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A new development is soon to break ground in the Seven Mile Beach corridor. Situated on West Bay Road, Hyde Park will be within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and entertainment. The development will consist of 20 high-end condo units with options of two or three bedrooms in a contemporary design. Hyde Park will be built to the highest specifications with impact windows and doors and offers gated parking, concierge service, rooftop pool, private elevators, and large terraces. Starting price for condos is $550,000 and can be reserved with only $5,000 down.
The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, due to open in November, has chosen to use a Cayman Catboat as the centerpiece of the lobby. Kimpton Seafire and The Residences at Seafire will imbue the property with a whimsical sense of place. The design team was inspired by Cayman’s seafaring heritage and found the graceful curves of the catboat to be the perfect design focal point. The recently restored Blew Bayou, one of the few traditional catboats left on island, will be reincarnated as a sculptural installation. Suspended from the ceiling, the boat will float above guests and residents – skimming the air as if floating on water.
The Residences at Seafire
Interior design mavens IDG have opened a new furniture and design showroom. Dwell is situated on Dorcy Drive and offers 10,000 square feet of furnishings and accessories. The store’s collections make stylish additions to the home, while still remaining affordable. As well as innovative artwork and accessories, Dwell offers fully customizable furniture collections allowing customers to choose fabrics and finishes which correlate to their personal style and desire. Designers are also on hand to offer full interior design services and furniture packages to fit customer tastes and home layouts.
Periwinkle begins sales
Periwinkle, an environmentally friendly development in Grand Harbour, has begun its pre-construction sales, with prices ranging from $350,000 to $1 million. The development hopes to gain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, and utilizes energy efficient design and materials, including rooftop solar panels, which will be both environmentally and budget friendly. One, 2 and 3-bedroom Caribbean-style homes are available, as well as three- to six-bedroom courtyard or waterfront townhomes.
HG Realty expands
Well-known Caymanian Cary Quesada has joined HG Realty, and is passionate and excited about becoming part of the real estate industry. Having previously undertaken management relief at many Seven Mile Beach condo developments, Cary is looking forward to sharing information on these and other properties to her many customers. She looks forward to working in all aspects of the business, and sharing her local knowledge. Another recent development has been the appointment of owner Maria Alberga to the CIREBA board of directors. The board ensures that CIREBA rules are adhered to with regards to all MLS transactions carried out by its members.
NCB Group has built on their dedication to environmental sustainability with the addition of a sustainability coordinator to their team. Steve Schiffbauer will be improving NCB’s already impressive and award-winning environmental performance and sustainability strategies, analyzing their use of renewable energy, and influencing the company’s culture and behavior with regards to the environment. The construction group employs sustainable construction practices and design, and utilizes environmentally friendly building materials as well as solar and geothermal renewable energy sources.
Kirk Home Centre is now Cayman’s exclusive dealer of two new product lines, Rohl faucets and Toto sanitary ware. Inspired by elegant resorts and spas, Rohl Bath Collections allow homeowners to bring this dynamic into their homes. Rohl’s vast portfolio offers traditional, transitional and modern faucets, all high quality and exquisitely designed. Japanese brand Toto prides itself on providing sophisticated and luxurious sanitary ware. The company utilizes “clean technology” in its products, enhancing personal and environmental cleanliness and combines this with aesthetically pleasing designs in a range that includes toilets, washbasins, bidets, baths and more.
Kirk Home Centre
A new solar company entered the local green-scene towards the end of 2015 and is providing Cayman with cost-effective solar energy systems and eco-friendly home appliances. Pro Solar offers solar arrays as well as other products associated with energy savings such as LED lights, Geo Spring water heaters, SPEC pool pumps and more. They are also the only solar company in Cayman to offer financing, allowing payments to be made from savings accrued after product installation. Pro Solar is part of a wider network with offices in BVI, USVI, Aruba and Florida, and has completed more than 500 solar array installations.
Kate Spade at Design Studio
Chic interior design firm Design Studio in Camana Bay is expanding its selection with the addition of the Kate Spade Home line. Popular designer Kate Spade’s home collection offers furnishings, rugs, décor, and stationary. The line’s bold yet timeless palettes and sense of femininity and whimsy strike the ideal balance, creating an eclectic and joyful collection which fits perfectly with our island surroundings. The brand embodies its motto of “buy what you love and you’ll never go wrong” and their home collection complements Design Studio’s broad and stylish range of existing interior offerings.
Boggy Sands Rooftops
The upcoming Boggy Sands development has added newly approved roof terraces to their list of amenities. Buyers will now be able to enjoy 2,500 square feet of bonus outdoor space as well as their own private 300 square feet balconies. The roof terraces sit at 40 feet high, providing breathtaking ocean views, and are accessible via owners’ living room or lobby staircases. As well as the rooftop terraces, Boggy Sands will also now feature two separate pools, one with a relaxing pavilion and the other near the clubhouse, which features a commercial kitchen, living room and gymnasium.
Coen Coleman Ltd.
New product line
Tomlinson Furniture has added a new brand to its extensive collection and is now the exclusive retailer of Palliser furniture products in Cayman. Unlike other furniture brands, Palliser is not mass-produced but instead is totally bespoke, catering to a customer’s individual preferences. The company’s ability to provide seating for any style or color preference, as well as any space layout, makes them a desirable option, as does their quick turnaround time of 30 days. Tomlinson’s showroom has a variety of Palliser items on-site, created specifically for them, to give customers an idea of the brand’s quality and fabric and leather selection.
Green Building Center
The new Green Building Center at A. L. Thompson’s, George Town, is the first of its kind in the region and features the very best in sustainable building materials and environmentally positive products. In collaboration with the GreenTech Group, A. L. Thompson’s has installed the center to educate and encourage builders and homeowners to use eco-friendly products, such as ICF forms, bamboo and eucalyptus flooring, solar-powered generators, high-efficiency air-conditioners, artificial turf, and wind and solar power. Using these green products saves money by ensuring energy efficiency, and preserves the environment for future generations.
A. L. Thompson’s