Absolutely unique sino-portuguese style house with beautiful porch and upstairs balcony running along the entire front of the house overlooking a beautiful variety of fruit trees including a great “cannonball” fruit tree, banzai, and fountain.
After entering the property through an authentic Thai/Chinese style archway, you enter the garden to the front with the driveway to the carport extending to the right. The main house is fronted by a wonderful porch with tapered columns and entered through a large fan “topped” doorway with antique chinese doors matching the chinese shutters on the large downstairs windows.
The foyer leads directly onto the large open living, dining room and kitchen. The western style kitchen is fully equipped and features custom “distressed” style teak wood cabinets and cupboards. There is also a guest bedroom on the first floor along with guest bathroom.
Key points worth noting are the high quality of construction used throughout the property including locally made antique thai style tiles used extensively in the kitchen and first floor, and on the porches, very high 3.4 metre ceilings, which combined with the double wall construction, keep the house very cool, teak doors and window frames, and silk Jim Thompson shades and blinds.
The second floor has two very large bedrooms, both en-suite. The bedrooms both have seating areas which gives them the feel of two upstairs suits. The balcony deserves special mention as it runs along the entire second story and is accessible through both bedrooms. It is well covered allowing it to be used most of the day and has a great seating area, the same style of tiles used on the first floor entryway, and offers great views of the garden and mountains in the distance–it’s my favorite part of the house.
The garden is very well maintained with a mixture of flowering plants and some truly wonderful trees; a nice and very spacious 30 sq meter covered sala takes advantage of their shade and offers a great spot to enjoy the garden from. The covered carport (35 sq. meters) offering ample parking and storage.