Angel House is an iconic and rare whole Regency townhouse on Brighton and Hove seafront. Built in the 1820s, this exceptional, Grade I listed house in Brunswick Terrace was one of the first properties designed by renowned Regency architect, Charles Busby. Along with others in this terrace, the house was used as a showhouse for the rest of the Brunswick Estate. As a result, the house includes unique Regency decorative features not found in other homes on the development. The proportions and architectural detail encapsulate the fashions of the Regency era, hinting at extravagance and the desire and capacity for formal entertaining.
Angel House has enjoyed an interesting history; its custodians include Z Cars actress, Sidonie Bond, who lived in the house in the 1970s, and author, Nigel Richardson, who wrote Breakfast in Brighton while living at the property in the late 90s. The current owner first rented the house, using it as a creative community space, before buying it and painstakingly restoring it over a three-year period. The property has since hosted weddings, editorial photo shoots and elements of the Brighton Festival. This carefully restored property is a piece of Brighton’s history, offering the combination of architectural heritage, voluminous internal space, sea views and beautifully presented interiors.
The raised ground and upper floors of the property afford splendid principal reception spaces and an impressive principal bedroom suite, characterised by generous ceiling heights and floor to ceiling windows that maximise the sea view. There is access from the kitchen down to the courtyard garden, which can also be accessed at lower ground level. On the upper floors there are four further double bedrooms, two shower rooms and a bathroom.
The lower ground floor of the property, which has its own access, is on a separate lease and is currently arranged as four flats, each with its own council tax and services. There are currently let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies. The lower ground floor area has direct access into the courtyard garden from the communal corridor. There are two store rooms at lower ground floor level, which are useful for bikes and bulky items.
Phillippa Dalby-Welsh of Savills says: “Angel House is not only an historic and stylish home in one of the best locations in Brighton, it also offers the flexibility to both live and potentially generate an income from the lower ground floor. This is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire such a beautiful, iconic and rare whole Regency townhouse on Brighton and Hove seafront – with the sea views making living here a daily pleasure.”
Angel House is located in the Brunswick Town Conservation Area, on the old boundary between Brighton and Hove, most clearly marked by the King Edward Peace Statue which straddles the border and is visible from the windows of Angel House. Brighton beach is immediately opposite the property, with numerous cafes and places to sit and enjoy the sea views and city backdrop. Within half a mile of the property there is a plethora of coffee shops, supermarkets, restaurants and boutiques. The popular shopping districts of The Lanes and North Laine are within 1.2 miles of the property. Brighton Station, which is approximately 1.2 miles from Angel House, has services to London Victoria and London Bridge from 60 minutes, via Gatwick Airport.
Brighton and Hove is a thriving seaside city, with a rich tapestry of interesting architecture and superb educational and lifestyle opportunities. It is a vibrant centre for culture, creativity, education, the arts and entertainment. There is also an excellent range of highly regarded state and independent schools in the area.
Angel House, 1 Brunswick Terrace, is being marketed by Savills for a guide price of £3,550,000.