Arranged over five, sympathetically restored, floors the house is traditional in its layout. From the moment you enter you are immediately impressed. On the ground floor the kitchen dining room is generous in size with ceiling height reaching over ten feet and an abundance of beautifully restored period features. Including 18 inch deep skirting boards, original Lincrusta ceiling decoration, original painted floorboards and highly ornate restored ceiling cornices. With built in appliances, marble work tops, 'Georgian' larder cupboards and a custom enamelled Aga the kitchen is a blend of period charm and chic modern styling. This feeling continues throughout the rest of the house.
The first floor drawing room streams with light, it benefits from double aspect floor to ceiling windows. In keeping with the rest of the house the drawing room is filled with elegant features and fantastically high ceilings. A striking original fire place is a focal point of the room with an intricately decorated over mantle. There is also a west facing balcony off the drawing room, the perfect spot for a morning coffee looking down to the sea. On the second and third floor are four good sized double bedrooms and two modern fitted bath rooms. The master has a westerly aspect, adjoining dressing room and Jack and Jill bath room to complete the set up.
The house has a south and east facing paved garden with built in bbq and seating creating a lovely low maintenance space as well as having a useful, sturdy outbuilding, perfect for storing bikes. The lower ground floor also has a court yard garden.
The lower ground floor has been beautiful modernised to incorporate a main reception room and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, which is easily incorporated into the main house or changed back to an integral flat with its own entrance creating the perfect holiday let or nanny/granny annex.
This wonderful residence is enviably positioned close to the seafront. Kemptown has a superb villagy feel with an eclectic mix of independent retailers, cafes and restaurants along with Brighton College one of the uk's most highly regarded Independent schools. Brighton City Centre itself offers variety from the Historic Lanes with the many antique and bric-a-brac shops to the vibrant nightlife, this combined he Racecourse on top of the hill, many golf courses and The Marina ensures there is something for everyone here.