- Sought After Residential Enclave
- Built Circa 1860
- Exceptional Throughout
- Moments From Alexandra Park
- Newly Renovated
- Over 1,600 Sq ft
- Period Features
- Private Road
- South Facing Garden
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An exceptional Victorian Villa forming part of an attractive pastel coloured seaside terrace moments from the open spaces of Alexandra Park. Perfectly placed, this sensational home is straight out of Interiors Magazine and close to Historic Old Town Hastings. The open spaces of West Hill are close by as is the beach.
Homes of this stature are rare to the open market and offers over 1,600 sqft of versatile living space spanning four floors with grand principal rooms. Fabulous detailing to finishes throughout, mixing vintage fittings with period detailing.
This unique and remarkable property is offered for sale with all antique and vintage décor which has been painstakingly sourced from around the world. The luxurious furnishings and fabrics are also included in the sale making this an excellent investment opportunity or second home.
The property has recently undergone complete renovation and now provides phenomenal living space. A high standard of traditional and eco-friendly materials have been used throughout, blending original features with superb antique and vintage finishes, mixing traditional tones with a contemporary twist.
No expense has been spared in bringing this stunning period home back to life and now offers classical and chic living space with exacting attention to detail inside and out.
Grand entrance hall with period fanlight over door and original mahogany staircase leading to all levels which are beautifully presented over four floors.
On the garden level of the house is a stunning custom-built kitchen/living/dining room, LED ceiling lighting and solid oak herringbone flooring run throughout this level adding style and functionality to this generous space which is the heart of the house and an excellent space for entertaining. Door leading to a level landscaped south facing garden and wide west facing bay window to front. Integral appliances to kitchen area with dishwasher, integral hob, under oven, full height fridge freezer, LED counter lights, antiquated mirrored splash backs, butcher block solid work surfaces and LED ceiling lighting.
Living/dining area with exposed brick period working fireplace, perfect to warm by after a trip to the beach. Old school style radiator.
Large laundry/utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Laura Ashley ceramic floor tiling, low flush period style w.c. gas combination boiler and solid butcher block work surfaces.
Vault room under front stairs, perfect for a wine cellar.
Spacious ground floor reception room/bedroom four with wide plank original floorboards, period open and working exposed brick fireplace, the ideal place to warm by on a winters night. Double height ceilings, period coving and picture rail. Large west facing bay window, custom built shelving and cupboards to recess. Herbert Terry style fitted reading wall lights, with brushed steel on/off wall plates. Original antique ships search light to ceiling. Old school style radiator.
Generous ground floor bedroom three with sea grass flooring, exposed period brick fireplace, double height ceiling and window with views directly over south facing gardens. Boutique en-suite shower room with antique style shower fittings, floor to ceiling ceramic tiling and ceramic tiled flooring. Corner wash hand basin with mixer tap and chrome waste. Wall mounted bisque style radiator, LED ceiling lights and brushed steel wall switches. Original antique ships search pendant light to ceiling. Old school style radiator.
Convenient ground floor cloak room with period style low flush w.c, wash hand basin, half height ceramic tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor and frosted window to rear. Feature antique ships pendant lighting.
Taking the stripped and polished mahogany staircase to the upper floors, the first floor has a spectacular feature bathroom and shower room. Underfloor heating, Laura Ashley ceramic tiled floor, period roll top bath with claw ball feet, central telephone style mixer taps and shower attachment. Period style wash hand basin, period style low flush w.c. Sizeable walk in shower, full height ceramic tiling with large waterfall shower head and antique style fittings. Original period storage cupboard, original period exposed brick fireplace. Large frosted south facing window to rear. Led ceiling spotlights and period cast iron radiator with heated towel rail.
Landing area with stripped and polished floors, space for desk, large south facing rear picture window flooding the hallways with light. Original 1930’s bomb proof Holophane lighting throughout the hallways with brushed steel on/off wall plates. Old school style radiator.
First floor bedroom two with two large picture windows to west elevation, stripped and polished floors, original period fireplace, original period storage cupboard, antique polished metal ships pendant lighting. Old school style radiator.
Turning staircase to second floor. Sea grass flooring to staircase, polished steel handrail, loft storage cupboard. LED ceiling lighting.
Master bedroom suite with boutique en-suite shower room with antique style shower fittings, floor to ceiling ceramic tiling and ceramic tiled flooring. Chrome wall mounted bisque style radiator, LED ceiling lights and brushed steel wall switches. Corner wash hand basin with mixer tap and chrome waste. Period style low flush w.c. Two Velux widows to front, picture window to rear overlooking gardens from bedroom and frosted window to rear in en-suite. Eaves storage space. Sea grass flooring and LED directional lighting.
To the rear of the property is a large mature large level landscaped south facing garden which is an oasis of calm and perfect for entertaining and enjoying the late summer evenings. To the front of the property there is a hard standing patio area.
Located in one of Hastings most desirable and sought after residential enclaves Hastings town is close by and Artist open houses run through the spring months, along with summer fairs, street parties and almost weekly festivals.
Looking for an evening out? The Electric Cinema in Old Town is great as is Kino-Teatr, which houses an independent cinema, theatre, the Baker-Mamonova Gallery, bar and a Lebanese restaurant. It rubs shoulders with great local wine bars and award-winning pubs and restaurants (try The Crown, Penbuckles, Judges, Queens Deli, The St Leonard, Dragon Bar and St Clements). Excellent local shops in Old Town with a variety of independent retailers. Close by in St Leonards there are many places specialising in vintage furniture/lighting and clothing on Kings Road and Norman Road. Superb cafés like Fika and Sea Kale serve great drinks and food, using locally sourced ingredients, including fish caught that day from the fishing beach and prize-winning world-class wines from the many vineyards nearby.
Hastings railway station is close by with direct links to London Charing Cross and Victoria (1hr, 30 mins) and Brighton (accessible within 50 mins), perfect for commuters.
Hastings has the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, known as the Stade. The ruins of the castle built by William the Conqueror lie at the top of West Hill and offer wonderful views of the area and Channel. The steepest funicular railway in Britain takes passengers from the Old Town up to the castle. At the top of the East Hill funicular, situated near the fishing beach, is the Country Park, one of Hastings and St Leonards' many fine green spaces.
Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits next to the fishing beach in Hastings' historic Old Town. Home to a revolving selection of the Jerwood Collection's twentieth- and twenty-first century art, it also holds several major exhibitions a year, showcasing the best of modern art: recently Picasso's work from Lee Miller's nearby Farley Farm House and celebrated figurative artist Paula Rego's first major British exhibition in ten years were shown there.
The Coastal Cultural Trail, which you can walk or bike, links the Jerwood to two acclaimed galleries, Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion and Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery.
There are many other attractions in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, both architectural and cultural. The fantastic Hastings Pier (recently named Pier of the Year and winner of the highly prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize) hosts numerous live gigs and shows; it is an iconic place to visit, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and The Clash having played there. The town also hosts the Hastings Half Marathon, the Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings Beer Festival, Coastal Currents, the Old Town Carnival and three seafood festivals. This year it launches its first literary festival. All are within walking distance of the property.
A vibrant place to live, Hastings has stunning architecture, historical and cultural resonance and a beautiful open coastline.