The Caribbean unveils its newest development – Porto Maho, an exclusive village blending luxury with local character, contemporary design and an environmental ethos.
Airy and minimalist The Estates at Porto Maho offer 10 waterfront homes with breathtaking views over the lagoon of Simpson Bay, the Caribbean and the island of Anguilla in the distance. These beautiful homes feature private pools, private docks, outdoor hot tubs and interior courtyard gardens and unobstructed views from each room, of the lagoon, the sea and Anguilla on the horizon.
Invite St. Maarten’s beautiful landscape into the privacy and serenity of your own home, from the floor to ceiling glass “walls”, to see-through stairs in the main hall and a second-story skywalk across a courtyard garden providing a dramatic approach to the master bedroom. Luxuriously private, this suite offers quick access to the sauna and Turkish steam bath.
The 1,500 square meter grounds have lavish outdoor terraces ascending from a private pier to a hot tub and swimming pool, then an outdoor salon area, past the home’s two stories and finally to a trellised parking space for several cars.
The terraces’ elevators connect the different levels of the residence.
The village offers eco-friendly practices throughout : Solar panels. Roof cisterns. A black- and grey-water treatment plant. Low-energy electrical and air-conditioning systems that recycle heat.
The landscaping and architecture take advantage of cool trade winds, limiting the need for artificial temperature controls. Walls of aerated concrete blocks insulate further against high temperatures, as well as ambient noise. (They’re also nontoxic, fire-resistant and insect-proof). Even the windowpanes reflect The Estates at Porto Maho’s elegantly practical environmental ethos: each is shaded and pyrolytic-coated to reduce heat transmission.
Locally sourced materials command center stage, whenever possible. This upscale community features only wood from sustainable forests and items guaranteed to be toxic-free – from production to installation and daily use.
Options are available of four to six bedrooms each with its own closet, bathroom and shaded deck with upgrade packages for gym, media room, sauna, Turkish steam bath, dock storage, boat lifts, elevators and photo voltaic.
The Estates at Porto Maho blend the life aquatic with bespoke design. Architects tailor your pier and dock house to suit your style: from another bedroom to a loft-style lounge or yacht-captains’ quarters. Adventurous owners can request customized storage space for kayaks, windsurfers, submarines, catamarans, jet skis, scuba and other sea-going gear. And they can keep vessels – from dinghies to yachts – sparkling with optional boat lifts.
Service here remains paramount and each of these stunning homes also caters to your comfort and ease. Security, maintenance, gardening and pool services are included, while other services such as catering and housekeeping area available on request.
Designed by the Turin, Italy-based firm Associated Architects, each residence overlooks the ocean and beautiful Simpson Bay lagoon and is located just minutes from the island’s International airport and Maho village offering dining, shopping and gaming in a vibrant resort atmosphere. Maho Village has many duty-free offerings, a world-class spa and dining options including international restaurants, from Japanese, Thai, Italian, French and bars, cafes and lounges to suit every palate and mood. As well as having white sand and crystal clear water, Maho Beach is also the ultimate location for plane spotting!
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