The cool white walls that greet you in the enticing hallway flow throughout each room, beautifully enhancing an enviable flow of natural light that instantly lends a calm and restful feel. With its painted floorboards and classic bay windows, the commendably sized double aspect living/dining room stretches out across the full depth of the house generating a fantastic place to spend time together or catch up with friends. A stunning cast iron Godin stove sits within the period fireplace of the dining area giving an exceptional focal point, and sympathetically styled cabinets nestle to either side within the chimney breast alcoves. A wide archway subtly delineates the open plan design, while along the hallway a sleek fully fitted kitchen is superbly appointed with quartz countertops. An impressive sense of space is created by the vaulted ceiling allowing natural light to flood the kitchen, which gives a warm and illuminating ambiance.
The exemplary presentation continues upstairs in each of the three double bedrooms. A marvellous main bedroom sits exclusively on the top floor and benefits from a wealth of discreet storage within the eaves. Its feeling of style and space is echoed on the first floor where the two additional bedrooms supply an ideal amount of family accommodation with ample flexibility to cater to your own needs. A brilliantly light filled double bedroom at the front has a supremely tranquil air with its wide bay windows, while the other is equally impressive with a fitted wardrobe and a richly toned wood floor. Arranged in a crisp white tile setting, the modern family bathroom adds the perfect finishing touch and a hallway alcove accommodates a utility area.
The bay facade of this stylish family home reminds you of its heritage. Framed by classic wrought iron railings, steps lead up to the raised ground floor entrance adding to the kerb appeal, while beneath you a paved terrace provides a blissful spot for a morning coffee or al fresco meals encompassed by all bamboo screening and a fabulous amount of climbing shrubs and a raised timber planter.
I’ve absolutely loved living here. The play of light in this house is simply stunning, with an east- west orientation it keeps the sun for most of the day. The beach is just a few minutes away as are the South Downs through East Brighton Park. The Sunday Market at Brighton Marina is only a short walk away, where I’ve spent many lazy Sunday mornings browsing second hand stalls and antiques. Just around the corner you’ll find the famed Marmalade deli and Café, among the very best in Brighton. The Secret Garden is another local treasure, right at the bottom of the road on Bristol Gardens, showcasing the work of local sculptors and serving the truly best cakes ever - it’s a haven in the summer months! Rugby place has a vibrant and friendly community and I will sorely miss it!