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Hello Readers It’s October already? Well, the days may be getting colder but the wonderful world of property is as hot as ever! With all the nerves and anticipation of launching inaugural edition out of the way (we had some fantastic feedback, and we hoped you enjoyed it too) a very warm welcome to the October edition of Abode Magazine, brought to you by Brand Vaughan. City pride is at an all-time high with the announcement that Brighton & Hove was voted the “happiest place to live” (as if there were any doubt) last month, beating Leicester and Portsmouth to claim the title. Unsurprisingly, this has and will continue to spark increased activity within out-oftown buyers, looking to take advantage of the renowned eclectic lifestyle of the city. Also Brand Vaughan are proud to announce our highest value sale in 2017, an absolutely stunning eight-bedroom grade II listed Georgian home in Rottingdean (featured last month on page 12) – as mentioned then, the home has a very artistic and creative past, once serving as home to Sir Roderick Jones and author Enid Bagnold. On to this month’s issue featuring some of our best properties this year! On page 4 we highlight the sleek

and stylish Stoneham Road, a three-bedroom townhouse designed by award-winning London architects, John Kerr associates. Meanwhile on page 11 we showcase Pembroke Avenue, known for its beautiful architecture and tree-lined surroundings. As always, you’ll find all of our properties for sale and to let from page 12. We have some great editorial this month too as one of our professional copywriters, Bryony Dunseith, shares her unique experiences as she goes home to home with notepad in hand. In a busy month for our editor, Samantha Harman sits down for an interview with Brighton’s own “Mr Gay Europe” who shares his thoughts about winning the title and loving our city, while later in the issue you can read her review of popular seafront restaurant ‘The Salt Room’. Interiors columnists Stephen Anderson and Andrew Allen from Papillon Living reveal how to accentuate your living space during the colder months and we take an in-depth look at the Queens Park area, we have a fantastic issue of Abode in store. As always we value your feedback and suggestions and hope you enjoy our October issue.

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The garden is a tranquil city oasis and, while it is south- facing, the shade of the pear tree and mature planting ensure it stays cool in the height of summer. There is a decked seating area and a paved patio providing a safe place for children to play. For sun worshippers, there is also a roof terrace which is a real sun trap, so you get the best of both worlds. Walnut stairs lead the way to the first floor where there are two generous double bedrooms with exposed brick walls and gracious arched windows adding drama and character; juxtaposed with the sleek finish of the family bathroom and en suite. In here you’ll find a contemporary freestanding bathtub – the ideal retreat after a long day. (or two). The main living area spans the entire second floor with the gleaming kitchen sitting centrally making it an ultimately sociable space with a formal dining area and sitting room on either side. While entertaining, you can chat to your guests as you cook and a corner seating area has been built

in to maximise the space further. The integrated appliances include a fridge freezer, dishwasher, twin electric oven and a gas hob which has been inlaid to the wood effect worktops. A stairway with glass balustrades takes you to the third-floor mezzanine level from which you gain almost panoramic views along the coast to the south and over the cityscape to the north. Glass panelling gives an illusionary sense that you are on a floating platform while allowing the natural light to flow between the floors and double doors lead out to the roof terrace. It is seconds away from the ‘outstanding’ West Hove Primary School; within catchment for three highly sought-after secondary schools; and has excellent transport links from both Aldrington and Hove Stations as well as the A23/ A27 so this magnificent home is sure to attract the attentions of many.


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ueens Park is a highly sought-after location, that lies to the east of central Brighton, north of Kemp Town and south-east of Hanover. It is largely made up of Victorian terraced houses, with a smaller number of detached and semi-detached properties. There are also a number of low-rise blocks of modern flats. The area is perfect for growing families, as it’s surrounded by fantastic schools, including OFSTED awarding winning, St Luke’s Primary. It is also relatively close to the many secondary schools, with a regular and reliable bus service. Being only a stone’s throw from the beach and town centre are great advantages. You’re close to all that Brighton has to offer, without any of the usual noisy disturbances. However, if you don’t feel like venturing too far afield, the area has many independent shops and gastro pubs on offer that cater for a variety of tastes.

Queens Park is imbued with a wonderful sense of community that is synonymous with Brighton. This is one of its most appealing attributes. Due to it being a family area, the residents go that extra mile to support and look out for one another. There is a myriad of events organised in the park and by local schools throughout the year, so any new arrivals will make new friends and settle in quickly. You’re sure to fall in love with this wonderful segment of Brighton and Hove.

A message from our Kemp Town office: “Here at the Brand Vaughan Kemp Town office we have noticed a huge increase in demand for properties in the Queens Park area due to the excellent local schools and strong community vibe. Having sold some of the most attractive homes in the vicinity, we have established ourselves as top selling agent in the area, pulling on strong ties with many of the local institutions such as Brighton College and St Luke’s School. What’s more, given the position of our office between St Luke’s and

Brighton College we are best placed to deal with properties at all ends of the spectrum from smaller flats to large detached houses. If you would like to see if you have benefitted from the sharp increase in property prices in the area, we are out within the community valuing properties every day and would be more than happy to stop by at your convenience.”

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At the heart is the park itself. Set in a sheltered valley, Queens Park is a gorgeous green space, enjoyed by families and dog walkers alike. There are designated areas and on any given day, you will find younger children playing in the fenced off playground, while mums and dads converse over cups of coffee and home-made cake from the park café. Dogs play, running freely on a large expanse of grass, their owners engaging in friendly chat. Walk through another fenced off area and you will discover a beautifully maintained miniature lake, teeming with wildlife. The resident geese are a magnificent spectacle as they meander in and out of the water minding their own business. This area is off-limits to dogs and is the perfect setting to enjoy a picnic or play ball games. The park attracts many residents and is a wonderful environment in which to convene during all seasons.

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exceptional edwardian WILBURY CRESCENT, BN3 £1,000,000 - £1,100,000

2 LIVING ROOMS | 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS | 2100 SQ. FT.

Generous room proportions, bespoke contemporary design and a wealth of period features greet you when you enter this beautiful family home. It stands on a tree-lined crescent in central Hove, and while it is quintessentially Edwardian, it has been renovated using the finest quality materials and workmanship to bring it into the 21st Century. With two vast reception rooms; including the exceptional kitchen and dining room extension, plus four large double bedrooms, it is the perfect home for families of all ages. The Mediterranean garden is a treat for the senses, and is wonderfully private due to the its lush green borders, and has ample space for entertaining and for children to play. For commuters, Hove Station is an easy stroll, as are some of the cleanest beaches on the coast, and with so many outstanding schools in catchment, this house is sure to coveted by many.

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historical Seafront GALLERY FLAT, MARINE PARADE, BN2 £900,000

2 LIVING ROOMS | 3 BEDROOMS | 2114 Sq Ft

October 2017

This spectacular apartment with astounding views of the sea is in a gracious Regency building which between 1867 and 1882 was lived in by the Art Collector Captain Henry Hill. With stunning original features including the glass dome lanterns installed in the roofs to light the Captains’ sculpture collection, this Grade 1 listed home has recently been beautifully renovated by Lucy Walters and documented by Channel 4.

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private paradise BRAMBLE COTTAGE, BEACON HILL, BN2 £800,000 OIRO

2 LIVING ROOMS | 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS | 1,534 sq ft

Frank Lloyd Wright observed that “Hill and house should live together, each happier for the other” and this stylish three- bedroom home does just that, nestling into the landscape with a spacious garden to the south and terraces wrapping around the building creating garden “rooms” to explore. Inside, this serene home offers easy one level living driven by a family friendly ethos, the deceptively simple design balancing quiet privacy with social spaces. A detached studio with garden views and glimpses of the Downs is tucked away and there’s a garage nearby, as there is vehicular access for the residents along the footpath in front of this unique house, which is bordered by a nature reserve. You can walk to the local shop and beach, and although it feels a million miles from the stresses of the city, this peaceful retreat is only 10 minutes from central Brighton and 5 from the popular schools, cafes and seafront of Rottingdean Village.

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exquisite design CARDEN AVENUE, BN1 £800,000 - £850,000

2-3 LIVING ROOMS | 5 BEDROOMS | 2276 sq ft

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Perfectly positioned on a popular crescent road in Patcham stands this exquisitely styled and fully refurbished five-bedroom family home. Built in the 1929, it has the space and light that this period affords, and this has been combined with contemporary design so the finish is exemplary. Ideal for entertaining, this substantial home has been extended to create a vast and versatile open plan reception space, which is cleverly zoned for family time too. This opens to the glorious garden which has been expertly landscaped and planted for easy maintenance and colour throughout the year, and residing at the far end is a summer house, which is both aesthetically pleasing and versatile for use all year round. For commuters, Preston Park Station is an easy stroll; the A23/A27are accessible in minutes; and there are several favoured schools within catchment. With generous proportions, an exceptional interior, and set within a fantastic, family friendly community, this home is sure to be coveted by many.

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effortless elegance CHANCTONBURY ROAD, BN3 £800,000 - £850,000

2 LIVING ROOMS | 4 BEDROOMS | 1690 SQ. FT.

Peacefully positioned on a quiet no-through road close to Seven Dials, stands this deceptively spacious, four-bedroom family home. Built in the late Victorian era, it holds a wealth of period features, and the ceilings soar in the generously proportioned rooms. The interior is stylish and modern whilst remaining faithful to the period, and it is beautifully light due to its east/west orientation. It has been extended both up and out to provide versatile and comfortable living spaces for any growing family, and its proximity to several popular schools, parks, and two mainline stations, mean this house would be desirable to many. This is a highly favoured and attractive area, with a vibrant local community, so this house needs to be seen to be admired.

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bespoke beauty GRANTHAM ROAD, BN1 £800,000

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2-3 LIVING ROOMS | 4 BEDROOMS | 1487 Sq Ft

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Created with a passion for interior design, and a clearly refined eye for colour and current trends, this exceptional Victorian home is immediately impressive. Beautiful period features have been thoughtfully combined with raw, industrial and contemporary materials, and the result is exemplary. Featured in design magazines, the kitchen is the heart of this home, and it opens fully to a private, landscaped rear garden. There are also four double bedrooms and two reception rooms so it provides the perfect balance for family life and sophisticated entertaining. Perfectly positioned with an open aspect to the south, you gain sea views from the upper floors, and these are framed by graciously wide windows in perfectly proportioned rooms. It is also within seconds of the ‘outstanding’ Downs Infant and Junior Schools; within catchment for three highly sought after secondary schools; and has excellent transport links from London Road and Brighton Stations.

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victorian dream HOWARD PLACE, BN1 £775,000

2 LIVING ROOMS | 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS | 1085 sq ft

An exceptional, sensitive design has transformed this spacious three bedroom property into a beautiful, light filled yet practical home, whilst keeping the character of the Victorian house. The high quality of finish extends even into the landscaped south west garden which is also unusually stylish. In the exclusive West Hill CA, this quiet home is ideal for those who need to commute as Brighton Station is around the corner, and for those who need a car, it is rare to find off-street parking. Within walking distance of the chic shopping, theatres and café culture of both North Laine and 7 Dials, this luxury home is also close to popular schools, parks and the beach, so it will appeal to sociable couples, trendsetting families and central investors.

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light heart ST JAMES AVENUE, BN2 £760,000,- £785,000

1-2 LIVING ROOMS | 3-4 BEDROOMS | 1379 sq ft

Minutes from the sea and the fashionable St James Street, light streams through this beautiful double fronted three/four bedroom house on a popular tree lined Avenue. The sunny garden becomes part of a stunning family and entertaining space over an entire floor, and as both the Regency heart of the City and the station are within easy reach this bright property is perfect as a home, rental investment or even for luxury weekends!

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classic family ST KEYNA AVENUE, BN3 £700,000 - £725,000

2 LIVING ROOMS | 3BEDROOMS | 1385 SQ. FT.

Brought back to its former glory in recent years, this generous, semidetached house has been fully renovated both inside and out, and it stands on a popular road, close to the coast in West Hove. It has a sunny east/west orientation, and the interior is a stylish blend of original features and contemporary design. While the kitchen and dining room have already been opened to span the rear of the house, with doors opening to the walled rear garden, there is still potential to extend into the sizable loft space. Ideal for families, there are several popular schools and parks within walking distance, and for those who commute, Portslade Station and the A23 are easily accessible. This has been a much-loved family home which has been beautifully maintained by the current owners, and being so favourably located, it is sure to be coveted by many.

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glamorous penthouse QUEENS PARK VILLAS, BN2 £650,000 - £700,000

1 LIVING ROOMS | 2 BEDROOMS | 1052 Sq Ft

October 2017

Seriously luxurious, this two bedroom, split level penthouse is the crowning jewel of a sensitive development of a magnificent Grade II listed Villa designed by Charles Barry and set in manicured grounds facing the 15 acres of Queens Park. Quiet and bright you feel a world away from the stresses of the city although you are in fact just a stone’s throw from the beach and a short walk away from the shops and restaurants of St James Street and the Georgian Lanes. The Law Courts, Hospitals and the station are nearby as are good schools, including the award winning Brighton College, and with allocated parking this is a tempting gem for home seekers, weekenders and central investors.

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glorious goldstone ELIZABETH AVENUE, BN3 £650,000 - £700,000

1 LIVING ROOM | 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS | 1489 sq ft

Perfectly positioned on a quiet tree lined road near Hove Park, stands this exquisitely styled and fully refurbished four-bedroom family home. Beautifully designed, the interior would not look out of place in Ideal Homes, and it has been extended both up and out to create a sensational master bedroom suite with far-reaching sea views, and vast and versatile open plan reception room. This is the perfect space for both entertaining and family time, providing the perfect balance between modern luxury and home comforts and it opens to the tranquil, west facing garden. For commuters, Hove Station is just 20 minutes away on foot; the A23/A27are accessible in minutes; and there are several favoured schools within catchment. With generous proportions, an exceptional interior, and set within a fantastic, family friendly community, this home is sure to attract many.

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family entertaining FOREDOWN DRIVE, BN41 £650,000 - £675,000

2 LIVING ROOMS | 5 BEDROOMS | 1948 sq ft

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Set in a leafy suburb on the western edge of the city, this incredibly spacious family home provides ample space for any growing family. With five double bedrooms, two bathrooms and two generous reception rooms it is ideal for those with older children who will also benefit from the excellent transport links into the city, and the closeproximity of several popular schools. The rooms are open and bright; flowing into each other for seamless entertaining, and from the upper two floors you gain sea views, reminding you just how close to the coast you are. For those who commute, you can be out onto the A27/ A23 in minutes, and while there is certainly a ‘village’ feel here, with a friendly local community and The South Downs nearby, you are still well connected. The house also boasts a sunny and sizable rear garden, a detached garage, and private off street parking for up to three cars, making it the perfect home for families of all ages.

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bowled over INNINGS HOUSE, BN3 £650,000 OIEO

1 OPEN PLAN LIVING / KITCHEN ROOM | 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS | 1076 SQ. FT.

With modernist architecture, floor to ceiling windows, and with only nine generous apartments, this new development feels exclusive and luxurious. The contemporary interiors have been created using only the finest materials, with flowing open plan layouts, just perfect for entertaining. This sizable three-bedroom apartment resides on the first floor and enjoys views across the historic County Cricket Ground from its west facing full width sun terrace. It also has a secure allocated underground parking space, and is just a short stroll from Hove’s clean beaches and lawns. The fashionable shops, bars and restaurants of Church Road are also within walking distance, so this apartment would suit those looking for a vibrant and glamorous life by the sea.

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fast laine QUEENS GARDENS, BN1 £650,000

1-2 LIVING ROOMS | 2-3 BEDROOMS | 1,036 Sq Ft

October 2017

Fashionably located on the edge of the North Laine, this three bedroom Victorian house continues on trend inside with bright, sociable rooms, high ceilings and blonde floors. Just a short hop from Brighton station, the fabulous shops and restaurants of North Laine are on the doorstep and the beach is also nearby. Far bigger inside than it looks, this chic home’s large enough to live in comfortably, although with a private patio, it’s also ideal for weekends or holiday lets.

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classic charm ROCK GROVE, BN2 £650,000

1-2 LIVING ROOMS | 3-4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS | 1,128 sq ft

Exceptionally bright and stylish this Georgian style modern home has a south facing patio and luxurious finish. Near the beach, local shops, cafes and restaurants cater to your every need, the Marina with its health club and cinemas is within walking distance and the Lanes are five minutes by cab. Close to bus routes to the city centre and station, life’s easy for home seekers or weekenders, and investors will like its proximity to the hospital, park and schools.

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immaculate style ST. LUKES TERRACE, BN2 £650,000

2 LIVING ROOMS | 4 BEDROOMS | 1221 SQ. FT.

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Impeccable inside and out, this beautifully decorated four bedroom home with a sunny landscaped garden combines a stylish, sociable design with quiet family bedrooms, and with a private study, it’s ideal for those who work from home. Fully refurbished with an exacting standard of finish, this house in a popular conservation area is ready to move into and for those searching for a family home, a good primary is opposite and Queen’s Park, with a playground, tennis courts and café is around the corner. Close to several bus routes, you’d all have a degree of independence and the cultural heart of the city is easy to reach, although the relaxed café culture, shops and beaches of Kemp Town are just a short walk. For those who love the outdoors, the Marina and the Downs are readily accessible and for professionals and investors, the two hospitals, Amex and law courts are just minutes away and the station is about a 15-minute bus ride.

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glamorous lifestyle FRESHFIELD ROAD, BN2 £650,000

1 LIVING ROOMS | 5 BEDROOMS | 1403 Sq Ft

Step into a glamorous lifestyle in this stylish five-bedroom house with a big sunny garden, a summer house and sea views. Ideal for families as it’s close to the beach and Queen’s Park’s playground and café, you can also walk to good primary schools. For professionals, the city and station are easy to reach and for leisure, the bohemian Kemp Town Village is a stroll. Central investors will like its proximity to the Lanes, Amex, law courts and hospitals.

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inner sanctum 2 EASTERN TERRACE, BN2 £630,000

1 LIVING ROOM | 3-BEDROOMS | 1,136 sq ft

October 2017

In one of Brighton’s finest Regency seafront terraces, this stylish three bedroom apartment is unusually quiet and has its own private courtyard. You can walk to the relaxed café culture of Kemp Town Village or to the Marina from this Grade II listed home and buses go into the city and station. With the Lanes and theatres 5 minutes by cab, this chic apartment opposite the beach and near the hospital and schools will interest home seekers, weekenders and investors.

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stunning renovation WESTDENE DRIVE, BN1 £600,000 OIEO

2 LIVING ROOMS | 4 BEDROOMS | 1480 sq ft

Beautifully refurbished to exceptional standards, this four-bedroom house is also ideally located for families; close to favoured schools and with excellent transport links both in and out of the city. Raised up on the hill in Westdene and with far reaching views, this home is perfectly positioned between the bustling city and the countryside. Inside, the rooms are generously proportioned and bright; perfect to balance family life with entertaining. During summer, the sizable garden caters for both. The sensational skyscapes and vistas can also be enjoyed from the sunny terrace to the front, and below this is a private garage with a driveway, so parking is never an issue. This house offers space, light and contemporary style in abundance, and the finish is exemplary so you can move straight in with ease. With so many attractive features, and a favoured location, this stunning family home is sure to be coveted by many.

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luxury seaside OCEAN HEIGHTS, BN2 £575,000 - £600,000

1 LIVING ROOM | 2 BEDROOMS | 973 sq ft

Ready to party with sea views from its glamorous roof terrace, this two bedroom apartment by architects “Bold Design” sets a high standard of luxury rarely seen on the market. With secure parking and a high tech but ecologically sensitive ethos, this exclusive complex is in a sought after location close to the beach, the Marina and local shops, and as the Lanes are just five minutes by cab and the station is easy to reach, all eyes are on this fabulous property.

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immaculate style TERMINUS PLACE, BN1

GUIDE PRICE £550,000 - £575,000 1-2 LIVING ROOMS | 2-3 BEDROOMS | 998 SQ. FT.

Ideal for commuters, this chic two/three bedroom Victorian cottage is just a stroll from the station. With lots of character, there is a family friendly ethos behind the creative design resulting in an elegant and social house which, most unusually for this fantastic location midway between the fashionable Dials and Queen’s Road, has a private walled garden, facing south for the sun.

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seaside panorama PRINCE OF WALES COURT, BN3 £550,000

1 LIVING ROOM | 3 BEDROOMS | 929 sq ft

October 2017

Bright and spacious, this well-presented three bedroom apartment resides on the second floor of an attractive and modern purpose built development on Hove Seafront. Facing west it enjoys lovely seascape views from the living room, bedrooms and the balcony. The concertina roofs of the city’s iconic beach huts, silhouetted against the sparkling sea, line the promenade; a joy to walk in the summer where a plethora of cafes, bars and restaurants await. This apartment also boasts two bathrooms, a secure parking space, bike storage, and has a share of the freehold. It is perfectly suited to professional sharers, investors and downsizers alike - or anyone looking for that quintessential Hove lifestyle with a property to match.

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Contemporary living PAVILION POINT, BN1

GUIDE PRICE £500,000 - £550,000 1 LIVING ROOM | 2 BEDROOMS | 879 SQ. FT.

Challenging the perception that period buildings should only be restored, this two bedroom second floor apartment in a converted 1920’s Lyons Tea house opposite the Royal Pavilion retains its gracious proportions but has state of the art fittings creating an exceptionally glamorous living and entertaining space.

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exquisite panorama WOODBOURNE AVENUE, BN1 £500,000 - £525,000

2 LIVING ROOMS | 3 BEDROOMS | 947 Sq Ft

Set in the heart of leafy Patcham, just minutes from several popular schools, parks and the city, stands this exceptional, semi-detached home. It has been completely renovated both inside and out to create a contemporary space, balancing family time and sophisticated entertaining. Light pours in through vast windows on all sides, framing the most exquisite views across the rolling hills of the South Downs and there is parking for up to four cars in the garage and on the drive with an electric gate. With three stunning bedrooms, two generous reception rooms and a delightful wrap around garden this glamorous chalet-house stands out from the rest, so it is sure to attract the attentions of many.

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seaside splendour BELGRAVE PLACE, BN2 ÂŁ3500.00 pcm

2 LIVING ROOMS | 6 BEDROOMS | 3,104 sq ft

The beautiful Regency facades which line the seafront, have become as iconic in the city as the Pier and the Pavilion. Beautifully restored to the highest standards, by those with a clearly refined and artistic eye, they have retained all of its ornate period detailing, and combined it beautifully with contemporary design. Wooden floors, designer walls, marbles fireplaces and shuttered windows are a feature throughout, providing a polished and stylistic finish. Hand built units topped with white Corian complement the room, and the range cooker, dishwasher and fridge freezer are provided. There are 6 bedrooms in total; all of equal beauty and style, and the four bathrooms come in a range of chic styles; two with wet room style showers and gleaming tiles, and two with bathtubs. Outside there is also a west facing patio for quiet moments when the beach is just too crowded.

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contemporary vision PALMEIRA AVENUE, BN3 ÂŁ2250.00 pcm

1 LIVING ROOM | 3 BEDROOMS | 1152 sq ft

October 2017

This sophisticated, low-rise development resides on an attractive tree lined road in central Hove, and this stunning, three-bedroom apartment has pride of place on the top (2nd) floor with a westerly orientation. It is presented to an exceptional standard throughout with generous room proportions and a sleek, modern finish, and has a private parking space - a real premium in this part of the city. You enter into a broad hallway where wooden floors in walnut tones lead into each of the rooms. The living room is a fantastic size with ample space for a corner suite and a formal dining area which can be relocated on the sizable west-facing balcony during summer. Conveniently nearby, the kitchen is fully fitted with cream gloss units and all appliances, and has a breakfast bar for less formal occasions, making it another sociable space.

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first class FIRST AVENUE, BN3 £1350.00 pcm

1 LIVING ROOM | 2 BEDROOMS | 817 sq ft

Raised up on the second floor of a striking, cream gault brick townhouse, is this immaculate and stylish, two bedroom flat. It is a beautiful blend of original features with a contemporary palette and design, and the high ceilings and large sash windows ensure it feels wonderfully spacious and bright. The generous living room has wooden floors, stripped and varnished in honey tones, and these flow throughout the apartment for unity. The wide bay looks out to attractive architecture, and obliquely down to the sea to the east, whilst the rear wall is open to the modern fitted kitchen, which is visually separate due to a breakfast bar. This is lit from above by two industrial style pendant lights, and there’s seating which make it a social space for informal dining. The chic units are plenty, and the dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer, induction hob and oven are all integrated within.

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top terrace CHESHAM PLACE, BN2 £1300.00 pcm

1 LIVING ROOM | 2 BEDROOMS | 660 sq ft

This beautifully maintained penthouse apartment. It resides atop an ornate Regency townhouse, and it retains the air of grandeur it had when it was built for the wealthy city dwellers in the mid 19th Century. The living room has floor to ceiling windows which slide open to the roof terrace from which with sea views. The bedrooms are both good sizes with built in storage, and these have rooftop views across the city. The kitchen is modern with cream units, wooden block surfaces and integrated appliances. The bathroom is also stylish with stone tiling, and a shower over the bath. The location is fantastic if you have an active social life, as you are seconds away from the bars, restaurants and shops in Kemp Town, and the city centre; plus you are close to the Hospital if you are a healthcare professional.

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PROPERTY INSIGHT

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osey? Moi?...

... .Well maybe just a little. I write property copy for a living, so I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get

some (verging on voyeuristic) pleasure from seeing

inside the private homes of Brighton folk. But while I get to indulge my naturally nosey side, there is a bit more to it than that.

My job is to sell the property with words, so it is

important they convey what the photographs may not always show: how it feels to be in the house or

the sounds and scents of the garden. It is always a joy to be invited in for the grand tour. When I meet the

vendors, I get to discover what they love most about

living there. Often, this is not something tangible, such as: the sound of birdsong in the morning. While these elements may not be deal breakers, they provide a

narrative, and that is pretty important when you are about to part with half a million quid!

Thankfully this vibrant city and its equally colourful inhabitants have provided me with a diverse array

of properties to see, from the

maybe?

weird and wonderful. My favourites

Laine, I genuinely believed I may

jaw-droppingly beautiful to the

are the time-warp homes: stuck

firmly in 1964 with retro tiles, swirly carpets and an avocado suite;

immaculate and untouched. Or the Regency seafront apartments; so striking they will have you green with envy at their sea views and ballroom-esque proportions –

something to aim for in retirement

As a child growing up in the North end up living in The Royal Pavilion one day– big dreams for a young mind. Fast forward 30 years and

I’m living happily in a semi in the suburbs, but that’ll do just nicely for now.

Bryony Dunseith

Brand Vaughan Copywriter

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MR GAY EUROPE B

righton is home to a plethora of talented and beautiful people, including Mr Gay Europe, aka, Matt Rood. Matt won the highly coveted ‘My Gay England’ title last year, giving him automatic entry into ‘Mr Gay Europe’, where he was crowned winner in August. You might imagine that someone as easy on the eye as he, would be full of himself, not so. Behind the piercing blue eyes, endearing smile and Adonis like physique, lies a refreshingly unpretentious man. Matt adores living in Brighton, where he resides with his two Hungarian Vizslas, Hugo and Lulu and recent new addition, flatmate, Mr Gay Wales. (Who believes they will marry, once Matt realises the other guys aren’t as good as him – watch this space…)

‘I’m quite a shy person, but having to stand on stage and speak in front of 30,000 people soon changes that!’

Matt’s love affair with Brighton began when he was a fresh faced 19-year-old, he revealed: “When I was young, I was really unsure of my sexuality. I grew up in Southampton and all of my friends were straight, so that was really hard. I just knew I wanted something different.” Subsequent to becoming a flight attendant for British Airways, he moved to Brighton: “I’ve always felt that Brighton is perfect for me, I fitted in straight away. It’s such a fun, vibrant city. You can be whoever you want to be. Sometimes people ask me if I’d ever leave, but I couldn’t. Brighton has a hold on me, I think it always will.

When he’s not being gorgeous and inspiring the gay community, Matt loves nothing more than spending time with the dogs in his care, as he also runs a successful dog walking business – Rooddog. He gave the distinct impression that he’s happier walking hounds on the Downs than standing on stage in front of thousands of people, saying: “I’m quite a shy person, but having to stand on stage and speak

in front of 30,000 people soon changes that! Winning the title of My Gay Europe, is a real honour. I’m getting to work with some amazing charities now and really helping the LGBT community. My mum tells everyone, my whole family are literally bursting with pride…” …And so is Brighton!

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October 2017

I wrongly assumed that Mr Gay Europe was a nothing more than a glorified beauty contest. However, Matt put me straight on that theory: “The competition was tough! It took place in Stockholm, over six days. There were ten really full on categories. For the fitness test, we had to train with the Swedish rugby team and although it was nice to see them in their shorts, it was killer! In the activist round, we were asked to create a campaign that would benefit the LGBT community. My campaign is called ‘Pride Families’. It aims to raise awareness and support LGBT people who want to foster children. I’m linked with various councils across the UK, including Brighton and Hove. It’s really important that everyone is given the opportunity to foster, not just heterosexual people.”

The inspiration behind his campaign came from Matt’s real-life experience. He fostered for three years and during this time helped ten children between the ages of one -14. He describes it as the most rewarding time of his life so far.

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his autumn, many parents will attend Open Mornings at independent prep schools as part of the process of choosing a school for their child. In a recent survey of parents at Lancing College, 73% said that an Open Morning was the most important source of information when they considered different schools. If you are at this stage, you may have done some research beforehand, visited school websites, spoken to friends and put together a shortlist of two or three schools to visit. Below are some suggestions to consider at an open morning: 1. Is the school putting on a show? Schools will pull out all the stops to present a special display, so it is important that you get a real sense of what a normal school day might be like.

‘Children need to be happy and comfortable to flourish and maximise their potential’

2. Opportunities to talk to pupils. The pupils are an excellent indicator of the ethos and culture of the school. Are they happy, relaxed and confident? Are they well behaved and supportive of each other? It is important to find out from pupils what the school is really like. 3. Will the school treat your child as an individual? Children develop academically and emotionally at different paces; they will sometimes face challenging circumstances. How will the school care for your child? How will you be kept informed of your child’s progress, both academically and pastorally? Ideally, your chosen school should be small enough to offer individual pastoral care, but large enough to offer a breadth of academic and co-curricular opportunities.

5. Preparation for the next stage of your child’s life. While it may seem far off, you will no doubt expect your chosen school to prepare your child for their next

6. The Head. This may be the first time you meet the Head Master or Head Mistress. He or she will be crucial to your child’s time at the school; ask about the culture and ethos of the school. How inspiring and imaginative is the Head? Does he or she talk to your child or just to you? How long has the Head been at the school – is he or she likely to move on? A good question to ask is: “On what basis could your child ever be asked to leave the school?” This will tell you about the school’s discipline and

boundaries, as well as the academic pressure on pupils. After the Open Morning, reflect on the experience, what you liked and what you might want to know more about. At Lancing Prep Hove, we encourage parents to get in touch to arrange a more personalised visit during the school day to find out more. You will have another opportunity to tour the school, speak with the Head Mistress, pupils, teachers and Admissions staff.

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4. Academic results and all-round experience. Children need to be happy and comfortable to flourish and maximise their potential. Your chosen school should offer the best academic opportunities, alongside a wider programme that develops and expands broader interests and skills. Look for a school where pupils reach their potential and can explore new horizons, whether creative, sporting or cerebral.

step. If you get the opportunity, ask some of the older pupils how well prepared they feel for their Senior School education.

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ow many of us on opening our front door, actually take a moment to appreciate the space we’ve just entered? Are you so busy rushing, that you’re not aware of everything around you? A home deserves to be a special space as it’s so important in supporting you in your everyday life. Have you ever been to a hotel and on opening the door to your room exclaimed wow! Then explored the interior perhaps, marvelling at all the carefully chosen details, the wallpaper design, the colours used and how it all comes together and just works? Last month we touched upon the importance of your home and how so often our customers seem to flounder when it comes to making decisions concerning their interiors. Autumn is a great time to reconsider your home environment, as the onset of the new season encourages us to review what is and isn’t working. A simple and practical exercise is to actually pause next time you step into your home and see and feel what it is that greets you. So often we are on auto-pilot when we get home. Bags down, coats off, TV on, so this is a great opportunity to start to evaluate what it is your home is offering you. It’s very easy to go into a degree of overwhelm with this, so we would advise just to look at the overall space you have, then look at each room and if you then feel to choose one particular room that you feel needs attention then that’s a great start. You’ve already narrowed your focus to just one space or area and this is when the process can properly begin.

‘A home deserves to be a special space as it’s so important in supporting you in your everyday life’ they now are extremely soft and durable, and our top tip with faux fur would be to make sure the backing is made with a faux suede and not fleece as we find the fleece backed throws lose their shape more quickly and don’t feel quite so luxurious. Enjoy treating you and your home! Until next month…

If you are feeling emboldened look at the colour of the room and perhaps experiment with some sample paints or consider a wallpaper as there are few things as transformative as introducing wallpaper into a room. It has instant impact and the world of wallpapers is an exciting and creative place to explore. Long gone are the boring and garish wallpapers, today we have

This is also a great time of the year to begin to introduce faux fur cushion’s or a throw as these will instantly give the room a cosy and comfy feel whilst also adding another level of texture and colour. Faux fur has come a long way and

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We undertake this process continuously both at home and of course at Papillon following our recent relocation onto Ship Street. Reconfiguring the space we occupy will help change the feel of a room significantly. It doesn’t have to be anything drastic or radical, just repositioning items, adjusting a chair, clearing a surface, adding a table light etc.

digital imaging as well as the newest techniques in foiling and flocking which give a dramatic and dynamic feel to any room, you can even choose the image you want and have it made into that feature wall and a growing trend is to even wallpaper your ceilings, more on that in the future.

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T H E S A LT R O O M Ladies that lunch.

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ome girl time and gossip were on the agenda and where better to while away a few hours than The Salt Room, one of Brighton’s hottest eateries? My friend and I were greeted warmly by the very elegant hostess and shown to a table by the window. The interior is bright and airy, all high ceilings and cool white walls, juxtaposed with terracotta brick. I vaguely recall a boat rope or two hanging innocuously in the corners, this coupled with the chrome and wood fixtures gives the space a chic, nautical theme. First things first. Prosecco. We ordered a bottle, which was opened and poured artfully by our waitress, then left in an ice bucket adjacent to the table. At no point during the meal were our glasses empty, she refilled exactly when was required. To start I opted for the Courgette Flower, my friend chose the Teriyaki Salmon. The food was beautifully presented on classic white plates and tasted as fantastic as it looked. The Courgette Flower was encased in perfectly crisp tempura batter, sitting in a puddle of Romesco sauce, which consists of bell peppers, garlic, and nuts. Outstanding flavours. We decided on a platter for two as our main course. A whole barbequed monkfish, with clams, mussels and samphire on the side, drizzled with a wonderfully piquant tomato sauce. This was accompanied with a side of baked new potatoes. Our waitress filleted the fish at our request and doled it out onto the plates. It was superbly cooked – moist and flaky with just a hint of barbequed flavour on the crust. The clams and mussels worked well in conjunction with the meaty white fish and sauce. A perfectly balanced and delicious plate of food.

I adore The Salt Room. The whole experience felt like a very special occasion. The service and food are exceptional, I cannot recommend this establishment highly enough and am looking forward to the day when I can return.

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There was only one choice when it came to ordering dessert. If you could imagine the pudding of your dreams, it would probably look and taste like this. ‘A Taste of the Pier’ is the Salt Room’s take on British tradition. Presented on a wooden platter, the two sticks of pink fluffy candyfloss are first to catch the eye, then a selection of miniature bites, reminiscent of sweet things from trips to the seaside - A chocolate pebble, lemon

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THE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE FOR SUSSEX Chestnut Tree House When you’re facing the greatest of challenges, it’s the smallest of moments that matter… A bath at bedtime. A swim on a Saturday afternoon. Maybe just a few hours uninterrupted sleep. All these things become even more precious when you have a child with a life-shortening condition. There are potentially 1,000 families with life-limited children in Sussex. Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family including psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care and sibling support. It currently costs well over £3.5m each year to provide all the care services provided by Chestnut Tree House. Families are never charged for their care and less than 7p in every pound is funded by the government, so we rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex. At Chestnut Tree House our goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be. The care that Chestnut Tree House offers children with life-limiting conditions – in their own homes and at the hospice – means that families get to enjoy

more of these little things. That could mean spending an easy and relaxing afternoon together as a family. Or it could mean parents and carers being able to enjoy a well-earned break from the round-the-clock responsibilities of caring for a sick child. Chestnut Tree House provides support for the whole family, including information and advice, play therapy and counselling, specialist short breaks and emergency care. And, when the time comes, the team are there to support the entire family at the end of the child’s life, giving them the opportunity to say

goodbye in their own time and their own way. Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, and South-East Hampshire, providing specialist care and support to around 300 children and young people aged 0-19 with life-shortening conditions. The cost of providing this vital service is over £3.5 million each year, yet Chestnut Tree House receives less than 7% central government funding, so relies heavily on the support and generosity of the local community. To find out more or get involved visit: chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

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abode life SURVIVING THE WINTER MONTHS

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SAM TAYLOR PERSONAL TRAINING

Depressingly, those winter mornings are painfully creeping in. Yes, even me who is now hardened to a 5am alarm call to train my clients is even starting to hit the snooze button. During the colder, darker months, people can be affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) Common symptoms include extreme tiredness and lethargy, the kind that makes you just want to curl up under the covers and sleep until spring, sometimes having an intense craving for carbs (especially sweets), leading to irritability, weight gain and the desire to avoid social situations. So, how to avoid those symptoms? Get your mojo flowing by digging out the winter wardrobe. That little black dress needs to be worn to the seasonal parties coming up, and those great boots, coats and warm clothing you’ve not seen for six months. Treat yourself to a new outfit too you deserve it! Workout - keep that morning walk going, make sure you leave your desk at lunchtime, move and get some natural light. This will give you a boost of natural Serotonin that later gets converted to Melatonin to help you sleep.

BRETT DEAN’S HAMLET

GLYNDEBOURNE SAT 21ST OCT – FRI 1ST DEC

GLYNDEBOURNE.COM Shakespeare’s quintessential tragedy has been given new life in a rare world premiere in Festival 2017 before transferring straight to the Tour in autumn 2017. Audiences will be able to see Composer Brett Dean and Librettist Matthew Jocelyn’s new commission of Hamlet at Glyndebourne. Brett Dean’s richly atmospheric and deeply dramatic music captures the essence and timelessness of Shakespeare’s story.

THE PRETENDERS

(Plus special guests)

BRIGHTON DOME CONCERT HALL TUES 10TH

BRIGHTONDOME.ORG The full UK Autumn tour comes to Brighton Dome, following the release of ‘Alone’, the first Pretenders album in eight years. The album was recorded in Nashville with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who produced and performed as multi-instrumentalist on the album. This is Chrissie Hynde at her searingly honest and most incisive best, simply unmissable.

ABBA MANIA

THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON SAT 14TH

ATGTICKETS.COM It’s an unbelievable 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained then ABBA Mania, is for you! Widely accepted as the world’s number one tribute act, they’ll take you on a journey to remember, playing all the favourites including: Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper and The Winner Takes It All.

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Join a gym or a weekly fitness class - keep it in your schedule make it a habit and then you don’t have to think about motivating yourself. Or come and train with me or join one of my super friendly groups!

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Keep hydrated - You may not like drinking water and prefer to stick to hot drinks like tea and coffee but this is only going to make you more dehydrated. Your body needs light, water and exercise to survive. Vitamin D - The sunshine vitamin levels drop with lack of sunlight so add a drop under your tongue each morning. I’ve been a Personal Trainer for the last ten years and currently studying with CNM in Naturopathic medicine. I have a passion for how this wonderful body and mind of ours works. samtaylorpt.com samtaylorpersonaltraining T: 07789 393 636

MEDEA ELECTRONICA

THE OLD MARKET TUES 11TH – WEDS 12TH

THEOLDMARKET.COM Following a sell-out show in March, this wild and imaginative retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy returns. With the discovery of her husband’s betrayal and deceit, Medea is driven to embark on a journey of savage revenge and destruction. This intense drama plays out amidst the brilliant chaos of a live gig – an all original mash-up of contemporary, cinematic soundscapes and 1980s electronica.

JOHN BISHOP

THE BRIGHTON CENTRE TUES 24TH – THURS 26TH

BRIGHTONCENTRE.CO.UK Comedy superstar, John Bishop, comes to Brighton with his brandnew show, ‘Winging it’. He is now one of the most in-demand acts on the comedy circuit, with his engaging brand of observational humour that charts his varied and colourful life experience, from being a Dad to cycling round the world, to being a club doorman. The show is gearing up to be his best yet!


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