Cambridge 2000: Spens Avenue: 9
This is one of four large houses which border
the sports playing field (behind) and the
(at the eastern side, to the right in the photo) of
Corpus Christi College,
and built on land they owned.
It is good to see some houses of this size being built
in the city, instead of the usual proliferation of flats
and tiny houses. The garages at the front sit awkwardly
and would have been better placed at the side, as once
would have happened, but land in Cambridge is too expensive
to allow that kind of design. As it is, each of the houses
sold almost instantly for well over a million pounds.
These four houses are a rarity in Newnham, and likely
were only allowed because a college was behind the
This is the one area of the city which has escaped any
extensive house building program, as the city expands,
because the rich people who live there
are good at finding excuses why all the new housing should
be located in other areas of the city.
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