Adelaide Crescent, Hove

  • £270,000
  • Flat / Apartment
  • Property Type
  • 1
  • Living Rooms
  • 1
  • Bedroom
  • 1
  • Bathroom
  • 434
  • sq.ft
  • Permit Parking
  • Parking

Built and completed in the 1850s to echo the Nash developments in London, these Regal homes were putting Brighton firmly on the map as one of the most desirable places to live outside the capital. Almost two centuries later, they continue to attract people to the city, now containing generous apartments surrounding beautifully manicured gardens close to the sea and promenade.

This apartment sits to the rear of a Grade II listed house on the westerly curve of the crescent. Stepping into the house via a grand portico entrance, the scale of the building becomes apparent. The ceilings soar within the entrance hall, abundant with period features rising up to the first-floor landing where you enter this apartment.

From the moment you enter, the unique layout and character of this apartment are clear. The living room opens out before you with tall French doors leading out to the sizable roof terrace which more than doubles the living space during the warmer seasons. The ceiling rises up double height to the mezzanine kitchen which adds to the feeling of space within, and there are clearly defined areas for dining, working and relaxation. The décor is fresh and smart with off-white walls and fawn carpets to suit all styles of furnishing, and there are built-in cupboards to ensure the flat remains clutter free.

Outside, the views are urban yet historic with the city’s roof lines, chimney stacks and church spiers sitting below big, open skies. Facing west with an open aspect to the south, this area receives the sunshine right through the day until it sets, so it is a real suntrap and a lovely place to retire to after a long day on the beach.

Returning inside, a spiral staircase leads up to the kitchen which looks down over the reception area allowing the chef to remain sociable when entertaining guests. It has been really well-designed in here to include space saving storage and shelving within alcoves and an integrated fridge, oven and hob.

A second wooden spiral staircase with iron balustrades then rises up to the top floor where there is another entrance should you need it (useful for moving furniture in and out), and a utility area with space and plumbing for the washing machine. The central heating boiler is in the bedroom cupboard. The double bedroom and bathroom are on this level, so the views from the rear only improve the further up the house you go. There is even a fire-escape balcony which offers another space to sit out as the sun goes down. This is a fine size double with a wall of built-in wardrobes which have space for chests of drawers too, and the shower room is easily accessible. This has been modernised in more recent years with a spacious rainfall corner shower and brick tiling behind the basin and contemporary vanity unit.

Agent's Thoughts

This is such a unique home sat in one of the most popular locations within the city. The large roof terrace gives it an extra edge, so we do not expect it to sit on the market for long.
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Owner's Secret

“I was immediately drawn to the quirky nature of the flat when I saw it and loved how spacious and quiet it was. It’s great to have the roof terrace to chill out on when you want some privacy, but the communal lawns are great in the summer when you want to entertain more people as they never get as busy as the beach! I’m looking for the next step on the ladder now, I will miss living here but ideally I’d like to stay on the crescent!

Where It Is

This attractive flat is situated in a popular area with lots of local shops and the beach on your doorstep. The city centre shopping districts and parks are also within easy reach, and this house also offers easy access to both Hove and Brighton Stations which have direct and fast links to the airports and London.

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