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This wonderful four bedroom apartment occupies the raised ground floor of a prestigious Victorian terracotta-brick mansion block built in 1898, on one of Hove's premier avenues at The Drive. A black & white tiled mosaic path leads to through a pretty front garden to the front door. Beyond the impressive facade the main entrance hallway gives a sense of the space and light which is carried throughout the whole building.
The apartment itself features high ceilings, moulded cornicing and large, ornate windows, beautifully set off by stylish yet classic decoration throughout. All the rooms are very generous including a fantastically wide hallway, off which leads a bespoke kitchen-dining room, firmly marking itself as the heart of the home with parquet flooring, a long window seat and a fireplace with marble surround. There are ample base units topped with marble, with further wall units and tall pantry cupboard, a Rangemaster, integrated dishwasher and butlers sink. From the kitchen, a dual-aspect living room with another gorgeous fireplace awaits. In addition, an area of built-in shelving with desk provides a useful home office. This room also has a doorway back onto the hall, making for a very sociable yet flexible space.
The master suite is delightful, with a large walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower. Further into the property and along the L-shaped hallway are several useful storage cupboards and two double bedrooms, a guest shower room with WC, and a further guest bedroom with en suite bathroom. Storage is abundant throughout and a further bonus is a designated utility room toward the back of the property.
This is a delightful property, with the grand dimensions of the later Victorian style, elevating it above some perhaps more ubiquitous apartment blocks. With a sense of elegance, bags of light and in a fantastic location this is a property which would suit anyone wishing to live in central Hove both close to the beach and within reach of the local amenities.
The Drive is an eminently desirable location, bisecting Church Road with its many independent bars, shops and cafés, but also just a block and a half from the seafront. Access to commuter routes and rail links out of the city is via Hove railway station just over 0.5 miles away and via Dyke Road to the A27 and A23.
Two en-suite bathrooms
Two gas fires
Parking zone N
Water bills included
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate