Behind refined stained glass doors the richly toned wood floors and elegant cornicing of the large central hallway flow into two magnificent reception rooms. Beautifully lit by either bay or full height windows, and generating enviable spaces in which to spend time together, whilst one has a focal point working fireplace the other opens onto the patio. Superbly appointed with AEG appliances and sleek granite countertops the double aspect kitchen/dining room offers a highly sociable feel, while a discreet utility cupboard houses both a washing machine and tumble dryer. Natural light filters into the dining area from a duo of skylights, and French doors invite you outside for al fresco meals. A separate larder and a cloakroom/WC complete the layout.
The tasteful sense of style is echoed upstairs across three additional storeys that produce an outstanding amount of flexible accommodation. Impressively proportioned, the large principal bedroom has a supremely calm and restful air with soft grey hues and the deep curve of its bay windows. A feature archway leads to a stylish en suite shower room and a tall sash window opens onto a south-facing balcony. Five further double bedrooms are equally well-presented and share two family bathrooms, while a wonderful spiral staircase curves up to the top floor where an additional double aspect games room/bedroom has far-reaching vistas and huge eaves storage.
Together with a classic monochrome tiled path the distinguished facade of this period home hints at the charm and character within. Pretty flowerbeds border the lawn and mature Wisteria vines reach up along the bay windows.
Step out from the ground floor onto the broad brick paved patio of a large walled garden that is an idyllic retreat. A notably sized lawn has space for children to play, vibrant red roses and hydrangeas lend a dash of colour and a statuesque palm tree reminds you just how close you are to the beach. A large timber shed is the perfect finishing touch.
What the owner says...
"When we first found this house 23 years ago in 1998 it was the ideal blank canvas. Since then, our children have been born and grown up here and it has evolved into such a brilliant multi-functional family home. It's been perfect for a growing family.
We instantly loved the high ceilings and the amount of light and space, and for us what really works well is that there's space to be together as a family. During lockdown the layout and different rooms were incredible to have, as everyone could be here whilst still having their own feeling of personal space. I spent the summer working from home sitting in the kitchen with the French doors open and the sun shining in, which was fantastic.
The proximity to the beach and the centre of Hove is ideal, and we'll miss the community feel of the neighbourhood and our truly lovely neighbours."