Stanford Close, Hove
Hamlyn Smith are delighted to be marketing this extraordinary family home in the Hove Park area. Stanford Close is a quiet no-through road off Hove Park Way and the house has a substantial plot comprising of the detached house, a driveway for three cars, a garage, and a superb 150ft garden which is mainly lawned, with mature trees and planting in raised borders. The house has stunning views from the upstairs rooms, over gardens, trees and rooftops to the sea. A family home belonging to the same owner for almost 50 years, this property is ready for new owners to put their stamp on it. There is terrific potential to extend, subject to the necessary consents, and the potential to make more of the roof terrace on the top floor, which has beautiful sea views. The front door of the house opens into a porch area and then into a large, open entrance hall from which the main downstairs rooms are accessed. There is a turning staircase with oak handrails and newel posts to the first floor. Currently, two large reception rooms at the back of the house look out onto the garden. These rooms are blessed with south-facing light which floods the space. The larger living room has an original brick fireplace with two arched windows to either side, containing decorative stained glass panels. Doors open onto a double-glazed conservatory from where a few steps take you down to the garden’s patio area. The other reception space has a five-sided double-glazed bay window, also looking out onto the garden. In the kitchen, there are windows to the front and side and a door through to a large utility room which has space not only for a washing machine and dryer but also for drying clothes and for further appliances, such as an additional fridge or freezer. The gas central heating boiler is housed in a cupboard in this room. Back in the central entrance hall, there are doors to the downstairs WC, and to the garage which can be directly accessed from inside the house. The garage has electricity and a window to the rear.
As you climb the stairs from the entrance hall, you pass an arched window on the half landing, with a stained glass panel. On the first floor, there are three good size double bedrooms. The master bedroom is a large room overlooking the garden. The other back bedroom has a door onto an enclosed sun terrace with gorgeous views of the sea. A further double bedroom is to the front of the house. There is an airing cupboard off the landing, a family bathroom, a shower room and a separate WC. All the rooms have fantastic proportions and there is scope here to either retain the existing layout or redesign the space. A door to a panelled passage leads to a further staircase which takes you to the top floor of the house. This is another double room and it opens out onto a sizeable terrace. Of course, if the house were extended there would be the potential to incorporate a larger roof terrace into the design and it would certainly make sense to maximise the appeal of this additional outside space with its magnificent views.
Hove Park, which covers almost 40 acres, is only a few minutes walk from the house and has a large and varied play area with something for children of all ages. Numerous fitness events and park runs take place here, there are tennis courts, football pitches, a basketball court, table tennis tables, a climbing rock and an outdoor gym. Hove recreation grounds are also within easy reach and home to Hove Rugby Club. If the idea of all that is exhausting, well then take a picnic blanket and just relax on the grass under one of the beautiful trees or have coffee and cake at the popular café. There are various Ofsted rated ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ schools in the area as well as private schools such as Brighton College and Lancing College. Commuters are only 15 minutes walk from Hove station and the A23 and A27 can be quickly accessed by car.
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