Gillespie Grapevine: The Path to Luxury

The latest in real estate and resort developments from Hawaii to Anguilla


Kohanaiki, a 450-acre oceanfront village on Hawaii Island, is home to the new Hale `Alani Residences, a collection of 48 single-family and paired homes ranging in price from $2.5 million to $5.9 million. Khoi Le of Glazier Le Architects designed the homes, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of the islands. The residences feature copper roofs and western red cedar or stucco walls. Inside, spacious bedrooms and guest suites connect to open-concept great rooms and kitchens. Floor plans featuring three to five bedrooms are available; a select few include one- and two-bedroom guesthouses.


Set to open in March 2017, The Residences at Seafire will offer 62 oceanfront residences on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. The 10-story development features various open floor plans ranging from studios to four bedrooms, the majority with water views. Sources say the premier penthouse residences, boasting the highest elevations on the island, are selling for record per-square-foot prices for Seven Mile Beach properties. Residences are listed from $1million to $8 million.


Just steps from California’s Huntington Beach Pier, the new Paséa Hotel & Spa takes inspiration from the vibrant artistic culture of the locale. Guests can relax at Aarna, Paséa’s Balinese-inspired spa featuring indoor and outdoor treatment areas; gather with friends at Tanner’s, the hotel’s signature restaurant with exhibition cooking and communal dining; and then head upstairs for sunset cocktails at the Treehouse Lounge. All 250 guestrooms, including eight luxury one-bedroom suites and a stunning penthouse suite, offer views of the beautiful Southern California coastline.


Four Seasons recently assumed management of the former Viceroy Anguilla resort. The new Four Seasons Private Residences Anguilla will include a coveted collection of whole-ownership homes and villas for purchase. Designed by leading interior designer Kelly Wearstler, the property features a variety of homes ranging from one-bedroom deluxe studios to five-bedroom beachfront villas. Phase one pricing starts at$750,000 to more than $10 million for residences of 662 to 6,185 square feet.


For the first time, Pink Sands Resort on Harbour Island in the Bahamas is offering new and existing luxury cottages to a limited number of buyers. With prices starting at $1.5 million, each of the 25 spacious villas offers breathtaking water views and private access to the spectacular pink sand beach. Several new British Colonial-style one- and two-bedroom cottages are also under construction, while existing cottages are being refurbished as part of the resort’s most extensive renovation since opening in 1951.



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