For a mere $18.7 million, you can buy Villa Verai, currently the most expensive property on the market on the Thai island of Phuket. Located in the prime location on Phuket’s exclusive Cape Yamu private estate, every single room at Villa Verai enjoys stunning, and tranquil, views across Phang Nar bay.
Designed by acclaimed Jean-Michel Gathy, the building offers 4,500 square metres of living accommodation and outdoor terracing, combining a refreshing fusion of Thai and contemporary styles. The house has high ceilings and is entirely decked out with cool, imported limestone flooring. It’s taken the owners two years to gather together artwork and fittings, much of which was specially commissioned for the villa.
The main part of the building has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms for the owner apart from suite rooms for live-in staff. There also lies separate open space such as the landscaped gardens, apart from amenity areas like the spa and infinity swimming pool (40 meters in length), gymnasium, and also a private theater room. With the interior designing done by Debbie Openheimer, there are perhaps no shortcomings, when it comes to beauty of the furniture and artwork which will come with the villa.
The villa has been built on a large 139,307 sq ft plot, most of which is flat and gently sloping land. Mature trees and shrubs were bought down from northern Thailand to give an established feel to the garden.
The property is offered fully-equipped and furnished, ready for a new owner to immediately move in and enjoy. The Cape Yamu Estate will be completed in 2012 with the launch of an exclusive boutique hotel, the latest edition to Christina Ong’s individually curated Como Hotels and Resorts. [Villa Verai]