This is a beautiful, fully equipped and completely turnkey golf community estate home located in Phase 2 of the immaculate Summit Green Valley Golf Course in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai. The golf course and its included estate community is situated 12-kilometers north of the city of Chiang Mai with quick access to the city’s world-renown attractions as well as ready access to the scenic mountain countryside that lies just outside of Mae Rim District. The home was constructed by a trusted, top quality contractor who built to a custom design that combines Mediterranean and Oriental influences and fitted with multiple examples of local Lanna Thai craftsmanship, expert wood joinery, high quality materials, exquisite drapery, lighting and thoughtful pieces of artwork throughout. Green Valley is home to former Thai prime ministers, retired ambassadors, bankers, high-ranking government ministerial officers and expatriates who have settled here from many nations around the world. Its excellent par 72, championship golf course provides golfers an easily accessible way to enjoy their favorite sport. The private road network within the community allows residents to enjoy peaceful walks and bicycle riding away from the dangers of heavily trafficked highways.
The estate lies within a decorative and secure 150-cm high concrete perimeter wall and accessed through a custom ironwork gate measuring 5 meters wide by 4 meters high. The property measures 477 talangwah with its rear facing an oblong lake. A lovely, lighted kidney-shaped pool provides the main focus in the rear court area and is maintained in pristine condition via a maintenance-free salt-water chlorinator system. The two-story main house offers a highly usable and open main living area on the first floor (formal living room, two kitchens, dining room and TV/karaoke room (the latter room includes a 60-inch flat screen TV, full surround sound system and karaoke equipment). The second story contains three roomy, ensuite bedrooms, each with a king bed and its own private, full bathroom. The master bedroom adjoins a large dressing/closet room that has been fitted with hardwood built-in cabinetry and a matching dressing table. The marbled master bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi tub leads out to a private, walled garden space that has been decorated with a mounted, custom-designed wall hanging made from sculpted concrete in the image of a mythical Oriental mermaid. The middle bedroom has its own private, covered balcony that overlooks the pool deck below.
Upon approaching the property along the entrance road and entering the estate through the massive and imposing automatic gate, one cannot help to be captivated by the beauty of the entryway to this splendid home. The motor court has been covered with durable, brick-themed decorative stamped concrete and is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and plantings, including several fine examples of topiary. The attached parking garage has space for two large vehicles, although 2 or 3 more can easily park on the motor court. Adjoining the garage is a large room complete with custom cabinetry that has been converted into an indoor driving range and carpeted putting green, complete with a regulation sunken cup. This room could easily be converted into a roomy bedroom or perhaps a billiards room.
Inside, you will be quickly drawn to the generous use of hardwood wainscoting, highest-quality tiled and hardwood flooring, wallpapers, crown moldings, ornate carved ceiling designs and well-appointed lighting fixtures. All interior and exterior doors are made from solid golden teak. The main front and rear entryways are both fitted with custom made, hand-carved 220-cm high double teak doors, which lead into the airy and open foyer and main living area. There are two complete kitchens: a modern, high-tech European kitchen with a large storage island and a sizeable counter bar for eat-in dining. The finest American and European all-electrical appliances have been installed, including a SMEG induction range as well as a large SMEG microwave and convection oven. The adjoining Thai kitchen provides a routine workspace to prepare family meals as well as a solid, expandable hardwood table and chairs for eat-in dining. All countertops in both kitchens have been covered with attractive and durable granite.
Adjacent to the main living area is a separate, private dining room fitted with a teak table and 8 silk-covered chairs. The room has been finished in a splendid gold and black motif, complete with custom wall art commissioned from local artists as well as gold silk brocade drapery. Providing an appropriate Oriental focus is a pair of 1-meter high, hand-carved and hand painted Thai dancing figurines perched atop the black with gold-flecked marble counter of the large china cabinet framing one side of the room.
Lying just across a rear breezeway are two large wings that frame the pool deck. At the rear of the property is a large, raised floor sala containing a huge custom-made solid teak table and eight matching chairs. One wing contains the library/music room and a private office featuring a handmade, solid hardwood desk and matching credenza inlaid with granite surfaces. The office is fitted with a new (mid-2017) iMac 5K 27-inch computer as well as a 32-inch flat screen TV and color-coordinated refrigerator. A large, color-coordinated tiled, full bathroom adjoins the library/music room. There is a Jacuzzi tub as well as a glass shower stall. As in the main house, all walls have been fitted with hardwood wainscoting, cabinetry and ceiling designs. The other wing, lying across the pool area, is a complete home fitness center that has been equipped with adjustable dumbbells, an elliptical exerciser, a German motorized treadmill, a Finnish sauna for up to three persons, a padded exercise bench and an adjustable, multi-exercise weight stack machine. Adjoining the fitness center is a spacious bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and sink.
Included on the main structure is a separate maid’s bedroom, a storage room complete with shelving, a utility bathroom with shower stall and a large, covered maid’s work area. Leading out to this area from the house is a large laundry/utility room complete with a large-capacity washer and dryer. A second, semiautomatic washer is located outside in the maid’s workspace as well.
A key selling feature of this magnificent home is that all furniture, appliances, TV sets, desktop PC, window treatments, china, dishes, kitchen utensils, workshop tools and linens will remain. The owner will remove only a few personal mementos but otherwise the estate is absolutely in turnkey condition for the new buyer to enjoy. Moreover, the current maid has been in service for over four years and is a trusted asset. She has also been taught to maintain the gardens and the pool, although the Green Valley greenskeepers provide monthly services, attending to major trimming and heavy yardwork needs. The home and perimeter wall was completely repainted during 2016 using the finest quality exterior paints. This beautiful home is well worth the investment and will provide years of comfortable and high-quality living within a highly desirable, private enclave community.