Split level apartment with sea views in the sought-after Conservation area of St Leonards.
A spacious 2-bedroom apartment on the second floor of an impressive and attractive seafront Regency building, designed by Decimus Burton*. The large sitting room and the second bedroom both have uninterrupted views of the sea and are south facing with sun throughout the day. The main bedroom overlooks the quiet gardens to the back of the property, has enormous windows and is full of light.
There is a separate kitchen with electric range cooker, recently serviced gas boiler and has room enough for a dining table. The bathroom is a decent size with Miele electric shower. All tastefully finished with white ceramic-ware. The apartment gains further character and sense of space by being spread across two levels internally and retaining the original grand ironwork balustrade to the stairs. Many of the ornate period details across the apartment remain intact and there are high ceilings throughout the key rooms.
The current owner has just installed new double glazed windows to every room. There has been a programme of re-plastering to the hallway, living room and kitchen and damp-proofing to the inside of the living room.
There is good storage throughout the apartment, which has been very well maintained and improved by the current owner. This apartment is ready to take possession of and would be an ideal home, seaside escape or investment property.
The seafront is a moments walk from the apartment.
The building as a whole is undergoing extensive external renovations; re-pointing, damp proofing, repairs to the roof, seagull-proofing. The current owner has paid a large sum towards this renovation programme which is now being carried out. Stages two and three will be quoted for and implemented at a later stage. The new owner will be liable for paying a fair and proportionate contribution towards this work.
Entry via intercom on the second floor of the building.
Kitchen with space for a dining area
13’ 11”x12’3” (4.24m x 3.73)
8’11” x 6’7” (2.72m x 2.01m)
23’1” x 14’6” (7.04m x 4.42m)
15’7” x 14’5” (4.75m x 4.39m)
13’7” x 7’9” (4.14m x 2.36m)
Gas central heating
Service charge £1560
Share of freehold (nine flats in the entire building)
£125 pm Council Tax
St Leonards has good access to London by train (London Bridge, Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Canon Street, Kings Cross) as well as to Brighton and Ashford International. The town itself has seen new restaurants and pubs opening in recent years as well as the traditional eating and shopping amenities such as the fresh fish shops and well-established pubs and independent retailers.
St Leonards and Hastings have become magnets to the people working in the creative industries and many have made this lovely Regency town their home in recent years. They appreciate the friendly, relaxed seaside atmosphere with good access to London and beyond. The town continues to change, as it always has. Yet it keeps its very particular and slightly eccentric personality.
* James Burton was probably the most significant builder of Georgian London, responsible for large areas of Bloomsbury, as well as St Johns Wood and Clapham Common. He also collaborated with John Nash at Regent’s Park. In 1828 he started building a new seaside town at St Leonards on the Sussex coast near Hastings, based closely on his experiences at Regents Park. Although primarily a builder, James Burton designed many of his own works, particularly at St Leonards, and examples of these drawings survive in the Hastings Museum.
His son, Decimus Burton became a major 19th century architect, designing buildings in and around Regent’s Park, as well as the Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Screen and the Palm and Temperate Houses at Kew. He was responsible for the layout of London Zoo, Hyde Park and Kew Gardens and built country villas in both classical and gothic styles. He also carried out town planning schemes at Calverley Park,Tunbridge Wells and Fleetwood in Lancashire. In 1850 Decimus began a second phase of building at St Leonards on Sea.
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