A hugely popular find in the past, this 1930s art deco house in Brighton, East Sussex is back up for sale and with a lower asking price.
The selling points of this Saltdean house are various, but top of the list comes the architecture itself and its position.
In terms of the first, this is a design that really does sell itself with all those curves and walls of glass, not to mention the odd period flourish across the exterior. Quite something.
As for location, well all that glazing means some wonderful views from its lofty position. Sea views in fact, which is always a bonus.
But note that the house isn’t entirely original. The agency describes this as a ‘beautifully restored’ art deco house and one that has been ‘extended and improved’ over the years and particularly by the current owners.
The purists might not like that, but the end result is impressive to these eyes. More space, more modern conveniences (which you probably want if this is going to be your family home) and within the ‘frame’ of a largely original art deco piece of architecture. Although not entirely original in terms of its bold shape. Personally, I love it.
Once inside, the selling point for me is the main reception space. Bright, open flexible and taking full advantage of the views beyond. A great place to hang out or party. It is definitely big enough for the latter if you like a gathering.
But there is plenty of space beyond that. The house effectively has an ‘upside-down’ layout as you might have guessed, with an entrance accessing a flexible family room space and beyond that, the integral garage.
Head up to the first floor and you get three bedrooms. The master bedroom is en-suite and also has a dressing room. The family bathroom is also on this floor.
The second floor hosts that large lounge/dining space and beyond that, a kitchen/breakfast room and a fourth bedroom.
Outside space, of course, which is described as ‘exotic’ by the agent, but you can perhaps be the judge of that. It is made up of ‘different pocket areas’, plus a secluded terrace for dining. It certainly looks a good size.
Fancy the place? When it first went up it did so with an asking price of £825,000. it has just returned to the market with a price of £750,000.
Images and details courtesy of Cubitt and West. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.