For every homebuyer, the location of their new home is a critical factor in their purchase-buying decision. For Quan Tran and Trinh Nguyen however, a young couple who previously lived in London, their task was to find a home that perfectly suited both their current situations: Quan works in London whilst Trinh is studying at Cambridge University.
“For my first year of studying we lived in rented university accommodation, which wasn’t ideal for us and we really wanted to own our own place. Quan works in London and so when we were looking for an alternative home it was imperative I would be able to commute easily. Our new home at Kaleidoscope is perfect – it’s close to the train station and extremely convenient for me while I’m studying here in Cambridge,” said Trinh.
Trinh continues: “Being brand new, we could move straight in to our new apartment at Kaleidoscope which made the move from London much less stressful. We really get the best of both worlds living here; on a weekend we benefit from all the shops and restaurants in Cambridge as well as the surrounding countryside yet London is only a short train ride away.”
Annette Cole, Sales & Marketing Director for Crest Nicholson Eastern, said: “We’ve seen an increase in the numbers of people who are choosing to live in Cambridge and commute to London, especially ex-students who are now working in London. Whilst still providing great transport links to London, with the train taking just 45 minutes approximately; Kaleidoscope sits in one of the most desirable areas of the historic city centre, tucked away in a quiet and secluded area off Brooklands Avenue. Residents love the fact that life at Kaleidoscope is really calm, away from the hustle and bustle of the City.”
Trinh continues: “We absolutely love our new home and plan to stay for years to come. Our two-bedroom apartment provides us with the space and flexibility for when our parents visit and we really enjoy living as part of the new community at Kaleidoscope.”
Kaleidoscope has been cleverly master-planned to create a lively community. Designed by award-winning architects Proctor and Matthews, whose other work includes the Greenwich Millennium Village, the development incorporates traditional, locally sourced materials with the architecture imaginatively using feature panels in a variety of colours. Combining a sleek, modern exterior with a classic and stylish interior, the apartment building sits within a series of courtyards which boast a tree lined avenue and an attractive water feature.
Cambridge railway station is just five minutes from the development and provides a non-stop service to London Kings Cross in just 45 minutes. Alternatively, the M11 is just six miles away providing a swift route to Stansted Airport and the motorway network beyond.
One-bedroom apartments at Kaleidoscope are launching soon with prices starting from £250,000; two-bedroom apartments at Kaleidoscope start from £287,000. For further information about purchasing a home at Kaleidoscope please contact the Sales and Marketing Suite on 0870 757 8186, which is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Alternatively, visit the website www.crestnicholson.com/kaleidoscope.