Widcombe Estate: An Exclusive Enclave with Unparalleled Views

The desire-inducing proposition in Widcombe Estate - a new residential development overlooking the Liguanea Plains of Kingston - is the opportunity to buy into a truly exclusive enclave and call it home.

Situated in the cool foothills of the island’s capital and offering incredible panoramic vistas, the gated development which seems miles apart, is conveniently located just two minutes away from the buzz of busy Barbican. With lot sizes ranging from 8,963 to 15,214 spacious square feet, the new community is luring buyers seeking an exclusive, island residence in safe environs; lots start at $220,000.

“Widcombe Estate has many unique features,” Developer Peter Rousseau, explains, “Its location in the hills of Kingston 6 and proximity to important Kingston landmarks is one important feature; it is literally two minutes drive to Barbican Road, three minutes to Matlida’s corner and Barbican Square in the other direction. Another feature is that every lot has a spectacular view. Some have 270 degree views of the city, others have magnificent hill views and a few have both.”

In Widcombe, developers have invested in Grade A infrastructure including roads, drainage, sidewalks and underground conduits for services. Design proposals for the units -- which come in at about $850,000 per unit -- include living quarters with above average space in each room, landscaped exteriors, a plunge pool and underground water storage facilities. Roofing is restricted to wood shingle, clay tile, standing seam sheeting and fiberglass shake in cream, grey, natural wood, terracotta, roof tile clay or white colours -- while the exterior of all units will be uniformed in the colours permitted.

Nestled in an area of light traffic, Widcombe Estate provides easy access to Hope and Old Hope Road as well as East Kings House Road -- which in turn gets residents into downtown Kingston or New Kingston without any hassle or delay. The property is also close to UWI, UTech, University and St. Andrews Hospitals and several high schools including Campion College and Jamaica College

Central to its appeal is the fact that the 25-acre gated community has exceptional security design to guarantee peace of mind. Featuring a guardhouse at the entrance that offers easy access for residents and a place to screen visitors, developer Rosemead Corporation (also the management company) will be working with the association of homeowners to enact and enhance other planned security initiatives for the residential enclave.

Kaili McDonnough Scott, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Jamaica Realty, the exclusive sellers of the Widcombe Estate, explained, “What we are recognizing is that the Widcombe buyer is really a niche buyer -- he or she is someone who isn't afraid to build and is eager to take on the project. Sales have been steady since we launched in January but in next few months the Widcombe buyer will change as the developers will be building homes on a few of the lots and then sell them. This will be good for the buyers who love the development but who were afraid of taking on the task of building.”

According to Scott, “Buyers have been intrigued by the fact that there is still available land space in Kingston 6 and, what's more, that it comes with such spectacular views and easy access.”

For more information contact:

Coldwell Banker Jamaica Realty 

(876) 946 0007