Meet the residents: Kelsey and Iain
Kelsey and Iain Cumming were ready to move property as they started the next chapter in life as a newlywed couple. Keen to switch from their one bedroom flat in the city of Aberdeen to somewhere with more space, they discovered Chapelton – right next to their wedding venue.
What was your first impression of Chapelton?
Speaking of their recent move, Kelsey said: “It was back in 2018 when we were visiting our wedding venue, Elsick House, that we came across Chapelton. Despite the town being just five miles south of Aberdeen we had never heard of it before but as soon as we saw the style of the properties and landscape we knew we would one day end up living here.
“From the moment that we set foot in Chapelton we could tell that it’s somewhere completely different. Every street has its own individual character – it really doesn’t feel like most new build developments.
What kind of home were you in the market for?
“We spent some time researching the various housetypes available and were pleased to choose a ZeroC home. We were instantly drawn to the spacious rooms, the high ceilings and unique details, such as the wood burning stove and herringbone flooring. These were all things that we wanted from a new home but didn’t think would be possible with buying somewhere modern.
“The light and airy feel of the kitchen was also a huge sell to us. We’ve added a large table, where we enjoy long meals together and can’t wait to entertain friends and family when that’s possible. In this room, and others throughout the house, we’ve used a mix of traditional, modern and industrial décor – my Pinterest inspiration boards are quite eclectic!
Do you feel settled in Chapelton?
“We’re really proud of our new home and how we’ve already made it feel our own. So much so that we started an Instagram account (@no19_ourforeverhome) to document our journey and also hopefully inspire others with what you can do with a new build space.
“Of course this past year has been an unusual time to move home but despite that we’ve already made friends in Chapelton. The layout of the town, local facilities and abundance of green space makes it really easy to meet and socialise with neighbours in a safe way. Everyone has been incredibly friendly and we know that we’ll be living here for years to come. It’s a special place made even more special by the fact that it’s right next to where we were married.”