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Beaconsfield Villas semi-detached Victorian villa

INTERNAL VIEWINGS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Effortlessly elegant, this substantial Victorian villa sits within Brighton’s prestigious ‘Golden Triangle’ district, on a tree lined road close to Preston Park. Built during the 1880s, the house bears many original features of the period and is spread over three generous floors, containing five-six double bedrooms and two-three elegant reception rooms providing ample space for any growing family. With a sunny east to west aspect, it is filled with natural light, and from every window, the views are leafy and green making it hard to believe you are just minutes from the city centre on foot. Every room has incredible proportions, offering a huge amount of versatility depending on need, particularly for anyone looking for one or two comfortable home offices as the new ‘working from home’ trend requires. West facing, the rear garden is a treat for the senses, surrounded by mature trees and scented plants while a balcony from the main reception catches the last of the summer sunshine. Beautifully maintained and renovated throughout in the 22-years the current owners have lived here, this family home is ready to move straight into, yet it also has the potential to extend into the vast loft space which could include a roof terrace with views across the city. While this house sits in a tranquil setting, it is incredibly well-connected by road, train and bus to the centre of Brighton and Hove, with the beach and city centre shops accessible in minutes. For commuters, Brighton Station is an easy walk plus the A23/A27 are just a few minutes by car, and you are within catchment for some of the city’s best primary and secondary schools too. For families with younger children, both Blakers and Preston Parks are on your doorstep, and there are several amenities in nearby Beaconsfield Parade, making this a highly attractive and exciting prospect for many.

style:
Semi Detached
bedrooms:
5
floor area:
2 bathroom plus 1 additional WC

outside:
2-3 very spacious living rooms
parking:
Permit Parking
location:
Preston Park


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Price
£1,500,000
ID
rps_loc-BVP200270
Type
House
Sold
No
Contract
Sale
Status
Available
Location
Preston Park
Home area
2 bathroom plus 1 additional WC
Beds
5

Why you'll like it...

Style: Semi-detached Victorian villa Bedrooms: 5-6 double Bathrooms: 2 plus 1 additional WC Living rooms: 2-3 very spacious Area: 2522 sq.ft. Outside: West facing walled rear garden and balcony Location: Preston Park Conservation Area Parking: Permit parking zone J (no waiting list) Why you’ll like it: Beaconsfield Villas is an attractive tree-lined road characterised by substantial Victorian villas such as this one which has been perfectly maintained by the current owners. Its double fronted façade is adorned with the architectural features of the period and it sits well back from the road behind neat hedges and lawns. Upon entry, a useful vestibule has space for hanging coats and organising shoes while a second door opens to the wide and welcoming entrance hall. From here, the true scale and beauty of the house become apparent and it is immediately homely and calming with a restful décor and an abundance of period features. The original corbels and cornicing sit high above you, while deep skirting boards and solid oak flooring flow into the main reception room to the left. Ground floor living room: With soaring ceilings and classic plasterwork features, the main reception room on the ground floor was once two rooms which were opened to create one bright and sociable space. Wide wooden floorboards were fitted several years ago by a master craftsman, so they look like new, and natural light streams in from east to west via a wide bay window to the front and double glazed, timber framed French doors leading out to the balcony. This becomes a wonderful extension of the home during the summer as it receives the last of the sunshine, while during winter, the room becomes a real haven with ample space for the whole family to sit around the open fire. This is the original fireplace with unique Victorian tiles flanking the cast iron insert, and a marble mantelpiece creates a stunning focal point for the room. There is also space for formal dining in here, although there is a separate dining room downstairs next door to the kitchen, but these rooms offer themselves to many interior arrangements. Ground floor bedrooms/home offices and bathroom: Sitting opposite the main reception there are two further rooms on the ground floor which mirror the living room in size and shape and also enjoy east to west aspects with private garden views. They remain separate so they can have a plethora of uses depending on need, from bedrooms or home office spaces to teenage dens and playrooms. Their original features have been maintained and they are peaceful spaces with high ceilings and easy access to the modern shower room at the end of the hall. Fitted in more recent years, the shower room is fresh in white and grey with a deep rainfall shower and traditional fixtures and fittings. Kitchen and lower floor reception room: Stepping down to the lower ground floor, the kitchen and second reception room enjoy gorgeous garden views via Crittal windows and French doors. These are original Mid-Century additions which have also been expertly maintained and are making a huge come back in the current world of interiors. With the feel of a country home, the kitchen has been designed for those with a passion for cooking. A large range cooker with double wok burner has been seamlessly fitted within granite worktops and adjoining the kitchen is a generous walk-in larder. There are plenty of units at both base and wall levels for additional storage and space has been left for a dishwasher and an American fridge freezer. The utility room is separate and spacious nearby, with further unit storage and space for household items. Next door, the homely second reception room offers itself perfectly to both summer and winter occasions where you can spill outside for dining alfresco or enjoy wintery suppers by the contemporary wood burning stove. There is ample space to seat ten around the table while comfortable sofas create a snug area by the fire. Garden: A delight for the senses, the garden is surrounded by a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs which ensure it is not overlooked, yet it receives a huge amount of sunlight from the south, right through the day. It is a tranquil oasis for somewhere so close to the city centre, with an area of lawn and sweet pathways wending their way through the space. These lead to a pond and paved patio area with firepit for summer evening gatherings, and the well-established beds bring colour and scent. For outdoor dining, there are further seating areas close to the house, and the greenhouse will stay. There is side access for bringing in gardening equipment or muddy bikes, buggies and boots, rather than traipsing them through the house, and bespoke storage has been created within the entrance on this level for shoes, coats and recycling etc. Family bathroom: Natural light streams down through the double height stairwell and galleried landing from the first floor. From the half-landing, the main family bathroom is easily accessible from all four bedrooms and was renovated in more recent times, so it has an immaculate finish with natural stone mosaic tiling and floor tiles. A large corner bath has a shower over it while the contemporary hand basin has been fitted into a wash stand with wall mounted taps which give a luxury finish to the space. Above this room is a flat roof with window access from the stairwell. It would be possible to create a roof terrace here which would enjoy exceptional views across the park and would be a worthwhile addition – particularly if extending into the loft space at the same time. First floor bedrooms: Mirroring the foot print of the ground floor reception rooms, there are four elegant double bedrooms on the first floor with high ceilings and generous windows with peaceful views. The period features continue on this floor, and all four rooms offer a wealth of storage built into their alcoves. These have been traditionally styled in keeping with the character of the house and include wardrobe space, book shelves and further home office storage. While this is a substantial house as it stands, the potential is there to create two further bedrooms and en suite bathrooms within the loft space, or one incredible master suite. From this elevated position you would gain sensational views across the city landscape while adding value to the house. Agent’s thoughts: This is a home you feel immediately welcome in. It is homely yet spacious and has some beautiful features which give it a huge amount of character. It is a fantastic home for families of all ages and generational combinations, and it is perfectly positioned within the city to enjoy the best of both worlds between the coast and the countryside. Owner’s secret: “We have lived here for 22-years, raising our family and spending time with friends. The house has evolved with us as life has changed over the years – where we have accommodated family members when children have flown the nest. More recently we have been working from home more so we each have a beautiful home office, and we love to entertain here at all times of year. The garden is of course a joy during the warmer seasons and was a real blessing during the ‘lock-down’, but we also adore cosying up in the lower reception room by the wood burner. We are looking for a change of pace and lifestyle now that the children have grown up, but we leave this house full of happy memories.” Where it is: Shops: Beaconsfield Parade 1 min walk, Brighton City Centre 20 min walk Train Station: Brighton Station 15-minute walk, London Road 5 min walk Seafront or Park: Preston Park 4 min walk, Seafront 10 min bus ride Closest Schools: Primary: Downs Junior and Infants Schools Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC Sixth Form: Varndean College, BHASVIC, Newman College Private: Brighton and Hove High, Brighton College, Montessori

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Owner's secret...

“We have lived here for 22-years, raising our family and spending time with friends. The house has evolved with us as life has changed over the years – where we have accommodated family members when children have flown the nest. More recently we have been working from home more so we each have a beautiful home office, and we love to entertain here at all times of year. The garden is of course a joy during the warmer seasons and was a real blessing during the ‘lock-down’, but we also adore cosying up in the lower reception room by the wood burner. We are looking for a change of pace and lifestyle now that the children have grown up, but we leave this house full of happy memories.”

Agent's thoughts...

This stunning home is beautifully situated in a prestigious 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 home also offers easy access to both Brighton and London Road Stations and the A23/A27 which have direct and fast access to the universities, the airports and London.

where it is...

Shops: Beaconsfield Parade 1 min walk, Brighton City Centre 20 min walk Train Station: Brighton Station 15-minute walk, London Road 5 min walk Seafront or Park: Preston Park 4 min walk, Seafront 10 min bus ride Closest Schools: Primary: Downs Junior and Infants Schools Secondary: Varndean and Dorothy Stringer, Cardinal Newman RC Sixth Form: Varndean College, BHASVIC, Newman College Private: Brighton and Hove High, Brighton College, Montessori

Beaconsfield Villas is an attractive tree-lined road characterised by substantial Victorian villas such as this one which has been perfectly maintained by the current owners. Its double fronted façade is adorned with the architectural features of the period and it sits well back from the road behind neat hedges and lawns. Upon entry, a useful vestibule has space for hanging coats and organising shoes while a second door opens to the wide and welcoming entrance hall. From here, the true scale and beauty of the house become apparent and it is immediately homely and calming with a restful décor and an abundance of period features. The original corbels and cornicing sit high above you, while deep skirting boards and solid oak flooring flow into the main reception room to the left. Ground floor living room: With soaring ceilings and classic plasterwork features, the main reception room on the ground floor was once two rooms which were opened to create one bright and sociable space. Wide wooden floorboards were fitted several years ago by a master craftsman, so they look like new, and natural light streams in from east to west via a wide bay window to the front and double glazed, timber framed French doors leading out to the balcony. This becomes a wonderful extension of the home during the summer as it receives the last of the sunshine, while during winter, the room becomes a real haven with ample space for the whole family to sit around the open fire. This is the original fireplace with unique Victorian tiles flanking the cast iron insert, and a marble mantelpiece creates a stunning focal point for the room. There is also space for formal dining in here, although there is a separate dining room downstairs next door to the kitchen, but these rooms offer themselves to many interior arrangements. Ground floor bedrooms/home offices and bathroom: Sitting opposite the main reception there are two further rooms on the ground floor which mirror the living room in size and shape and also enjoy east to west aspects with private garden views. They remain separate so they can have a plethora of uses depending on need, from bedrooms or home office spaces to teenage dens and playrooms. Their original features have been maintained and they are peaceful spaces with high ceilings and easy access to the modern shower room at the end of the hall. Fitted in more recent years, the shower room is fresh in white and grey with a deep rainfall shower and traditional fixtures and fittings. Kitchen and lower floor reception room: Stepping down to the lower ground floor, the kitchen and second reception room enjoy gorgeous garden views via Crittal windows and French doors. These are original Mid-Century additions which have also been expertly maintained and are making a huge come back in the current world of interiors. With the feel of a country home, the kitchen has been designed for those with a passion for cooking. A large range cooker with double wok burner has been seamlessly fitted within granite worktops and adjoining the kitchen is a generous walk-in larder. There are plenty of units at both base and wall levels for additional storage and space has been left for a dishwasher and an American fridge freezer. The utility room is separate and spacious nearby, with further unit storage and space for household items. Next door, the homely second reception room offers itself perfectly to both summer and winter occasions where you can spill outside for dining alfresco or enjoy wintery suppers by the contemporary wood burning stove. There is ample space to seat ten around the table while comfortable sofas create a snug area by the fire. Garden: A delight for the senses, the garden is surrounded by a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs which ensure it is not overlooked, yet it receives a huge amount of sunlight from the south, right through the day. It is a tranquil oasis for somewhere so close to the city centre, with an area of lawn and sweet pathways wending their way through the space. These lead to a pond and paved patio area with firepit for summer evening gatherings, and the well-established beds bring colour and scent. For outdoor dining, there are further seating areas close to the house, and the greenhouse will stay. There is side access for bringing in gardening equipment or muddy bikes, buggies and boots, rather than traipsing them through the house, and bespoke storage has been created within the entrance on this level for shoes, coats and recycling etc. Family bathroom: Natural light streams down through the double height stairwell and galleried landing from the first floor. From the half-landing, the main family bathroom is easily accessible from all four bedrooms and was renovated in more recent times, so it has an immaculate finish with natural stone mosaic tiling and floor tiles. A large corner bath has a shower over it while the contemporary hand basin has been fitted into a wash stand with wall mounted taps which give a luxury finish to the space. Above this room is a flat roof with window access from the stairwell. It would be possible to create a roof terrace here which would enjoy exceptional views across the park and would be a worthwhile addition – particularly if extending into the loft space at the same time. First floor bedrooms: Mirroring the foot print of the ground floor reception rooms, there are four elegant double bedrooms on the first floor with high ceilings and generous windows with peaceful views. The period features continue on this floor, and all four rooms offer a wealth of storage built into their alcoves. These have been traditionally styled in keeping with the character of the house and include wardrobe space, book shelves and further home office storage. While this is a substantial house as it stands, the potential is there to create two further bedrooms and en suite bathrooms within the loft space, or one incredible master suite. From this elevated position you would gain sensational views across the city landscape while adding value to the house.

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