A house on the idyllic island of Koh Samui is rooted in nature, simplicity and a return to honest living – but not without a dose of playfulness and adventure.
The house offers an authentic living experience, a connection to the natural world and a retreat from city living.
The main thing about this location is the expanse of the surroundings and the quietness. The property is in a quiet area and a fantastic view. The villa has an open plan living room, with doors that can totally slide away, which looks out at the pool and the ocean. The house is a return to the basic values in life: good clean air, wide open space, quiet solitude.The materials used: concrete, wood, steel and glass. There are no embellishments. The focus is on the space rather than the materials.
Designing the house brought consultants from as far as Australia, Europe and Taiwan together.
There are two bedrooms on the bottom level; the pool, living area and kitchen on the middle level; and an office on top and a a bathroom on the living room level, a laundry room and pantry. There is simple kitchen, with no overhead cupboards or tall fridge, and the pantry is good for storage. There is a freestanding open-air bathroom, as the top room is a magnificent master bedroom which an en-suite. The tank and plant room is a large open room with a swing bed, underneath the deck belongs a steam room, and the space below the bedrooms include an office and maid’s room. The total is five stories.
Woodwork is everywhere in the property, fabricated couches, chairs, tables, stools, beds, really stand out. The wood is a Thai hardwood timber called mai-teng. The furniture has a feel reminiscent of maybe the ’50s and ’60s in terms of it having an honesty about it. It’s what you see is what you get. It’s basic wood with a little upholstery – again there’s no embellishment – but has dashes of primary colors to interject the gray and the brown of the house, to liven it up.
The property comes fully furnished