Hill Brow, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6QG | Property for sale | Savills
218.32 sq m(2,350 sq ft)
Excess of £1,600,000

Hill BrowHove, East Sussex, BN3 6QG

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2023
  • Level plot with driveway parking and garaging
  • Built to the owner's bespoke design in 1956 and subsequently extended
  • Offering excellent potential for redevelopment (STPP)
  • Preston Park station about one mile, city centre two miles

1950s detached family home, in an elevated position in a prestigious location.

About this property

  • 7 Hill Brow is a detached house set within a substantial level plot, in a prestigious elevated location. The property has been in the same ownership since it was built in the 1950s by two architects as their bespoke family home. Its design is typical of the post- war mid-century modern era, and the property retains many fascinating original features, including louvre doors and an elegant Portuguese tile floor in the dining room. Its location and plot are ideal, and the property offers its next owners an excellent opportunity to upgrade or remodel to create the perfect home.

    It was significantly extended over time, and is arranged over two floors, with a split level ground floor comprising an entrance hall with cloakroom, a study with roof light, a sitting room with fireplace and views from the bay window, an inner hall with a built-in inlaid dresser and glass serving hatch creating a bespoke room divide, a dining room with underheated tiled floor and doors to the rear terrace, a kitchen with solid wood fitted units and space for a breakfast table, and a utility/boiler room. There is covered outside access from the kitchen to the garaging and outbuilding.

    On the first floor the principal suite has a dressing area fitted with beautiful wood wardrobes, bedroom with vanity units and an en suite bathroom; there are far-reaching views from the bedroom across the city to the sea. There are four further bedrooms, bedroom two has sea views, and all have built in cupboards. These rooms are served by a family bathroom, with a storage cupboard (formerly a WC) completing the first floor.

    The outside space is a particular feature, offering a slightly wider plot than most of its neighbours and being mainly level. There are two driveways at the front, offering off-street parking either side of the lawn. The garaging has electronically operated doors at the front and at the rear.

    The garden has been landscaped into distinct areas: adjoining the dining room is a terrace and lawn, sheltered by a brick wall. Beyond lies the swimming pool and formal lawn, bordered by exceptionally well-stocked flower beds, creating a superb spot to relax and entertain. There is a detached brick and timber outbuilding offering pool and equipment storage, a garden room and an outside WC.

    The northeastern flank of the garden offers a greenhouse, fruit cage and vegetable beds, with a walled garden leading round to the site of the former swimming pool hut, the small ornamental pond and back to the formal gardens.

    About 0.30 of an acre.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This house has many fantastic features, I think what I like most about it is the position - great views to the front and a large, level garden to the rear make it a really exciting opportunity.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in a wonderful, elevated position in sought after Hove Park, a prestigious area in the City of Brighton & Hove. The sea front, The Lanes and the City's main shopping centre are about two miles distant and reached by public transport; more locally, there is a parade of shops which provides for day-to-day needs.
  • There are many leisure activities available locally, including local clubs for football, rugby, cricket and theatre; across Sussex, activities include show jumping at Hickstead, sailing at Brighton Marina and golf at one of the many courses across the county. There are miles of footpaths and bridleways across the nearby South Downs National Park. Spa and country house hotels in the area include Ockenden Manor, Alexander House and South Lodge.
  • Sussex offers a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Rail Services: Preston Park (1.2 miles by foot) offers regular direct services to London Victoria/London Bridge/St Pancras International (journey time from 62 minutes) and Gatwick.
  • The A23 is easily accessible to the north, connecting with the M23/national motorway network and the A27 coast road.
  • Schools: There is a good range of state and independent schools locally including Lancing Prep Hove, Windlesham, Brighton Girls (GDST), Brighton College, Hove Park, Cardinal Newman and BHASVIC. A number of private schools offer bus services for students which stop locally.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate

Additional information

  • Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
  • Outgoings: Brighton and Hove City Council. Council tax band G. Parking zone P.
  • Cladding: We have been told that this property has no cladding. Purchasers should make enquiries about the external wall system of the property, if it has cladding and if it is safe or if there are interim measures in place.
  • Agent's Note: the garden statuary is not included in the sale.
  • Photographs taken: February 2023.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G