in the city; within walking distance of Seven Dials, Brighton Station, St Ann’s Well Gardens and the beach; this incredible family home is also abundant with period features and brimming with potential. Its scale and beauty have been retained offering incredibly spacious living rooms and bedrooms over three substantial floors. Ideal for families of all sizes and generational combinations, there is a total of seven/eight bedrooms, and the top floor can become self-contained as a two bedroom apartment if need be. From every room, the views are leafy and green, and these only improve the further up the house you go, taking your line of sight right down to the sea. There is also a vast basement of adjoining rooms which could be converted and a pretty garden oasis which feels perfectly private and also has the potential for further development or landscaping. With parking at a premium in this part of the city, this house has off-street parking for up to four cars and its proximity to several popular schools, parks and excellent transport links mean it will be desirable to many. In particular, those who need to commute, and for anyone looking to live in luxurious surroundings within a vibrant and family friendly community.

style:
Detached
bedrooms:
7
bathrooms:
2
living rooms:
4

parking:
Off Street Parking
location:
Seven Dials


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Price
£1,250,000
ID
rps_loc-BVH190192
Type
House
Sold
No
Contract
Sale
Status
Available
Location
Seven Dials
Rooms
4
Beds
7
Baths
2

Why you'll like it...

Style: detached Edwardian house Bedrooms: 7-8 double Living Rooms: 4 spacious Area: 5257 sq.ft Outside: south and west facing rear garden with wrap-around planting Location: Seven Dials Parking: off street parking for 3-4 cars Why you’ll like it Stepping into this striking family home you notice two things. Firstly, the sheer scale of it with soaring ceilings and a grand entrance hall, but also that it feels instantly welcoming – homely and perfectly tranquil. Built during the early 20th Century, it has big, bright rooms with space for the whole family to enjoy, and the exterior bears many of the architectural features of the era with wide, box bay windows, decorative brickwork and A beams on its gabled roof. Evergreen holly trees screen it from the street and a gravel drive has space for up to four cars, plus there is side access to the garden. The period features of the house have been exquisitely retained in every room and are evident as you approach the front door which has stained glass panels and terracotta tiles on the porch floor. Once inside, there is an Edwardian fireplace in the entrance hall along with the original Anaglypta wallpaper which flows throughout the house below the dado rail, and you immediately feel ‘at home’. It is incredibly unusual to find a house of this scale, where the layout has not been altered in any way, so it really does need to be seen to be admired. The ground floor reception rooms: Being detached and sitting on a corner plot, there are windows on all sides to bring in a wealth of natural light, so the reception rooms on the ground floor feel bright and airy, yet each has a character of its own. Rooms for all seasons, there are two sitting rooms with grand mahogany fireplaces, so in one there is space for the whole family to cosy up during the cooler weather and the other is a summer room where the southerly wall feels almost entirely glazed with doors opening up to the garden. In both, the original period features are abundant, including wall and ceiling panels, deep skirtings and intricate plasterwork. These rooms are ideal for formal dining and entertaining in large numbers, while the third reception is perfect as a peaceful home office or as a snug room for teenagers who may wish to entertain independently on occasion. Kitchen and utility rooms: A long corridor runs west from the entrance hall to the kitchen at the far end, yet there are some lovely surprises on the way. Firstly the ground floor cloakroom/WC has the original tiles and fittings from the early 20th Century, then next door is a fantastic larder room to house your dry stuffs, crockery and glassware. The kitchen itself is gloriously bright with triple aspect windows looking out to verdant and leafy surroundings which change beautifully with the seasons. The units are simply designed in light wood and have been paired with granite-effect worktops, yet there is some scope for further modernisation in here, and there is ample room for a kitchen table for less formal dining occasions. From the kitchen, there is a separate utility room with access to the garden, so you can bring in muddy boots, paws or buggies without fuss. The garden and basement rooms: From the garden room/reception two, there are wide stone steps leading down to an area of lawn which sits slightly below street level giving the impression of a sunken garden surrounded by well-established trees for privacy. It receives plenty of sunshine however due to its south and westerly aspect, and it is secure for children to play in safety. For those with an eye for garden design, it can be a seen as a blank canvas with space for a summer house or designated seating areas, but as it stands, it is a tranquil haven; with bird song and spring scents filling the air. There are two access points to the basement rooms. One leads through to a naturally lit room which is currently being used as an art studio, and then on to a maze of rooms and corridors which are currently being used as storage. The ceiling height is low, but other homes in the area have excavated down to create living spaces, so the possibilities for cinema rooms, gyms, work rooms, lower ground self-contained apartments etc, are endless. The second door opens to another original WC and a room below the kitchen with a staircase to link it. The neighbours have converted this into a utility room – certainly food for thought. First floor bedrooms and bathrooms: Mirroring the ground floor rooms, there are four incredibly generous double bedrooms on the first floor with built in wardrobes and a wealth of period features throughout. To the rear, the views begin to have depth, taking in the church spires and chimney stacks of the city below vast and ever-changing skies, and the surrounding trees and gardens are a lovely sight to wake up to. Alongside bedroom two is a smaller room which is currently being used as a walk-in wardrobe, but could easily be converted to an en suite, and the fifth bedroom may be smaller but is ideal for children who may like to sleep close to their parents. Also on this floor, the family bathroom has been traditionally styled in keeping with the property, so the fixtures and fittings feel vintage around the white bath suite. Second floor rooms: It is unusual to find a house where the second floor is as spacious as the first, but this is true here. A second flight of stairs takes you past yet more colourful stained-glass windows to the top floor rooms which were once formed to create a self-contained flat for a family member. Homely and nicely styled with wooden floors and stylish furnishings, these rooms feel wonderfully restful and the views from here are exceptional. There are three double rooms which could have many uses but make delightful bedrooms, and a fourth which is currently set up as another reception space. A Jack and Jill bathroom joins two of the rooms, and again has a modern take on the Victorian style and being in the roof space gives each room character with vaulted ceilings. You can see far and wide across the city with a tall slim window framing views of the South Downs in the distance, so you can retire up here after a long day and truly relax; away from the hubbub of family life. Agent’s thoughts: This property is of breath-taking proportions and the original features are wonderful to see. This could be a developers dream, yet it would also be a shame to convert the space as it has always been a family home since its inception over 100 years ago. There is a great deal that could be done to add your own stamp on the place, however, and the location cannot be beaten. Owner’s secret “We have lived here for 37 years, and from the very beginning it has been a happy home filled with love and laughter. It is a haven to come home to as you feel like you have stepped out of the city and into a country house – and it is incredibly homely. When the children were young, we would walk to the park or the beach, and as they grew, they had independence being able to walk into town or catch a bus at Seven Dials. We simply no longer need so much space, but it will be a huge wrench to leave.” Where it is Shops: Local 1 min walk, City Centre 8 min walk Station: Brighton Station 7 min walk, Hove Station 10 min walk Seafront or Park: St Anne’s Well Gardens 1 min walk, seafront 10-15 min walk Closest Schools: Primary: Brunswick Primary, Stanford Infants and Junior Schools Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC Sixth Form Colleges: BHASVIC, Newman College, Varndean College Private: Brighton College; Windlesham Prep.

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Owner's secret...

“We have lived here for 37 years, and from the very beginning it has been a happy home filled with love and laughter. It is a haven to come home to as you feel like you have stepped out of the city and into a country house – and it is incredibly homely. When the children were young, we would walk to the park or the beach, and as they grew, they had independence being able to walk into town or catch a bus at Seven Dials. We simply no longer need so much space, but it will be a huge wrench to leave.”

Agent's thoughts...

This is a vast and impressive family home in a popular location which is well served for shops, parks and schools. There are plenty of local green spaces, and great transport links, but you are also only a short walk from everything this vibrant coastal city has to offer. The A23 and stations are also within easy reach, for those requiring fast links to Gatwick or London on a daily or weekly basis.

where it is...



Shops: Local 1 min walk, City Centre 8 min walk Station: Brighton Station 7 min walk, Hove Station 10 min walk Seafront or Park: St Anne’s Well Gardens 1 min walk, seafront 10-15 min walk Closest Schools: Primary: Brunswick Primary, Stanford Infants and Junior Schools Secondary: Hove Park, Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman RC Sixth Form Colleges: BHASVIC, Newman College, Varndean College Private: Brighton College; Windlesham Prep.

Stepping into this striking family home you notice two things. Firstly, the sheer scale of it with soaring ceilings and a grand entrance hall, but also that it feels instantly welcoming – homely and perfectly tranquil. Built during the early 20th Century, it has big, bright rooms with space for the whole family to enjoy, and the exterior bears many of the architectural features of the era with wide, box bay windows, decorative brickwork and A beams on its gabled roof. Evergreen holly trees screen it from the street and a gravel drive has space for up to four cars, plus there is side access to the garden. The period features of the house have been exquisitely retained in every room and are evident as you approach the front door which has stained glass panels and terracotta tiles on the porch floor. Once inside, there is an Edwardian fireplace in the entrance hall along with the original Anaglypta wallpaper which flows throughout the house below the dado rail, and you immediately feel ‘at home’. It is incredibly unusual to find a house of this scale, where the layout has not been altered in any way, so it really does need to be seen to be admired. The ground floor reception rooms: Being detached and sitting on a corner plot, there are windows on all sides to bring in a wealth of natural light, so the reception rooms on the ground floor feel bright and airy, yet each has a character of its own. Rooms for all seasons, there are two sitting rooms with grand mahogany fireplaces, so in one there is space for the whole family to cosy up during the cooler weather and the other is a summer room where the southerly wall feels almost entirely glazed with doors opening up to the garden. In both, the original period features are abundant, including wall and ceiling panels, deep skirtings and intricate plasterwork. These rooms are ideal for formal dining and entertaining in large numbers, while the third reception is perfect as a peaceful home office or as a snug room for teenagers who may wish to entertain independently on occasion. Kitchen and utility rooms: A long corridor runs west from the entrance hall to the kitchen at the far end, yet there are some lovely surprises on the way. Firstly the ground floor cloakroom/WC has the original tiles and fittings from the early 20th Century, then next door is a fantastic larder room to house your dry stuffs, crockery and glassware. The kitchen itself is gloriously bright with triple aspect windows looking out to verdant and leafy surroundings which change beautifully with the seasons. The units are simply designed in light wood and have been paired with granite-effect worktops, yet there is some scope for further modernisation in here, and there is ample room for a kitchen table for less formal dining occasions. From the kitchen, there is a separate utility room with access to the garden, so you can bring in muddy boots, paws or buggies without fuss. The garden and basement rooms: From the garden room/reception two, there are wide stone steps leading down to an area of lawn which sits slightly below street level giving the impression of a sunken garden surrounded by well-established trees for privacy. It receives plenty of sunshine however due to its south and westerly aspect, and it is secure for children to play in safety. For those with an eye for garden design, it can be a seen as a blank canvas with space for a summer house or designated seating areas, but as it stands, it is a tranquil haven; with bird song and spring scents filling the air. There are two access points to the basement rooms. One leads through to a naturally lit room which is currently being used as an art studio, and then on to a maze of rooms and corridors which are currently being used as storage. The ceiling height is low, but other homes in the area have excavated down to create living spaces, so the possibilities for cinema rooms, gyms, work rooms, lower ground self-contained apartments etc, are endless. The second door opens to another original WC and a room below the kitchen with a staircase to link it. The neighbours have converted this into a utility room – certainly food for thought. First floor bedrooms and bathrooms: Mirroring the ground floor rooms, there are four incredibly generous double bedrooms on the first floor with built in wardrobes and a wealth of period features throughout. To the rear, the views begin to have depth, taking in the church spires and chimney stacks of the city below vast and ever-changing skies, and the surrounding trees and gardens are a lovely sight to wake up to. Alongside bedroom two is a smaller room which is currently being used as a walk-in wardrobe, but could easily be converted to an en suite, and the fifth bedroom may be smaller but is ideal for children who may like to sleep close to their parents. Also on this floor, the family bathroom has been traditionally styled in keeping with the property, so the fixtures and fittings feel vintage around the white bath suite. Second floor rooms: It is unusual to find a house where the second floor is as spacious as the first, but this is true here. A second flight of stairs takes you past yet more colourful stained-glass windows to the top floor rooms which were once formed to create a self-contained flat for a family member. Homely and nicely styled with wooden floors and stylish furnishings, these rooms feel wonderfully restful and the views from here are exceptional. There are three double rooms which could have many uses but make delightful bedrooms, and a fourth which is currently set up as another reception space. A Jack and Jill bathroom joins two of the rooms, and again has a modern take on the Victorian style and being in the roof space gives each room character with vaulted ceilings. You can see far and wide across the city with a tall slim window framing views of the South Downs in the distance, so you can retire up here after a long day and truly relax; away from the hubbub of family life.

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