The luxury residential community at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Residences in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico is a tropical paradise connected to one of the country’s most-coveted oceanside resorts. The upscale private community runs along Caribbean white sand beaches. Views from the private homes encompass its surrounding crystal waters and the famous El Yunque Rain Forest further inland. Featuring a spectacular golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the residential resort also includes numerous fine and casual dining options, a spa and wellness center, and all the amenities that make this luxurious community a jewel of the Caribbean.
Amid this paradise, one resident was looking to protect their cars and golf carts from the searing midday heat and occasional tropical showers. They called upon Azenco’s Caribbean dealer SHO-Pros to design a carport that could seamlessly fit alongside the refined class of the surrounding home and luxury resort.
- 🗺️ Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
- 🏡 Type: Residential
- 📅 Date: December 2022
- 👷 Installed by SHO-Pros Puerto Rico
Project Overview: Carport Luxury for Growing Vehicle Collection
With the existing home garage brimming with this homeowner’s growing car collection, the architects of this amazing Puerto Rican beach home were looking to add an auxiliary carport to the property that would fit seamlessly into the refined community. Thereafter, to ensure this luxury carport would rise to the level demanded by these meticulous clients and the renowned architects of the St. Regis Bahia Beach Residences, the architects needed to choose a contractor with experience in luxury carport designs.
Azenco dealer SHO-Pros brought just that type of expertise in design and installation. Requiring space for two cars and the two golf carts these homeowners used to navigate the resort, SHO-Pros designers created a two-zone solid roof carport that would shade the vehicles from sun and rain. Additionally, they introduced inset LED lighting to illuminate the garage along with louvered privacy walls, adding stylish refinement to the outdoor cover.
Design Challenges: Elevating a Carport to Luxury Status
The SHO-Pros team’s main objective with this luxury carport was to ensure it matched the well-appointed surroundings of the luxury community. The home’s architecture featured modern Caribbean styling with all white exteriors and sweeping floor to ceiling windows that provided scenic views from every room. To match this modern look, the SHO-Pros team selected the Azenco R-Car fixed roof carport. With no visible assembly hardware, its clean lines fit in perfectly with the home. The R-Car’s insulated roof would be ideal for repelling the sun and keeping the cars and golf carts cool in the Caribbean heat. In addition, the fixed roof completely blocks the rain of tropical showers to ensure the residents can access their vehicles in complete comfort. Finally, with a hidden internal gutter system, the R-Car allowed designers to capture all the rainwater and easily deposit it into the surrounding jungle vegetation.
Keeping with the modernist look of the property, the SHO-Pros team gave the flat roof pergola a contemporary appeal with a 20×20 foot main bay to protect two cars and an annexed golf cart bay. The addition of a three-column architectural support also added to the modern look of this luxury carport. Elevating the look of this carport, the SHO-Pros team also included louvered privacy walls. The fixed louvers give the structure some key accents to set it apart, and the privacy wall also blocked the view of the vehicles from the road that passes in front of the home.
Lastly, to make the outdoor structure shine by night, the team incorporated embedded LED strips around the perimeter of the outdoor cover frame. These lights not only illuminate the space in the evenings but make the architectural elements of the design pop giving the cars parked below the glow of a professional photoshoot.
Choosing the colors for this two-tone luxury carport was what really elevated the unique design and made it fit seamlessly with the surrounding home and jungle. To balance with the colors of the surroundings, the team selected a gray bronze frame and clad the R-Car’s sandwich panel roof sections with a wood finish powder coating that drew in the palm trees and rainforest beyond.
The Turn Around
- Six months total including importation of select components from Azenco Europe.
- Two weeks for fabrication
- Two-week ocean transit from the US to Puerto Rico
- Four days for on-site installation
If you are looking to add a luxury carport to your home, a high quality, innovative Azenco R-Car can deliver the style and function that you need. Contact us to learn more about our innovative solutions to protect your vehicles and the commitment to customer satisfaction that lives within our entire nationwide network of dealers.
Contact us to learn more about our innovative solutions for your parking lot or outdoor space at 305 306-3204.