Villa Moonshadow at Luxury Living Magazine
Villa Moonshadow at Luxury Living Magazine.
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Villa Moonshadow commands Koh Samui from the summit of Chaweng Noi as an island queen, looking out over coral coves and endless white sands. The villa’s elegant curves seamlessly wrap the apex of a stunning tropical hillside, infusing sustainability with impeccable luxurious design. Billowed ceilings and walls echo the sails of the yachts circling the coral coves, just meters below. Privy to a 180-degree panorama of sapphire and emerald waters lapping at the feet of the most desired destination on Samui, award-winning Villa Moonshadow (Thailand Property Awards 2013’s ‘Best Villa Architectural Design’) captures the hearts and minds of every passer-by.
A cascading waterfall welcomes you to the Villa Moonshadow property, flowing under the walkway to the front door alongside a plethora of Thai flora. Once at the property, a second stunning water feature runs down semicircular stairs to a translucent grand entrance where glass walls, doors and gables allow uninterrupted views through the entertaining areas to the sea. Crescent moon arches of paneled white bamboo capture both sun and moonlight to maximum effect; a luminous space that invites the mind to transcend tranquility.
Perfect for families and entertaining hosts alike, Villa Moonshadow was made for guests to enjoy her ample endowments. Glassed mezzanine dining elevates cuisine and conversation, opening into a multi-leveled reception area feeding into private guest wings and lower terraces. An elegant kitchen accentuated with rare white Thai porcelain handmade dinnerware nods to other exquisite hand-crafted art and sculptures that are sewn discreetly into the fabric of the house.
Living blends seamlessly with lounging in the downstairs area, where custom couches recline equidistant between flat screen and pool. Stunning white terrazzo floor and decking are divided by floor to ceiling glass doors that simply tuck away to leave an uninterrupted vista of the infinity pool, ocean and beyond. Poolside, sundeck and bedroom balconies alike are adorned with polished terrazzo benches, handmade rattan daybeds and Thai teak sun loungers to capture every possible moment of idyllic bliss.
Sunset and sunrise over the ocean are a spectacle to enjoy from anywhere in the villa, with magical views of the moon at night giving this villa its name.
With 4 guest rooms in an antipodean wing, the master bedroom is an isolated haven. To really immerse in the surroundings, floor to ceiling glass walls can be slid away from the front and rear, allowing the garden and sea to meet your bedroom floor. Even the bathroom offers stunning views, with a generous tub positioned directly adjacent to the feature glass wall looking out upon the infinite ocean.
Amidst tropical gardens, waterfall entrances and flawless white terrazzo sundecks, Moonshadow uses creative minimalism to let every function be a statement of style. Capturing the full beam of natural light with raw local materials crafted to perfection by hand, Villa Moonshadow infuses traditional crafts with modern design. To stay at Villa Moonshadow is a refreshing experience offered by the island queen who lets all her guests live royally.
Words written by Kathy Thomas, Apr 30, 2014