York Villas (rear), Brighton,
Model Polish Dacha ex-Bird Table home
This well travelled but nonetheless sturdy dwelling began life
in the mind of a Polish traveller who, whilst holidaying in Austria
with his wife, caught sight of a similar house in a characteristic
Polish style, which inspired him to construct this bird table model
upon his return to England.
After his death the man's widow offered the dwelling to her gardener,
who in turn offered it to a neighbour, who in turn passed it on
to her son, a renowned Polish writer.
The writer instantly presented the model to his small son, within
the grounds of whose Post-Regency home it now rests.
Whether the building represents the style of a particular region,
the current owners are unsure, but our research has revealed that
the property is in the style of a classic Tatra mountain holiday
home from South Eastern Poland.
The house is encircled by a charming wooden verandah decorated
with ornate folk carvings and the decorative green shutters, with
hearts cut through them, frame romantic vistas across the surrounding
vegetation. The wording on the flag protruding from the roof translates
This glorious property is situated overlooking the Sussex coastal
railway line, atop a wooded landscaped garden planted solely with
blue flowers which bloom for a good part of the year.
The property benefits from no gas or electricity supply.
Limited access to street.
Excellent opportunity for first time buyer.
In need of renovation by loving new owner.
Location: Close to station and North Laines shopping/café
area, the local semi-Polish restaurant, the Tin Drum and the excellent
shopping amenities of Churchill Square. Fifteen minutes walk from