Architects build structures that make us wonder at the feats man is capable of. You may have seen breathtaking wonders of modern architecture and marveled at their beauty. If you are planning to visit Thailand, take the opportunity to stay in one of these impressive villas that have converted unconventional landscapes into sought after holiday locations. The magnificent structures shining like gems on hilly, rocky, and forested terrains scream for attention and reverberate – ‘nothing is impossible’.
#1. Villa Mayavee
If you thought the exotic beaches and isles in Phuket were worth admiring, you must see Villa Mayavee, one of the most stunning modern luxury Phuket villas that stands tall as a manmade wonder built amidst rocks and uneven land. Surrounded by lush tropical forest, the villa was designed following an irregular terrain without causing much damage to the natural landscape. You can find this luxurious property on the famous Waterfall Bay in Phuket, facing the breathtaking Andaman Sea.
The villa stands as an epitome of architectural excellence by Tierra Design. There are four levels inside the house and guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the sea from different angles of the property. Geometric lines define the entire Z-shaped structure while the artistic play of natural light and breeze create a sense of calm within the villa, making the interiors look like an extension of the tranquil sea.
The master wing is a comfy villa inside the villa, replete with a private pool, kitchen, dining space, library, and terrace. There is also a guest wing comprising of 3 lavishly appointed suites, and connecting both these sections is another architectural highlight of the villa – a suspended 400 sqm lounge area that completes the picture and makes you feel closer to nature.
#2. Villa Hinta
Villa Hinta sits pretty as a work of architectural beauty amidst natural oasis in the powdery white Lamai Beach in Koh Samui. Besides the soft sand under feet and azure waves, the beach is also famous for its spectacular rock formations that are scattered and buried in the sand. What makes the villa even more mystic is that the designer has incorporated nature in the actual structure, using the pre-existing boulders as a platform for stairs, sections of the wall, and as dividers for bathrooms.
Built in a contemporary style, amidst lush green tropical settings, the villa boasts striking views of the ocean as far as you can see. The interiors of the villa cleverly complement and blend with the surrounding nature’s bounty. The split-level living and dining area is another architectural beauty covered with wooden floors, generous seating, and tropical views.
The infinity pool lined with soft day beds is artistically designed and looks like an extension of the ocean. You can relax in the pool with a glass of wine and soak in the beauty of the gorgeous sunset, an experience you will remember for life.
#3. Villa Hin
As you take a closer look at Villa Hin, you can see that the designer has playfully incorporated natural geological formations in the structure to lend it an ethereal look. Every structural detail presents a beautiful example of a perfect union between natural landscape and manmade architecture. From the varying floor levels and roofless courtyards to the ceiling gaps and rooftop garden, the villa exudes opulence draped in sheer charm.
This majestic villa in Samui looks as if the designer has taken exotic pieces from nature and put them together in a way to allow natural light and air. The walls, rooms, stairs, openings, bodies of water, and natural elements like trees and boulders blend beautifully to form a breathtaking masterpiece. It presents its guests with an experience of living in a luxurious tree house with features like wooden floors, rooftop garden, and balconies. If you are feeling adventurous at heart and wish to let free the child within you, Villa Hin, one of the most unique holiday villas in Koh Samui is the place to be.
#4. Villa Sawarin
Looking at the picture-perfect structure of Villa Sawarin, you can hardly say that the villa is built on an extremely uneven terrain that is partly rock, partly earth, and partly forest. The tranquil hilltop setting forms the perfect background for an awe-inspiring design that sets Villa Sawarin apart as an ideal vacation home. If you are looking for a perfect retreat that will keep you close to nature and form a wonderful base to explore the charms of Phuket’s less explored east coast, this villa promises an unforgettable stay.
Despite being built on an unconventional terrain, this elegant retreat on Cape Yamu encompasses a spectacular garden landscape, a bungalow beach house, and a mini-golf course. Another fascinating feature about the villa’s structural design is that the floors are built in descending order. The main floor sits at the top while the succeeding floors fall beneath it. The nine lavishly appointed bedrooms and living areas overlook the garden and the breathtaking Phang Nga Bay.
#5. Villa Leelawadee
If you love heights, Villa Leelawadee situated on a hilltop along Phuket’s east coast can make you feel like living in paradise. This two-storey villa, with spacious interiors amidst breathtaking natural surroundings, is an architectural gem from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the bay. The vast stretches of verdant green spaces, gazebo sunroof, stunning outdoor terraces, and infinity pool have been carefully put together by the designer to create a marvelous piece of art.
This 5-bedroom villa boasts a clean and contemporary Scandinavian effect with a minimalist design and high wooden ceilings. The plush décor and lavish furnishings create a vibrant interior that reflects the natural tones of blues and greens. The dining table made of timber, the wooden chairs, and European- style kitchen further add to the organic appeal of the villa that makes it class apart.
#6. Villa Yin
It may be hard to believe that the site where the stunning Villa Yin now sits was once a steep forested slope with enormous rocks. How enormous? An amazing hint is the white boulder protruding from the villa’s very roof. Despite the awe-inspiring architectural design and beautiful exterior, the irregular layout of the villa constantly reminds us of the uneven terrain.
Furthermore, the staircases made of stones and rocks, tropical surroundings, and the views of the azure sea from bedrooms and living areas present a brilliant example of architecture embedded in the regional essence. The stunning exterior of this beachfront property is beautifully complemented with breathtaking interiors that feature black floors, walls made of glass, and peaked timber ceilings.
#7. Villa Rom Trai
Building concrete structures on hilly terrain is a challenging task, but the designers of Villa Rom Trai excelled with distinction by orientating the entire villa to face the Nakalay Bay. Situated 40 meters above the sea level, Villa Rom Trai is cozily nestled in the beautiful Samsara estate in Phuket. The designer has made the best use of the hilly region to create five elegantly designed living levels for eight guests.
The terrace-like structure descends gracefully like a stairway, with one storey following the other. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and Patong bay from each level. As you enter the villa, you can feel the overpowering Asian culture in every aspect of the exquisitely done interiors. From the high majestic ceilings to the spacious private terraces and foyer doors, the beautiful interiors blend seamlessly with the hilly surroundings to present an exemplary work of architecture.