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A spacious and handsome, six bedroom red brick Victorian property, refurbished and re-designed to an exceptional standard. It offers a thoughtfully laid out, versatile family home, blending beautiful Victorian features with contemporary design suitable for modern living. Located in a sought after residential area close to excellent schools, easy London commuting (Preston Park station is 5mins walk), and green spaces, this large semi-detached property of over 3,600 square feet, includes a garage, mature south facing garden, and cellar.
Enter via the original stained glass door, into a bright and spacious hallway filled with natural light from the original glass atrium above the stairwell. Off the hallway lie two rooms. First, the heart of the home, a large sunny open space with kitchen, playroom and spacious living room. Second, a beautiful reception room to the front with original covings, fireplace, and wood burning stove. The wooden flooring has been restored throughout the ground floor and is both attractive and practical.
The fully fitted luxury Alno kitchen offers a large stainless steel stove and Corian worktops. Two sets of French doors from the open plan space lead out to a large terrace, excellent for outdoor dining, and steps down to the garden with a tree house, raised bed and mature planting including a beech hedge, Himalayan silver birch, wisteria, and climbing hydrangea. A door from the garden leads into the garage - vehicle access is via a private lane from the adjoining road (Knoyle Rd). Side return access to the house is secured with iron gates and fencing.
Original ornate staircase leading to first floor with a conveniently placed laundry, and four double bedrooms. A spacious, refitted family bathroom with double-ended bath, large modern shower and white wooden flooring. Master bedroom to the rear with built-in storage and south facing balcony with oak decking, over looking the garden.
The second floor is very light, benefiting from the large glass atrium. Refurbished wooden flooring throughout, with two bedrooms - a bright fifth bedroom with front facing balcony and a sixth exceptionally large bedroom, overlooking gardens, and a generous walk-in storage space with potential for an en-suite.
A newly fitted modern shower room with WC also has walk-in storage. A kitchenette with sink and electric points makes this floor perfect accommodation for an au pair or home office.
The cellar covers the entire foot-print of the house, offering considerable storage and the potential for a separate living area.
The property is located in the highly sought after Preston Park area, renowned for schools and nurseries with excellent Ofsted ratings, and perfect for commuters to Gatwick or London - Preston Park station is five minutes walk offering direct link to Victoria in less than an hour. Preston Village is also just 5 mins walk, with a local Sainsbury's, newsagents, a wonderful deli and a selection of public houses.
The open spaces of Preston Park include tennis courts, a velodrome and cricket pitch, a great playground for little ones, and numerous fitness clubs. Further good transport links directly to London from Brighton mainline and easy access to the A23/ M23. Artist open houses run through the spring months and every May the famous Brighton Festival is renowned for offering excellent entertainment across the arts.