Guide price: £600,000--£625,000.
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Within a 5 minute radius of a good primary, senior school and Mackie Park, this beautiful five bedroom Art Deco house has a large sunny garden with a secure child’s play area and a home office/guest annexe -so professional, family and social lives are all sorted! Semi-detached, it has been extended and stylishly improved over the years to create a glamorous yet user friendly home. A spacious reception with a sandstone fireplace can be a private adult area to relax or to entertain in, or it can be opened up to a fabulous kitchen/diner where glass doors lead out to the dining terrace and ‘rooms’ of the garden to enjoy. Upstairs, five comfortable bedrooms all have open, leafy views and the restful principal has a connecting door to a nursery, currently used as a study but which could become an ensuite or dressing room if you wanted… In a quiet but connected part of the city with a nature reserve at the end of this particularly sought after no through road, parking is free – although some neighbours have sacrificed some of their front gardens for off street spaces- and our famous beaches, international city centre and Preston Park Station serving Gatwick and London are easy to reach.
Style Semi-detached Art Deco house
Type 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception, kitchen diner
Floor Area 1507sq.ft
Outside Space Front and back gardens, play area, home office/annexe
Parking Free on street
Why you’ll like it:
This sought after, leafy area on the edge of the South Downs has a friendly community and it is rare that the iconic 1930’s properties at the far end of this sought after no through road come to the market. A home for all seasons, double glazing is already installed in the broad, curved bays, there is a shared driveway for deliveries, a secure side gate and set privately back behind a front garden mainly laid to lawn, there is plenty of kerb appeal.
Inside the good impression continues in a light, inviting hallway where contemporary limed oak flooring, ideal for guests, pets and children continues through into the sunny kitchen diner. L shaped, lined with windows and spanning the whole of the back of the house, this social space has a glittering finish with work surfaces on top of reflective white units flashing silver. There is ample space for a dining table where guests can enjoy the garden views, and in summer the tall glass doors open to bring the outside in. Designed to cater for friends and family, everything flows from the magnificent Leisure multi fuel range, which could stay subject to circumstance, there is plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine, and designated space for both an American style fridge freezer and 2nd, undercounter fridge. Behind you, central oak doors slide across to reveal an elegant reception for grown up time, where a picture window frames the verdant surrounds, dimmer switches provide ambient lighting and a classic sandstone fireplace has a gas fitting (not currently connected).
Outside, the garden is unusually large for a house within a 15 minute radius of the vibrant city centre. A sensor lit terrace level with the kitchen diner makes al fresco dining easy - and is a feature hard to find as Brighton is built on hills! One step then leads to a secure play area for toddlers with built in seating opposite and wide central stairs rise to a lawned area, made private by a mature hedging and fencing, where older children can play or teens can entertain their own friends without feeling watched all the time. Up at the far end, a detached home office/guest annexe has kitchenette style units and a sink, a shower room and sleeping area as well as glass doors to the garden and a second door which is located close to the rear gate for independent access.
Returning inside, on the first floor an airy shower room has charm, decorated in the colours of the sea with a continental border, a corner shower and warming rail for towels and pyjamas. Next door, the first of the quiet double bedrooms has garden views and shimmers in designer paper. Across the hallway, the principal bedroom is also a relaxing refuge with a window following the curve of the wall to bring in glorious open views, and a discreet door connects it to a sweet nursery with a window on the southwest corner, which isn’t overlooked either. Up at the top, this generous house just keeps on giving with two more comfortable bedrooms both with space, style and storage, each making the most of the remarkable, restful views over a sea of green.
“Private and secure in an exclusive location within easy reach of good schools, shops and a park with woodland walks at the end of this quiet cul de sac this big, bright house in a friendly community has a great balance between practical family space and glamorous entertaining.”
“Easy to live in and ideal for entertaining, we have been very happy here and hope you will also enjoy the sunny, al fresco lifestyle this house offers. With all the space inside and out, the rooms have adapted to our changing needs and have been used for all kinds of things including playrooms and a home office whilst my father was staying in the annexe! As well as the park, we are moments away from a nature reserve where we walk the dog, and local bus routes go to every part of the city, allowing older children independence.”
What’s around you:
Shops: Local 2 minutes
Station: Preston Park 8 to drive
Seafront or Park: Park 2 minutes, seafront about 15 to drive
Primary: Patcham Junior, Dharma Primary
Secondary: Patcham High
Private: Brighton College, Brighton & Hove High<br /><br />Ideal for commuters as the station serving Gatwick and London and A23/A27 are easy to reach, this quiet but convenient location is tucked away in a sought after quarter of this coastal city on the edge of the South Downs National Park and specifically designed in the 1930’s to be family friendly. Offering a healthy lifestyle, Mackie Park has open spaces for walks as well as tennis courts, bowling green and a playground, a nature reserve is at the end of the cul de sac and the rolling, protected Downland of Devil’s Dyke is nearby. There are plenty of local amenities to enjoy and local bus routes (or cabs) go to the international shopping, theatres, clubs and cinemas of the city as well as our world famous seafront.