A truly once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire this exquisitely beautiful, iconic and rare whole Regency Townhouse on Brighton and Hove Seafront
Built in the 1820's, this exceptional, Grade I listed house was one of the first properties designed by renowned Regency architect, Charles Busby. Along with others in this particular terrace, the house was used as a showhouse for the rest of the Brunswick Estate. As a result, the house includes unique Regency decorative features not found in other homes on the development. The proportions and architectural detail encapsulate the fashions of the Regency era; hinting at extravagance and the desire and capacity for formal entertaining. Angel House has enjoyed a unique and interesting history. Its custodians include Z Cars actress, Sidonie Bond, who lived in the house in the 1970s, and author, Nigel Richardson, who wrote Breakfast in Brighton whilst living at the property in the late 90s. The current owner first rented the house, using it as a creative community space, before buying it and painstakingly restoring it over a three year period. The property has since hosted weddings, editorial photo shoots and elements of the Brighton Festival.
This carefully restored property is a piece of Brighton's history, offering the combination of architectural heritage, voluminous internal space, sea views and beautifully presented interiors. The raised ground and upper floors of the property afford splendid principal reception spaces and an impressive principal bedroom suite, characterised by generous ceiling height and floor to ceiling windows that maximise the iconic sea view. There is access from the kitchen down to the courtyard garden, which can also be accessed at lower ground level. On the upper floors there are four further double bedrooms, two shower rooms and a bathroom.
The lower ground floor of the property, which has its own access, is on a separate lease and is currently arranged as four flats, each with its own council tax and services. These are currently let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies. The lower ground floor area has direct access into the courtyard garden from the communal corridor. There are two store rooms at lower ground floor level, which are useful for bikes and bulky items.
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Angel House is not just a historic and stylish home in one of the best locations in Brighton but offers the flexibility to both live and potentially generate an income from the lower ground floor. The sea views must make living here a daily pleasure.Phillippa Dalby-WelshProperty agent