Nick Cave puts his quirky £3.25m Grade I listed Brighton seafront house up for sale


Nick Cave and his fashion designer wife Susie Bick have put their quirky £3.25million eight-bedroom Brighton seafront mansion on the market.

The Australian singer, 45, and his actress wife, 56, live with their son Earl, 22, in the whimsical home, which they bought for £165,000 in 2002, and Susie often documents their Gothic lifestyles on her popular Instagram page.

But the couple have now put their unique Grade I listed terraced house, which sprawls across 6397 sq ft, on the market for a staggering £3,250,000, according to the property advert.

For sale: Nick Cave and his fashion designer wife Susie Bick have put their quirky £3.25million eight-bedroom Brighton seafront house on the market

Unique: The Australian singer, 45, and his actress wife, 56, live with their son Earl, 22, in the whimsical home and Susie often documents their Gothic lifestyles on her popular Instagram account

Unique: The Australian singer, 45, and his actress wife, 56, live with their son Earl, 22, in the whimsical home and Susie often documents their Gothic lifestyles on her popular Instagram account

Nick left his native Australia in 1980 and after living in London, Berlin, and São Paulo, he moved to Brighton in the early 2000s and bought the mansion for £165,000 in 2002, living there with Susie and kids for more than a decade.

But after the tragic death of their son Arthur in 2015, the couple relocated to Los Angeles because the seaside city became ‘too sad’. But Nick later said they realised that they took their grief with them, and returned to England.

Now, it appears that Nick and Susie are preparing to move again as they have put their quirky eight-bedroom property on the market, which boasts four bathrooms and a brightly coloured gym.

The couple are reportedly moving elsewhere in Brighton, having grown to love the seaside city after living there for almost 20 years in total.

Quirky design: But the couple have now put their unique Grade I listed terraced property, which sprawls across 6397 sq ft, on the market for a staggering £3,250,000, according to the property advert

Quirky design: But the couple have now put their unique Grade I listed terraced property, which sprawls across 6397 sq ft, on the market for a staggering £3,250,000, according to the property advert

The Grade I listed home shows off the couple’s wide-reaching stylistic influences, featuring unique bubblegum pink walls and Victorian furniture.

Photographs show their open-plan dining room and kitchen, which boasts vibrant pink painted walls and ceiling, with the book cabinets covered with the same shade of fuchsia.

The sprawling room features modern black kitchen cabinets with a rustic wooden breakfast bar with black and gold stools positioned on one side.

The room is centred around an eight-seater traditional dining table and chairs, while it also boasts a vintage glass chandelier and a large fireplace.

One of the four bathrooms is equally as colourful as the walls, ceiling, door and tiles are all a vibrant dark green, with a patterned red rug also thrown across the floor.

Amenities: According to the property advert, the sprawling eight-bedroom home also features a drawing room, library and study, and a separate lower-ground floor apartment

Amenities: According to the property advert, the sprawling eight-bedroom home also features a drawing room, library and study, and a separate lower-ground floor apartment

Vibrant: One picture shows the bubblegum pink gym, which is fully equipped with cycling machines, cross trainers and weight training facilities

Vibrant: One picture shows the bubblegum pink gym, which is fully equipped with cycling machines, cross trainers and weight training facilities

The bathroom features a black tiled shower and a freestanding bathtub, with two ‘Mr and Mrs’ sinks in the centre of the room.

One half of the bathroom also serves as a dressing room, with two full-length mirrors facing a polished wooden dressing table.

Another picture shows the bubblegum pink gym, which is fully equipped with cycling machines, cross trainers and weight training facilities.

The lavish five-floor property also boasts stunning sea views, with ceiling to floor windows opening out on to a Juliet balcony, which overlooks greenery and the ocean.

Stunning: The lavish five-floor property also features sea views, with ceiling to floor windows opening out on to a Juliet balcony which overlooks greenery and the ocean

Stunning: The lavish five-floor property also features sea views, with ceiling to floor windows opening out on to a Juliet balcony which overlooks greenery and the ocean

According to the property advert, the sprawling eight-bedroom home also features a drawing room, library and study, as well as a separate lower-ground floor apartment.

The basement floor apartment features a shower room and bathroom, a sitting room, two bedrooms, a sauna and a kitchen and utility room.

The ground floor boasts the kitchen and dining room and another toilet, while the first floor features another bedroom, two large sitting rooms – one with the Juliet balcony – and a library.

On the second floor, there are two more bedrooms and a bathroom and utility room, while the third floor features three further bedrooms and another shower room.

Vintage look: According to a property description, the estate - boasting a staggering 250 houses - was completed in 1828 and was designed by leading architect Charles Augustin Busby. Pictured: Nick working at his home

Vintage look: According to a property description, the estate – boasting a staggering 250 houses – was completed in 1828 and was designed by leading architect Charles Augustin Busby. Pictured: Nick working at his home 

According to a property description, the estate – boasting a staggering 250 houses, with the properties grouped in threes – was completed in 1828 and was designed by leading architect Charles Augustin Busby.

The 6397 sq ft property also boasts many of the stunning original features, including architraves, shutters and generous high ceilings.

Nick and his wife Susie moved to Brighton in the 2000s and lived there for more than a decade, but briefly located to Los Angeles after being consumed by grief following the death of their son Arthur.

In 2015, Arthur – a twin to Earl – died at the age of 15 after taking hallucinogenic drugs and stumbling off a cliff top near his home, plummeting 60ft to the ground. 

Tragic: Nick and Susie moved to Brighton in the 2000s and lived there for more than a decade, but briefly located to Los Angeles after being consumed by grief following the death of their son Arthur. Pictured: Their other son Earl, Arthur's twin

Tragic: Nick and Susie moved to Brighton in the 2000s and lived there for more than a decade, but briefly located to Los Angeles after being consumed by grief following the death of their son Arthur. Pictured: Their other son Earl, Arthur’s twin 

Four sons: In addition to Earl (pictured), Cave has another son, Luke, 30, from his first marriage to Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro

Four sons: In addition to Earl (pictured), Cave has another son, Luke, 30, from his first marriage to Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro

Almost two years after the tragedy, Nick and his family relocated to Los Angeles, saying they were unable to continue living in the seaside resort.

At the time, Nick said Brighton had been a wonderful place to be but ‘the pain of the memories is too much’.

The musician, who lived with his family in palatial seafront Regency mansion in Brighton for 15 years, told GQ magazine: ‘Grief and illness and tiredness feed off each other in a kind of feeding frenzy.

‘Mostly we just find it too difficult to live here. Everyone here has just been so great, and that’s in a way half the problem.

‘When I go out in Brighton these days, there’s a sort of feeling that we’re all in this together. And it’s just a little bit too intense for me.

Moving: Almost two years after the tragedy, Nick and his family relocated to Los Angeles, saying they were unable to continue living in the seaside resort, but they later returned to their Brighton home (pictured)

Moving: Almost two years after the tragedy, Nick and his family relocated to Los Angeles, saying they were unable to continue living in the seaside resort, but they later returned to their Brighton home (pictured) 

‘It’s too many memories, really. We’ve really tried. But it’s just beyond us, in a way, to remain.’

However, Nick and his family later returned back to England and returned to their Regency mansion, splitting their time between Brighton and London.

Last year, Nick opened up about his decision to move from Brighton because he felt ‘too sad’ after his family tragedy, but said they returned to England after realising their grief would follow them anywhere.

According to NME, Nick wrote on his fan Q&A site Red Hand Files: ‘Brighton had just become too sad. We did, however, return once we realised that, regardless of where we lived, we just took our sadness with us. 

‘These days, though, we spend much of our time in London, in a tiny, secret, pink house, where we are mostly happy.’

Whimsical style: Susie often shares a glimpse inside their Brighton mansion on her Instagram, sharing a snap of herself in their bright green bedroom

Whimsical style: Susie often shares a glimpse inside their Brighton mansion on her Instagram, sharing a snap of herself in their bright green bedroom

Arthur’s death has had a profound impact of Nick’s work, and was explored in two of his albums – Skeleton Tree released in 2016 and Ghosteen in 2019. 

Nick’s wife Susie often documents their lavish Gothic lifestyles on her popular Instagram page, giving glimpses of their quirky interior of their sprawling home.

One picture shows the normally black-clad couple dressed in pastels and posing in front of a pair of painted pink flamingo sculptures on a mantel. 

Susie’s fashion label headquarters is also located in an abandoned Victorian Sunday school in Lewes which dates back to 1860.

The name of the label is taken from one of Nick’s abandoned novels and has become a cult favourite amongst celebrities.

Pretty in pink: Susie also recently shared a snap of her home office, which features their signature bubblegum pink wallpaper

Pretty in pink: Susie also recently shared a snap of her home office, which features their signature bubblegum pink wallpaper

The Vampire’s Wife set up in 2014 in a small atelier in Brighton, with clothes manufactured in Poland. 

Susie’s fashion label has been worn by the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kate Moss, Florence Welch, Ruth Negga and Kylie Minogue.

They’ve also been worn by royals, with Kate Middleton and Princess Beatrice both wearing her garments at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2018 wedding.

While Susie’s label itself is the epitome of whimsical fashion, Susie has spoken about ‘struggling’ with tragedies in her personal life while working.

‘I struggle with certain things that have happened in my life and sometimes can be in quite a dark place,’ she said in 2018. 

Grief: In 2015, Nick and Susie's son Arthur - a twin to Earl (pictured in 2012) - died at the age of 15 after taking hallucinogenic drugs and stumbling off a cliff top near his home, plummeting 60ft to the ground

Grief: In 2015, Nick and Susie’s son Arthur – a twin to Earl (pictured in 2012) – died at the age of 15 after taking hallucinogenic drugs and stumbling off a cliff top near his home, plummeting 60ft to the ground

Sad news: In May 2022, Nick's eldest son Jethro Lazenby (both pictured in August 2006) - who he shares with Beau Lazenby - died at the age of 30

Sad news: In May 2022, Nick’s eldest son Jethro Lazenby (both pictured in August 2006) – who he shares with Beau Lazenby – died at the age of 30 

‘I get lost when I’m designing. Time just flies by. It’s actually an absolute gift, because the worst thing happened to me. I channel any positive energy I can into creating clothes.’

Speaking about the loss of Arthur, Susie added: ‘When Arthur died, I didn’t think I could carry on. When you lose a child, nothing will take away the pain, not ever. 

‘But I did realise if I could focus on something outside of what had happened, that if I could separate myself somehow from it all, even for a few seconds, and start creating things in those moments of escapism, then that might be an important thing.’ 

In May 2022, Nick’s eldest son Jethro Lazenby – who he shares with Beau Lazenby – died at the age of 30.

‘With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away. We would be grateful for family privacy at this time,’ Nick said in a statement at the time.

Nick also shares son Luke, 31, with his ex-wife Viviane Carneiro, who is a Brazilian journalist. Nick met and married Viviane in 1990 after he moved to Sao Paulo.

Viviane gave birth to the couple’s son Luke in 1991. They stayed together for six years before divorcing in 1996.

Just a matter of days before Luke was born, Nick’s first son Jethro Lazenby was born in Australia to mother Beau Lazenby. Nick did not meet Jethro until he was around seven or eight years old, but in 2008 described their relationship as being good.

Nick briefly dated singer PJ Harvey in the mid-1990s, and after they broke up, he met British model Susie Bick. The pair married in 1999.

In 2000, Bick gave birth to twin boys – Arthur and Earl – when they were living in London, and raised them in Brighton.

Family: Nick met British model Susie Bick in the 1990s and the pair married in 1999. Susie welcomed twins Earl and Arthur (all pictured in December 2007) in 2000

Family: Nick met British model Susie Bick in the 1990s and the pair married in 1999. Susie welcomed twins Earl and Arthur (all pictured in December 2007) in 2000

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