Tag Archives: Butler by the sea

azure South Pacific

Let’s be honest here, rarely do we see South Pacific projects grace the pages of design publications or register on the design radar. Brainchild of Paris based Architect Didier Lefort and local architect Pierre-Jean Picart, with interiors fitted out by San Francisco based BAMO, the Four Seasons Bora Bora definitively raises the bar for French Polynesia. Taking cues from...

Paris to Cambodia

Located about 15 minutes from the bustle of Siem Reap, the newly opened boutique property Phum Baitang is a contemporary ode to Khmer village life. Reminiscent of traditional houses found in rural Cambodia, the 45 single storey villas and public pavilions have been inspired by Khmer architecture and feature stilted foundations, extensive timber construction, pitched roofs with open trusses, palm leaf...

one for the bucket list… revisited

Emerging from the landscape, like a rippled dune or a well-preserved fossil piece formed by nature and eventually returning to nature, Tierra Patagonia is a boutique 40-room all-inclusive eco-resort located on the stunning shores of Lake Sarmiento in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Without detracting from the mystical beauty of the Patagonian landscape, No Comments Read more

the second home

Located on Lagoi Bay, Bintan Island, new-build The Sanchaya (which means ‘collection’ in Sanskrit) was conceived by the developer and P49 Deesign as a luxury estate for guests to feel as if they were merely staying at their second home. Space, privacy and intimacy were key drivers. Comprised of a collection of freestanding villas and one...

pre-global financial crisis LUXE

Jaw dropping near 360-degree views of the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay aside, first impressions of Point Yamu by COMO in Phuket are: this is no shrinking violet nor does the tardis effect apply here – everything is big. The original shell was built during pre-global financial crisis days; the concept was for a 6-star resort with a recording...

like a wise old soul

If minimalism were on one of the end of the continuum, The Siam would indeed be on the other. Located in Bangkok’s royal district Dusit, The Siam is every bit eccentric as it’s owner, Krissada Sukosol Clapp and the Bill Bensley design team, who together have breathed new life into the 3-acre real...

deceptively simple

Passing through rice paddies & villages, discreet way-finding signs and some very narrow passes, emerges a serenely beautiful form; it’s striking yet humble, quiet yet assured – immediately my curiosity is piqued. Located adventurously off the typical tourist trail in the southwest region of Bali, the award winning EarthCheck-rated Alila Villas Soori is a stunning boutique property by Singapore-based SCDA...