Brighton, on England’s south coast, is best known for its extraordinary Pavilion, but the town’s wealth of Regency architecture comes a close second.
Throughout the twentieth century, houses in the grand terraces and squares were constantly divided into smaller spaces, so the chance to buy an entire house, albeit one used as student accommodation for most of the century, was an exceptional opportunity. The sheer scale of the rooms is spectacular: the basement is vast, and the staircase of palatial proportions.
Extraordinary, many of the intricate mirror frames, pelmets and moldings were intact, white gloss paint covering the original gilt. Each floor comprises a connected double space, with extensive curved glass windows front and back. The ground floor houses a contemporary kitchen and dining-room.
The first floor contains a reception room, its other half used for musical evenings. A master suite bedroom, bathroom and Oriental drawing-room fills the second floor. There are nine bedrooms in all, a media room, swimming-pool and gardens, and spectacular views of the beach.