House Design

Inside an elegant, historic apartment – with vintage charm – on Brighton's seafront

This home is the ultimate in pared-back chic...

white living room with statement art
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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.

white hallway with chandelier

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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. 

white living room with vintage style

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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.

bright, white living room

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white living room

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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).

white kitchen with blue cabinets

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Quirky art, low-hung ceiling pendants, botanical blinds and a rustic wooden kitchen table all add character and a warm, inviting ambience.

white kitchen with blue cabinets

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white living room with fireplace and art

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Bedroom ideas include a statement black closet, which bounces light around the room with a mirrored door.

white bedroom with botanical art

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Botanical art and a floral throw add an elegant vintage vibe to the space.

vintage style white bedroom

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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.

white bathroom with encaustic tile flooring

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Meanwhile, brass fittings and a marble vanity unit top add a splash of glamor.

hallway with round mirror

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This property is for sale via Inigo.

Ruth Doherty

Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.