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In a fantastically central location, tucked away in a quiet corner, but just off the seafront and with the main high street just behind, this super duplex penthouse offers stylish city living over two floors. The top floor is a cleverly conceived contemporary cube, built by Boutique Modern (a company who have featured on Grand Designs), sitting elegantly and lightly on top of the 1930’s structure of the building beneath. As such, the layout is inverted, with the living space at the top making the most of the views and generous wrap-around terrace, whilst the bedrooms are on the floor below. The kitchen, dining and living room space are open-plan and generous, with floor-to-ceiling windows on three of four sides, which fold right the way back along the southern and western side, whilst double doors access the easterly balcony. The kitchen is chic and modern, with a large breakfast bar island topped with solid quartz worktops, whilst underfoot the gorgeous slate stone floor is heated. With sweeping views across Hove, the sea and The Downs, the highlight of this property is its lofty outlook, both from inside and out on the balcony; the scale of the vista is simply spectacular. The added benefit of such a large amount of balcony is that it provides fantastically generous outdoor entertaining space and the current owners have created a charming rooftop garden with potted flowers and shrubs.
The rest of the internal space is beautifully appointed with a several high-quality fittings including vertical radiators and a contemporary wood-burning stove. The whole top floor is a generous open plan space extending to 22ft, and includes a living room zone, as well as a dining area next to the kitchen.
On the floor below there is a separate living space/snug with wood floors and fireplace, with double doors onto the entrance hallway. This room was previously a bedroom and could be simply reallocated as such if required by the new owners. Beyond is a wide hallway which has bedroom three and a large storage cupboard at one end, with the main shower room, bedroom two and the master bedroom en-suite at the other end. The master en-suite features a freestanding bath and separate shower. All the rooms are generous and light and occupy the full span of the third floor, whilst the décor is fresh, contemporary and neutral.
Outside, access is via entryphone into a communal entrance hall, where the staircase leads to the upper floors. There is also a shared car park with an allocated parking space.
Vallance Court enjoys a central location surrounded by the plentiful amenities of Hove, with Hove Lawns and the seafront a short distance away, making it ideal for seafront strolls. The King Alfred Leisure Centre with pool, gym and classes is less than quarter of a mile away, whilst the many bars, cafes and restaurants of Church Road are at the top of the road. A wider selection of leisure facilities in Brighton is accessible by bus or on foot just 2.5 miles along the seafront. Hove Station is 0.9 miles away with fast and direct trains to London Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick Airport.
Lease Term : 999 years beginning on and including 25 December 2002
Service Charges: £1,208 p/year paid in April & October.
Communal ground floor storage room, currently used for bicycles etc.
Three (or four) bedrooms
Two bath/shower rooms (one en-suite)
Contemporary open-plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen
Snug or TV/playroom or fourth bedroom
Communal ground floor storage
Wide wraparound balcony
Close to the seafront and Church Road amenities
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