Buying a ‘fixer upper’ has traditionally been seen as one of the affordable approaches to climbing the property ladder, however, with the cost of carrying out home improvements up 23.5 per cent according to Checkatrade’s latest figures, unmodernised can prove more costly than buying new. Buyers wanting to step onto the ladder should look no further than the striking and distinctive apartments at Rubicon, a striking new collection of homes at Knights Park, Eddington, where The Hill Group has recently unveiled a beautiful new one-bedroom show apartment.
Rubicon is situated within Knights Park, in the award-winning new neighbourhood of Eddington, just two miles from Cambridge’s beautiful city centre. Enjoying a prime position adjacent to Brook Leys, Rubicon is surrounded by open green space and pathways providing access to parkland walks around the lakes. Rubicon offers a stylish and sophisticated range of apartments, with selected homes available to purchase using a 5% deposit with the Help to Buy: Equity Loan – ideal for first time buyers.*The contemporary design and selection of eco-friendly features to support a more sustainable and cost-effective lifestyle, provide homes that are luxurious yet economical – perfect for today’s cost-conscious buyer.
The one-bedroom apartments have an exceptionally spacious feel with open plan layouts, dramatic black Crittal-effect floor-to-ceiling height windows, and high ceilings allowing light to flood in, as well as clever storage solutions to maximise the space. The fully equipped kitchen features the best in contemporary and sleek design, with matt finish kitchen units and quartz worktops, fully fitted with an induction hob, integrated oven and microwave, dishwasher, and fridge freezer. The washer/dryer is neatly tucked away in the hallway cupboard. The open plan kitchen/dining and living area lead out to the terrace via full-height glazed doors, ideal for enjoying the long summer evenings.
Lydia Southwell, Client Services Director at Artspace Interior Design:
“The new Rubicon show apartment is a contemporary design with an on-trend monochromatic base accented with gold, pops of cobalt blue and ochre. We wanted the design to compliment the stylish exteriors and sleek black finishes in the apartment, especially the beautiful Crittal-effect windows. The living area is a great size which gave us the opportunity to add a bold bespoke wallpaper mural as a main feature. The brush stroke effect on the wallpaper has been picked up in the hand painting above the dining table and a wall mural in the bathroom which gives the apartment a sense of flow. The bedroom has a plush and luxurious feel and the textured wallpaper which has been paired with super soft velvet textures creates an elegant and upmarket yet cosy feel.”
The sumptuous bedroom benefits from fitted wardrobes, whilst the separate bathroom has an elegant and stylish feel, fitted with high-quality contemporary matt black brassware and a dark wood effect vanity top with a matching bath panel. The wall and floor tiles and heated black towel rail add to the trendy contemporary finish. Underfloor heating, triple glazing, a rainwater harvesting system and eco appliances are just some of the added attributes that help residents to reduce the rising cost of utility bills. Secure underground parking for one vehicle is also included for all Rubicon residents.
Not only do these generously sized apartments provide spacious layouts, Rubicon also features a series of multi-functional co-working spaces – perfect for those who need to work remotely without losing space at home, and who want to do so in a friendly office environment. These include a mix of private work areas for private calls or to focus without any distractions, and larger open spaces offering more of a social aspect as well as allowing opportunities for professionals to engage and connect. Contemporary and functional furniture, lush planting and lighting, have all been carefully considered in the design of these spaces, creating areas that are comfortable to work in and offer sociability and stimulation when required.
Rubicon has been thoughtfully designed with landscaped green spaces running between the buildings, ensuring there are places to sit and talk and quiet sanctuaries for contemplation. Trees, hedgerows and planting enhance and support nature, creating calm and relaxing spaces a short walk from the lively centre of Eddington with its shops, café, school, community centre and hotel bar and restaurant.
The world-renowned Cambridge city centre is only a 12-minute cycle away, with its array of independent and high street shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as the popular market square and the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, home to more than 60 leading retailers.
Echoing the award-winning sustainable features of its host, Knights Park, Rubicon is surrounded by new cycling and pedestrian routes that provide easy travel through the development, across Eddington and into Cambridge city centre. A regular bus service offers another car-free mode of travel, transporting residents into and around Cambridge. For those who need swift travel into London, services from Cambridge train station reach the capital in under an hour. For international travel, Stansted Airport is just a 30-minute train journey away.
Prices at Rubicon start from £339,950 for a studio apartment, selected properties are available to purchase with the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme and Deposit Unlock. In addition, for first-time buyers and home movers who reserve, selected homes at Rubicon, Hill will pay their Stamp Duty.* For further information about Rubicon at Knights Park, visit www.knightspark-eddington.co.uk or call 01223 607200.