Church Street, Brighton
This property is an exceptional find, which has been lovingly refurbished with high specification fixtures and fittings. It has spacious living accommodation: high ceilings, large windows and bright, light-filled rooms, combined with the quality of a high-end ‘show home’ that still retains a personal contemporary touch. The house offers flexible internal space with four bedrooms, a downstairs kitchen with open plan living room, bathroom, an additional further WC/cloak and a utility room. There is a secure and tranquil walled courtyard garden at the rear.
This is a high quality ‘turn-key’ home which offers:
· Bespoke kitchen – designed and built locally by Square One Design Workshop
· Neff appliances / Corian worktops
· Mood lighting in living room
· Designer, minimalist family bathroom with Duravit bath suite and spacious shower
· Hugo Carter gas-filled timber insulating/sound-reducing sash windows at front
· Engineered oak wooden flooring
· Newly decorated throughout in contemporary crisp neutral colours
· Recently installed and maintained Worcester combi-boiler with Hive wireless control
· New utility and cloakroom extension
· Fully tanked/damp-proofed Lower Ground Floor under guarantee
· Secure walled courtyard garden with contemporary solid granite sett paving
This town-house is set back from the road, in a tucked-away part of the Clifton Hill & Montpellier Conservation Area, very near to the mainline railway station, the North Laine and the amenities of Western Road. Being opposite the Church of St Nicholas of Myra (1091), the oldest building in Brighton and its historic churchyard containing rare Elm trees, it looks onto a green and leafy space that will never be built on. The house has a freshly painted white rendered Victorian façade with period-style iron railings. York stone steps lead up to a stylish cyan wooden door with glass bullseye inserts. A separate set of steps, accessible from the pavement, gives an alternative access route to the lower ground floor – perfect for bike storage or for displaying pot plants.
The light, bright Ground Floor hallway has high ceilings, plenty of space for coats and outerwear, engineered oak flooring and a staircase leading to the upper floors with its original mahogany balustrade and a stylish modern striped carpet. There are two bedrooms on this level plus a guest cloakroom / WC. Bedroom Three (front) is a very good sized double bedroom, with quality carpet underfoot and crisp neutral décor, a partly-frosted sound-reduction sash window provides privacy, but allows the room to be flooded with natural light. To the rear is Bedroom Four, currently used as a study with carpet and a built-in fitted cupboard, with views over the patio garden. Cleverly tucked into the rear of the hall is a light-filled guest cloakroom and WC. Three large Velux windows illuminate the space, with a frosted sliding glass door to provide privacy. Duravit WC and basin with built in vanity unit, Hansgrohe tap and extractor fan are finished off with engineered oak flooring underfoot.
The Lower Ground Floor offers spacious living accommodation with a family / living space to the front, kitchen and utility room extension to the rear, which leads to a fantastic private patio garden. The lower ground level has the same oak engineered flooring throughout, and has been fully tanked/damp-proofed throughout and is under guarantee. The bright and stylish full-width family/ living space at the front has ample space for a dining table, sofa and chairs. LED mood lighting sits behind the bespoke alcove shelving units, either side of a contemporary tiled open fireplace in which sits a designer Westfield glass-sided (5 KW) log-burning stove.
The Kitchen contains bespoke crisp white units with contrasting recessed oak handles, designed and built by a sought after local company (Square One Design Workshop). It has ‘Glacier White’ Corian worktops, an under-mounted Franke stainless sink, glass splashbacks, oak-veneer open shelves with integrated LED lighting, Neff ‘Slide & Hide’ electric oven, Neff combi-microwave oven, Neff induction hob and Miele integrated dishwasher. There is extensive storage space, including a set of built-in under-stairs cupboards. The room is heated by a plinth-mounted Myson Kickspace heater, as well as electric underfloor heating. A house of this quality would not be complete without a Utility Room that also contains bespoke cabinetry, Corian worktop with Blanco under-mounted sink, storage and tall cupboard that match the kitchen. Plumbing is provided for both washing machine and tumble drier.
A very private Walled Courtyard Garden is filled with bird-song and is unusually spacious for the area. Solid grey granite setts provide a contemporary surface that is both hard-wearing and stylish. The original flint and bungarouche wall to the side has been uncovered and restored, whilst the other walls have been painted in a contemporary grey colour. High walls provide privacy and security. There is also a gate to the rear, which allows access to a (secure gated) alleyway that runs behind the property. Exterior lighting, electric points and external taps, add additional utility to the outside space.
On the First Floor is Bedroom Two and the family bathroom. The Bathroom is spacious, with cream Domus porcelain wall and floor tiles. High quality fixtures and fittings are provided: large double-ended Duravit bath with integrated shower hose, wide Duravit basin with drawer unit, Duravit bathroom cabinet with hand-activated light and integrated shaver point, Duravit WC, large walk-in shower with rainfall shower rose and switchable hand-held shower head, Hansgrohe bathroom fittings, towel rail, and electric underfloor heating.
Bedroom Two is a large double bedroom running the full width of the property, currently being used as a second reception room, as the sash window offers lovely views over the green space of the churchyard directly opposite.
Finally, up light-filled stairs to the Second Floor of this home is Bedroom One: a very spacious double bedroom with neutral décor and quality carpet underfoot, plus dual aspect casement windows providing plenty of natural light and offering a choice of views across the churchyard towards the sea or the roof tops of the City Centre to the South Downs and beyond. Additional storage is also provided by cupboard space located under the eaves.
This impressive, quality home is situated within the desirable Clifton Hill and Montpellier Conservation Area, yet is very close to the shops and local bars / restaurants of the City Centre, the North Laine, the Lanes and Western Road. Ideal for commuters, the mainline railway station is just a short walk away, as is the glorious Brighton seafront with its iconic Pier and i360 tower.