You can hear the rush of the waves and the calling of the gulls as you approach Viceroy Lodge which holds a corner position overlooking the promenade and sea. As with many seafront Deco buildings, it has the appearance of an ocean liner with clean, horizontal lines and ample glazing. You access this apartment from the side entrance on Hove Street where wide stone steps lead into an elegant entrance hall where a lift awaits to take you to your floor.
You enter first into a gloriously wide entrance hall with space for a desk and furnishings, and two deep cupboards for coats and household items. It is apparent that the apartment needs modernising and redecorating throughout, but the space available is immediately evident, and will certainly be an exciting prospect for developers or those with an eye for interiors, looking to put their own stamp on a place.
Natural light streams into the hall from either side due to a sunny east to west aspect, and the kitchen is first to the left. This is a fine size with space for wall and base level units on both sides, and while the oven and hob have been integrated, space has been left for other appliances. From the window you look down to the beautiful communal garden, with the seascape to the south, and a ribbon of the South Downs can be seen over the rooftops in the distance.
Sharing this westerly aspect, the bedrooms are both double, although the master is larger with two built in wardrobes, and both have easy access to the bathroom. This is an internal room, but it is a very good size with space for a bath and a shower over it.
With balcony access and ample space for formal dining and relaxation, the living room also has a lovely outlook with oblique sea views. Facing east you sit outside to enjoy a morning coffee, and watch the world go by below you. During the winter, the apartment is wonderfully warm as the heating is managed centrally, and the cost of both the heating and hot water is included in the annual maintenance.
Set to lawn with beautiful borders, the communal garden is a treat for the senses, and is large enough for several residents to enjoy at once. There are areas to dine alfresco or to have gatherings, and you can sit out here in the last of the summer sunshine where the beach feels too busy during high-season.