This architectural masterpiece is located  in Chiang Mai in the foothills of the Himalayas in Thailand. It is situated on 4 acres and was designed by architect Bill Bensley. It boasts 6,351 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. It is listed at $14,673,373.

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The property is comprised of seven main structures ­including living, dining, master bedroom suite, studio and three private guest pavilions,­ as well as three additional salas. Each pavilion is built from reclaimed and recycled teak wood, and has been conceived and designed as a personal sanctuary, with each room recalling the grace of traditional Lanna style. Unique vaulted ceilings, entire walls of windows and subtle tones create a blend of natural light and free-flowing space, while decorative doors and shutters recall the splendour of the Lanna era. Teakwood floors and large area rugs ground the interior design, hearkening back to an era of grace and elegance. Designed in harmony with nature, the residence is enclosed in its own beautifully and quirkily landscaped grounds. Conceived as an extension of the visual language of each villa, the gardens enfold from the villa and its private pool in a landscape rich with natural streams, boulders, and a diverse array of tropical flora and plant life, sculptures and lit pathways.

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  • rob

    OMG> this is a dream house. This is maybe the most beautiful home that has ever been featured on the site. I would love to live here. The workmanship is exceptional and the decorating is perfect. This is one house where I am sure it comes decorated. I have never been to Chang Mai but I hear it is one of the most beautiful spots in the world and this house bears that out. The landscaping is phenomenal. With the world being as small as it is now, if you had the money why wouldn’t you have this house in your portfolio. It is head and shoulders above anything else I have seen. You would even have enough room to have your own elephant.




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  • Mark

    I don’t think I would ever buy a property that is not in a G7 nation. Too much risk. I would just rent a suite at high end hotels. Much cheaper and more fun, you are in the city centers.




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  • Daniel

    This is a beautiful property. Reminds me a lot of the former Lindemann home in Palm Beach designed by Peter Marino:

    http://www.architecturaldigest.com/architects/100/peter_marino/marino_slideshow_012008#slide=1

    But I have to agree with Mark; I would never live in Thailand. A fantastic place to visit for a few weeks at a time.




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  • george

    2310. a sq ft , to live in the third world, I think not. I spent some time in that part of the world durning the late 60s and I wouldn’t give you 2 cents for the whole place.




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  • Grrrowler

    Stunningly beautiful. I would get rid of some of the statuary in a few of the rooms, but otherwise I love it. Chiang Mai is a beautiful area, and if I had the funds I would have a vacation house there even though it’s not a G7 country.




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