Nestled in the heart of Brighton, Crescent Villa stands as a testament to timeless elegance and historical significance. Originally built in the 1830s, this magnificent residence was once owned by Thomas Kemp, a notable figure in Brighton's political and social scene and known for his vast land development.
Over the years, it has undergone transformations, becoming a cherished home for various distinguished individuals, including William Hallett Esq, the second Mayor of Brighton, and the Marquee of Bristol. It was then owned by the Catholic Church for a number of years which was used as a convent for the Sisters of Mercy. With a rich heritage and a prestigious lineage, Crescent Villa is more than just a house; it is a piece of Brighton's past, meticulously preserved and lovingly restored.
Upon arrival, you are greeted by the grandeur of the home. Electric gates usher you into a meticulously landscaped driveway, leading to a front garden that sets the house back from the road, ensuring utmost privacy. As you step inside, the allure of this Georgian masterpiece becomes instantly apparent. The entrance hallway, adorned with York flagstone and period ceiling roses, exudes a sense of warmth and character that resonates throughout the home.
The interior of the property has been thoughtfully redesigned and meticulously refurbished to combine the charm of the past, with the stylish comforts of modern living. The open living space, with its parquet flooring and underfloor heating, invites you to relax and unwind. Two distinct lounge areas offer versatile spaces for both intimate gatherings and peaceful solitude, which are basked in natural light. The elegant kitchen, equipped with a series of top of the range appliances and a central island, is a fabulous place for family and friends to congregate. With a vast display of large sash windows natural light to reaches every corner of the home. With plenty of room for a dining table of any size, you are left with ample floor space for further lounging, truly encapsulating the entire kitchen as an enjoyable and sociable zone.
On the opposite wing of the home, you will find a separate living room, fitted with surround sound and plenty of storage space, it’s ideal for children to hang out with friends. The house expands further into a separate home office, with a contemporary bathroom and modern kitchen, offering the flexibility for various family living arrangements. There is also a wine cellar in the basement, as well as a corridor which stretches out to the garden. – Ideal for muddy boots or pets!
The first floor of Crescent Villa boasts five bedrooms and two bathrooms, each exuding a sense of sophistication and grace. The primary bedroom, a spacious retreat with a range of built-in wardrobes, also offers a luxurious en-suite with double sinks, a large shower and vaulted ceilings. The second bedroom provides access to an adjoining bedroom, perfect for a private study, walk-in wardrobe, or additional bedroom. The two remaining bedrooms are both of a good size and offer the same sophisticated and airy feel as the rest of the house. There is also a utility room on the half landing, hidden behind a pocket door.
Crescent Villa's charm extends beyond its interior, as it opens to reveal a private garden, one of the largest and most secluded in the area. Bathed in sunlight throughout the day, this south-facing oasis is enveloped by mature trees and substantial walls, ensuring absolute tranquillity and seclusion.
Located in the vibrant Kemptown neighbourhood, you are surrounded by period architecture, independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. Just a moments walk to prestigious educational institutions such as Brighton College – “The Independent school of the decade” – The Sunday Times and a short drive to Roedean School for Girls. Brighton's bustling city center is within easy reach and the picturesque seafront is just one block away…making it an ideal residence for those seeking the perfect blend of serenity and convenience.
In summary, Crescent Villa stands as a testament to contemporary design and historical significance in the heart of Brighton. With its exceptional features, meticulous restoration, and prime location, this home represents a rare opportunity to own a notable home within the City, while enjoying the epitome of chic living.
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