Tall storeys: terrific townhouses for sale

live work townhouse for sale in Brixton
Paul Travers

Paul Travers

There’s something momentous about going upstairs to bed at night and coming down for breakfast in the morning. It adds a sense of occasion to the start or end of the day, and nowhere does it better than these terrific townhouses for sale.

 

Since first appearing on the Place du Vosges in Paris in 1605, the townhouse has had many guises. However, one interior feature has been reliably constant: an elevated living room above street level that often leads out to a balcony or terrace.

 

And so it is with our collection of townhouses for sale in London, Kent, and Sussex: they span five centuries of multi-level living and show exactly why it became so popular in the first place, and why it’s here to stay.

 

Royalty in Rye

townhouses for sale - 17th century 6-bedroom house in Rye Sussex

This double-fronted townhouse was built around 535 years ago to impress a king when Henry VII dined here. Since then, various alterations across the centuries have reflected the evolution of comfort and style, while still retaining plenty of original heritage.

townhouses for sale - 17th century 6-bedroom house in Rye Sussex

Laid out across three floors and 3,410 sq ft, the interior includes six bedrooms, three living rooms and four bathrooms, while outside areas include a south-facing garden and a first-floor terrace with views towards Camber Castle and the sea beyond.

Not only close to the centre of wonderful Rye, the house has one of the very best addresses in town on an elevated cobbled street lined with historic buildings that look straight out of a fairytale to create a truly magical setting.

 

£1,320,000 – discover Watchbell Chambers

 

Genteel Georgian gem

townhouses for sale - four storey seafront Georgian home in St Leonards Sussex

Staring at the horizon is a mesmerising experience at this Georgian townhouse right on the seafront at St Leonards, next to Hastings in Sussex.

townhouses for sale - four storey seafront Georgian home in St Leonards Sussex

Part of an elegant symmetrical row of 7 houses within a larger Grade 2 listed terrace of 17, the house is one of only two with a three-window side design. Inside, the 2,345sq ft interior unfolds across four floors, while outside there’s a small courtyard garden to the rear.

The house is also blessed with some great Georgian character including multiple fireplaces and oversized sash windows, some of which reach down to the floor. Presented in perfectly liveable condition, this grand coastal residence is ripe for a contemporary revival in your own good taste.

 

£625,000 – discover Marina

 

Revamped Victorian villa

townhouses for sale - Victorian villa in Stoke Newington

A classy exterior paint job gives the house an elevated street presence, and any heightened expectations are more than met by the striking interior where deep hues highlight a rich collection of beautiful heritage features.

townhouses for sale - Victorian villa in Stoke Newington

With an extra floor added by converting the loft, the house now covers 2,578 sq ft with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with a fabulous west-facing contemporary garden.

Victorian townhouse in Stoke Newington

From a soothing soak under the stars in the primary bedroom suite’s private bathroom, to wonderful gatherings in the huge dining kitchen that occupies the entire garden floor, the house is the perfect place for both private moments and entertaining.

 

£1,950,000 – discover Albion Road

 

Inventive industrial revolution

townhouses for sale - live work home in Brixton

Coming up for sale very soon, this three-storey live-work house is converted from a former lightbulb factory just off Brixton Hill in a hidden gated courtyard of just 7 homes.

 

townhouses for sale - live work home in Brixton

The Light Works was originally sold as shells, meaning every house is unique from its personal curation by each buyer, making for an extra special sense of individuality. However, the one thing they all share is plentiful industrial character and excellent natural light from large factory windows.

townhouses for sale - live work home in Brixton

This one is 1,736 sq ft and has a massive studio on the ground floor, a 33ft living room above it, and a tranquil bedroom on the top leading out to a private 700 sq ft terrace with a sky-filled view of Brixton’s oldest and most enchanting landmark—an early 19th-century windmill.

 

£1,400,000 – email Simon to join the waitlist

 

Sleek seaside style

townhouses for sale - brand new mews houses in Ramsgate

Behind classic weatherboard and brick fascias, the beautifully crafted contemporary interiors of these modern mews houses offer bright and stylish living within the gated grounds of a Victorian manor house on the edge of a coastal nature reserve.

townhouses for sale - brand new mews houses in Ramsgate

Just three of the houses remain for sale, with three and four-bedroom options available, all with wonderfully bright top-floor primary bedroom suites, and large open-plan living rooms with walls of bi-folding glass doors onto private terraces.

townhouses for sale - brand new mews houses in Ramsgate

As a vibrant coastal trio, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate have enough art, theatre, cinema, music and food to be a real alternative to London while still connected by high-speed train to the capital.

£450,000 – £750,000 – discover Courtstairs manor

 

Have you found a favourite in our collection of townhouses for sale?

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