World's Best Apartment 2009.
Portico...Where excellence is not an achievement but a way of life
Winner of 3 prestigious, 5 star International Property Awards, for Best Architecture, Best Development and Best Apartment in the Caribbean. Portico is distinguished by its outstanding finishes, revolutionary design and modern take on island living. Located on the serene and picturesque Prospect Bay Beach in St. James Barbados, Portico stands as a true personification of sophistication and state of the art living that is distinct from any other residential development on the island’s west coast.
The development's extraordinary architecture makes way for a lifestyle that will be enjoyed by a select few; with just 2 units on each of the 5 floors, owners are sure to enjoy a level of privacy and exclusivity unparalleled on the island. The tropical modern style was conceptualized to merge the interior living space with the property’s stunning environs; glass balustrades and ample windows offer uninterrupted views of the stunning Caribbean Sea.
The remarkable lifestyle that Portico offers will undoubtedly surpass expectations, with an impressive array of amenities, five-star concierge services and steadfast dedication to both personal and environmental well-being. The uniqueness of Portico extends beyond its architecture and indulgent lifestyle. Its facilities are nothing short of spectacular, ensuring residences the best that innovation has to offer.
10 luxurious units featuring 3,500 sq. ft. of living and breathing space • 3 exceptional bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and spacious walk-in closets • master features double glass doors opening to private terraces and views of the Caribbean sea • fully-equipped open plan kitchens • spacious living areas luxuriously appointed with marble floors in an ivory coloured antique finish • terrace with uninterrupted glass fronted balustrade and frameless sliding glass doors • heated Jacuzzis • underground parking • 70 sq. ft. storage and wine facilities • separate staff-lunch area, including changing rooms, lockers, bathroom and shower facilities.
Penthouse apartments include; additional 1,500 sq. ft. private roof terrace with breathtaking 360 • views, private pool, entertaining area and lush landscaping • garden apartments feature additional 1,500 sq. ft. of private gardens and sun terrace
Contemporary design unique to the West coast • creative fusion of modern and traditional architecture with glass, marble and hand-crafted cedar finishes • striking atrium with 60° glass curtain wall, magnificent water feature, kinetic hanging sculpture, state of the art glass bridge entrance and marble stairway • glass-front elevator overlooking the Caribbean sea
NEFF (Canada) kitchen • sanitary ware by Villeroy and Boch • Cambria quartz countertops • marble tiling throughout • handmade solid cedar door and window frames • cedar closets • glass mosaic tiling in pool areas • double-glazed tempered glass used throughout • Dornbracht • ‘Jason’ Hydrotherapy air and whirlpool combination tubs with chromatherapy lighting • integral air-conditioning systems • ambient cove lighting
Dedicated and secure GPX phone system with half mile range • wireless cat 5 Bluetooth Internet • 5.1 Surround Sound Theatre System • Audiophile quality sound system • sound and lighting control panels • light sensors
Cybex fitness centre with panoramic sea views, audio-visual entertainment system and air-conditioning • luxurious changing rooms, showers and sauna • 85-ft heated infinity edge lap pool with tempered glass and mosaic tile finishes • sunbathing deck • private access gate to prospect beach
Five-star concierge service available offering the ultimate in luxurious, care-free living • housekeeping services • private chefs and catering • chauffeurs • childcare and babysitting • excursion planning including island tours, tee times and sailing expeditions • tickets to cultural, social and sporting events • dining reservations • event planning • regional travel planning by air or sea
24-hour security staff with first-aid training and dedicated security desk • multi-location passive infrared CCTV system with non-intrusive monitoring • keypad and swipe card security access • camera integrated intercom system for apartment entry • intrusion detection (entry and glass) • remote locking garage door system for vehicle access to underground car park • comprehensive smoke and fire detection • two elevators designed to function during emergencies on back-up system
Structure and glass atrium built to with stand 130mph winds and missiles of category 3 • buildings are fully accessible by disabled persons including pool areas • sound-absorbing Proflex layer between floors • Quietpipe insulation on all piping to eliminate noise • 24-hour property management response service • dedicated water and power emergency supply • discreet garbage chutes • water softener systems for both kitchens and bathrooms
The building design maximises use of natural light and cool breezes • vantage lighting control system and sensors • energy efficient bulbs used throughout development • tinted and double glazed windows to reduce heat and noise • Toshiba SMMS (variable refrigerant flow) air-conditioning system utilising 50% less energy per annum • heat insulators on the roof • solar panel heated pools • programmable water heaters • onsite wastewater treatment and underground rainwater collection facility for irrigation • glass and plastic recycling collection • considerable resources dedicated to preserving 2, 80 year old oceanfront Mahogany trees • extensive landscaping.
This impressive beachfront property offers 3-bedrooms and 3,500 sq. ft. of living space featuring cutting edge finishes, luxurious furnishings and outstanding amenities. The apartment features a 40 ft. wide private terrace with plunge pool and glass balustrade, providing unparalleled views of the ocean. Enjoy the private gym and sauna, 80 ft. lap pool and direct beach access from the large split level terrace.