Slices of Thai real estate we can all dream about

They say that daydreaming takes up around two hours of people’s days on average .

We all dream differently, of course, but many let their minds take them to a time when they have a fantastic body, run around in a sports car, are on holiday in some far-flung destination or they fantasise how different life could be if they were ‘crazy rich’.

Well let’s indulge those thoughts for a minute or two.

Just imagine you have infinite funds. Money is no object. In fact, quite the opposite you’re ‘crazy rich’. Which slice of Thailand’s real estate paradise would you choose?

Would it be a penthouse in Bangkok’s trendiest quarter? Would it be a cliff top luxury pool villa in Phuket equipped with panoramic views over the Andaman Sea? A countryside retreat in the charmingly picturesque Chiang Mai?

Let’s face it I’m sure we would all choose differently so taking a lead from the recently released and highly acclaimed movie Crazy Rich Asians, we’ll take a look at just a few of those ‘crazy rich’ properties you could call home here in Thailand if they were to become available.

From sun-kissed shores on idyllic islands to enchanting temples and Thai countryside and not forgetting vibrant city life Thailand really does have the location and that property your mind is imagining now.

So here are just a few properties you could drop some serious baht on.

98 WIRELESS, BANGKOK
Bt80-250m

“The best comes as standard! No expense has been spared in the design and construction of 98 Wireless, the property will challenge accepted norms and raise expectations of what is possible in the luxury residential sector.”

 

 

CNN recently described 98 Wireless by Sansiri as bringing European living to the heart of Bangkok and its difficult to argue with that. Located on Wireless Road one of the capital’s most desirable postcodes 98 Wireless really is luxury living in the city.

 

 

 

It is surrounded by upmarket shopping malls, foreign embassies and five-star hotels. All a stone’s throw from Lumpini Park which gives large green areas and leafy streets and an escape from downtown Bangkok and all its congestion.

If you choose 98 Wireless as your home here are a few perks you can get used to: Ralph Lauren crystal chandeliers, butlers, private elevators for each unit, and a chauffeured Bentley limousine service are all part of the package.

 

 

INIALA BEACH HOUSE, PHUKET
Bt775m

Known for its stunning design, the Beach House is a true architectural phenomenon comprising three villas (each with three suites) and one spectacular penthouse suite.

 

 

Each bedroom and living space is completely different and every villa comes with its own spa all just a few steps away from Natai Beach and the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, the ultra-luxury three villas and one penthouse feature a contemporary Thai style incorporating the iconic curved roofs that symbolise the ‘Hands of Welcome’.

 

 

 

 

This area of South Thailand is commonly known as the Hamptons of Phuket and has a plethora of luxury developments.

VILLA MAE RIM, CHIANG MAI
Bt450m

“Elegance infused with northern charm.”

 

 

Known as Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North’, Chiang Mai continues to maintain the allure it has held for travellers for centuries. With an abundance of lush hillsides, fertile valleys, terraced rice paddies and ancient temples, northern Thailand charms with its idyllic mountain backdrops and culturally rich way of life.

 

 

 

Featured in Architectural Digest, and designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley, this stunningly beautiful Thai style luxury home is located in the Mae Rim valley of Chiang Mai.

Villa Mae Rim, built over seven years, is a luxurious home of traditional Royal Lanna Thai-style designed around the historic concept of seven pavilions. The interior and exterior of this Chiang Mai luxury property is highlighted by an abundant use of golden teak wood and natural stone walls and walkways throughout in a five-star custom environment.

 

 

 

This magnificent property is complemented by four acres of masterfully landscaped lush tropical gardens and several water features including an infinity edge swimming pool, ponds and fountains.

Paul Johnson