Denmark Villas, Hove

5 Bed House  Sold

5 3 3 £1,650,000
A stunning example of a substantial semi-detached Victorian Italianate villa, dating from circa 1876. Situated on a tree-lined boulevard within the Denmark Villas Conservation Area just moments from Hove train station and within easy reach of the seafront. Retaining many original features and having a versatile layout the property has original cornicing's, high ceilings and working fireplaces. Comprising three reception rooms, two studies, a kitchen breakfast room, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom. Furthermore the property enjoys a beautifully established private rear garden and large front garden with the potential for off-street parking, subject to necessary planning consents.


Denmark Villas is a prime residential address. Being found toward the lower quarter of the street this property is in our view one of the best situations in the street. This convenient location has a close proximity to Hove Station being just at the top of the road. Church Road, Hove's main thoroughfare with numerous shops, cafes and restaurants is just shy of 0.3 miles away; the seafront is situated just below that; Hove Park (40 acres) is 0.7 miles away and Hove Cricket Ground is just 0.5 miles in distance.


Approached via level ground, the property is set back from the street and boasts a low maintenance contemporary front garden, low walled with gated access. Mainly laid to shingle with an array of shrubs and bushes, there is a newly updated secured gated side access to the rear garden with ample room to the front. Steps rise to the wide original timber framed front door.


Once inside the property you are greeted with a large entrance vestibule that is adorned with the original decorative cornicing's and high ceilings that proceed throughout the property, this in turn gives access to the generously proportioned entrance hall. Laid to engineered oak flooring and leading onto to all ground floor level rooms, this space is a sign of the rest to come; a beautiful period home, retaining many original features and a layout that flows elegantly to suit family life and social gatherings.

With a large bay window the impressive living room has all the elements of grandeur over looking the treelined street and having full height panelled bifold doors that separate this space from the second reception room to the rear with three quarter height original sash windows. Both receptions enjoy open working fireplaces, period decorative cornicing's and present well as a dual living space.

At the end of the hall there sits an office, painted in a regency green with bespoke period style library shelving and a door that leads onto the rear garden.

Stairs leads down to the lower level which offers further living space to include a third reception room with a period drawing room feel; currently used as a dining room with large sash windows to the rear and an exposed brick decorative fireplace.

The kitchen/breakfast room is bright and spacious with a westerly aspect bay window and enjoys country kitchen styling; laid to stripped wood floors with a warm neutral palette and thoughtfully placed work stations with ample room for a breakfast table and chairs, and with a walk in larder. Comprising a range of timber units and Welsh dresser style cabinetry with a combination of wood block and granite work surfaces, and a central island/breakfast bar. There's space for a range style gas cooker with a concealed extractor fan, a large undermounted butler sink, integrated dishwasher and space for a large fridge freezer.

Adjacent, you'll find a useful separate utility room with a window to the south, work surface with inset stainless steel sink and drainer, space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, and ample room for the the drying/ironing of clothes. A further large boiler rooms sits next door and is a hidden gem in terms of size with a range of potential and possible uses.

Rear facing, there is a second, good size study to this level; carpeted with ample room for office furniture.

From the main entrance hall a grand turning staircase with original balustrade rises to the first floor landing that is flooded with natural light via a double height sash window to the side.

To this level there are two equal sized, generously proportioned double bedrooms- front and rear facing, along with a double guest room with En-suite. The principal bedroom enjoys direct access to the Jack & Jill family bathroom, also accessed from the main landing. Boasting underfloor heating and fully tiled with beautiful feature tiling to the double walk in shower surround; an effective reed wallpaper design. Comprising a lovely wide bathtub, a sink and vanity unit with large mirror over and double shaver socket, and a low level eco flush WC.

The guest room, is a double of neat proportions and has its own En-suite shower room, laid to slate tiles with walk in cubicle, hand wash basin and a low level WC.

A further turning staircase, in keeping with the original, rises to the second floor. Here resides two further double bedrooms, both enjoying ample natural light and eaves storage. A shower room services this level; laid to waterproof rubber flooring with a metro brick tiled surround and comprising a corner shower cubicle, with clever built in storage behind, a low level Eco flush WC and a pedestal wash basin.


Accessed via the ground floor study or lower ground hallway, a few steps lead you to a wonderfully mature rear garden. Retaining the original brick and flint stone wall with shingle pathways, this is sectional space with a quaint seating area and central lawn bordered with an array of well established plants trees and shrubs. There are manicured flowers beds and a large side return with ample built-in outside storage perfect for bikes, kayaks and similar.

Additional information

EPC rating: E
Internal Measurement: 278.2 Square metres / 2,995 Square feet
Tenure: Freehold
Council tax band: F
Parking zone: N

Property Details PDF

Denmark Villas, Hove

Branch Details

19 Richardson Road,
East Sussex. BN3 5RB

01273 746674