With the hubbub of coffee bars and restaurants at the end of the road and the beach and promenade only a short stroll from your door, this historic 1800s home offers the best of both worlds. Available for the first time in 60 years and well-maintained throughout, each of its four storeys produces a wonderful chance to be arranged and styled to suit your own tastes and needs, allowing you to enjoy a modern lifestyle within the grace and grandeur of a period home.
The lovely high ceilings of the entrance hallway instantly generate a great feeling of space and flow into the generous proportions of a charming sitting room. Sash bay windows allow a wonderful amount of natural light to tumble in, highlighting the emerald green tiles of the open fireplace, and while elegant cornicing and picture rails wrap-around the room, a doorway opens onto an adjacent reception room that looks out over the courtyard garden and gives the option of creating one large open plan space.
Once the heart and hub of this Brighton home, downstairs the highly versatile lower ground floor benefits from its own street entrance and presents a wealth of opportunities such as becoming a separate self-contained apartment or a superb work from home space. With its feature beams and bow windows, its spacious kitchen has plenty of scope to be fully fitted with a well-appointed range of integrated appliances, a breakfast bar or central island. A chimney breast accommodates an Aga or range cooker, and the adjoining shower room has the flexibility to be a utility room with access to the garden. Equally suited for family meals or entertaining friends, a formal dining room completes the layout.
The high ceilings and abundant potential continue on the upper two storeys where four bedrooms provide an ideal amount of family accommodation. Currently configured as a main reception room, the principal bedroom has an undeniable amount of charm and character. A marble fireplace is an instant focal point, and sash bow windows look out onto the neighbouring period homes, while intricate period architraves remind you of the history and heritage of this graceful home. Featuring wood floors and picture-perfect sash windows, each of the additional three bedrooms have period fireplaces of their own. A modern family shower room is located on the ground floor.
Encompassed by the original stone walls, an idyllic courtyard garden supplies a tranquil spot to enjoy outdoor meals with family and friends or simply sit back and relax with a morning coffee and the weekend papers. Mature shrubs and flowerbeds add colour and interest throughout the seasons, and a greenhouse is ideal for those with green fingers.
"Having been in the family for 60 years we know just how special this house is. The kitchen has been the heart and soul of the house throughout those years, with many evenings spent there together for hours after meals had finished, and the sitting room on the first floor is just such an incredible place.
This house could be whatever you want it to be. The kitchen could be moved to the ground floor, allowing the lower ground floor to be work/office space or a self-contained apartment, while the lovely courtyard garden is a real suntrap and could be a beautiful space to enjoy. We love the fact that the beach is only five minutes away and it's been great having Waitrose as our local corner shop. Our relationship with Hampton Place spans an entire century, and this house holds a huge amount of memories for us and always will."