Stunning Luxury Home in Breath-Taking Location, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thailand is known for its magnificent beaches, smiling people and special culture. Off the beaten track up in the north, however, is to be found a more authentic way of life, with fewer people but the same charm and simplicity, yet a one hour flight from the beaches. This property is set on the outskirts of a small village in easy reach of the bustling city of Chiang Mai.
Located in the Mae Rim district just 18 miles from Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city, this stunning property features two plots of land, one with four buildings and 2.5 hectares (16 rai) and the other of 1.6 hectares (10 rai), a beautiful main house, a guesthouse, garage, workshop, farm building and all set on a glorious and spacious private enclave filled with various plants and fruit trees.
This property not only offers buyers a spacious and comfortable place to live but also the chance to invest in the fast-growing Thai holiday rental market. The emergence of direct rental websites such as Airbnb and booking.com has seen the potential for holiday rentals in Thailand soar over the past decade. Chiang Mai is not only a beautiful area in its own right but is also a great place from which to discover the many other fascinating and unique areas and cultures of this country. For those wishing to venture a little further, indonesia is also a great base to explore other parts of Asia such as nearby Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos.
Sports and leisure fans will feel right at home here as the area is packed with amazing walking and cycling areas. Golf fans will feel as though they’ve found paradise as the area is surrounded by numerous fantastic courses such as Royal Chiangmai Golf Course and Green Valley
The area is also very well-connected transport wise on the ground and in the air with Chiang Mai international Airport just 18 miles away. This is of course yet another huge plus point in the context of the holiday rental/residential/commuter markets.
This very special property consisting of two plots of land, one with four buildings and 2.5 hectares (16 rai) and the other of 1.6 hectares (10 rai) with one mudbrick building is now on the market, with the possibility of acquiring some antique Chinese, Burmese and indian furniture that suits the house to perfection. Please contact email@example.com for details.
Featured in Maisons d’ici et d’ailleurs, this splendid luxury home is located in Mae Rim, in the hills of the northern reaches of the valley of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Completed in 2009, this pleasing home combines Lanna Thai style for its practicality with regard to orientation (wind, exposure to sunlight) and unique architectural principles (proportion and design) for its geodesic and geopathic (feng shui) advantages. it was built to stringent western standards and specifications by the owner. Consisting of four buildings, two residential, one utility and one farm building tucked away from sight yet close to the nearby village, organically farmed by the current owner for home and market produce. ideal as a self-sustaining family homestead, yet with potential to be developed as a resort or other project.
The large plot of 16 rai has full Chanot title, allowing the full range of rights of use, the 10 rai plot has one rai with Chanot but is all fenced off for the last 12 years.
The abundant use of redwood mahogany, teak and other select woods give the interior and exterior of this luxury property a unique opulence, with antique doors from China, india and Burma; the windows and doors are made exclusively of teak. The walls are autoclaved aerated concrete for enhanced insulation from both sound and heat. Extra strong and 3-meter deep pillars into the earth ensure seismic resistance, the houses are raised off the ground enabling flow of air and harder access for the bugs! Two and a half years in the construction and completed in 2009, great attention was given to orientation, proportion and telluric influences. 2 residential houses, workshop-coldroom-garage-staff quarters and a farm building including three pig sties, three large runs for fowl or rabbits, laboratory and storage. There are fans in every room and air conditioning in most, see Links for more info on Chiang Mai weather. A deep well provides year-round quality water, there is also mains water supply. A single phase transformer ensures a constant supply of 220 V current, with a generator in case of power cut.
The soil in the hill region mainly consists of laterite, great for making mud bricks but not much else. We have worked the earth for seven years and are now reaping the rewards from the organic vegetable garden – excellent crops of carrots, beans, spinach, okra, papaya, banana, custard-apple, moringa, peanuts, herbs, salads, tomatoes, pineapple, chilli, noni, pepper, etc.
The garden was a 40-50 year old fruit orchard and we have maintained the still productive jackfruit, lamyai, mango, star-apple and tamarind trees. We have planted decorative (mainly frangipani, baobab, a unique tetrameles nudiflora, wishing tree), fruit (avocado, red banana, breadfruit, carambola, coffee, durian, gak, custard-apple, lime, lemon, orange, lychee, mango, noni, passion fruit, pomelo, banana, walnut), medicinal (aloe vera, datura, ginger, goji, moringa, mulberry, myrobalan, pepper, turmeric), and many other plant varieties such as magnolia, hydrangea, clematis, rose, teak, etc.
Mugwort is planted all around the land and house to limit mosquito presence, it is also used for making moxa sticks.
There is an orchid shed with a wide and flourishing range of plants, including vanilla.
The water comes principally from a well on the property, it has never run dry in the nine years of being here, is pleasant to the taste and has a relatively high pH at 7.2, it is filtered coming into the house and has an average hardness requiring no mineral deposit removal measures, the orchids appreciate it especially!
For further details, including room measurements, see the following website: http://homeinthehills.estate/details/
ABOUT THE AREA
Located on the outskirts of a small village – where staff can be readily found, yet a mere 28 kms from Chiang Mai. Ready access to the international airport of Chiang Mai which serves most major Asian locations, one-hour flying time to Bangkok, direct flights to Singapore and Hong Kong. internet and phone connections are reliable and fast.
Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city with six or more international schools, excellent infrastructure and commercial facilities.
A mere three kms from Prem school (Prem Tinsulonanda international School – international Baccalaureat program). Close to several internationally renowned golf courses, Royal Chiangmai Golf Course and Green Valley. Near to the Pavana Spa, several decent restaurants and the numerous attractions of the Mae Sa valley. Chiang Dao and Doi Pui mountains (two famous Lanna sites) are visible from the land.
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. Away from the risk of floods in the valleys, the estate consists of a hand crafted residence built in this timeless landscape. The main house sits on 6.3 acres, surrounded by gardens with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
The serene beauty of this setting might seem a lifetime away from the hustle and bustle of commercial hotels and the tourist hub but it is a mere 35-minute drive into the increasingly cosmopolitan Chiang Mai city centre.
With a home in Mae Rim, you can be proud to have your own private enclave within one of the world’s most acclaimed destinations. Chiang Mai is frequently voted as one of the Top Cities in the World by various magazines.
Located in a peaceful and well-run area
Chiang Mai is frequently voted as one of the Top Cities in the World by various magazines
Two spacious plots of land totalling over 4 hectares (41,000m2)
Main house: 450 m2 single storey
Large balcony (11 x 4 m)
Storage room (5 x 5 m) with attached lavatory
Study (5 x 7 m) with meditation room, ADSL, phone and fax lines
TV/play room (5 x 5 m) with ADSL connection and home theatre cabling
Music (hi-fi) room (5 x 2 m)
Guest house: 55 m2 single storey
Garage-come-workshop: 100 m2 single storey
Farm building: 140 m2, Three pig sties, laboratory, storage room
Organic vegetable garden – excellent crops of carrots, beans, spinach, okra, papaya, banana, custard-apple, moringa, peanuts, herbs, salads, tomatoes, pineapple, chilli, noni, pepper, etc.
Take advantage of Thailand’s low cost of living
Huge potential in Thailand’s fast growing holiday rental market
Surrounded by many stunning areas of outstanding natural beauty
Perfect location from which to explore the vast array of cities and cultures of Thailand
Great base from which to discover many other countries and cultures such as Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam
Surrounded by numerous walking, water sports cycling and fishing areas
Close to many excellent golf courses such as Royal Chiangmai Golf Course (http://www.royalchiangmai.com) and Summit Green Valley (http://www.summitgreenvalley.com)
Excellent transport links
Just 18 miles from Chiang Mai international Airport