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This is a wonderful opportunity to own a stunning period terraced house in the heart of Kemp Town. It is rare for a property in this desirable location to be offered as a complete house. Currently arranged on 4 floors and with planning permission to add an additional floor. The Villa has one of the largest gardens in Kemp Town backing on to woodlands.
The combination of original fireplaces, period cornices, and the high ceilings coupled with large sash windows to the front and the rear, light up the whole building and create dramatic effect for this Victorian Villa. Designed with entertaining in mind, inside and out, the lounge flows elegantly through french windows on to the sun grape -vine terrace. The previous owners lived here for over 45 years, the current owner, an interior designer has skilfully combined period features with modern to create a spectacular home which reflects an eclectic style.
There is the exciting opportunity for the new owner to put their own stamp on the house with planning permission BH2020/00358 granted for an extensive loft conversion to add a master suite with dressing area, en-suite bathroom and large bedroom which will have stunning views.
The house offers flexibility with a self- contained apartment with its own street entrance, with its own courtyard, front and rear. To the front is a large under stairs cellar an excellent space for bikes and storing water sports equipment.
The Villa faces the tree lined playing fields of the prestigious Brighton College. The sandstones steps with original wrought iron balustrade leads to the Victorian front door. The period features are reflected in the porch and beyond to the inner door with its original stained glass window.
To your right is a large open plan room with matching handsome grey marble fireplaces with the original tiles, ceiling roses, cornices and with light wood effect flooring. The expansive dining area to the rear has a large sash window, and to the front with its views of the playing fields is a large well designed kitchen, light cabinets with a Quartz worktop, and large central island with integrated Smeg induction hob and oven.
Back along the hallway, is storage where the internal stairs would have been, these can be easily reinstated should one want to. A guest cloakroom, then an artist studio or home office/bedroom is to the rear with an additional shower room. This room looks onto one of the garden terraces and is a glorious sun trap with a grapevine.
As we ascend to the first floor by the elegant staircase you pass a large guest cloakroom with sash windows. Continuing up the stairs on your left is a fabulous sized lounge with high ceilings, wonderful views at the rear to the terraces and garden through French doors. At the front is an elegant fireplace, the original timber floorboards have been left in a natural finish. Up lights are set in the floor to provide soft mood lighting if required. Four floor to ceiling sash windows offer views of the city, the i360, the sea and extraordinary beautiful sunsets.
As you continue up to the second floor your eyes are drawn to the huge exquisite stained glass window. On this floor are lovely two beds equal in size and offer deep storage cupboards built in next to the chimney breasts. The front bedroom with three sash windows has glorious views. The peaceful rear bedroom with original fireplace overlooks your stunning garden. To complete this floor is a separate cloakroom. and past a spacious linen cupboard is a large bathroom with separate shower cubicle and a Jacuzzi bath next to the large sash window to enjoy the views.
It is very rare to find in Kemp Town such excellent outside space, not only in size but position, with no houses behind. Sun is enjoyed all day long, with a variety of decked seating areas ideal for entertaining. A lawn and a well-established grapevine, tree bench, a three very large raised beds afford a wealth of options for living and entertainment. The Villa offers a wealth of space and options for working from home.
Viewing is the only way to appreciate The Villa, it has had only two owner in over 50 years.
It is sold with NO CHAIN and can be viewed 7 days a week by appointment only.
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