** Guide Price £700,000 – £750,000 **
One of Brighton’s finest addresses in an iconic Regency landmark of our coastal resort with the sea and gated landscaped gardens for use of the residents on your doorstep, this refined ground floor maisonette is a rare and special find. A grand entrance to the building has Doric columns and sea views and inside, an impressive communal entrance is cared for and well organised. Ahead, stately doors sweep open to an unexpected gem; an uplifting inner sanctum, serenely lined with Ionic columns where both an arched doorway to the hotel foyer, (no longer used) and large window frame the English Channel– and a lift is discreetly hidden away to your left.
Tucked away in the calm, southwest wing at the back of this substantial building, afternoon sunshine streams through this unusually spacious and quietly sequestered home which offers the graceful lifestyle only a Grade I listed property can provide. Inside, crisp clean lines and fresh decoration of a broad hall introduce you to the timeless interiors of this classic beauty, where subtle attention to detail has a large coat cupboard and cloakroom tucked away, and both the high ceiling and oak flooring continue through to the light filled living room. Instantly inviting with elegant Regency proportions and handsome windows almost filling the walls at each end there is plenty of floorspace in which to relax or enjoy with friends, the ceiling soars to a stunning 3.31m overhead and handmade cabinets have been carefully constructed so they do not disturb the picture rail or precious, period coving.
There is an easy flow to the light and airy kitchen/breakfast room -unusually also dual aspect- with one of the statuesque windows opening to leafy views of the courtyard beneath. Designed for company, this kitchen is good to go with a choice of lighting levels, practical layout and glamorous but user friendly granite surfaces. Integrated appliances include a Neff 5 ring gas hob beneath a hood, a grill/combi and a fan oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, there is space for an extra, tall fridge freezer as well for parties, and there is no need for clutter as plumbing for utility machines is concealed elsewhere.
Downstairs, (and there is big under stair cupboard to fill,) a lobby has a door to the lower communal area, ideal for furniture moving or working from home as any meetings would not disturb the main rooms above. The first of the generous double rooms has fitted wardrobes and faces the buildings central light well which brings in soft, flattering light by day and ensures this space is free from street and car lights at night. Next door, the second bedroom is also a good size and has plenty of historic character of its own with traditional storage which also hides plumbing for utility machines where you need them close to the bed linen and towels. Looking over the secluded courtyard it is not directly overlooked and across the landing, opposite triple cupboards, a luxury shower room has a dual head system, shaving point and heated rail ready to soothe and to restore. Currently used as a comfortable place from which to work from home, the tranquil principle bedroom opens to a secret sun trap scented by the owner’s pots and with oak underfoot, a walk in closet large enough to be a dressing room and stylish en suite bathroom, this charming refuge is ready for your move.