Casa Luna, Grand Cayman
Set amongst luxuriant vegetation, the 18 free-standing waterfront villas at Casa Luna combine exceptional design and absolute tranquillity with the convenience of strata management.
Words by Natasha Were. Photography by Martyn Poynor. Photography assistant Pippa Davies.
Influenced by the architecture of historic Italian villages but adapted to contemporary tropical living, Casa Luna, the exclusive new residential development on Grand Cayman's south west shore, blends the best of European and Caribbean traditions in a park-like setting.
Architect Eduardo Bernal and landscape designer Sandy Urqhuart spent months analysing the site before creating a design that would fit the characteristics of the property, and not the other way around.
In giving equal weight to landscape design and structural architecture, the design team have created more than a collection of exceptional beachfront homes: they have brought into being a lush, plant-filled community, extravagantly laden with indigenous vegetation, and dotted with ponds, a bubbling brook and bridges.
The 18 detached three- and four-bedroom villas in the South Sound development have been meticulously positioned at different elevations across the four-acre property to maximise sea views for each residence, while channelling the natural breezes and moderating sun exposure. Villas are connected by shady courtyards and accessed via winding stone staircases and secluded walkways; fragrant citrus trees and flowering vines have been carefully planted to create a verdant environment just steps from the ocean and private beach.
The Tuscan-inspired exteriors, featuring terracotta roof tiles and natural stone accents belie the cool, contemporary interior design. Bathed in natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling impact-resistant sliding glass doors, each residence enjoys open-plan kitchen and living areas, fitted with top-of-the-range appliances, hardwood floors and Kohler bathroom fittings. The show home‘s interior design, created by Liberty Designs, is elegant yet modern, sleek but inviting. Owners can choose from a range of interior design packages offered by the firm, including bespoke items, all of which are finished to the highest specifications.
"...a verdant environment just steps from
the ocean and private beach"
The social heart of Casa Luna is the beachfront: not only does the development enjoy a virgin stretch of coastline, complete with a private sandy cove – all of which is protected from storm damage by a seawall – but it also enjoys an infinity pool, Jacuzzi, gym, cabanas that extend out over the water and a pavilion for residents to meet, socialise and bask in the pleasure of beachfront living.
Creativity has been given free reign at Casa Luna, and the result is a community that is without doubt luxurious, but also has an element of playfulness: traditional styles blend unexpectedly with contemporary design, and intricate landscaping hides surprises at every turn: sunken gardens, native woodlands and meandering paths are just waiting to be discovered – and all just a few minutes from the capital George Town.
For villa pricing and details please contact: Tel: 345.926.9926; Email: or visit: www.milestone.ky
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