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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.