New Thailand Development: 10 Units Sold in 50 Days
New Project on Koh Samui, Thailand Finds Affordable Luxury Niche
Koh Samui, Thailand — Luxury Living Asia (LLA), developers of AquaSamui, a new boutique property development on Koh Samui, Thailand featuring eleven private pool villas designed by award-winning architect Gary Fell of Gfab has sold ten units have within fifty days of being offered on the market.
This boutique collection of two-and three-bedroom villas set in the hills on south Thailand’s Koh Samui offers stunning panoramic views of the famous Chewang Beach and the Gulf of Siam. Gary Fell, recipient of the World’s Best Architecture award at the 2011 Bloomberg International Property Awards, designed AquaSamui with his typical clever orientation and strong statement about contemporary tropical living.
Luxury property sales on Koh Samui, and throughout Thailand, have been sluggish since the 1998 economic crisis. However, LLA seems to have struck a chord with luxury buyers on Koh Samui by drawing on the fundamental principles of luxury property: premiere location, optimum design and quality construction. These principals, combined with LLA’s ability to address the new demands of the 2013 global property investor, who now insists on razor-sharp pricing and legal security of a property, has proven to be a successful combination.
“We’re obviously thrilled with AquaSamui’s initial success but it doesn’t come as a big surprise,” says Antonio Duan, Managing Director of LLA. “Our extensive pre-planning and research showed us the current luxury market for holiday home buyers on Koh Samui, and Thailand in general, is very different than pre-economic crisis times. Luxury buyers still want great design, a wonderful location and quality building; but now developers must also offer well-thought out pricing and legal security for the buyer.”
AquaSamui’s designs are contemporary and modern, but at the same time classic and guaranteed to improve with age. In addition to the residential accommodation, central facilities comprise a lobby reception, a gym/health club, a restaurant/bar and parking for guests. Special features include water roofs, ponds and interesting walkways through the property to further focus on the panoramic 180 degrees of pure sea view.
AquaSamui has been outfitted with several energy efficiency and eco-friendly features including lighting, climate control, water, recycling and conversion. Lighting will use efficient LED systems and mechanical ventilation will make use of inverter type air conditioner. Extensive recycling of water is planned for reuse on the site. The overall design encourages maximum (natural) ventilation and makes use of reflecting pools to help cool the interior through evaporation. Large overhangs and orientation help ensure minimum solar gain. The development also has safety features including extra-wide foundations with protection against earthquakes, CCTV security and 24 hour onsite security.
Villas feature minimalist designs with floor to ceiling windows that open onto a private landscaped terrace. All bedrooms have en suites with waterfall showers, designer sinks and spacious toilet areas. The generous, open plan living space is ideal for families or groups of friends and overlooks its private Balinese slate infinity pool surrounded by an expansive sofa bed, a deck and a sala. The kitchen is a masterpiece in contemporary design with the latest amenities and fittings.