Periwinkle: There’s No Place Like Home, Cayman Islands
In these strange, uncertain times, where and how we live has a profound influence on our sense of safety and wellbeing. A home should be a refuge: a safe haven where the worries and stresses of the outside world fade away. A place where you are a part of the fabric of the community, and where you know your family will thrive.
Words by Natasha Were. Photos courtesy of A Squared Away Cayman. Renders by The Electric Drawing Board.
Periwinkle was created to offer just that: a secure, wholesome community, that residents look forward to spending time in, and where they feel they truly belong.
From the moment you make your way up the beautifully landscaped driveway and see the rooftops peeping out above the trees, you know you are in a special place. Once inside, a sense of calm settles over you. Here, children play with their friends on the lawn, couples walk their dogs on the footpaths, and swimmers power up and down the resort-style pool. At the end of a busy week, neighbours gather in the clubhouse to catch up and spend time with one another.
Tucked in amongst the lush landscaped gardens and pedestrian pathways is a collection of homes, all painted in soft pastel colours and designed in a typical Caribbean style, with shady verandahs and louvred shutters, which both connect you to the past and create a definite sense of place. Some are built around courtyards and gardens, others are positioned right on the community’s 1300 feet of waterfront, where private docks enable residents to moor their boats only steps from home.
Periwinkle has been meticulously designed and built to embrace all the possibilities that island living offers – ample outdoor space for exercising, playing and relaxing, a shared pool, hot tub and barbecue area for socialising and a prime position on a beautiful canal that makes spending time on the water straightforward and hassle-free – all whilst ensuring the lightest of footprints on the environment, and the possibility of living in harmony with the natural surroundings.
This is because Periwinkle Is the first LEED-certified neighbourhood in the Cayman Islands. It means that the design and construction have been minutely considered to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding flora and fauna and that homes are independently certified as ‘green homes’.
All are built to be Category 5 hurricane rated, and only toxin-free materials have been used to guarantee a healthy indoor environment. Homes are also exceptionally energy-efficient thanks to a combination of great insulation and individual solar arrays, which generate monthly utility bills of approximately CI$150.
Phase I homes are now complete, as is the bright and airy 4,200 square foot Clubhouse – a welcoming space for friends and families to meet, watch movies and sit out on the verandah enjoying the tranquil waterway views – and the 60-foot pool, Jacuzzi and a wet zone. Phase II is currently under construction, and only a few waterfront homes are still available for purchase. Ideal for families and boaters, these spectacular four-bedroom homes offer 3,300 square feet of sleek, modern interior space, including open plan kitchen-living areas, with deep, shady verandahs looking out across Grand Harbour canal.
These homes include a dock space and off-plan buyers have the option to customise interiors according to their family’s needs.
Sales of homes in Phase III will open in December 2020.
Through this balance of privacy, elegance and efficiency at home, design and amenities that encourage active lifestyles and a connection to one’s neighbours and one’s environment, the developers of Periwinkle have created a one-of-a-kind community: a place that draws on the values of the past, weaves them into an environmentally responsible, socially conscious present, and promises fulfilling, healthy lives and happy memories in the future.
- Waterfront Townhomes – 4 bedrooms with 3,300 sq. ft. From CI$1,200,000
- Garden Townhomes – 3 bedrooms with 2,200 sq. ft. From CI$800,000
- Courtyard Townhomes – 2 bedrooms with 2,150 sq. ft. From CI$650,000
- LEED construction methods
- Built to withstand Category 5 hurricanes
- High end, energy rated appliances
- Quartz countertops and porcelain tiles
- Choice of finishes when bought off-plan
- Top of the line solar panels with a twenty-year warranty
Phase 1 has sold out; Phase 2 is 90% sold and Phase 3 is available now.
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