PARADISE FOUND | The Watercolours, Grand Cayman
Published in Real Life Magazine
By Alisa Bowen
You have arrived; welcomed home by the private valet ready to attend to your every whim. You step out of the car into the handsome porte cochére with its elegant white herringbone patterned stone design. Jazz music dances in the background, piped in through a state-of-the-art surround-sound system as you walk along the wood-beamed covered breezeway past stone-clad walls reflecting the soothing palette of Cayman sand. Shadows frolic, cast up from an artfully lit rockwall and a water fountain sparkles as you stride past lush tropical plants headed to your private oasis upstairs. As the elevator descends, you glance left at the owner conservatory – complete with a grand piano, sumptuous lounge and dedicated wine cellars – a sensational venue for the most luxurious parties. You marvel at the magnificent Caribbean Sea through the floor-to-ceiling windows and sigh, “it is good to be home.” Welcome to The WaterColours – Grand Cayman.
The latest by Caribbean developer extraordinaire, Fraser Wellon, this exclusive masterpiece is the ultimate innovation from his portfolio of high-end developments gracing the sugar sand beaches on Seven Mile Beach (SMB). Promising the highest-level of opulence found in private residences, this world-class development features unparalleled luxury amenities and, the coup du grâce, intuitive concierge service catering to your every conceivable whim. An insightful detail allowing the development to rival five-star resort ambiance while providing coveted privacy and personalized service.
The full-time concierge can arrange transportation, stock the refrigerator before your arrival with all your favorite gourmet foods, or deliver lunch, chilled-towels and refreshing ice water by the azure-coloured infinity pool. The endless amenities include: private owner wine cellars, culinary room-service from area dining, beachfront owner’s conservatory complete with a gourmet kitchen, full-service bar, audio/visual entertainment lounge, private massage room, professionally-designed Cybex fitness club overlooking the beach, business boardroom, valet parking, personal fleet of on-site luxury vehicles, tiered beachfront infinity pool, private underground parking, owner’s guest suites and discreet 24-hour security systems. And, as a pet-friendly community, they even cater to Fido with a designated rinse area complete with plush doggy-towels to pamper your pooch.
Fraser Wellon shares, “For a distinguished few, The WaterColours will offer three extraordinary penthouse ‘Grand Residences’ – our six bedroom, six full bath and two half bath custom luxury apartments, starting at 7,241 square feet. These exclusive units will feature a magnificent 70-foot expanse of uninterrupted living space with ocean views, theatre, wine cellar and in-suite private chef’s kitchen. As the tallest residential building on Seven Mile Beach,” Wellon continues “our ninth story penthouses have become extremely desired – they offer the most spectacular panoramic ocean vistas on island.” Including the Grand Residences, The WaterColours offers sixty ultra-luxurious private ocean residences starting at 3,605 to over 7,241 square feet, with floorplans ranging from three-, four- and six-bedrooms.
Architects John Redmond of John Redmond & Associates and Michael Meghoo, principal architect and co-founder of MJM Design Studio, have seamlessly blended the beauty of the beach with originative architectural brushstrokes and resort-style luxury to create a captivating tropical property complete with all the bells and whistles. Kitchens are artfully designed with customized cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel Miele, Wolf and Sub-Zero integrated appliances and spacious cook-top surfaces enough to excite any chef. Bedrooms are appointed with ensuite three-piece bathrooms, Kohler fixtures and designer custom granite vanities. Elegantly lit soaring tray ceilings top the master bedroom, foyer and living room, while sleek crown moldings enhance each rooms, and expansive glass balconies and floor-to-ceiling hurricane-rated windows frame the breathtaking turquoise waters allowing for resplendent unobstructed views — an impressive 300- foot panorama of pristine beach and the Caribbean Sea.
In the interior, Ashleigh Lund, of International Design Group (IDG) has “…contrasted the organic curves in The WaterColours’ design with strong clean lines in order to join together traditional elements, hence creating a timeless yet modern environment.” With a color palette inspired by the surrounding white sands, cerulean waters and tanned skin tones, IDG has achieved a tranquil ambiance that compliments the stunning environment. Customized suite interiors comprised of elegant finery and luxurious furnishings to reflect each client’s personal taste will be realized in tandem with IDG designers.
Blending soft-sand beaches and cobalt waters with contemporary architecture and unparalleled amenities usually only found in five-star resorts, The WaterColours provides privacy, personalized discretion, top-notch design and elegant finishes with crowdless resort ambiance. Truly, paradise found.
Listings begin at US$2.95 million.
For more information visit: www.thewatercolourscayman.com
or contact exclusive brokers James Bovell or Kim Lund of RE/MAX Cayman Islands on 345.949.9742