Stunning sea view apartment on the Sussex coast.
This exceptional 2/3 bedroom apartment is on the second floor of one of the most impressive and attractive seafront Regency buildings designed by Decimus Burton* and within the St Leonards Conservation Area.
The apartment feels spacious and flooded with light to the sea-facing front elevation and also to the rear elevation which faces quiet gardens.
The well-designed interiors have a contemporary look while being sympathetic to the ornate period details and high ceilings of the original building. Accommodation is flexible with two bedrooms and a potential third bedroom /home office situated off the main open-plan living area. These two south-facing rooms have uninterrupted views of the sea and are full of light whatever the weather. The bathroom is a generous size with separate WC. All tastefully finished with white ceramic-ware. The apartment gains further character and sense of space by being spread across two levels internally.
There is good storage throughout the apartment, which has been beautifully maintained and improved by the current owner. This immaculate apartment is ready to take possession of and would be an ideal home or seaside escape.
The seafront is a minutes walk from the apartment.
Entry via intercom on the second floor of the building.
Hallway with space and plumbing for washer/dryer
Bedroom 2 with newly installed wall-to-wall storage and quiet aspect to rear of the property and private gardens.
Stairs up to
Bedroom 1. Double bedroom with large window to rear of the property
Open plan living area with modern recently updated kitchen. Two full height sash windows with uninterrupted sea views.
Bathroom. White suite.
Door to Bedroom 3/office. Full height sash window with sea views.
Gas central heating
Service charge £1000 pa
88 year lease with option to buy freehold
Exterior of building re-painted in 2020
£123 pm Council Tax
There are six flats in the building
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.
Marina, St Leonards, TN38