Periwinkle, Grand Cayman - A Place to Live Well
A new real estate development at Grand Harbour, Periwinkle will be much more than a collection of homes. It will be Cayman's first truly sustainable residential community.
Words By Natasha Were
Securely gated and filled with lush landscaping, walking trails and energy efficient homes, Periwinkle will demonstrate that green housing in Cayman is not only possible, but that it is also attractive, comfortable and affordable.
Inspired by traditional Cayman architecture and designed in a modern Caribbean style, the nine-acre development will be fully LEED® certified. A total of 86 residences, ranging from one to five bedrooms, including Caymanian cottages, courtyard townhouses and waterfront residences, will be grouped into 'neighbourhoods' leading off a central, leafy boulevard.
The social heart of the community is the 4,200 square foot clubhouse. Featuring a large child-friendly pool, an outdoor kitchen, lawns, canal-view hot tub and flexible interior and exterior spaces, this is where residents can gather to entertain, relax or participate in events.
Catering to professionals and young families who wish to pursue healthy, active lifestyles, the location at Grand Harbour is key.
By creating a pedestrian-friendly environment, complete with a running path that encircles the entire property and wide sidewalks from which residents can access a supermarket, restaurants as well as other conveniences, the developers aim to put every desirable amenity within easy walking distance. Add to that the pool, which includes two 60-foot swimming lanes, and a twice-weekly delivery of farm fresh local produce, and it makes keeping fit and eating well easily achievable.
Meanwhile the 1,300 feet of water frontage provides moorings for up to 60 boats, or for those who prefer to explore the waterways under their own steam, storage spaces for kayaks and paddleboards are planned.
Periwinkle is being built to LEED® standards, which ensures every aspect of the development, from the choice of construction materials to interior finishes and landscaping, is environmentally sound. Although floor plans of individual residences remain flexible to accommodate the different desires of owners, every building is exceptionally well insulated, keeping cooling costs down. Individual photovoltaic arrays, efficient HVAC systems, low-flow plumbing fixtures and ENERGY STAR compliant appliances will further reduce energy use, and keep utility costs down to an average of CI$150 per month.
Particular attention is being paid to the landscaping, to create a fresh, plant-filled environment, conducive to outdoor living. Only indigenous, drought resistant plants will be chosen to minimise water demands. This, along with solar street and dock lighting, will contribute to low strata costs.
Periwinkle is being developed in five phases, with the first phase scheduled to break ground in mid to late 2016. Built by esteemed and award-winning construction firm Arch and Godfrey, the first 20 residences are expected to be complete within 12 months. A pioneering project, these homes appeal to those seeking a healthy living environment, lower operating costs and a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
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