Periwinkle, Cayman Islands
Periwinkle is a beacon of sustainable development, embodying the values of the past and embracing the technologies of the future.
Words by Natasha Were.
Periwinkle is more than a collection of attractive and energy-efficient homes: it’s a contemporary community, where active lifestyles, neighbourly spirit and environmental responsibility are woven into every facet of the development.
The developers of Periwinkle considered the qualities inherent in traditional Caymanian communities and blended these with the principles of new urbanism – a neighbourhood structure, mixed housing, walkability, sustainability and quality of life – to build a community that offers the warmth and safety of neighbourhoods of old, and the comfort, convenience and style that today’s homeowners demand.
Periwinkle offers various styles of residence – courtyard, waterfront and garden homes – which range from two to four-bedroom configurations, ensuring there are options for couples, families and retirees. Grouped into neighbourhoods and connected by pathways, they create an inviting, connected atmosphere. Walkways lead to the communal amenities and a walking/running track encircles the residences, which, together with its proximity to the shops and restaurants at Grand Harbour, all encourage residents to get moving and enjoy the outdoors.
Designed with the Caymanian vernacular in mind, homes are painted in pastel colours and feature breezy porches and verandas, lending them a definite sense of place, whilst indoors they are sleek, modern and finished to the highest quality, with a choice of finishes for off-plan purchasers.
Indeed, for anyone who has ever wished to design and build an energy-efficient, environmentally sound home, but lacked the expertise to do so, Periwinkle is the solution. The developers have sought out the best green technologies, construction methods, materials and energy-efficient appliances and designed and built the entire development to LEED certification standards. For owners, this means not only a healthy, earth-friendly home surrounded by lush greenery but also a home that generates only the lowest of utility bills.
In parallel with this, Periwinkle’s waterfront location and abundance of open spaces, lawns and native landscaping, has been conceived to connect residents to their natural surroundings and to each other. An impressive list of shared amenities means that residents can head over to the 60’ pool for a swim at the weekend or unwind in the Jacuzzi after work; and they can meet and socialise with neighbours at the 4,200-square-foot clubhouse, which, with its entertaining space, barbecue and outdoor kitchen, forms the heart of the community.
For younger residents, there is a play area next to the clubhouse with a fountain to splash about in, and everybody has access to a set of shared kayaks and paddleboards. Some homes also have access to a private dock, enabling them to hop aboard their boats and cruise out to the North Sound in minutes.
If you feel nostalgic for the warmth and safety of neighbourhoods of the past, or dream of living in greater harmony with the natural environment, Periwinkle was made for you.
• Waterfront Townhomes – 4 bedrooms with 3,200 sq. ft. From CI$1,050,000
• Garden Townhomes – 3 bedrooms with 2,250 sq. ft. From CI$750,000
• Courtyard Townhomes – 2 bedrooms with 2,000 sq. ft. From CI$600,000
• 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.
For more information or to book a tour of Periwinkle, contact Ryan Ostendorf:
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