Kamala Beach Villa

Kamala Beach Villa

KAMALA BEACH VILLA – I’ve always found properties to be fascinating due to the fact that no two homes are ever alike, from the architect putting pen to paper to the interior designer or home owners putting their personal mark on the home.

One of my real passions over the years is for beach villas, but none are more exciting than a contemporary designed home with its clean lines and minimal approach to the interior design. For me the ultimate achievement is when the architect and interior designers work together so that the finished home incorporates as much of the natural surroundings as possible and this stunning beach villa in Kamala, Phuket, Thailand is a prime example of how European and Thai architecture and interior design are used to create a truly sublime residence.

 

Ariel view of the Kamala Beach Vila in all its stunning glory.

Ariel view of the Kamala Beach Vila in all its stunning glory.

 

The villa, according to Indigo Real Estate,  has a number of features including, but in no way restricted to:

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 ensuite bedrooms all fully air-conditioned
  • 2 Living Rooms
  • 2 Dining Rooms
  • 15m infinity-edge swimming pool
  • 27,000 sq ft plot
  • 8,000 sq ft internal living space

 

Stunning views across the Andaman Sea, this Beach Villa has everything you could need including a 15m infinity swimming pool.

Stunning views across the Andaman Sea, this Beach Villa has everything you could need including a 15m infinity swimming pool.

 

The villa, in all its splendor also enjoys some truly spectacular views across the Andaman Sea which provides a beautiful cooling breeze that is most welcome in the heat of the day or indeed evening.

 

Infinity Pool View overlooking the blue waters of the Andaman Sea.

Infinity Pool View overlooking the blue waters of the Andaman Sea.

 

You might be mistaken in thinking that the pool looks a little chilly as the breeze whips up the surface water, however I can tell you, from first hand experience, that this is not the case.  Phuket, Thailand has two distinct season, Dry and Wet.  In the heat of the summer months the pool is a most welcome addition to any home.  While the Wet Season may not sound overly appealing I can also say, through direct experience, that while it does rain a lot, due to the monsoons, the temperatures still remain at most times, above 24C and a dip in the pool at any time of the year is thoroughly enjoyable.

 

View from the back end of the pool looking onto the villa.

View from the back end of the pool looking onto the villa.

 

The open plan living area is taken to full effect as it opens on the exterior spaces both front and back which allows the the occupants to take full advantage of the beautiful natural elements of the property.  The whole effect is just a feast for the eyes as mother nature has be skillfully blended with modern architecture and a contemporary, minimalist interior design, allowing natural elements on of the landscaping  to bring the whole design to life.

 

Beach Villa Kitchen with contrasting white and gray walls.

Beach Villa Kitchen with contrasting white and gray walls.

 

An open plan living style certainly benefits from continuity in design but I have to say I often disagree with interior designers who, in my humble opinion, take the concept of continuity a little too far which often results in a kitchen that is bland and uninteresting.

Personally I like kitchens to carry a little more personality and while the kitchen featured here is adequate it really doesn’t inspire me to cook or to want to socialize in the kitchen.  I am certainly not that keen on gray walls and while the designers have tried to lift it’s appeal through the use of bright colors on the table, it still for me at least, remains clinical in appearance.

On that note I really like the idea of the dining bar and the floor to ceiling windows that allows you to throughout enjoy the natural surrounds.  What I cannot be certain about is whether the window is a sliding or folding door of some type which would really allow you to enjoy the garden area while you eat.

 

Living area that provides for breathtaking views across the Andaman Sea.

Living area that provides for breathtaking views across the Andaman Sea.

 

From the photograph above you get to witness sheer brilliance in the architects and interior designers vision.  Not only do you get unrivaled views across the Andaman Sea but nature itself is bought right into the living space making the whole interior one with nature.  Having the open plan space open both front and back simply allows the landscaping and mother nature to be incorporated into the design and little has to be added as the natural surroundings take care of all the coloration.

I am not sure that a living space could get any better than this and the whole design is a credit to the architect and interior designer for having the vision in creating such a sublime living space.

 

Side Ariel view of this magnificent Kamala Beach Villa.

Side Ariel view of this magnificent Kamala Beach Villa.

 

From the photograph above you can fully appreciate the splendor and magnificence of the villa, which nestles beautifully into the landscape and takes full advantage of all the natural beauty that surrounds it.

I think there are very few homes that simply have everything but certainly with the Kamala Beach Villa you have the elements of  stunning natural beauty which has been fused with careful design to create a wonderfully relaxing home in a tropical climate.

 

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  • vineyardflute

    Hi Graham,

    What a home to feature! Am I right in thinking that parts of the home are open? It seems there are small terraces thruout as well as the living area by your wording and the pic give the impression that it is an “outdoor” room.
    Looking at the aerial shot of the home, I can see how the goal to become part of the landscape was achieved even to the smallest detail of putting the pool towards the Andaman Sea, reinforcing the transition from land to water. Great concept and execution!

    Considering the weather in Thailand and the force of winds a monsoon can bring I suppose there is protection brought by the homes surroundings? One would think with all that glass and open space there could be incredible damage, but apparantly that is not the case.
    The interior of the home also complements as well as completes the transition. Furnishings in the living area are not overwhelming in color or size and even the staircase adds interest by design without breaking up the feel of the room. Now, the kitchen automatically draws you to the large windows but I do think a different color choice for the walls-maybe a light tan or green?- would have blended and warmed the room without distraction where the grey color makes me feel closed in and almost unwelcome.
    Thank-you for bringing this home to my attention, I really enjoyed the article and pics. Dee

    • hometipster

      Hi Dee

      Yes, parts of the home are open, but it’s common here and at night the areas are secured by doors so it’s safe. The idea here is that the landscaping becomes one with the interior design and I personally love it – this is true tropical living in my opinion.

      During the monsoons and winds you would most likely close off the area – they don’t show it here but it would be a rolling glass door / window of some sort and again, quite common here.

      The kitchen was my only gripe – I really do wish interior designers would be a little more adventurous with the color. I really don’t like a lot of white and gray as it looks so cold.

      As I understand it the property is a holiday rental but I suspect you would be looking at well over $3,000 a day. I’ve seen property rentals here, for holiday makers exceed $5,000 a day. Crazy!

      Have a great day Dee.

      Graham

      • vineyardflute

        Really? The doors roll-that is so cool! The sheer size of them must mean they are automated? I really had no idea homes could be constructed this way, impressive. Dee

        • hometipster

          I’ve seen all sorts of door and window systems here, some are very elaborate. In the photo I couldn’t seen any folding doors so I’m assuming this must have a roll shutter which I’ve seen before.

          Some of the homes here on Phuket are impressive and I’ve seen many of them. They’ve just finished building a home on the east coast and the price tag is nearly $19m. I’m thinking of writing a featured article on it. It’s a stunning home.

          Have a great day!
          Graham

          • vineyardflute

            That would be a great follow-up article! It always floors me to hear the amount of $$$ people will spend for a home, although if they are building I do cut them some slack. :>)

          • hometipster

            Hi Dee
            I’ll see about writing the article over the next few days and let you know when it’s live.

            I’ve just changed one of the systems here on Hometipster.com which is causing me more work on the back-end of the site, although once it’s done it should make things easier.

            Hope your are having a great day.
            Graham

  • Alexis Davidson-Johnstone

    Hi Dee,

    This is truly stunning,so impressed by the usage of the surroundings,for those that have been to my home in New Zealand we do just this with our surroundings, clean and green. I would have liked to see a slightly more informal area set aside however. Love the stairway as a feature. More of these articles please Dee.

    Alexis: Creative Designs NZ

    • hometipster

      Hi Alexis
      I’m intrigued about the living styles in New Zealand. I did find a property website once with some of the most wonderful homes. I’ll do a scout around now that you’ve mentioned it and see what I can find. If you like this article try http://hometipster.com/multi-level-tropical-villa/

      Thanks
      Graham
      Editor

  • Defiant Idealist

    Beautiful setting and very elegant design, so it’s a shame that it’s a completely inappropriate structure for the landscape. Hugely wasteful, unnecessarily decadent and environmentally completely unsound. Obviously it appeals to people who want to live like they’re in Beverly Hills (or wherever) – but actually situated in an exotic locale. Terribly unsustainable, but it looks fantastic in the pictures, so well done on that score. Beautiful place, just a shame that a more sensitive and sustainable house wasn’t built there to compliment that landscape.

  • MrNico

    So-called ‘contemporary architecture’ has no soul or character. In fact, it really sucks. Great location, however.