3 bed terrace to buy in BN2

Upper St. James's Street, Kemp Town, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1JN

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  • For sale by online auction - T&C's apply
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Gas Central Heating
  • 4 Storeys & an Attic Music/Work Room
  • Shop Could Be Re-opened (subject to Council approval)
  • South Facing Patio

3 bed terrace to buy in BN2

We are pleased to bring to the market, this three-bedroom terraced house with four storeys and an attic music/work room.

Built in c. 1865, as part of a Victorian terrace of shops, the property still has the original shop front and is the only house on Upper St James's Street, lying in between the quirky independent retro and antique shops and cafés, in a quieter part of bustling Kemptown Village. Incredibly deceptive from the outside, spread over four floors with an additional fifth floor attic space (which can double as a workshop/office or music room), this spacious house with high ceilings is somewhat of a Tardis.

The house is currently set up for entertaining and boasts many wonderful features along with a south facing courtyard. It has been in the same family for 31 years and is a wonderful and deceptively spacious, quiet home.

As you enter you are greeted with a spacious through lounge with exposed brickwork, shelving and large windows. The tall shop windows have a built-in banquette tiled window seat with storage below and the room boasts dual aspect lighting, so has heaps of natural sunlight. Stairs lead down to the lower ground with the generous kitchen/dining room which has the added bonus of an arch-roofed wine cellar. The kitchen has a double Belfast sink, an AEG gas hob and is largely freestanding; other industrial-style features include stainless steel work surface, exposed pipes and brickwork and a cast iron fireplace. French windows open up the room and lead on to the south facing courtyard with an outdoor tap and light, and enough space for barbecue, patio furniture, pots and herb garden.

On the first floor is the principle, large double bedroom with fireplace, a deep wardrobe with plenty of shelving (which could be converted into an en-suite), high ceilings and large sash window. Next door is the family bathroom with grey and white tiling and a large south-facing window, boasting a Hans Grohe showerhead, quadruple panel shower screen and Grohe taps.

On the second floor are two double bedrooms both with fitted cupboards and sash windows. The front bedroom has a foldaway ladder leading to the attic. This has ample under-eaves storage cupboards on both sides, an east-facing window with access to the roof and sea glimpses between the ridge lines; it’s carpeted and has a radiator, and previously has served as an additional guest bedroom and a music room/study. There is potential to enlarge or convert with addition of a dormer window (e.g. bathroom) STNC.

This house is a few minutes stroll from the seafront and in the heart of the independent shops and cafés of fashionable Kemptown. It's on a convenient bus route between Brighton Marina and the train station making a commute to London very easy. It is in the catchment area for many Brighton schools including Queen's Park and St Luke's, plus a few minutes' walk from award-winning Brighton College.

Shop could be re-opened (subject to Council approval).

Council Tax Band: D
Tenure: Freehold


  • Property Type: Terrace
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Receptions: 1
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Central Heating: Gas
  • Parking: Permit Parking

Kitchen / Dining Room

Living Room

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Attic Room

Lower Ground Floor

Lower Ground Floor

Ground Floor

Ground Floor

First Floor

First Floor

Second Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor

Third Floor
EPC for 3 bed terrace to buy in BN2

This property is being sold subject to unconditional reservation fee auction terms and conditions.



Contracts will exchange immediately. There are 28 days in which to complete the purchase.


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A legal pack is available to download. Special conditions may apply.

We strongly recommend buyers familiarise themselves with the legal pack prior to bidding.



In order to secure the purchase a buyer will pay a deposit of 5% which contributes towards the overall purchase price of the property.

The deposit is non-refundable. 


Buyer Fees

This property is sold subject to a non-refundable reservation fee of 5% + VAT to a minimum of £5,000 + VAT (£6,000 inc VAT) This does not form part of the purchase price.

A reservation fee is payable by the buyer where a seller has opted to sell with no fees. As a result, a lower reserve price is usually agreed on lots where a reservation fee is applicable.


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Minimum online bidding increments: 
£50,000 - £250 minimum bid
£50,001 to £150,000 - £500 minimum bid 
£150,001 to £250,000 - £1,000 minimum bid 
​£250,001 to £750,001 - £2,500 minimum bid 
£750,001 to £1.5 Million - £5,000 minimum bid
£1.5 Million Plus - £10,000 minimum bid

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