Unsurpassed Luxury at the WaterColours, Grand Cayman
To own a home overlooking the pristine sands and crystalline waters of Seven Mile Beach is a dream for many. For a select few, the dream comes with valet parking, on-site concierge services, an ocean-view gym, private terraces, and one of the most desirable addresses on Grand Cayman.
Words by Natasha Were. Photography by Martyn Poyner.
The views stop you in your tracks. Five storeys up, at the most prestigious development on Seven Mile Beach, the jaw-dropping panorama of sand, sea and sky at the far end of the gleaming marble passage would have been enough to convince the owners that this was a place they wanted to call home.
But it was the promise of an unprecedented lifestyle that came with owning a residence at the WaterColours that made the possibility one they could not resist.
As long term residents of Grand Cayman they knew from experience that any development Fraser Wellon put his name to would be unsurpassed in terms of quality construction and finishes. It was the level of luxury, however, and the five-star resort amenities at their disposal that truly captured their imagination.
For such frequent travellers, coming home has never been more of a pleasure: touch one button and the blinds open up, flooding the living area with uninterrupted ocean views; touch another and music fills the air, thanks to the state-of-the-art audio visual system.
The soft, natural tones of the living area envelop them in a sense of quiet calm. It's home, and the owners can relax, safe in the knowledge that their custom kitchen cabinets and Sub-Zero fridge have been stocked with freshly delivered groceries, thanks to the onsite concierge service, and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc is chilling in the dual-zone wine fridge.
No detail of the layout, construction or decoration of this ultra-deluxe three-bedroom, three and a half bathroom, 3,600 square foot residence has been overlooked. From the polished marble floors to the hyper-silent Miele dishwasher and the Kohler Purist spa tub that is filled by a laminar flow falling elegantly from the ceiling, it's a home that pays homage to gracious, ocean-side living.
Unsurprisingly, it was the mesmerising ocean views that the owners wanted to see reflected in the interior of their home. Acclaimed local interior design firm IDG artfully brought this vision to life, fitting it seamlessly into the sleek, clean architectural lines.
The use of natural stone and glass accents, woven grass wall treatments, and a neutral colour palette combine to create a soft, textured background against bursts of ocean colour inject a sophisticated seaside energy: a turquoise backsplash here, a sky blue kitchen accessory there.
Coral sculptures, sea-fan imprinted pillows, shell-shaped soap dishes and wall-hung photographs of the underwater world, arranged throughout the open plan living area and the three en-suite bedrooms, all add to this polished, modern interpretation of beach-chic.
The two-tone espresso-and-white kitchen, equipped with top of the range appliances, soft-closing dark wood Cameo custom cabinetry and Calcutta Gold marble counter-tops, flows easily into a luminous dining and living area where the owners enjoy intimate meals together.
When the urge to entertain strikes, however, they can call on the concierge to organise a dinner party for them in the Owners Conservatory – a sumptuous gathering space for residents that opens onto the pool deck, and is equipped with a bar, chef's kitchen, temperature and humidity controlled private wine lockers, a grand piano and seating for 25 diners.
The 20,000 square feet of communal areas – which also include under-building parking, a gym, 200 foot continuous infinity-edge pool, massage room and four guest suites where residents may accommodate visitors or staff – are no less immaculately conceived and designed than the residences themselves. It is this combination of a sophisticated and entirely private home, set within a development offering five-star resort-style services and amenities, that makes the WaterColours unique in the Cayman Islands.
For the owners of this exceptional residence, home at the WaterColours is about much more than lavish design and breathtaking views. It's about being members of an exclusive community: a community where they can leave the car with the valet, step into the gym for a workout with a view, and join friends and neighbours on the pool deck for a sunset drink – before retiring to the polished perfection of their private home.
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