Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands — Green Home For Sale

REDUCED-Super energy efficient, energy bill less than $400 per year. Off-grid easily an option. Rain water harvesting and natural waste water management. Located in Beautiful Beach Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Live Tax Free!


Listing ID: 19460


  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • GreenBuilt Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $1,300,000
Annual Property Tax $1
Annual Utility Cost $1,000
Home Area 3,350 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms
Total Property Area 27878 sq ft
Year Built 2011

Property Description

Built in 2011, this super energy efficient home has proven itself with power costs averaging at $30.55 per month over the last 12 months (Nov 2012).

The home features a master suite with double sinks, over-sized shower and jacuzzi tub plus huge walk in 'his & hers' closets. There are two further double bedrooms and a large family bathroom upstairs with separate shower stall and tub. A fully finished bonus attic room is on the third/top floor.

On the ground floor the Indonesian reclaimed antique front door welcomes you into an elevated reception area leading to the open plan main room and open kitchen. Beyond that is the large screened deck that experiences the cool breezes almost all year round and the tranquility of virgin dry forest, untouched, apart from a few nature trails.

There are two further reception rooms, one currently used as a music room and the other a sitting room.

Accessed from the front deck is the laundry and boot room, including energy efficient washer and gas dryer for the few days in Cayman when laundry cannot be dried on the outside rotary line.

From the back porch one accesses a full wet-room designed as a pool shower room and a private bathroom for occasional guests. The mechanical or boiler room housing the control panels for the PV inverter solar and rainwater harvesting is also accessed from this deck. This room provide useful storage and was also designed to house batteries for PV produced electricity.

The property occupies 0.64 acres of natural and beautiful land in Beach Bay. The house is in one of the most elevated points on the island. The house is of extremely strong construction, using ICF blocks (insulated concrete forms - http://www.nudura.com/en/insulatedconcreteforms.aspx), concrete with steel. The building envelope and roof have been designed for maximum hurricane resistance and energy efficiency.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

To protect and maintain the natural waste water management system and for health reasons all cleaning products are non toxic and all paints low or non VOC. The house has been sprayed only once (since built in August 2011) as the natural eco system of the land was left undisturbed.


Neighborhood Description

A quiet one mile Beach Bay Road leads to Beach Bay beach, a private and tranquil beach, perfect for relaxing, bathing and star gazing at night. The area is all residential and features the bulk of Grand Cayman's dry forest. Beach Bay in Grand Cayman is on a natural bluff giving the area the much sought after advantage of a high elevation.


Market Area

George Town is 20 minutes’ drive away but closer amenities include the Farmers Market (1 mile) held every Saturday morning. Also there are a number of closer local nurseries selling vegetables and fruit and Countryside Shopping Village (2 miles) has a supermarket (Fosters Food Fair), hardware store (AL Thompsons), Pet shop (Animal House) Bank (Cayman National Bank) and various take away food outlets.


School District

Bodden Town Primary School (government) and state of the art new Government High School at Frank Sound makes the property a good investment.


Community

Beach Bay is predominantly made up of family homes, The few apartments in the area are typically let on short term basis as vacation properties.


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Other


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Other
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Municipal
Rain Water Collection
Well
Wastewater System Composting Toilet

Construction Information

Construction Type ICFS
Masonry/Concrete
Steel Framing
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
No VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Tile
Roof Material Metal
Other
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Cotton Batt

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No