Introduced in the 17th Century, garden squares in London have always been amongst the capital’s most sought-after addresses, with Eaton Square named England and Wales’ most expensive street in 2016 by Lloyds Bank. Keen to rediscover the charm of garden square living for the 21st century, homebuilder Countryside has created Novo, a collection of just 18 two-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom houses overlooking Roseum Gardens, a beautifully landscaped central square.
Garden squares represent a very British heritage and tradition, which is extremely attractive to homebuyers seeking a calming refuge from the built environment and a feeling of exclusivity. They offer a smart, landscaped centerpiece to the local community and a generous green space to be enjoyed by everyone who lives there.
The eight four-bedroom houses within the collection at Novo are designed for modern, open-plan living. The kitchen and dining area are located on the first floor along with the terrace, perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining, ensuring the beautiful views are maximised throughout the day. The ground floor is home to an en suite double bedroom, office and double garage, with a second double bedroom on the first floor and two further en suite double bedrooms on the second floor, each with their own private terrace.
Designed in a contemporary architectural style, the apartments flow effortlessly, with stylish open plan kitchen and living areas, each with their own private balcony or terrace from which to enjoy the gardens. The master bedroom offers feature glazing and a fitted wardrobe, while the kitchen benefits from both a sociable breakfast bar and a formal dining space.
Specification is high throughout the development, with gloss white handleless units bringing contemporary style to the kitchens, along with composite stone worktops, a stainless steel warming drawer and a full range of energy efficient integrated appliances. Bathrooms are fitted with sleek white sanitaryware with white tiles to the floors and walls, Wenge vanity units and chrome towel rails.
David Everett, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes & Communities Central Region, comments: “London’s garden squares have always been hugely popular, and we’re proud to recreate this concept of a peaceful oasis within the beautiful city of Cambridge. Novo is close enough to the city centre for easy access to work, schools and colleges, shops and restaurants, yet offers the peace and tranquillity of a countryside location.”
Novo forms part of Great Kneighton, a new community in the south of Cambridge packed with green spaces including an idyllic 120-acre country park. The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway provides fast and frequent connections from the Trumpington Park & Ride, just a short walk from Novo. For travel further afield, Novo is located just a few minutes from Junction 11 of the M11, connecting to London’s North Circular and the M25 to the south, with Stansted Airport just 30 miles away.