Guide Price £1,500,000 – £1,600,000
“Normanhurst” is a beautiful example of a large double fronted, yellow brick, Edwardian home meticulously restored and refurbished to an extremely high standard, located in one of Hove’s most sought after locations, off New Church Road. on a one way street, just a moments walk from the mainline train station and the seafront.
The owners have worked alongside industry leading architects and designers, who together have encapsulated a stunning portrayal of contemporary living, balanced with period charm and driven by ‘healthy living’ at its core.
The moment you walk in, you are immediately struck by the wealth of light and space through the entire house and an incredible view straight through to the beautiful garden beyond. From the hallway, you walk through double doors to arrive in the breathtaking kitchen and open plan living area, where the large expanse of ceiling height glass immediately draws your attention to the Zen-like landscaped west facing garden. The bespoke kitchen has been uniquely designed, by high-end designers Tom Howley. It features a fabulous large central island, fitted with Quartz worktops, complimented by Perrin & Roe taps and subtle grey cabinetry. It’s fitted with a number of modern appliances, such as a Quooker tap, reverse osmosis & water mineralizer system and built in Cambridge Audio speakers. Large, frameless sliding doors, (fitted with recessed electric blinds) open to your garden oasis, which creates a seamless feeling of open plan ‘inside-out’ living. Furthermore, both a lounging and dining space have been sympathetically considered in the open plan area, positioned in front of a lovely exposed brick feature wall.
There are two main reception rooms, of which form the skeleton of the homes imposing ‘double fronted’ nature. The main living room is presented in exceptional order with a charming gas fireplace. Finished in cosy dark tones, and built in Cambridge Audio surround sound. Adjacent to the living room is what is currently used as a home office – however, sharing similar dimensions as the main living room, this space could comfortably provide function as a children’s lounge or an occasional bedroom. One of our favourite, but less obvious features is the laundry and coat room. It provides a wealth of cupboard space, with plumbing for a range of appliances. Also on this floor is a downstairs WC.
On the first floor are four marvelous and well proportioned double bedrooms presented in excellent condition, each decorated with their own individual character and style. The family bathroom is a fantastic size and is fitted with a gorgeous roll top bath and CP Hart fixtures. The second floor is an equally impressive part of the house, with yet another distinctive design and feel, offering the option of a master suite. As you enter the bedroom, you are amazed at the sheer quality, thoughtful design and size of this converted space. There is plenty of storage within the eaves of this room and a walk in wardrobe (which is currently used as another office space), a great added benefit to this suite. A door off the landing on this floor provides a highly practical, large airing cupboard. Lastly, the stunning en-suite shower room is fitted with a large walk-in shower and Crosswell brushed brass fittings and a rain censored Velux window. The real pièce de resistance however, is the bespoke infrared sauna and colour therapy unit. – An incredible feature and something we only expect to see in houses of this calibre.
Externally, the large west-facing garden has been designed, landscaped and planted by the acclaimed garden designer Rachel Goozee, with the carefully planned and stunning interior in mind, along with mood lighting that makes the garden useable into the later evenings and enables it to be admired at night from the open plan living area. A central path leads to a feature Corten steel wall, with a further Corten water feature. Cedar wood is a prominent material within the garden, most notably seen in the private area where a fire pit and sofa area have been built surrounded by a contemporary pergola screen. Mature planting surrounds the perimeter of the garden, which provides a comforting and secluded feel. The garden presents a number of different zoned areas where you can lounge, dine and relax at different times of the day. Due to its westerly aspect, the warmth and light can be captured long into the summer evenings. In addition, the garden also houses a large bike shed and enclosed bin space, also made of cedar wood.
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