A charming contemporary house surrounded by mango trees and rice fields, it is only 20 minutes north of Chiang Mai. The architecture is by A49, a firm famous in Thailand. The house if fully staffed, as we give you a housekeeper, gardener, and someone to pick you up at the airport -- all as part of your rental payment.. Also we pay all utilities. As you can see from Google Earth (18 deg 54' 04.37'N, 98deg 58' 53.51E) you sit on the terrace and look out at the mountains and fields. Privacy is designed into the house as the two bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house. Each has its own bath (hot water only in the showers) . The orchard and gardens have been organically fertilized since 2007, so the song birds have returned in a flurry. As you wake in the morning you will hear a dozen or more varieties singing. For exercise try the Imperial Chiang Mai Resort and Sports Club which has an olympic size pool, tennis, fitness room and squash courts. It is7kms away10 mins. down a charming road. Three championship golf courses are nearby.
Keywords: contemporary architecture in the country 14 kms north of Chiang Mai surrounded by orchard and rice field.
My wife is Thai and we built this house in 2009. We spend 7 or 8 months of the year in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA and sell some fabrics that we import. But really we are both retired: she from a manager for NYK shipping and me from a law practice.
We had been going to Chiang Mai each winter for four years and renting either a house or condo each time. Tired of renting, we looked extensively to find just the right land to buy and build on. This was it, since it incorporates natural beauty with a convenient location.
This place offers us wonderful walking thru fields and villages. We also love to garden which in Thailand is easy to do.
Olympic pool, tennis and fitness room at nearby (4kms) Imperial Resort and Sports Club. Three championship golf courses within 30 min.