Dreamhomes - Aldwick
PUBLISHED: 15:54 16 December 2013 | UPDATED: 15:54 16 December 2013
Sussex boasts many beautiful and desirable properties. Here we pick two for your delectation. If you can afford it, either or both could be yours. If not, read on regardless – it’s time to dream!
£675,000. Pass through Aldwick’s exclusive leafy sea estate lanes into the Strange Gardens Estate and you may feel like you have entered a Miss Marple novel. The Estate was built in the 1930s by a wealthy London businessman to his specification, and originally included tennis courts, staff quarters and putting greens. It was the venue for many infamous parties.
The major portion of the original house was converted into separate apartments in the 1960s by E.A Chiverton Ltd. This property was originally set out over two levels as two apartments and our vendor has over the past few years remodelled the accommodation to suit their family’s needs. It now works as one dwelling with very versatile interiors. Alternatively, as there are two separate leases, the property could be reconfigured back to the lease plans, subject to planning.
The substantial interiors sit behind one of the most intriguing exteriors we have seen, being white with Moorish and Dutch influences. It’s obvious that this unique seafront home was built for socialising by its original owner and he couldn’t have picked a better spot. The communal garden leads right down to the beach!
Internally, the accommodation is spacious with a quirky layout. Step through the original front door into a welcoming entrance hall with a downstairs cloakroom. A grand original staircase rises to the first floor past period feature windows and a door through to an inner hall. To the rear of the ground floor is an incredibly spacious reception room with panoramic views over the garden and a beautiful fireplace. The room has been thoughtfully zoned with the inclusion of an internal iron staircase to the first floor which provides a focal separation. A downstairs shower room and a sun room lead from the reception. Back through the inner hallway and past the pantry is a wonderful kitchen/ diner with arched French doors to the garden and a range of country-style units and wall dresser.
To the first floor are some beautifully proportioned rooms currently set out as six bedrooms, two living rooms, two kitchens and three bathrooms. We believe that the top floor can be configured to suit a variety of uses for a large family or two generations living together. There are some interesting features like the internal dome to the upper reception room and the terraces from the upper hall and master bedroom suite. Throughout the property there is a wealth of storage which continues out into the gardens with an attached greenhouse and summer room. There is also the benefit of a double garage and a further single immediately off of the gravel drive.
Externally, there is a superb rear garden which sweeps around the west side of the property, being mainly laid to lawn with established planting and terraces from the rear of the ground floor.
Winkworth Worthing, 01903 216219