by Kevin Cain
What constitutes a luxurious home? Is it the location, or perhaps the design and build? Or is it a spacious grand villa with expansive land and manicured lawns? Perhaps a state of the art penthouse apartment in a swanky condominium? There is no definitive answer as everybody’s taste is different and what to some people might be the ultimate in luxury, to other people might be an over furnished and cluttered living space.What cannot be disputed, however is that the location can add that extra zing to any type of property. The perfect beach front location or a city center pad will add both price and desirability to any home.
Modern amenities are also a big contributor in making a run of the mill flat into a super efficient apartment. These days everybody desires the most up to date smart technologies, curved screened TV's, WiFi accessibility, computer controlled lighting and security.Comfortable furnishings are also a prerequisite, even if you prefer a minimalistic approach to décor, your furnishings should be comfortable and the bed big enough to house a family of eight.
Most people choosing a luxurious home would first select what area they desire to live in and then pick what sort of accommodation suits their lifestyle best. The choices in Pattaya are quite staggering, marvelous beachfront developments to city center condominiums. Secluded Villas with gated entrances and enough land to have a private golf course.Once you have selected your location, and picked your style of accommodation you need to fix a budget. Once this is all in place then you can go exploring for your new home.
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In terms of condominiums there is such a wide choice, but combining location with luxury and the following two developments really stand out: The Movenpick Residences and The Reflection Jomtien.It should be noted that both developments have prime beach front locations and the amenities of the projects are of an extremely high standard. There are affordable units available the two locations but each offer something a little more special.
Movenpick has three penthouse suites on the 35th, 36th and 37th floors all with stunning views of White Sands Beach and the ocean. The largest suite encompasses a massive 390sqm floor space with four bedrooms and a large expansive wrap around balcony. There is a separate kitchen, dining room, lounge, study, utility room and more bathrooms than Buckingham Palace.
Reflection is situated right on the beach with ultra modern design. All windows are full height which gives exclusive views of the ocean and Jomtien Beach. Although there are penthouses available their typical type A units are expansive at over 200sqm with three bedrooms. Each unit has their own roof garden and private lift lobbies,
When it comes to private villas then really there is so much choice that it would be impossible to even start to mention what is available. In this respect the best advice would be to select an area and then hunt down somewhere that suits your purse.
As there are many luxurious housing developments featuring all manner of houses, villas and properties but be prepared If you are looking for something more exclusive and want to be apart from the crowd to invest a little time and leg work. There are some outstanding luxury houses in the Mabprachan Lake area enclosed behind high walls to give the ultimate in privacy. Siam Country Club is situated here with 5 star golf courses and terrific amenities.Most builds are unique and finding one that has all the requirements and features you desire may be hard. However, with an open mind and a good builder you can take a look at the existing property simply as a canvass. What you lose in this area is a sea view, but what you gain in return is exclusivity and land, land and more land.
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However if you really cannot be far from the sea then Wongamat Beach is a very promising area to seek your luxurious beachfront pad. Also the Naklua area further north is not as developed as other parts of Pattaya still retaining its village feel and offering local restaurants offer some of the best seafood in town.
It is difficult to pin down what a luxury property actually is, you could of course simplify matters and put it all down to how much you paid for the property. However, I think there is much more to it than that. Yes, the fittings and furnishings should be the ultimate and the design should suit the surroundings. But if you offered me a four bedroom villa in a housing estate, or a two bed shack situated on the beach, then for me the luxury is in the location and not in the fixtures and fittings.As we said earlier, everybody is different, thank god, and beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder. If you are out property hunting at the moment, good luck and I hope you find your dream home wherever it may be.