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An exceptional Grade II * listed Regency end of terrace house set within 3.5 acres of private gardens moments from Brighton city centre and beach. This horseshoe-shaped crescent was designed and constructed in 1849 by one of Brighton's most important and renowned architects, Amon Henry Wilds.
Substantial in size (3,083 sqft) this home is magnificent in all aspects and designed in the most superior Italianate style with architectural and historical importance including bay walls, period detailing and tower.
1 Park Crescent occupies the best position with south east and south west exposure flooding this grand property with light throughout. Sensational in its entirety and set behind electric gates with off street parking for two vehicles the house offers extensive and elegant living space incorporating six bedrooms, three living rooms, tower room and four bathrooms.
Externally the exquisite lowered south facing gardens wrap around the property creating a tranquil oasis with scented planting, fig tree and aged wisteria intertwining decorative wrought iron balcony. The property also features a swimming pool and patio area perfect for those long lazy summer afternoons. Other benefits include underfloor heating throughout the basement level.
Houses of this stature and size are rare to the open market. The unique setting in private gardens, so close to the city centre, offers the perfect family environment to let children run free and experience a quality of life not normally associated with city centre living.
This imposing residence has direct access to the Park Crescent gardens which are for the sole use of the residents and are completely secure as they can only be accessed through the houses.
With separate areas incorporating space for different uses, such as a children's’ play area with table tennis equipment and climbing frames, alongside the more peaceful, secluded spot this property opens out onto, you have something for everyone.
The horseshoe curve of the Crescent is utterly unique and allows for the feeling of security within the enclosed gardens – which are also beautifully kept for a modest yearly fee.
The land Park Crescent now occupies was previously the Prince of Wales Cricket Ground, donated to Brighton Cricket Club by their patron, the future King George IV. The last match was played in 1847 and in 1849 A H Wilds bought the land and built an elegant crescent of houses to enclose the grounds.
This exceptional gem of a home is located in a highly sought after area and in the catchment for numerous renowned schools with excellent Ofsted ratings. Brighton beach and the city centre are within easy walking distance and The South Downs National Park with vast open expanses are a short ride away. The property is close to the recently redeveloped Open Market and London Road/Preston Circus area which offer numerous restaurants and a vibrant foodie scene. The famous Brighton Laines & beach are within walking distance. Artist open houses run through the spring months along with summer fairs and street parties in the city and surrounding streets. Looking for an evening out? The Duke Of York’s Picture house is one of the best in the UK along with great local pubs serving good food (try The Hare & Hounds, Joker, Open House, Signal Man, Park View, Preston Park Tavern & Jolly Poacher). Excellent local shops serving the best coffee and scrumptious things.