Howie’s Homestay by Bensley Architects

By • Jan 19, 2012 •  Selected Work 

Howie’s HomeStay is “an exclusive sanctuary of complete serenity” located in Chieng Mai, Thailand.

Designed by Bensley Architects and neighboring the world-famous Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, this resort residence is a striking collection of seven residential pavilions tucked away among four acres of verdant tropical gardens, rippling streams and water gardens.

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.

Rates start at $800 per night, all inclusive, but if you want to stay permanently in this one of a kind residence, no problem: for around $14,5 million, it could be all yours!

Buy it now!

Howie’s Homestay Broker’s description:

“This magnificent architectural masterpiece, featured in Architectural Digest in April 2007, is cradled on a handsome land plot of four acres, located in Chiang Mai in the foothills of the Himalayas. The entire residence and surroundings has been designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley to provide the ultimate in luxury living, creating an environment rich with modern comforts yet complementing Northern Thailand’s rustic natural beauty and charming traditions.

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.”

Photos courtesy of Bensley Architects
Source: Sotheby’s

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2 Comments to Howie’s Homestay by Bensley Architects

  1. HB Weiner says:

    What a wonderful place to stay either for a few days or forever. Paradise! Your web site is also sensational. Pleased to see it. Kudos and best wishes for continued success.

  2. Mariano says:

    Nice house, horrible decoration. As relaxing as a circus.

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