Striking 1930s Modernist house with studio, outbuildings and outstanding views of the South Downs.
Sitting at the end of a sweeping private driveway, in wonderful position enhancing the outstanding panoramic views to the South Downs, The Dragons is a striking home which was originally built by architects Connell Ward and Lucas in the early 1930s, after the distinctive architectural design of the Modernist Movement. It was extended and altered over time and a new artist's studio and study were built within the grounds.
The house is externally characterised by clean lines and white rendered and weatherboarded elevations, and internally with spacious open plan living spaces, wood flooring, predominantly white walls and large picture windows framing the outstanding southerly views.
The sitting/dining room is sited along the southern side of the house, and has a wood burning stove; there are four sets of bi-fold doors opening to the decked terrace which span the rear elevation creating a superb space for entertaining against the backdrop of the South Downs. The separate study also enjoys the southerly views. The kitchen breakfast room has an integrated breakfast table, and a good range of fitted unit under wood worktops.
At the other end of the hall lies the cloakroom and the boiler/utility room.
The staircase is fully glazed with frosted glass to the front, affording privacy and allowing light. On the first floor are three bedrooms, two with views to the south, and a bathroom with a contemporary suite. The principal suite occupies the entire second floor and comprises bedroom, en suite shower room and dressing room.
The Dragons is approached from Brighton Road via secure gates which open to a sweeping gravelled driveway, which opens to a parking ahead of the house and attached double garage, and leads on to the outbuildings beyond.
Closest to the house is the former swimming pool, which is currently used as a studio/exhibition space and storage. It offers potential to be reinstated.
Beyond is a striking building known as The Cube, providing a stylish study or separate workspace. Beyond this, and in a similar architectural style, lies the large artist's studio which is a used a studio, gym and office with a shower room and WC.
The gardens lie mainly to the front and rear, laid to gently sloping lawn with shrub borders to the front of the house. The front garden has mature trees planted.
To the east of the house, the reminder of the land is woodland, teeming with wildlife and birds and with a footpath running along the border of the formal lawn.
Please refer to the site plan for further detail.
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This property is cleverly designed to draw you towards the views, which are some of the best I have seen; I love the whole design of the house and its outbuildings, but The Cube is particularly special.Hannah RichesProperty agent