Lining the promenade from Brighton to Hove you find a wonderfully eclectic mix of architecture ranging from the Regency townhouses to Mid-Century Modern, but all were built with luxury in mind, as they take pride of place in this famous seaside city. These Victorian townhouses were clearly intended for the fashionable and wealthy during the 19th Century expansion of Brighton in to Hove, and this sizable apartment is the crowning glory on the top floor of one.
It sits atop a striking mid-terrace house, with classic pilasters around its grand front door, and a canopied balcony to the first floor. You approach up some stone steps, and even in the communal hallway you cannot fail to be impressed. The Victorian floor tiles, intricate cornicing and detailed stained glass within the door has been retained, and a flight of stairs takes you to your door.
Once inside, you are immediately aware this is a generous and bright apartment, as a wide and sweeping internal staircase takes you up to the main body of the flat below a vast atrium skylight. By the door there is space to park bikes, hang coats and organise shoes, you can ensure the flat remains clutter free.
Below the dado rail the walls are painted a classic olive green which is then echoed in the bathroom tiles of the bathroom on the half-landing. Paired with the white bathtub and suite this has a traditional feel, and is in keeping with a period property. While this room is in fine fettle as it is, you could modernise in here for very little cost, and it is already beautifully bright due to its large frosted window.
A few steps up and you come to bedroom two which is a fine size double with laminate flooring and even with larger pieces of bedroom furniture the floor space is not compromised. From here you gain the first of the exceptional views to the rear; taking in the many church spires, windmills and treetops until you come to the ribbon of rolling hills forming the topography. These all sit below big skies which are wonderfully relaxing to look out at when you are drifting off to sleep.
Next door, and sharing this delightful orientation is the galley kitchen. This room has been made to feel wider with the use of open shelving along one wall, while there is ample storage in here in the modern units at both base and wall levels. The white units have been topped with contrasting dark surfaces to complement the floor, and space has been left for freestanding appliances.
Moving through to the front of the house is the master bedroom which faces south so is filled with natural light throughout the day. It shares the same smart and neutral decor as the rear bedroom, but from here you have striking sea views; ever-changing with the seasons. These are framed by two tall sash windows, and during the summer, these can be opened to allow the cool sea breeze in.
Next door is the living room which is so generous it has clearly defined areas for relaxation and formal dining. Two more, gracious sash windows look out over the sea and skyscapes to the south, with the green lawns and concertina roofs of the beach huts in the foreground, and during winter there is a period fireplace which may be opened with some professional investigation.
This apartment is brimming with potential, and would make a wonderful home or rental investment due to its prestigious location.