The Oxfordshire Guardian - 21 January 2016
Eleanor Cartwright, a 29-year-old television producer, has bought her first home at The Garden Quarter, City & Country’s development of historic restoration properties and characterful newly built homes on the former RAF Bicester site in Oxfordshire.
City & Country has embraced the site’s past, restoring and converting a range of military builinds including the former Officer’s Mess, a decontamination bunker and the base’s original electrical substation.
Now the clever design and layout of the development maximises space and light, with building formally arranged in symmetrical patterns around formal squares and landscaped areas.
Eleanor was particularly impressed with the history of the development, and working in television she could immediately appreciate the efforts that have been made to retain and enhance the original buildings.
She said: “It used to be an RAF base and I love the City & Country have styled the old hospital building and bunker.
Stylish and contemporary in design, The Garden Quarter homes, built in either a Now-Georgian style or reflective of the Art Deco period, offer a rare and sought after combination of outstanding build quality, luxurious specifications and historic detailing and features.
Eleanor was particularly interested in the h historic nature of her new home, and added “I love the fact it is an historic and listed building that has lots of character.”
Prices are from £290,000 to £530,000 and are offered with Help To Buy. For more information, visit cityandcountry.co.uk or call 01869 253999.
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