Rum Point Club breaks ground
Developer Joseph Imparato is introducing Rum Point Club, an exclusive beachfront condominium complex in tranquil North Side. The five-story hurricane-resistant building will feature 36 one- two- and three-bedroom residences, ranging from 1,250 to 2,316 square feet. Amenities include a fitness center, spa, beachfront infinity-edge pool, tennis court access, underground parking and an on-site manager. Key players in the Rum Point Club team are Evolving Island, Kariba Architecture & Interiors, and Livingstone Construction Management.
Azure Realty Limited
New waterfront town homes
SOLARA is a distinctive collection of luxury town houses situated in the prestigious waterfront community of Crystal Harbour near Seven Mile Beach. Developed by NCB Group, the residences feature an energy efficient design with elegant finishes and modern living spaces.
Every dwelling has its own boat slip and incredible water views. Among the amenities are the use of a clubhouse with resort-style pool, gym, and a promenade that wraps the canal with bench seating.
Leeward Quay is an exciting new waterfront development in Grand Cayman. Located in North Sound Estates, this condominium community is made up of 17 stunning modern homes, with one, two and two + den and three bedroom options. Leeward Quay offers affordable luxury on the water, with private boat docks and uninterrupted views of the North Sound. With Rum Point, Stingray City and your favorite restaurants right at your doorstep, Leeward Quay is an exceptional lifestyle choice.
t: 324-7603 or 925-4901
Sanctuary in South Sound
The Sanctuary comprises 30 garden villas in a gated community in South Sound. Developed by TerraMare Properties, the new boutique property combines contemporary design with a holistic concept of luxury island living. Among its unique amenities are a yoga studio, juice bar and spin studio. Eco-friendly and energy efficient, the villas feature three and four bedrooms, with open-layout floor plans of 3,000 to 4,000 square feet of living space.
t: 925-6900 or 925-7901
Virtual real estate
Engel & Völkers North America has launched a network-wide initiative to integrate virtual reality technology, capabilities and support into each of its real estate shops. The company provides each of its brokerages with a virtual reality camera and Google cardboard glasses. It also provides informational webinars, marketing tools and support. The virtual tours are designed to improve the home buying and selling experience. It is the first company in North America to make this technology standard.
Engel & Völkers Cayman Islands
Clean gas coming
A new face is coming to the propane energy sector. Clean Gas Ltd. is being developed by a group of Caymanian investors working to develop businesses that help lower the cost of living in Cayman. By providing services such as propane system installations, appliance sales and service, propane bulk and cylinder delivery, and propane auto-gas to the market, customers can shop and compare with the new company to get the best value for their dollar.
Clean Gas Ltd
Eye-catching panel covers
Lindsay Thompson has come up with a design solution for what she deems “a dreadful metal eyesore” in homes – electrical panel boxes.
Her company Fuse-In Designs offers custom-made decorative magnetic covers for the panels, which are often located in high traffic areas such as entranceways and kitchens.
Many opt to simply cover exposed electric panels with mirrors, pictures or artwork. But that breaks Cayman’s fire code as it can be a hindrance in an emergency. The magnetic covers, however, provide ease of access.
“As an alternative, this product is a design-focused, safe solution to covering those metal eyesores,” says Lindsay. “Stock designs are available but the covers will be completely customizable to match the unique style of each client and their distinctive living space.”
The custom covers can be created to match or accent anything from wallpaper to paint colors; the grain in a particular piece of wood to the texture of travertine tiles.
The magnetic panel covers will be made available as a pre-construction option through various developers in Cayman.
Two restaurants designed by John Doak Architecture have recently been completed. Bacaro, located at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club, offers classic Venetian tapas-style cuisine. Guests can dine indoors under the boat builders’ ropes or on the breeze-cooled verandahs with views of yachts in the harbor. Doak’s seaside Coccoloba Bar & Grill at Grand Cayman’s Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is part Mexican street joint, part beach-hut, with diners just mango-throwing distance from the water. Dine in an elegant beach hut where Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe and Kathryn Hepburn might well have been seasonal visitors.
John Doak Architecture
Relocation tours offered
Property Cayman, a boutique real estate consultancy, is now offering a unique island familiarization tour for new residents to Cayman. Led by Jennifer Powell, the company’s Relocation and Rental Department aims to make the process of finding suitable rental accommodation on-island seamless and enjoyable. Property Cayman works closely with HR departments to complement your relocation benefits package. If you are relocating to Grand Cayman or know someone who is, the half-day familiarization tour is CI$250 per person, inclusive of refreshments, lunch and printed material. Upon successfully securing accommodation, this fee will be reimbursed or donated to a local charity of your choice. It’s a win-win.