A beautiful, historic apartment has come up for sale just a stone’s throw from Brighton’s seafront. The pared-back property occupies the top two floors of a Grade II-listed Regency townhouse, which is part of a terrace of houses built circa 1846 by architect Thomas Cubitt (also known for his design of Eaton Square in London).
The home is currently owned by an interior designer, and the abundance of original features have been beautifully restored and married with contemporary touches.
Original features include tall glazed doors, which open onto a balcony with sea views, and wonderful floorboards throughout.
The light-filled apartment is access via a landing with a winding staircase that boasts its original handrail and delicate spindles.
The living room is on the first floor, and enjoys a healthy – and tasteful – splash of vintage style. A statement chandelier rubs shoulders with an ornate brass mirror, an antique sideboard, reclaimed rug and botanical-print accent chair.
The chic French doors flood the room with light and are framed by their original shutters.
For refined kitchen ideas, looks to this modern space, where smart blue-painted cabinetry lines the walls, visually grounding the white-tiled backsplash and cultured marble countertops (finished in a similar marble to the original fireplace surround in the living room).
Quirky art, low-hung ceiling pendants, botanical blinds and a rustic wooden kitchen table all add character and a warm, inviting ambience.
Bedroom ideas include a statement black closet, which bounces light around the room with a mirrored door.
Botanical art and a floral throw add an elegant vintage vibe to the space.
When it comes to the bathroom ideas, we love how the grey wall adds depth, while the heritage tiles inject color and pattern to the room along with a heritage feel.
Meanwhile, brass fittings and a marble vanity unit top add a splash of glamor.
This property is for sale via Inigo.
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Ruth Doherty is an experienced digital writer and editor specializing in interiors, travel and lifestyle. With 20 years of writing for national sites under her belt, she’s worked for the likes of Livingetc.com, Standard, Ideal Home, Stylist and Marie Claire as well as Homes & Gardens.
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