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New Homes for World Heritage Site in Caribbean

Pascal Mahvi, the founder and former owner of nearby Jalousie Plantation Resort and Spa in the Val des Pitons area of St. Lucia, has broken ground on his latest project: The Jalousie Enclave, an exclusive residential resort community along the Jalousie Bay, a designated World Heritage Site on the edge of the Caribbean Sea. The 196-acre property will be home to 21 two- and three-bedroom villas and 52 estates, each of which comes with a membership to one of the seven new PGA golf courses on St. Lucia. The Jalousie Enclave is the only residential development on Jalousie Bay. Every building within the resort will adhere to the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, ensuring the preservation of the area’s natural resources. The designs will also incorporate amenities such as solar-powered heaters and green roofs, with natural drainage catchments to avoid erosion. The Enclave broke ground in December, and homes will be available in 2010. Estates on a one- to two-acre lot are estimated from $3.5 million to $8 million. Villas on a half-acre start at $2 million. (www.jalousie-enclave.lc

—Alexandra Foster

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