Serenity by the Sea: Exploring the Enchanting Allure of Beach House
Resting gracefully on the idyllic Worthing Seafront, Beach House stands as a testament to timeless elegance. Originally constructed in 1820, this architectural masterpiece has been thoughtfully converted into a collection of exclusive apartments, with our penthouse claiming its prestigious spot atop this historic gem.
A tapestry of time
This stunning Regency Villa exudes elegance and charm. Originally known as Marino Mansion, this beach-side gem was meticulously designed in 1820 by the visionary architect John Rebecca.
Situated in a picturesque spot on Brighton Road, the open expanse surrounding Beach House was acquired by Worthing Borough Council in December 1927 and transformed into a haven of leisure and recreation in 1937-1938. Sprawling across 2.78 acres (approximately 11,265.25 square meters), the grounds boast a playground where laughter dances on the breeze, two inviting tennis courts for friendly matches, and a convenient car park for visitors to the grounds, beach and cafe’s dotted along the prom.
Beach House’s prominence has even lent its name to the neighboring Beach House Park, a renowned venue for the beloved sport of bowls. This verdant sanctuary has witnessed moments of regal splendor, as King Edward VII graced its halls between 1907 and 1910 during his visits to Sir Edmund Loder and his esteemed family.
In 1917, the illustrious playwright Edward Knoblock took ownership of this magnificent residence, breathing new life into its interiors and forecourt. Collaborating with the talented Scottish architect Ormrod Maxwell Ayrton, Knoblock ensured that every nook and cranny of Beach House radiated opulence and sophistication.
While history unfolded within its walls, Beach House became a refuge of compassion during the tumultuous years of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. The villa provided solace and shelter to children who had fled the bombings and famine ravaging the Basque province of Biscay, particularly in the aftermath of the devastating destruction of Guernica by the Nazi Luftwaffe. Local volunteers wholeheartedly embraced these young souls, offering unwavering support and care.
As the world braced itself for the trials of the Second World War from 1939 to 1945, Beach House embraced a new purpose once again. It became a haven for the Air Training Corps, nurturing the dreams and aspirations of young individuals destined to take flight. Against the backdrop of its captivating architecture, these brave souls prepared themselves for the challenges that lay ahead.
Recognizing its immense historical and architectural significance, Beach House holds the distinguished honor of being a Grade II* listed building. This cherished designation pays homage to the enduring beauty and cultural value that Beach House brings to Worthing and beyond.
Today: a stylish sanctuary tailored for relaxation
Prepare to be captivated by the allure of this extraordinary penthouse apartment, on the market for sale at Offers in Excess of £700,000.
Ascend to the pinnacle of luxury as you step into the opulent realm of this remarkable residence. Spanning the entire top floor, it unveils a panoramic tapestry of Worthing’s scenic beauty, stretching as far as the eye can see. Gaze out from the expansive windows, and you’ll be treated to uninterrupted views that encompass the charming town, the sprawling seafront, the verdant parks, and the majestic South Downs.
Upon stepping in to the grand communal entrance, an impressive period door beckons you forward. Equipped with modern security systems, it grants you access to the resplendent foyer, where the original Regency staircase proudly stands, ready to guide you upwards.
Be enchanted by the generously proportioned living room, gracing the western side of the penthouse. Bathed in natural light that dances through the original arched windows, this ethereal sanctuary reveals captivating views of the emerald lawns caressing the sea. Step through the glazed door and emerge onto the enchanting roof terrace, where the gentle sea breeze and awe-inspiring views merge to create a symphony of tranquility.
The kitchen, a testament to modern sophistication, welcomes you with its sleek design. Adorned with handleless matte grey units and natural oak worktops, it effortlessly marries style with practicality. Within this culinary haven, views of the majestic South Downs National Park provide a breathtaking backdrop.
Retreat to the realm of slumber within the embrace of the penthouse’s three luxurious bedrooms. The first two, both generously proportioned, graciously accommodate double beds and feature fitted wardrobes that promise an abundance of storage space. The master bedroom boasts an elegant en-suite bathroom, exuding style and sophistication at every turn.
Complete your journey through this captivating residence with a visit to the main bathroom, a sanctuary of indulgence and rejuvenation. Enveloped in luxury, it showcases a corner jacuzzi bath where you can unwind and let the stresses of the day melt away.
Here, indulgence awaits, as you immerse yourself in the sumptuousness of a stylish sanctuary tailored for relaxation. Embrace the pinnacle of coastal living and bask in the splendor of this unparalleled penthouse apartment.