Cutting edge modern style with period charm and an attractive lawned garden. Central town position.
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This deceptively spacious Grade II listed townhouse has recently been stylishly refurbished and enlarged with great flair and attention to detail by the current owner who is an award winning architect. The property seamlessly blends cutting edge modern style with period charm. Internally the house provides light and interesting accommodation and much care and thought has been given to the original style of the house. The property has many lovely period features including a fireplace in the sitting room, exposed floor boards and sash windows. These features blend with reclaimed fittings which cleverly combine with stunning modern touches including a Nest remote heating system and a superb glazed wall with sliding door to the study.
From the High Street the front door opens into a brick paved passage leading to a small entrance courtyard with bin store and log store. Accessed from the courtyard is the stunning contemporary extension forming the open plan vaulted kitchen, dining room and family room. Clever use has been made of light to create a sense of space and the kitchen is fitted with stainless steel fronted units with polished concrete work surfaces and integrated appliances. The kitchen also includes a Smeg stainless steel range with two ovens and a six-ring gas burner. From the family room glazed doors give access to the enclosed landscaped garden which has a wide decked seating area with built-in seats to one side. Beyond the decked area the garden is lawned with a raised flowerbed to one side.
To the other end of the kitchen is the dining room which has a fully glazed wall and a glazed roof. A cloakroom, good sized study and a sitting room with a pretty fireplace and a further door to the High Street completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor there is a spacious principal bedroom with an adjacent dressing room, a further bedroom and a beautifully appointed shower room. The second floor provides a particularly spacious and flexible guest suite comprising bedroom with a freestanding roll top bath, a dressing room/sitting area and a shower room. The basement provides a cinema room and a store room.
134A High Street lies within the Conservation Area in a convenient and sought after elevated position on Lewes High Street. The mainline station is 0.4 mile from the property which provides a service to London (London Victoria about 68 minutes).
Lewes is a thriving county town situated in the South Downs National Park and has an excellent range of individual shops, restaurants and several supermarkets, together with many cultural and recreational facilities, including a new independent three-screen cinema. The South Downs National Park provides wonderful opportunities for walking and recreation. The city of Brighton and Hove is about 8 miles to the south west. The internationally renowned opera house, Glyndebourne, is about 3 miles to the east. The A27 lies a short distance to the south of Lewes, and provides fast access to the A23/M23, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network. There are an excellent range of state and private schools in the area.
From our office, proceed up the High Street, passing the War Memorial on the right. Proceed through the next two sets of traffic lights and having passed the Shelleys Hotel on the right, the property is the second house on the right.Read all
- An exquisitely restored and extended Grade II listed town house
- Stylishly refurbished and enlarged with great flair and attention to detail
- The property seamlessly blends cutting edge modern style with period charm
- Stunning 27' open plan vaulted kitchen, dining and family room
- Basement providing a cinema and a store room
- Enclosed landscaped garden with a wide decked seating area
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