Pembroke Avenue, Hove

5 Bed House - Detached  Under Offer

5 2 3 £2,500,000
A rare opportunity to acquire a unique, substantial Edwardian house; the only detached property occupying a corner plot in one of Hove's most desirable tree-lined avenues. Beautifully presented, having been extensively and sympathetically renovated to enhance the integrity of the house, this elegant family home has also been impeccably designed throughout with the perfect blend of tasteful, period styling and modern living. With five bedrooms, two reception rooms, an office/craft room, a spacious kitchen breakfast room with separate utility room, two bathrooms with two additional cloakrooms. Enjoying significant wrap-around gardens; a well thought out space with a dedicated allotment and green house, as well as a standalone garage and off-street parking.


    Situated in a quiet, tree lined street, Pembroke Avenue is within a conservation area that preserves the period elegance and charm of this exceptional location with its wide range of Edwardian houses. This area reflects the status of wealthier individuals of the era and the properties here are varied in design but all are opulent, grand homes with ornate architecture, elegant proportions and intricate detailing; they were built to be admired, with this property being one of the first constructed, occupying a corner plot on the junction of Pembroke Avenue and Pembroke Crescent.

    The house is just 0.7 miles away from Hove station with two fast links to London each hour; the city centre of Brighton is five minutes by train, fifteen minutes away by bus or a pleasant walk along the Hove promenade and seafront, which is less than a ten minute walk to the South. Hove Museum and Art Gallery is around the corner in New Church Road, which offers numerous shops, cafes and restaurants.


    Externally, the property has beautiful bay fronted, red brick and tile hung elevations under a tiled roof, with a characterful corner turret, and admirable aesthetics. Internally, the property has undergone complete renovation, to include new plumbing, electrics and drainage, the restoration of walls, coving and ceiling mouldings. Where needed, new box bay sash windows have been made to match the existing windows which have all been serviced. New cast iron Ledbury radiators with nickel valves have been installed throughout.

    The property has an inviting atmosphere and is steeped in character which is complimented by a harmonious colour palette from the Paint & Paper Library and Farrow & Ball in keeping with the era and style of the property, highlighting the array of period features, restored solid woods floors and original tiling.

    Situated on a corner plot, the property is approached via a low walled, established, landscaped front garden with an Edwardian tiled pathway that leads to an original portico and timber framed front door that has bespoke, leaded light, stained glass window inserts.

    Upon entering the property, you will appreciate the grandeur and the meticulous attention to detail that has gone into the restoration and redecoration of this house. The generous entrance hall is laid to original Minton patterned tiles that extend into the ground floor cloakroom, with doors to all principle ground floor rooms and a wide, turning staircase with mahogony handrail and Roger Oats runner to the first floor.

    There are front and rear facing reception rooms; both with period marble fireplaces - the larger room fitted with a Charnwood burner and fench doors with access to the garden - both with leaded light stained glass windows to the surrounds and the original, restored solid wood flooring. A further bay fronted office/craft room has the original slate fireplace and a pleasant outlook to the tree-lined street.

    Having been extended to a period design using reclaimed Edwardian bricks, the kitchen is the centre piece of the house, with space to dine, entertain and direct access to the garden. The kitchen is bespoke, handmade by Alistair Fleming with oak cabinetry forming a clean run of base units and a central island topped with contrasting Caeserstone concrete work tops. With high-end Miele appliances including two ovens, an inset six ring gas hob, ceiling extractor, dishwasher, fridge and a Kohler under-mounted stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Laid to reclaimed wood floors, there is ample space to accommodate a 10+ seater table in front of the full width timber framed French doors that open onto the rear garden patio.

    A separate utility room has been created to meet washing and laundry needs.

    The ground floor cloakroom features a Lefroy Brooks wash basin with nickel taps and a matching high-level toilet, with fleur-di-lis obscured sash window.

    On to the first floor and situated at half landing level is the most stunning ornithological themed, original stained glass window that is almost ecclesiastic in style, and proportion. This level accommodates three generously proportioned double bedrooms, all with reclaimed period fireplaces. Bedroom two enjoys a walk-in dressing room with plumbing having been installed should one wish to convert this to an en-suite. Bedroom three is laid to Axminster 100% wool carpets.

    The box bay fronted family bathroom is simply stunning. Sat in front of the etched double fleur-de-lis sash window that floods the room with natural light, is a free-standing William Holland nickel bath with Lefroy Brooks nickel standpipes and shower mixer. There is a Drench crittal style shower enclosure with Douglas Watson handmade fish scale tiles in fabulous shades of green. A separate WC also services this level which still retains the original stained glass window and comprises a Thomas Crapper wash basin and high-level toilet with nickel waste pipes.

    There is a dedicated plant room providing easy access to heating and hot water equipment and controls that offer flexible, wireless management.

    A further turning staircase rises to the second floor, which is laid to Axminster 100% wool carpets throughout and accommodates two double bedrooms with built in storage and a second bathroom.

    The second family bathroom is laid to sleek monochrome ceramic tiles and comprises a contemporary white suite with a freestanding bath, corner shower cubicle, low level eco flush WC and a pedestal wash basin

    There is a fully floored loft to provide additional storage.


    The garden has been landscaped and designed to provide year-round interest and growing, with an array of evergreen, exotic and ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit bushes, wildflower and lawned areas. With a Yorkstone patio area and a raised decked sun terrace using reclaimed planks from the iconic Brighton West Pier and a pretty triangular pergola for shade; the garden is a beautiful tranquil haven. For the green fingered, there is an allotment area with raised vegetable plots built using reclaimed railway sleepers and a Swallow Jay green house, with automatic climate control.

    For the keen cyclist there is a secure Asguard metal bike store.

    There is a standalone garage with electrics and driveway that would accommodate a large family car - a valuable commodity in this area, also accessible from the garden.

    Additional information

    Education- closest schools:
    Primary: St Andrew's, Cottesmore, West Hove
    Secondary: Cardinal Newman and BHASVIC Sixth Form, Hove Park School and Sixth Form, West Hove
    Private: Brighton Girls, Brighton College, The Drive
    Prep School: St Christophers.

    Tenure: Freehold
    Designation: Pembroke and Princes Conservation Area
    Internal Area: 3,384 Square feet / 314 Square metres
    Parking Zone: R
    EPC rating: E

    Property Details PDF

    Pembroke Avenue, Hove

    Branch Details

    19 Richardson Road,
    East Sussex. BN3 5RB

    01273 746674