Set back from the wide road behind the chequerboard patterns of a tiled path, the red brick facade with its classic covered doorway and bay windows gives a superb first impression. Recently fitted double glazed sash windows, smooth re-plastered ceilings and refurbished fireplaces all demonstrate an attention to detail.
Instantly hinting at the charm and character that this Hove home offers, the grey anaglyptic walls and dark wood floor of the hallway contrast with its crisp white corbels, picture rail and cornicing, while the stained glass window of the inner doorway adds a dash of colour.
Generating a wonderfully fluid feel, two magnificent reception rooms combine to provide an impressive amount of space in which to relax and entertain. Beautifully lit by wide bay windows, elegant architraves wrap-around the rooms drawing your eye to a duo of ceiling roses, and a rich heritage colour scheme lends the perfect backdrop. Bi-fold doors allow you to choose between two delineated rooms or one open plan design, and while the generously proportioned sitting room has ample space to sit and spend time together, the dining room has a focal point fireplace and French doors that invite you out into the pretty walled garden.
Sleek, stylish and spacious, the exceptional double aspect kitchen provides a contemporary twist to its period surroundings. Superbly appointed with a wealth of gloss black cabinets and wood countertops, there's an enviable amount of storage and workspace. A first class array of integrated appliances includes a Bosch tower oven along with a new induction hob and chimney extractor, and the extensive layout easily accommodates a washing machine, dishwasher and American-style fridge freezer. A breakfast bar is ideal for a morning coffee and to catch up on the day's events, while a wall of sliding doors makes it easy to enjoy al fresco meals.
The sympathetic design scheme, beautiful period features and feeling of space is echoed throughout the upper two storeys where six double bedrooms create a fabulous amount of flexible family accommodation, all with the versatility to cater to your own particular needs. On the first floor natural light filters into the marvellous main bedroom through further bay windows highlighting its distinguished period fireplace and feature brickwork wallpaper. Fitted wardrobes nestle within the chimney breast alcoves and stretch out across entire wall, and a tastefully chosen chandelier adds to the graceful feel. Currently configured as a treatment room, the adjacent large double bedroom has a fireplace of its own, while along the hallway a third bedroom with bay windows and garden views is a peaceful home office. Arranged in a stone tile setting, the contemporary family shower room has a wide glass framed walk-in shower, and a separate cloakroom completes the layout.
Three further bedrooms stretch out across the top floor, perfect perhaps for teenagers wanting their own sense of space, each one equally well-presented with ample charm and character. The ideal finishing touch however is the marvellous family bathroom where a sage green freestanding roll top bath with telephone taps and claw feet sits on top of an encaustic patterned floor, and a state of art sauna is a sensational way to relax and unwind.
Step out from the kitchen and dining room into a walled garden with patterned brick paving and raised whitewashed flowerbeds with their centrepiece fish pond. Easy to maintain and highly attractive, it's perfectly sized for outdoor meals in the summer sun with family and friends, or to simply sit back with the weekend papers. Established shrubs lend colour and interest throughout the seasons, and additional fencing gives a great degree of added privacy.
"We love the location of this house with its close proximity to two big parks, the mainline station and being only a 15 minute walk to the beach and seafront.
For us the house is the perfect size for a growing family. It offers a huge amount of versatility and has a great layout. Having bathrooms on each floor means there's no queues!
We will really miss the size and space of the house, it's like a tardis, you'd never know how big it was from standing outside on the path. The garden is a fantastic place to relax and gets the sun for most of the day which is perfect. We've done a lot of work such as rendering the rear of the house, putting in double glazed sash windows and making sure there's no ugly artexing on the ceilings. We will genuinely miss our lovely neighbours."