North Street

'Tudorbethan' show house

By Jennifer Drury

Popular 'Tudorbethan' style

In December 1932, the corner of Prince’s Place and North Street, in the heart of Brighton, was transformed into a piece of tranquil suburbia. Amongst the banks and department stores stood a detached Elizabethan style house complete with garden. In fact, this house was the property of Braybon’s, house builders, and was designed as a show house to promote their estates on the outskirts of the town. The style of the architecture came to be known as 'Tudorbethan' and was very popular at the time. 

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The house was surrounded by a garden comprising of rockeries, a lily pond, a rustic bridge, pergola and shrubs and flowering plants. Inside were a drawing room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms. It was described as an ‘all electric house’ in the ‘best Elizabethan style. All this could have been yours for £795; in today's market it would sell at around £800,000.

The show house was removed in August 1934 for the building of Prince’s House and was re-erected in Hillbrow Road, Withdean where it stands today.

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Photo:The show house in North Street

The show house in North Street

Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton

Photo:Show house details

Show house details

Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton

This page was added on 09/04/2018.
Comments about this page

I have eventually been able to understand the location by the building on the far right, which is still there today.  Its a shame that the building directly behind has gone!

By Peter Groves (10/04/2018)