Villa Michaela sits majestically atop a mountainside with magnificent views over the floating temples of Wat Plai Laem and out across the ocean in Koh Samui, Thailand. Upon entrance through a palace like, ancient wooden entrance gate is an eye-catching contemporary stone waterfall feature and beautiful inner courtyard. This contrast of contemporary and antique styles sets the tone for the rest of this impressive property. A wide tiled walkway leads directly through to the main living space. On either side of the walkway there is a sitting area and a pond with wide stepping stones leading to the wooden decked entrances of two bedroom pavilions.
Stepping into the starkly contrasting interior of the main living space, one is faced with a wall of glass overlooking the pool and the sensational views. The contemporary minimalistic black and white styling has just the right amount of accessories and touches to make it aesthetically pleasing, interesting and comfortable. The choice of accessories, artworks and ornaments are distinctly Asian in origin and antique in design adding a sense of history to an otherwise very modern space.
The entrance courtyard features two identical bedroom pavilions that sit on either side and each contains two double en-suite bedrooms. A glass door opens to reveal a pebble surrounded sunken terrazzo tub which is the size of a small plunge pool, beyond that is a rain shower which is partially open to the sky with a bamboo cover. The en-suites for these four bedrooms epitomize the vision of extreme island luxury. A lower level features a billiards/games room, home cinema room, and another double bedroom. A private spa with a dedicated massage room, steam room, bathroom and shower room completes this fabulous villa.
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